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Mobility Exercises

This is Essential for a Strong and Healthy Back

While developing and maintaining good core strength is extremely helpful to protecting the spine and surrounding tissues against injury, it's equally important to work at improving usable strength of the trunk toward its end ranges. Read more about This is Essential for a Strong and Healthy Back

 

Being A Korean American Adoptee

Imagining the depth of feelings of everything involved in Danielle's journey broke the levees of my tear ducts like few other experiences have. I think our youngest son was genuinely concerned for my well-being, such was the extent of my sobbing.

To learn more about Danielle Oakes and her account of this part of her life journey, please visit: Read more about Being A Korean American Adoptee

 

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

 

The Magic of Minimalism

If this look at Fumio Sasaki's shift to minimalism has you curious to learn more, I think you'll enjoy his book, Goodbye, Things:

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In decluttering our lives and saying goodbye to most material possessions that we truly don't need, there is so much to gain in freedom, focus, and a spirit of gratitude. Read more about The Magic of Minimalism

 

Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga

That Arizona sky burning in your eyes
You look at me and, babe, I wanna catch on fire
It's buried in my soul like California gold
You found the light in me that I couldn't find

So when I'm all choked up
And I can't find the words
Every time we say goodbye
Baby, it hurts
When the sun goes down
And the band won't play
I'll always remember us this way Read more about Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga

 

Hip Mobility Exercises After Hip Replacement Surgery

This is a brief look at a series of conservative hip mobility exercises that one can try with the approval of his or her physiotherapist following hip replacement surgery. In most cases, it's advisable to do just the first few exercises over the first week, and to build upon those movements on a gradual basis as the body allows for it. Read more about Hip Mobility Exercises After Hip Replacement Surgery

 

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - Shallow (A Star Is Born)

What a gift it was to see this film at the theatre.

Lyrics:

[Verse 1: Bradley Cooper]
Tell me somethin' girl
Are you happy in this modern world?
Or do you need more
Is there somethin' else you're searchin' for?

[Refrain: Bradley Cooper]
I'm fallin'
In all the good times
I find myself longin' for change
And in the bad times I fear myself Read more about Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper - Shallow (A Star Is Born)

 

Two Simple Ways to Improve Ankle Mobility and Balance

Here we have two simple movements that improve plantar and dorsiflexion of the ankle joint.

Ensuring optimal plantar flexion and dorsiflexion of the ankle joints will only improve balance and agility at all ages.

For an overview of exercise progressions that you can work at to improve your mobility and balance in a systematic way, please feel free to visit our Mobility Exercise Progressions page here: Read more about Two Simple Ways to Improve Ankle Mobility and Balance

 

Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain - Bob Kramer, Master Bladesmith

Giving thanks for another favourite from Anthony Bourdain that I always enjoy revisiting. Read more about Raw Craft with Anthony Bourdain - Bob Kramer, Master Bladesmith

 

Raw Craft With Anthony Bourdain - Rachel Rosenkrantz, Master Luthier

In memory of Anthony Bourdain, the fellow who showed me bits of the world and its people like no other. Read more about Raw Craft With Anthony Bourdain - Rachel Rosenkrantz, Master Luthier

 

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