Monthly Archives: September 2010

Back Stupids: how to hurt yourself

Here’s the stupid: Flatten your back to the floor and pull your knees to your chest. This has been around for a long time.  You may even be paying big bucks to a trainer to do a so-called core exercise … Continue reading

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“Mugged by Gravity”?: cranial work talk

That sense of falling in an uncontrolled trajectory is like none other in its immediate call to attention.  It is a bit like stepping on a snake, one knows immediately what is going on.  I once jumped off a 40 … Continue reading

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Strength training: extreme challenges

You can’t exactly train for this:  Put half an apple at one end of a HavAHart trap, close up that end.  When the 30 pound big sucker groundhog who has been chomping your azaleas runs in the other end and … Continue reading

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Be Clutchless at Carnegie Hall

With any luck, Ruggiero Ricci will never hear me play the violin. I am strictly Suzuki mom, maybe book 3 in my heyday. However,  I have had the benefit of watching the development of 2 family violinists, and learning second … Continue reading

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Brugh Joy and Ida Rolf: energy work

I just got back from a 4 day class on structural cranial work with Jim Asher, Ph.D., an advanced Rolfing teacher with the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, a structural cranial therapist with the Colorado Cranial Institute, and an early … Continue reading

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National Rolfing® structural integration Week in Philly and Rehoboth Beach, DE

Philadelphia PA, that is. There are several events happening over the country, and they can be accessed on http://www.rolf.org Our event in Philadelphia will happen on Thursday September 16th from 12noon until 1:30pm at the Pumpkin Market at 1610 South … Continue reading

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Rolfer™: NOT a freakin’ medical intuitive

Last week a client called my little dog Tito Puente “a freakin’ medical intuitive”.  Tito had walked in the Rolfing room, where he is allowed if clients permit, and solicitously and unerringly with great concern once again licked the side … Continue reading

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Taking action: energy to burn

It would be nice if I weren’t inspired by the aggravational hi-jinks of Pastor Jones to write this blog. Rather, what if we needed energy to uphold the Constitution and foster peaceful diversity? Or maybe, energy to get a new … Continue reading

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Rolfing® structural integration: Is it deep tissue massage?

By the time I graduated from the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy, Worcester MA, 1981,  I had gotten a little addicted to a good Swedish massage.  Henry LaFleur, P.T., kept that place hopping with high standards and tough talk, and … Continue reading

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Rolfing®”Recipes”: the basic goals

I have been in some intensely motivated times/places in my life. One that comes to mind was a week in Stratford, Ontario, Canada during the Vietnam War.  Outside, in the United States, students were rioting. In Stratford Ontario, we 40 … Continue reading

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