Last week while vacationing in Florida, my hometown of Highland Park became the site of our nation’s latest mass shooting. A friend texted me the news not long after it happened, during the city’s annual 4th of July parade. Like most of us, I went through a battery of emotions – shock, anger, disbelief, sadness, […]
What Does Your Big Toe Have To Do With Painting?
Like a lot of people this past year, I have been organizing and updating my house. I also did a lot of gardening over the summer. I have organized and cleared out kitchen cabinets and pantries requiring lots of squatting, lifting and moving things around. My body held up well. I planted a small vegetable […]
Tips For Gardening Safely
Springtime in Chicago is like a guessing game – is it going to snow? Rain? Be hot? Cold? It’s always a surprise. Springtime also means the start of baseball, trees becoming green, and time to garden. Just this past weekend I got the patio furniture out of storage, rearranged the furniture, grills and pots on […]
Why Women Have Hip Pain and Exercises That Help
In a recent hip pain blog post I described common reasons why people experience hip pain. What I didn’t talk about was how important your hips are to your overall well being – especially if you are a woman. When you have a hip problem, other parts of your body can easily become injured. Women […]
What is Mindful Walking?
Forest bathing or shinrin-yoku is the Japanese term for taking in the forest atmosphere while walking among trees. In Japan, forest bathing has been promoted in recent years as preventative medicine for spiritual connectedness and overall health. Here in the states, it is recommended to walk 10,000 steps per day, which correlates with how much […]