Self-Care is Important to Our Health and Well-Being Let’s clear up one common misconception from the get-go: Self-care is not synonymous with self-indulgence or being selfish. Self-care means taking care of yourself so that you can be healthy, you can be well, you can do your job, you can help and care for others, andContinue reading “Self-Care”
Author Archives: Michelle Ball
Running – Preventing Injury
Well-being for the Open-Minded Sceptic #83 – Running, Feet and Gait I started running when I was 18 years old. My first attempt, I was able to run a block and then I had to walk a block. Each day, I was able to run a bit longer and walk less. Run-walk intervals, when youContinue reading “Running – Preventing Injury”
Your Best Foot Forward
Well-Being for the Open-Minded Sceptic # 77- Keeping our Best Foot Forward – Dec 2020 First I just want to acknowledge what a year 2020 has been. With all that has gone on in the world this past year, I am grateful to call Tasmania my home. I feel sorry for my friends and familyContinue reading “Your Best Foot Forward”
Why does my neck hurt?
Posture is like learning a new language. It takes time and practice.
We in modern society have forgotten how to use our bodies. We suffer a lot of aches and pains because of that. The good news is that we can heal most of the neck pain, planter fasciitis, back pain, repetitive stress injuries and more. We can do it simply by going back to our primalContinue reading “Posture is like learning a new language. It takes time and practice.”
Autumn in Australia
Autumn Brings New Beginnings and Change. It’s that time of the year again, when the sun seems to disappear too quickly and it’s dark by 5:30pm. We’re starting to feel the crisp chill in the air. I have gone through my closets and stored away my most of my summer wear and rediscovered my cosyContinue reading “Autumn in Australia”
An Interview with Esther Gokhale on Back Pain and more…
Interview by Molly Tynjala “Experience Life” assistant editor. Esther Gokhale | In the ninth month of pregnancy with my first child, I experienced excruciating back pain. I had previously had back spasms doing yoga poses but returned to an active life after each episode. This time the back pain was accompanied by sciatica. I was told the pain would goContinue reading “An Interview with Esther Gokhale on Back Pain and more…”
Moving with Grace and Efficiency
My partner Knut and I were in Bali in August. It was an amazing journey as we had never been before. I particularly loved watching the local people move about in their daily lives. I was fascinated watching them carry heavy loads on their heads instead of in their arms. I marvelled as I watchedContinue reading “Moving with Grace and Efficiency”
Warm Weather…Get out the Push Bikes!
Ride your Bike! I was recently visiting family back in the US. The weather was warm there and I found myself riding bikes everywhere. I don’t normally ride very much in the winter months in Tassie. Maybe it’s just me being a wimp, but I think more people tend to ride when the weather warmsContinue reading “Warm Weather…Get out the Push Bikes!”
Winter Mood Boosters
It’s coming into winter here in Australia. But these tips work all year round. So even if it’s summer where you are, try them anyway. Whether you embrace a cold day or grumble and hit the snooze button on your alarm for the third time, the depths of winter can result in many of usContinue reading “Winter Mood Boosters”