Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Self Improvement - Week 1

There are two new main driving forces in my life: my seven-month old son and a turn-of-the-century fixer upper house that we purchased in February. The baby needs constant care, attention, feedings, walks, playtime, comfort, and like all new mothers, I haven’t had a solid night’s sleep in more than 7 months. The house requires repair to every inch of it, head to toe, inside & out. For each job on the house numerous contractors need to be called in for estimates. When is there time to breathe? Stress. It can hurt you if it’s not well-managed. My husband injured his hand while unloading boxes from our storage facility & needed surgery to reconnect the nerves & tendons. We used to practice yoga but now neither of us has the opportunity to do so.

I came to this study with two main goals in mind: relieving stress and self-improvement.

Stress Relief – Week 1

Sorry I am blogging a day late, everyone. I was sick over the weekend and didn’t really get off the couch yesterday. I’ll detail my symptoms in next week’s blog.
Week 1 was exciting but exhausting. My son turned 2 so we had a birthday party and he started preschool. Instead of kissing him goodbye and walking out the door in the morning while he’s still in his pajamas, I now get him up and dressed and drop him off on my way to work. I decided to bike with him to school since he loves the bike and I’d love to be getting more exercise. The only problem is that my bike is old and really hard to ride and there’s a steady incline about half a mile into our 4-mile ride to school. And several times at this point in our ride, my son asked me to sing. But we rode to and from school every day last week. It was a nice change from the train but I was beat. There were many times when I felt I wasn’t so much applying pressure to points on my face as I was collapsing, face first, onto the tool I use.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Anemia - Week 1

I was looking forward to this study is the first line following the header in my beautiful red notebook, which I had bought several years ago and which I decided is the perfect tool to accompany the study.  Yes, I was looking forward to this formalized platform of exploration of Marie-Frances Muller's method based on Dien Cham and the exchange between the four of us.
  • How have you been feeling this week, physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually? What could have been better?  
  • Did you experience any new pain or ailment - if yes, where? Did you use Dien Cham reflexes to alleviate it? If yes, how and did you notice changes? If no, how did you deal with it?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stiff Neck - Week 1

Let's see-the first week began on a low note on all 4 counts: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Having been traveling for the best part of two weeks and then coming back to work for three days and traveling that weekend I felt unsettled to say the least. Like Catherine I have found it more productive to keep notes on each session. This way I can remember what I did, why I did it and if I tried any new points.
I've been reading the book by Marie-France Muller sporadically rather then front to back. I find it to be a good resource in that it's easy to understand and has loads of suggestions and info.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cervical Spine - helping a friend

My friend R has had cervical problems since he was a child - he is about 40 now; one day we met for lunch; he told me that he helped someone lift boxes; as a result he could barely move his neck and had pain running down his arms; last time this happened it lasted about 2 months; that was 2 years ago. R is in tune with his body - he is a yoga teacher.
My Selenite Stick

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Over Excited - Puppy Mowgli

Around the Christmas holidays, Mogwli (to read more about Mowgli use the  Search This Blog function) spent some time with a cousin.  I was told they got along wonderfully and played non-stop.  Some time later, his cousin moved to town and they started running into each other at the neighborhood dog run regularly; Mowgli was so excited about Buddy, that R, my partner, told me that Mowgli could not retract his private part one day during play with Buddy.