There are a couple of cool articles which I really liked in this one. The first has to do with Aromatherapy and use of essential oils. Besides just smelling good, did you know that there are very specific healing properties to essential oils. But, you need to be careful how you are using them, because they can be unsafe in certain situations. And please, do not ingest them. Mainly, essential oils are great to stimulate our olfactory senses (the sense of smell) and they can be applied topically, to your skin- but most should not be applied directly on the skin, they need to be diluted. Higher quality oils can be found at specialty shops, but if you just want some for your diffuser, I have found some nice relatively inexpensive ones at the grocery store. Besides the 4 aromas that this article highlights, one of my favorites for it's healing properties is Tea Tree Oil. It has a strong aroma, but it is a great natural anti-bacterial oil. Use it in your skin care routine to knock down breakouts before they start. There is an abundance of information available on the internet regarding essential oils, but do be cautious of someone offering you a cure all and telling you there are no side-effects or dangers to essential oils. Mostly, they are safe, but there are some concerns.
The next article I really enjoyed talks about stretching. Which if you have ever had a session with me, you know, I am likely to tell you that you should work on stretching regularly. Take a cue from nature. Watch your dog or cat or horse. They stretch and don't feel any guilt for doing it. So should you. It is easy to stretch wrong, and this article has some pointers for doing it right. I think besides trying to stretch too far too fast, the most likely thing we do wrong when stretching is not holding it long enough. You are stretching for a reason, let it happen. Some stretches should be held for minutes, not the mere seconds that most of us are guilty of doing. And if it doesn't release, you may be overstretching which tells you muscles to tense up, so you are never going to get the release you need.
So if you have a few moments, please, take time to browse through and read this little magazine. You may find an answer you have been looking for.