So much to share . . .

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So much to share . . . because I’ve been away forever! I hope this finds you all safe and as disaster-free as possible.  I’m sending restorative vibes to all of you in storm, fire, and earthquake affected places.  I’ve been donating to various organizations, and The Red Cross can always use some help with … Continue reading …

Adhesions and Daily Life #2 – Binders

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Transcript of Video: Today we are going to continue in our series of talking about abdominal adhesions and daily life and the different ways that daily life can affect our adhesions, both good, bad, and neutral; and the ways that abdominal adhesions affect our daily lives – which I think you’re all pretty familiar with … Continue reading …

Part 3: Digestive Changes and Why Constipation Happens

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What causes constipation in the first place? There are a couple of ways of looking at this. There can be diet and gut balance problems that trigger constipation and turn it into a chronic problem.  By this I mean things like: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, IBS, etc. Other inflammatory bowel … Continue reading …

Part 2: Digestive Changes and Constipation Solutions

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Some Solutions to Constipation I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the awesome folks on my Newsletter who directly contributed a bunch of ideas to the resource you are receiving in this post.  You all gave such thorough responses to my questions about your experiences and successes with constipation.  And, I am equally grateful … Continue reading …

Part 1: Digestive Changes and What to Do

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Over the last while, there has been an increase of my clients and program participants who have been focusing more on digestive and urinary distress (often constipation or incontinence of bowel and/or bladder). Experiencing these changes can be very distressing and can make daily life a challenge – they can also sometimes lead to much more serious problems such as obstructions … Continue reading …

Resolving Abdominal Pain and Distress with Arvigo Techniques

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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 …

“The Hug” Technique for Abdominal Pain

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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 …

Is it time?

Is it time to take care of yourself? And what does that even mean? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how difficult it is to navigate chronic abdominal pain and dysfunction. I’m guessing that most of you found this website because you have this really significant problem of abdominal distress and you are looking for answers, … Continue reading …

Belly Health in the New Year

“Nag, nag, nag…” My students sometimes toss this out in class when they’re trying to tease me about my repeated attention to detail.  But secretly they love it!  Right? Anyway, here are a couple of things that I talk about very often as they are soooo easy to incorporate into everyday life for the overall … Continue reading …