Being strong is not all it’s cracked up to be

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The other day Karen was in for her regular appointment. She started off by sharing some of the big uncertainties in her life and that she is worried about them. I think we all tend to have uncertainties facing us every day. For example, uncertainty in our relationships (especially nowadays where you see more families and friends splitting up because …

The Social Individual

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This past 18 months has been a roller coaster ride no matter who you are. And it continues to be our biggest challenge as well as our biggest opportunity. If it wasn’t before, it is evident to most people that we are social beings and that if we are not social, we can negatively affect our state of health. Social …

A Key to Healing Trauma

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I think THE most important key to healing any trauma is to consider how we define trauma in any particular circumstance. According to the American Psychological Association, trauma is “an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained …


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This week I’d like to share with you one of the legs that NeuroStructural care stands on. It it called tensegrity. And in this video, Thomas Myers beautifully explains what tensegrity is and why it’s an important new model in health care for therapists, bodyworkers and lay people alike. Enjoy!

A higher order of awareness

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One of the goals of your visits at the Happy Spine is to help you develop new awareness of your body, mind and spirit. New awareness means novelty for your brain which means that your brain can be upgraded. Your brain can become more flexible, as Dr. Norman Doidge wrote about in his book ‘The Brain That Changes Itself’. Awareness …

The heart of the matter

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This past week I was helping a friend put in some stairs at his cottage. He wants to put new steps all the way from his cottage down to the lake. The challenge is that it’s quite steep and we will need to do a lot of digging. That with rocks and roots, makes for a great workout!:) Sometimes while …

What can make or break us

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Stories have the power to heal us and they also have the power to make us sick. They can either give us energy or stories can completely disempower us and short circuit our momentum. We can become more aware of the stories in our lives by observing and feeling our bodies. And we can learn to change the stories that …

Discover your true self

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One of the main sources of stress that we encounter is not outside of us. It’s not our boss, or the stock market or even the politicians (they however do not get off the hook:)). It is not the hardware; too often it’s the software. It’s our perception of events and of daily life reminding us of a time when …

Change your focus, change your life

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Sometimes the moment you think you know what’s real, life shows you another possibility. Do you think your thoughts are real? Do you think your feelings are real? How can you know for sure? There are people, diagnosed with Dissociative identity disorder (DID), who have two or more distinct personalities. They will switch from one personality to another. Not only …

What do you see?

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One day, maybe one that has already passed, you’ll be standing in front of a mirror surprised or incredulous and ask yourself: How did I get here? ‘Here’ might be the way you look, the way you feel or the way you move. Without judgement, you will be observing your habitual state. Your habitual state is made of what you …