|Posted on April 16, 2022 at 10:50 AM|
Nerdnote #135: a budget herbalist's solution for sprains!
I rolled my right ankle Monday morning while hiking the Lower Jordan Fire Trail in the Berkeley hills in the misty not quite rain. I was able to limp back to the car, leaning on my partner while she commented on what a miracle it is that I managed 7 months' worth of relaxin (a hormone released in pregnancy to relax the tendons and ligaments in preparation for childbirth) without sp...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 10, 2017 at 11:40 AM|
Written to an 8th grader from Albany Middle School on Friday, March 10, 2017:
Any habit you want to make, you can form in 21 days. I've written up a list you can pick from. If it's something challenging (e.g., I have the toughest time remembering to floss nightly), use happy face stickers on a wall calendar to keep track of your progress, and to reward yourself. Who doesn't enjoy stickers?
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|Posted on May 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM|
"I want to know how much of your life you spend just giving
and if you love yourself enough to also receive sometimes?"
My daily self-care routines are fraying, a bit. Yesterday I poured myself hot water with lemon after taking my basal body temperature for my BBT chart on FertilityFriend.com (tracking BB...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 5, 2016 at 9:45 AM|
I have been starting my day with a large goblet of hot water with lemon. According to my meditation teacher, drinking extra water helps us digest our feelings. Tea is fine, but coffee doesn't do it. (According to my friend who is studying to be a chiropractor, the ideal amount of coffee to consume is 0-1 cups per day. I'm talking about American mugs here, no more than 12 oz. But coffee really ought to have its own post. Back to hot water and lemon.)
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|Posted on February 21, 2016 at 9:35 AM|
excerpt from an email to a patient:
You can work on slow breathing. I mean really slow, smooth, and relaxed, like you're sipping sweet air through a straw that's the very back of your airways to fill up your lungs from the bottom to the top. I can get down to 2 breaths a minute (15 seconds inhale, 15 seconds exhale) but you can start by timing yourself breathing normally and try to cut that down by half. For example, if you breathe 12 breaths a ...Read Full Post »