All posts tagged: stress relief

4 Tips for Foot Pain Relief

No one has time for achy feet 🦶 I’m managing plantar fasciitis and I’ve been incorporating a combo of myofascial tools with stretching. You can use a tennis ball and massage therapy gun to work through the band at the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel all the way up to the ball of the foot. You can also massage your feet with enough pressure to help loosen up the area. This way you can get more out of stretching. Using a light resistance band can help loosen the calves, hamstrings and arches. Perform 10 reps of pointing and flexing your foot against the resistance of the band. You can also place the band over the arch of your foot for hamstring stretches, holding each for several breaths. Against the wall stretches are good because they can be done anytime anywhere, even when you’re taking a break at work. Keep your foot flat as you bend the front leg knee, and lean into the wall creating lots of release through the back …

Creating Space

Let’s face it we’re living in a digital world, where everything revolves around our devices, and there’s no end in sight.  Our phones and email have the potential to own us if we let them.  And the over stimulation we’re accustomed to is starting to feel like the norm.  It’s affecting our brains, our ability to communicate and truly connect, and it’s wreaking havoc on our nervous systems. Ironically, as I was scrolling through Facebook I came upon a post by Thic Nhat Hanh, a Tibetan monk, that struck me, “Every home, no matter how small, can have a breathing room. We may have a room for everything else— a bathroom, a bedroom, a living room— but most of us don’t have a room for our own breathing and peace of mind…you can make a breathing space or a breathing corner. Your breathing room is a sacred place.” This idea of creating space from the noisy digital world and all of the daily stressors we face, inspired me.  And so I embarked on the task …