Friday, April 30, 2010


so last night i had a dream we moved to the northwest into glass front town house. i was so happy in my dream, but the day that followed was a bit depressing. hope to snap out of it soon. . .

Sunday, April 25, 2010

dry brush

i got myself a new dry brush similar to this one at whole foods. do you dry brush??

Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing Explained:

1. Removes cellulite

2. Cleanses the lymphatic system

3. Removes dead skin layers

4. Strengthens the immune system

5. Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands

6. Tightens the skin preventing premature aging

7. Tones the muscles

8. Stimulates circulation

9. Improves the function of the nervous system

10. Helps digestion

11. AND it’s easy, inexpensive and invigorating!

How to Dry Brush (Easy, Fast Instructions):
(always go towards your heart in short or circular motions)

  • Begin with your feet and brush vigorously in circular motions.

  • Continue brushing up your legs.

  • Proceed to your hands and arms.

  • Brush your entire back and abdomen area, shoulders and neck.

  • Use circular counter-clockwise strokes on the abdomen.

  • Lightly brush the breasts.

  • Brush upwards on the back and down from the neck. Better yet, have a friend, spouse or family member brush your back.

(all the info is from here)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

authentic movement

have you ever heard of authentic movement? you can check out what it says on the website but in massage school we would close our eyes and just move how felt good to our bodies. with my cleanse i've been trying to move as much as possible and doing authentic movement is part of my daily practice. . . try it!

"the better you feel physically the easier it is to be happy." martin rush

Monday, April 19, 2010


so i'm on day 4 of the master cleanse. if you're not familiar with it it's a fast developed by Stanley Burroughs. it consists of fasting from all food and having lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper with water. a spicy lemonade diet.

this is his book
i've tried it before and never actually done it 100% correctly. i picked up a copy of Tom Woloshyn's the complete master cleanse at whole foods and it gave a lot more detail and i think i have been a lot more prepared for it mentally this time around. i would suggest getting it and reading the whole thing through before you do it.

it's been pretty easy actually. last night at dinner was the first time i was really craving to eat, but i've had the energy to work, do housework, run around after a 2.5 year old. . . and i feel great. i've had some sinus stuff going on for weeks and weeks. i've kept getting sick (along with palmer from preschool) but decided enoughs enough!

it's nice not to worry about what's for dinner too, i can make palmer healthy stuff and kiko is left to his own devices. . . tonight steak, beans and guacamole.

i checked out some raw food cook books from the library today. hoping to start mixing in some healthier stuff when i'm done with the cleanse. but i really do feel good.

one of my favorite books is staying healthy with the seasons by Elson Haas. it's a traditional chinese medicine book about um. . . how to stay healthy with seasons. how many times have you heard people get sick and blame it on the change of seasons? anyway, spring (and fall) are the best times to fast.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

spring is sprung

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

you've got to be kidding me. . .

good morning in denver:
more snow! boo. . . . i don't know if you can see my bulbs coming up at the bottom. spring is starting to come around, but snow again! boo. . .

and on to other bad news. i got a call yesterday morning one of my therapists passed away. such an wonderful guy. so talented and gentle and just such a good good person. and if that wasn't bad enough, he took his own life. i was in such shock. so sad. i've known him for 7 years. it feels almost to the point of rediculous the amount of heavy dramatic stuff going on in my life.

on to brighter things:
so my good buddy tyler had a link to this online class, the art of silliness, by carla sonheim. after my what's been going on in my life i needed some silliness. . . i've been trying to catch up.