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Happiness and Relationships

How Do Your Relationships Transform As You Become Happier?

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Friendships and close relationships begin to transform when you shift to a happier state of living. As you change and embrace a life of profound happiness, you can’t help but notice more and more just who isn’t happy, and how your happiness affects your relationships. Discover the effects of happiness on those around you as you

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Source of Happiness

What is the Source of Your Happiness?

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Underneath the feeling of Happiness lies something greater… There is a source of Happiness, just as there is a source of the water that flows down the river – how far back can you trace your source? Therein lies true Happiness! What is your potential for happiness?

Get insights into finding the source of your happiness in my video…


Turn Off Happiness

Are You Turning Your Own Happiness Off?

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You may have turned off your own Happiness flow – I did as a young teenager and I only recently learned how to turn it back on: The results have been incredible and are evident mentally, emotionally, and even physically!

Learn how you may be turning off your happiness, and how you can change that, and change your life as you watch my video below….


Happiness Diet

How Can You Put Your Life on a Happiness Diet?

Did you know you can go on an emotional diet?

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Being happy is like trying to lose weight… Make happiness your go-to when your body is ‘hungry’ for a feeling – you get to choose from any feeling readily available! You determine what is in your emotional cupboard, what are the choices you have stocked it with?

Why is happiness like losing weight? Enjoy my Wednesday Live video to find out…


Fulfill Life Purpose

How to Fulfill Your Life Purpose Using Happiness As the Tool?HappinessIsATool-BODYWISEBodywork

What is the formula for happiness, and how can happiness create your best life and fulfill your life’s purpose?

The Good Life is not a cliche, and everyone has their own ‘good life’ to live: Using Happiness as a tool will get you there…Learn how in my Wednesday Live video…


Chronic Pain

Is Chronic Pain Hereditary?

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Will I get the same chronic pain that Aunt Sophie has? Where do the symptoms come from? How you view and address the pain shouldn’t necessarily be the same as how she does. The problem with the problem is how you think about the problem. Chronic pain can be resolved, it often just needs to be looked at in a different way….

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Cause of Pain

Finding the True Cause of Your Pain Symptoms

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Pain & symptoms: What you see is what you get – How can you ‘see’ differently? Is the cause of your pain what appeared to be the cause when your pain began initially? Maybe, but maybe not…you may need to look beyond that moment to find out what’s really going on. BODYWISE Bodywork is here to help you find and deal with the reason for the pain you are experiencing in your body.

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Thinking Your Pain

What Does Your Thinking Have to do With Your Pain?

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Welcome to Friday Live!

What do you think about your pain? It’s not what you think…Actually it is what you think! Does fear, anguish and other factors result in pain you may be experiencing? Can calm and peace help you overcome it? How does your thinking affect your body?

Enjoy the answers on my Friday Live Video!

 


Alpha Brain Waves

Friday Live – Do you have Alpha Brain Waves?

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Alpha Brain Waves:  What are they, are they helpful, should you avoid them, what are they all about?  Today we’ll discuss these brain waves, why they are good and I will share some suggestions on how to get your brain into that Alpha state.

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Feet don’t fail me now – National Foot Month

FeetFeet go mostly unnoticed… until summer when sandals and nail polish come out in full force.  There are some who show off their feet and some who consistently hide them. 

It’s National Foot Health Awareness Month and feet problems are all over the internet, from bunions to hammer toes to fasciitis to heel spurs, you can read about everything.

But why do we have so many problems with our feet?  Katy Bowman, Biomechanist, says that feet are not healthy because of a chronic pattern in our society that decreases circulation, contributes to weakness, and even negatively effects the joints in our knees and hips. 

The chronic pattern is wearing shoes.  Shoes to the feet are like, oven mitts to the hands – they may protect to a certain degree (degree fahrenheit, of course), but worn all the time seriously limit mobility and dexterity.  

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And it’s not just that feet are in shoes most of the time… it’s also that we walk around on surfaces that are uniformly flat.  What the nervous system does between our feet and our minds is pretty astounding.  It’s constantly measuring how far away the ground is and it measures the distance between steps on a set of stairs, too. You’ve felt this when you expected a step that wasn’t there or didn’t expect a step that ‘was’ there.

Take a quick look at your own feet.  Notice the shape and health of the nails, the joints, tendons, and muscles (can you even see any muscles?).  Do you have an arch when you stand or only when you’re sitting?  Do you walk pigeon toed or duck footed?  What pattern do you wear into the tread on your shoes?

All this provides information about what’s happening in the structure that is the foundation of your body.  Without a strong and stable foundation, the rest of the structure suffers.  Buildings are constructed with specific guidelines for materials based on the environment and stressors to ensure value and long term usage. Think about houses for a moment – a house you want to buy may appear in great condition.  However, you need an inspector to determine if the foundation is crumbling.   Everyone knows that investing in a house with a suboptimal basement is a poor choice because the rest of the structure will eventually follow suit.   House foundation

Why don’t we think that way about our feet, too?   Unlike buildings, our feet require more than stability to function well – they also require mobility which adds to the complexity of keeping them healthy.

A woman I know  broke her left foot recently.  After limping around in a boot during recovery, she developed knee pain on the non-injured side.  It turns out that she tore the meniscus in her right knee after favoring her left foot for so long.  Unfortunately, the meniscus was injured because of a problem in her right foot that was identified years ago but not resolved.  

If you suffer from pain in your knee, hip, low back, shoulder, or neck, it just may be your feet to blame.  Improve your foot health and reap the rewards a set of strong feet gives the rest of your body. 

Start off on the right foot by trying movements like these:

1  Open and close your toes

 Toe abduction

2  Walk around on the balls of your feet

 Walk on toes

If you find them difficult or you want even more practical tips on how to move your body well, join us at the
‘Don’t Exercise, Move’ workshop, April 16, 2016
www.bodywisebodywork.com/exercise-move-workshop