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3012, 2015

January Intentions

January 1, that first day of the New Year full of hope and potential, is almost here. Although I've never really been a Resolution sort of person, I've decided to try something this year. I'll call it January Intentions. According to Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendencies framework, I'm a Questioner. This means I'm more likely to follow through with something if I believe it isn't arbitrary and has good reasoning behind it. Making a resolution on January 1st just for the sake of tradition doesn't really cut it. On the other [...]

2807, 2015

Summer Driving

It is summer time and the cottage awaits, the beach awaits, the campgrounds await, the backcountry awaits for us all to make the long and nerve racking trip up the highway, amid the traffic, and through the construction until we finally reach our destination and breathe deeply. That first awesome deep breath of "get away" air that is so often followed by an "ouch" and a groan as we attempt to stretch out the stiffness in our legs and low back, neck and shoulders from too many hours sitting in [...]

2507, 2015

Tattoos!

So one of the unexpected perks of being a massage therapist is getting to have an up close look at people's tattoos. I have to say the best part is hearing the stories behind the art work; most are quite thoughtful, some are funny and I have heard the occasional regret. It has also been interesting to see who has tattoos. I will confess to having been surprised by discovering body art on some people that I would never have expected. So if you are thinking about getting a tattoo [...]