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Conscious Awareness

“I know what I know. I’ll sing what I’ve said. We come and we go. That’s a thing that I keep in the back of my head.” – Paul Simon Looking back at my life, I can’t remember having had any [...]

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Caring Touch: A Fundamental of Therapeutic Massage

Very often, when new students start practicing massage for the first time, they assume that massage involves rubbing, squeezing, and pressing on tight spots on client’s bodies to make them [...]

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Stretching is Not Stretching, And How It Really Works

When we bend forward to touch our toes, we feel what we call a “stretch” in the backs of our legs.  The sensation of that stretch is familiar to us all.  We may notice that after a few minutes of [...]

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Healing Energy: Nature’s Way

When I teach energy work, I start by saying that nothing that I teach will be hypothetical, metaphorical, esoteric, imaginary or faith-based.  I also say that all of energy work methods I teach [...]

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The Painless Truth: How Thoughts and Sensations Are The Same Thing

From the perspective of your body, there is no difference between your thoughts and your experiences. When you think about pleasant or unpleasant things, your brain activity is the same as when [...]

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The Natural Miracle of Compassion

Compassion arises naturally when we relax. As you are reading this now, take a nice long inhale, and exhaling, let go of some held tension in your body.  Everyone can do that.  It’s [...]

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The Four Noble Truths

There is suffering. There is the origin of suffering. There is the cessation of suffering. There is the path that leads to the cessation of suffering. For massage and bodywork practitioners and [...]