It’s no secret that that engaging in the same action over and over again makes it more likely that you will develop a repetitive strain injury. The good news is that this outcome is not inevitable. Learning more about your most important tool, your body, can be incredibly empowering.
I recently had the opportunity to escape for a few days to the Getaway House in the Catskills (NY). I was invited as one of their Artist Fellows to stay for 2 nights in their “Frieda” tiny home. The Getaway House is also pup friendly, so my pups and I drove up for the much needed escape. Here are three things I learned on my Getaway house adventure!
Have you heard about the minimal shoe movement? Minimal shoes are different than regular shoes in a couple of ways. For one, they have a much wider toe-box, which gives your feet room to stretch (you can even wear toe spacers with many of them). They allow your feet to feel and respond to more variety in the terrain you walk on (automatically!), which helps retrain your muscles to develop more strength in areas that are lacking. Minimal shoes can be a great step on the path to developing more resilient ankles!
Have you had any issues with copycats? I know I have! I can’t tell you how many times I have had brands and even organizations that I’ve worked closely with trying to create offerings that use language that is a little too close to what I do. I believe in collaboration over competition but it is also important to protect your creative brand in the process.
I arrived to San Francisco and I was instantly greeted by a wave of calm and a breath of fresh air. It was an incredible feeling that I embraced with movement. Walking provided me with the opportunity to take in the world around me in a different format then grabbing public transit or jumping in a Lyft. It was as if I was a sponge soaking up the sunlight (vitamin D) and all of the incredible ideas that came along with it. I was inspired.
In December/January 2019 Wellness for Makers was featured in American Craft Magazine. It was such an honor to be selected and interviewed for such an incredible publication. If you missed it, you can check it out here!