A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

IT’S NOT ALL IN THE WRIST By Rikki Alrutz Today, I want to continue our discussion about ways to strengthen and support our wrists! Many common wrist problems actually result from poor postural habits, especially hunching at a desk or in a car all day, and rounding of the shoulders. When the shoulders and upper back […]

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A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

Give Your Hands a Hand This month, I will share various postures that can help strengthen our wrists and hands, thereby relieving wrist/hand pain.  We use our hands for so many things, from working, to communicating, to carrying everyday items, and even to expressing ourselves.  Another thing we do, however, is repeating the same motions […]

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A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

The Wonderful, Limitless Lemon! The ancient Egyptians believed that eating lemons or drinking lemon juice could help protect a person from poison.  This is, in fact, true.  The power of lemons is incredible!  Of course, they taste delicious in cakes, bars, cocktails, and more.  You can squeeze a lemon onto a salad as a homemade […]

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A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

Harvest the Benefits of Pumpkin! Happy Fall Everyone!  This is one of my favorite times of the year, not just because the falling leaves are so beautiful, but because it’s pumpkin season!  I will sample (and probably love) anything that contains pumpkin.  The more natural, the better; though even pumpkin cookies, pies, dips, muffins, and […]

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A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, SO EAT HAPPY! Is trying to find healthy (but still yummy) foods a bit stressful?  Here are 4 foods sure to lift your mood with their natural benefits: Spinach: Contains Folic Acid — a B vitamin found to boost moods; Avocado: Increases production of Serotonin — a feel-good neurotransmitter; Berries: Known to release […]

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