• Body, Mind, Spirit

  • 'Your Own Gentle Approach™' authors the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Yoga Webpage!

    I am honored to announce that I was chosen to write the 'Yoga and MS' webpage for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society national website. It is live on the Internet at NMSS.org. I approached presenting the information much as I do with my Body, Mind, Spirit blog. I did extensive research to see what information is already available online, found as many published studies verifying the positive [...]

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    According to Vox Science and Health, we all have a special system for feeling emotional, social touch. There are two touch systems. The first one gives us the 'facts' - the location, movement, and strength of a touch - and we call that discriminative touch." The second is the emotional touch system. It's mediated by special sensors called C tactile fibers, and it conveys information much more [...]

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    Touch for your spirit!

    June 28, 2015

    There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit. ~ Tom Wolfe The physical sense of touch directly affects our spirit. We see this when words are inadequate to convey sympathy for a loss or painful situation. A hug, hand on the back or shoulder, or [...]

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    Touch for your mind!

    June 22, 2015

    Our sense of touch profoundly affects how we view the world and other people, influencing our thoughts and behavior, new research indicates. Investigators at Yale, Harvard, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology report that through our sense of touch, textures, shapes, and weights can influence judgments and decisions. Study researcher, John A. Bargh, PhD, of Yale, along with the other [...]

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    Touch for your body!

    June 17, 2015

    Have you ever had your leg or arm ‘fall asleep’ because you were lying on it and compressing the nerve so much that when you touched it with your fingers it didn’t even feel like it was yours? Then when you moved it, you felt that awful ‘pins and needles’ sensation? Well, I have. I woke up with both legs completely numb from my waist down. I couldn’t feel them at all. I still had the [...]

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