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A Simple Way to Improve Shoulder and Back Mobility

To improve shoulder and upper back mobility, lie face-up with your head slightly off the end of a bed and let your arms hang freely above your head.

Once you’re comfortable in this position, slowly take your arms through a small arc as though you are making a snow angel - you can do this several times to warm up your shoulder joints. Read more about A Simple Way to Improve Shoulder and Back Mobility

 

Anger is a Secondary Emotion

Last week, I shared a strategy for overcoming emotional wounds and being able to authentically forgive someone who we feel has wronged us. In a nutshell, the strategy is to shift our focus to things we wish to be forgiven for.

I was moved and inspired to receive a few hundred messages from people who had wonderful insight to share. Here is a portion of one of these messages that really hit me as being true and helpful to remember when we are at the receiving end of a person's anger: Read more about Anger is a Secondary Emotion

 

How to Make Perfectly Steamed Rice - Korean and Japanese Style

Japanese Rice Washing/Rinsing Bowl with Side and Bottom Strainers:
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How to Make Your Own Strep Throat, Cold and Flu Tonic

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In experimenting with a number of tonics over the years, I've whittled my favourites down to a simple concoction of six ingredients that are highly effective in offering protection against strep throat, colds and flu.

Here's what you need to make this simple and highly effective sore throat, cold, and flu tonic: Read more about How to Make Your Own Strep Throat, Cold and Flu Tonic

 

Backpack Recipes with Babish - Fluffy Pancakes and Asian Dumplings

On most weekends, I tend to make French toast or pancakes for the family, and over time, I've found that I can make fluffy pancakes by gently folding in egg whites and being careful not to over-mix - Babish demonstrates this in his usual brilliant fashion. The recipe I use is about the same as what's shown in this video, only I use unsweetened almond milk instead of buttermilk. Read more about Backpack Recipes with Babish - Fluffy Pancakes and Asian Dumplings

 

Protect Your Back By Lengthening Your Hamstrings

Short hamstrings and even short calves can contribute to intermittent back pain and stiffness, as a shortened posterior chain creates a constant downward pull on the pelvis, predisposing the tissues that surround the spine to sprains and strains.

With most of us sitting for many hours each day with our posterior chain contracted, it's highly worthwhile to stretch the hamstrings and calves on a daily basis. Read more about Protect Your Back By Lengthening Your Hamstrings

 

Children Don't Do As You Say - They Do As You Do

Many thanks to Jay Shetty for this powerful message. If you wish to skip directly to Jay's passage, it begins just after the 2-minute mark. Read more about Children Don't Do As You Say - They Do As You Do

 

For Foot Pain and Stiffness

In sharing a recent post on what to do for stiff hands, several readers asked for suggestions for foot pain and stiffness. I shared a short video on foot and toe exercises last week, which is re-posted below. Also embedded below is a video that demonstrates how another person can mobilize your feet. I hope these resources are helpful. Read more about For Foot Pain and Stiffness

 

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