Valentine's Day Self Care for (not only) Singles - Top 4 Ways to Be Your Own Valentine

By: Kathleen Gramzay Tuesday February 14, 2017 comments Tags: #selfcare #selflove

Valentine's Day Self Care for (not only) Singles - Top 4 Ways to Be Your Own Valentine

Holidays designated to celebrate relationships often have a way of magnifying their absence for those not in one. Valentine's Day, in particular, can be challenging because the implied message is that validation of being lovable comes through someone else's expression of love for you. Whether you're single (or in a relationship) and feeling unloved because someone else isn't demonstrating their love or affection, I invite you to challenge the assumption of what defines "lovable" and free yourself in the process. Being lovable is a... Read More


Sitting is a Pain Part 2 - Driving

By: Kathleen Gramzay Friday September 2, 2016 comments Tags: back pain, back pain relief, driving back pain relief, hip pain, hip pain relief, neck pain relief, sciatica, sciatica relief

Sitting is a Pain Part 2 - Driving

In my August blog, Sitting is a Pain in the Butt, I offered some simple and effective tips to make your office chair a little less painful. There is another office seat that causes many people pain, the mobile one located behind a steering wheel. While cab and Uber drivers come readily to mind, there are untold numbers of people who spend their days on the road for their jobs covering expansive territory, as my friend Lynn did. She, along with many of my previous clients, dealt with sciatic pain as a result. Neck pain is equally... Read More


The Price of Pain Part 2 - Why Are Side Effects Acceptable?

By: Kathleen Gramzay Saturday April 23, 2016 comments Tags: alternative answers to pain relief, chronic pain, holistic pain relief, opioid addiction

The Price of Pain Part 2 - Why Are Side Effects Acceptable?

In my view, the opioid addiction epidemic is evidence of how deeply steeped our nation is in the conventional medical model (drugs/surgery) of treating imbalances of body or mind. Certainly, sales messaging touting pharmaceuticals as the "best" means to "treat" the body or mind perpetuates that conditioning and belief system. The indoctrination is pervasive and commonplace. It has simply become ACCEPTED that when one takes prescription meds or over-the-counter drugs to EXPECT side effects. My question is: WHY is that acceptable? ... Read More


The Price Of Pain Part 1

By: Kathleen Gramzay Friday April 15, 2016 comments Tags: opioid addiction, opioidadditionepidemic, pain relief, painkillers, painreliefwithoutdrugs

The Price Of Pain Part 1

In this series, I will be sharing information about the current models for dealing with pain and the costs they wrest from individuals, families, and society as a whole. Twice in the same week, I have happened across radio stories of the current epidemic of drug addiction in the U.S. Neither was about the stereotypical heroin addict seen in TV dramas and movies. The subject was pain and the conversation revolved around prescription opioid addiction. On June 5, 2017, just 14 months after the original post of this blog,the matter is... Read More


Make Spring Projects Easier On Yourself

Friday March 11, 2016 comments Tags: gardening, self care tips for gardening, stretches for gardening

Ahh, Spring, the time for rejuvenation of all kinds. After the winter and the frosts it's time to clean up the yard, plant beautiful flowers and soak up the sunshine in comfortable temperatures. Before you dig in, here are some tips to make it easier on you. While the beautiful weather can motivate us to get off the couch and on to some of those outdoor projects, it's important to remember that 8 hours in the yard pulling weeds, shoveling, planting or painting can take their toll on your body. Remember these tips: 1. Be smart before you... Read More


Top 10 Reasons to Work on an Exercise Ball

Wednesday December 16, 2015 comments Tags: Exercise Ball, Self Care Tips

Massage Therapists are often looking for new tools to save their bodies so they can continue to take great care of others and earn their living in the field they love. For a while now exercise balls have been used in the gym as a work out adjunct, for stretching, or are even being used in lieu of office chairs. Over the 13 years I have been using a ball for seated work, I have realized many benefits first-hand. Here are my top 10 reasons why using an exercise ball instead of an office stool is one of the smartest tools to utilize in... Read More




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