212021Apr
How to Sleep During Stressful Times

How to Sleep During Stressful Times

On the Healing Connections Podcast, Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews thought leaders and health care practitioners about integrative health, wellness, prevention, spirituality, and consciousness.  Listen to Healing Connections on YouTube, ApplePodcasts, and Spotify.   Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L interviews Christina Spaeth-Harrer, OTR/L  about “How to Sleep During Stressful Times” on the Healing Connections Podcast. Christina Spaeth-Harrer is an occupational…

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302016Nov
New “Healing Connections” Podcast

New “Healing Connections” Podcast

Healing Connections Podcast – Episode 1 Healing Connections was created by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L. The first episode was just recorded this November with her Fieldwork II student, Carisa Hillman. In Episode 1 we discuss how most of us are affected by negative stress with tips and suggestions on how to manage stress, induce the relaxation…

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162016Mar
What is the Difference Between Pilates and Yoga Breathing?

What is the Difference Between Pilates and Yoga Breathing?

What is the Difference Between Pilates and Yoga breathing? By Naomi Aaronson and Ann Marie Turo As an Occupational Therapist, many patients come to me who are in pain and are suffering from a variety of issues including breast cancer, repetitive stress injuries, musculoskeletal problems, and back pain. I use both Yoga and Pilates in…

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82015Jul
Yoga's Safe Haven (Savasan-ahhhh!) – Corpse Pose "Death of the Ego"

Yoga's Safe Haven (Savasan-ahhhh!) – Corpse Pose "Death of the Ego"

By Mandy Lubas, OTR/L, RYT, AWC Savasana, a sanskrit word meaning corpse, is that juicy pose that is looked forward to at the end of each yoga practice. It is the most important pose of a yoga practice because of what it serves the student physically, spiritually, and mentally.  All of the practices that we…

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212015Apr

3 Holistic Tips for Healthy Children

Holistic health care can start at the very beginning of life and continue for a life time. A child living with our without special needs can benefit from holistic health. Here are 3 Holistic Tips for Healthier Children  1. CranioSacral Therapy CranioSacral Therapy can begin when the child is a newborn to help align the…

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192015Apr

Simple Reflexology Video: A Treat for Your Feet

Reflexology is a wonderful holistic healing tool that feels good and has many health benefits. According to leaders in the reflexology community Barbara and Kevin Kunz, “reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion, based on a system…

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