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Announcing Fruits, Nuts and Flakes: Massage and Bodywork Edition


Announcing Fruits, Nuts and Flakes: Massage and Bodywork Edition I have launched a kickstarter project to promote what I hope will be a welcome edition to massage publishing and education. I plan on it appealing to friends and foes of complimentary and alternative medicine and education, science and modernism. Please share your thoughts! I hope… Continue reading Announcing Fruits, Nuts and Flakes: Massage and Bodywork Edition

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My own Radio Show?


  Wow! I was approached earlier this month about hosting a radio show based around my Professional blog, Borderlands of Health and Wellness and possibly a smaller role for this blog on Spa! I am flattered to be honest and I would love to give it a try for at least a season to see… Continue reading My own Radio Show?

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“We don’t need to control him, we need to unleash him.” – Advisors to Agamemmnon in TROY


I recently had the misfortune to have a public argument over what academics call nit picking with a sacred cow of the Massage community. This is a snippet from the middle of a discussion that began in a professional group for massage educators on Facebook, followed recommendations to contacting industry authorities for more information and… Continue reading “We don’t need to control him, we need to unleash him.” – Advisors to Agamemmnon in TROY

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More commentary on Marion Zimmer Bradley and Sexual Abuse


I have revisited the web about this story and turned upan interview with Mark Greyland, Moria Greylands brother by Chris Starfire. Below are a few links to additional commentary from around the web.The Guardian TeleReadJim C. Hines - Rape Abuse and Marion Zimmer BradleyColeen Duran - Why I burned Marion Zimmer Bradley's BooksCelestial Reflections -… Continue reading More commentary on Marion Zimmer Bradley and Sexual Abuse

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Chakra of the Week coming to Borderlands of Health and Wellness beginning June 30th


    Chakra of the Week I am going to be doing a weekly series beginning next week on each of the Chakras on Borderlands of Health and Wellness. There will be basic correspondences, aromatherapy tips, an exercise or yoga pose for balancing each chakra and a recipe to try at home begging next week… Continue reading Chakra of the Week coming to Borderlands of Health and Wellness beginning June 30th

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Continuing Education Outline for Neuromuscular Therapy Submitted


I submitted a proposed outline today for a Con't Ed module on Neuromuscular Therapy. Now, I need to get to work on one for Hot Stone Massage. I feel blessed that this would only be a short introduction to the subject and I learned a GREAT DEAL merely searching the web for basic info and… Continue reading Continuing Education Outline for Neuromuscular Therapy Submitted

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New page with peer reviewed articles


Since I have begun doing the early leg work for my capstone class, I decided to share some of my good fortune. I have created a new page that you will see on the left hand side of my blog that contains peer reviewed research articles on some of the most popular CAM therapies like aromatherapy and… Continue reading New page with peer reviewed articles

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Birthers and journalists: Missing the forrest because the trees are in the way


It's a style issue. A political style issue. This was the ultimate message of a recent Vanity Fair article titled the Birth of Birtherism. How quaint but how late in the day and how inept this message is for describing the ability of the Birther movement to continue to exist and flourish. Actually I agree… Continue reading Birthers and journalists: Missing the forrest because the trees are in the way

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Prophecy and Surfing


I read an article recently that suggested that one in ten Americans believe the world will end in their lifetime. Of course, this came from a UK tabloid so it's already got two strikes against it - one it's not coming from the States and two it's a tabloid paper, but I have to wonder… Continue reading Prophecy and Surfing

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Finding Privacy on the Web: How to surf anonymously


Have you ever tried to shop for someone special online only to worry that they will sit down at the computer and find your browsing history? Do you have small children who don't need to see where their christmas presents are coming from? If so I have a short tutorial for you that will allow… Continue reading Finding Privacy on the Web: How to surf anonymously