Assisted Living, other choices for aging parents

Assisted Living and Self-Care for Healthy LivingWhen you are managing the care for your aging parents, you have many choices of licensed facilities1: Assisted Living, Residential Care, Adult Care Homes, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. The information below is for Portland, Oregon. Licensing is similar in Vancouver and SW Washington, through other agencies. Getting your parents settled, downsizing, organizing what they need in their new home, and frequent visits follow.… Read the rest

Thoughts, Beliefs, Emotions in the Body

Beliefs and emotions in the body

yay-12880312Your thoughts may become embedded physically or stuck as emotions in the body. Thoughts are powerful. And mindfulness is a vehicle to change them. As Louise Hay says, “Life is really very simple. What we give out, we get back. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us.”

Your body reflects your negative self-talk: sometimes by contraction, making yourself small; sometimes by inflation, puffing up.… Read the rest

Tight Muscles, Relaxation, and Ortho-Bionomy®

man bending garden gardener back postureA tight muscle is in a state of chronic contraction, and that makes it unavailable or less available for use. Muscles move joints. A fluidly moving joint allows for normal range of motion. Stiffness or pain from a tight muscle can limit the range of motion of the joint, and you may find yourself limited from achieving your optimum in sports or from doing ordinary daily activities.… Read the rest