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The amount of information I've put out in the last 8 years is overwhelming to me. And to you as well, from what I've heard. "Where should I start?" "What should I read?" "Which exercises are most important?" There aren't any fixed answers to these questions, but in general, I suggest people begin th READ MORE
Ladders=Kid Play
Say that you're not able to ditch the couch or install indoor monkey bars. Guess what you can do: get a ladder. A couple years ago, my husband came home with a bamboo ladder he bought at a thrift store for twenty bucks. At first we just set it on the floor. Instant balance beam for our then on READ MORE
I’m interested in birthing stuff, not just because I’m a hopeless pelvis geek (BTW, did you read about the vaginome?), but because I’m human and concerned with the process that propagates our species. I was reading an old National Geographic when I stumbled on this passage by Dian Fossey: " READ MORE
Furniture Free Freak?
Joe Rogan called me a freak for reducing my home furniture (e.g. getting rid of my couch and dining room chairs), but hey, I'll accept that label. Especially as freak doesn't mean much more than "unusual or unexpected," and I didn't feel any hostility or condescension. I agree: eschewing the couch i READ MORE
How to transition out of a mattress
I've been getting a lot of questions about transitioning out of a mattress, so here are some potentially helpful steps. Step 1: Start transitioning out of your mattress by staying on it. BUT, change something. Sleep on the other side. Flip the mattress over. Flip it over and sleep on the other si READ MORE
Hand skin is the foundation
What if I said that the foundational element of most whole-body motions was not your core muscles, but your skin--specifically the skin on your hands and feet? This is my third post in a row focused on "is your environment limiting your idea of cross training;" and I'm breaking this post into a t READ MORE
Upper body “terrain”
Setting aside what you do most frequently with your hands--probably type on the computer or teeny tiny screen--consider your most frequent upper body work. Do you always reach for the same handles, bars, or dumbbell shape? Repetitive hand-surface-shape is limiting because it sets you up to READ MORE


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