An article about vaginal mesh implant

pre- and post-surgical

If you are curious about or struggling with vaginal prolapse, this is an important article: F.D.A Halts U.S. Sales of Pelvic Mesh, Citing Safety Concerns for Women. A couple of things I think are important: the mesh discussed in the article is only one of many different kinds of pelvic and abdominal mesh available to … Continue reading …

New post about hysterectomy recovery symptoms

I just wanted to let you all know that The Hysterectomy Association recently published a post I wrote: Healing fully after a hysterectomy. For those of you who have been following along for a while, none of the symptoms I talk about will surprise you. But, of course, it can be nice to see the … Continue reading …

All the Things I’ve Seen That Support Abdominal Healing

There are certain commonalities among the folks who seem to have the most success in fully resolving their abdominal adhesions, pain and distress. Usually there is not just one thing they are doing, but a combination of things over time that helps to get the full resolution most people are seeking. Of course, I always … Continue reading …

Resolving Abdominal Pain and Distress with Arvigo Techniques

arvigo abdominal techniques interview

I had the total pleasure of interviewing Diane MacDonald (in Antrim, NH) for the practitioner outreach project I’ve been doing.  In addition to Diane’s private practice and clinic that she runs with her husband, she is the director of all of the training workshops for the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. As many of you know, the … Continue reading …

You Don’t Have To Do It Alone

abdominal massage

One of the most inspiring things I’ve been hearing from people over the last year is how their loved ones (or trusted practitioners) have gone through the free or full hands-on program with them, and are now providing direct help. I must admit that when I first created the online program years ago, the idea of having … Continue reading …

“The Hug” Technique for Abdominal Pain

abdominal health

Casual hugs are great, but what happens when you make a hug intentional in your abdomen?  Try this exercise for general abdominal health, as well as for abdominal pain: Advanced Hugging 1.  Choose a partner or a friend who you feel very comfortable hugging, and who feels very comfortable with you. 2.  Be sure to choose someone … Continue reading …

An Interview Snippet with Marty Ryan

marty ryan

This is a snippet of an interview I did with Marty Ryan (on the left, above) for my upcoming book.  Marty is a belly practitioner of more than 20 years, and is one of the best teachers I have had the privilege of learning from.  He is based in Seattle though he travels around a … Continue reading …

Speaking of the “Softer Side”

In my last post I wrote about the joy of engaging with the softer side of abdominal care, the joyful side of it. And I was reflecting that this is something that yoga helps us to do so beautifully. Yoga is so intimately connected into our abdomens, not just through the physical poses that I … Continue reading …

Abdominal Training Videos!

Well, after a long and somewhat arduous process, the practitioner training program for abdominal work is finally up online!  Yaay! Angela Severson and I have spent the last year planning and working on the whole project and it’s kind of surreal to have the whole thing up and running.  In every big, long-term project there … Continue reading …