Tales from the (brain) crypt ~ shadows and apparitions

By “brain crypt”, I’m not implying that I’m brain dead, although maybe after the antihistamine kicks in, I might have to revise that statement.  ūüėČ Kidding. Rather, I’m co-opting the anatomical definition of the word “crypt” for my own use… “a small tubular gland, pit, or recess” Thank you, Google.  You may not have a … More Tales from the (brain) crypt ~ shadows and apparitions

8 things your friendly massage therapy intern wants you to know 

In a “previous life”, I was a massage therapist. ¬†I had a license, my own practice, and an insane number of hours of training under my belt. It seems so long ago, because, well, it was. ¬†Thirteen years, to be almost-exact. ¬†So much has happened since then. ¬†Rivers of water under bridges and all that. … More 8 things your friendly massage therapy intern wants you to know¬†

A different kind of career advice ~ A message for employers

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I worked for other people. ¬†I was a drifter who didn’t move around, a good employee that ironically never worked out long-term. ¬†It’s been 13 years now (holy god(dess)) but I still remember the (un)thrill of the job hunt and the dark side of the … More A different kind of career advice ~ A message for employers

The anatomy of an emotional release

Here, I’m specifically talking about the type of emotional release experienced during a particular type of body-based therapy, such as massage therapy (any modality), chiropractic manipulation (any type), acupuncture, reflexology, even “woo-woo” stuff like chakra balancing, healing stone therapy, biofeedback, Reiki and other energy work, and so on.¬† The emotional release is like a sudden … More The anatomy of an emotional release

Top 10+ things I wouldn’t miss about massage therapy school clients

Today marks 10 full years since I got fired from my last cocktail waitressing job.¬† As I have explained before, it was actually a favor in disguise, not that either party (they or I) knew it at the time. Although I went on to have one more W-2 employee-based job after that (for a semi-major … More Top 10+ things I wouldn’t miss about massage therapy school clients