Friday, July 11, 2008

Dog Days of Summer : : Bikes That Heal

Vote for Bikes That Heal!

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The goal of BIKES THAT HEAL is to promote awareness, educate, and raise monies in an effort to help find a cure for Blood Cancers. They donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as the many hospitals that do clinical research.
In addition, BIKES THAT HEAL wants to help individual cancer patients in any Bikes That Heal community with the extra expenses that are incurred during treatment (ie: hotels, temporary apartments, travel, etc).

They also aim to combat the concerns of rising fuel prices, pollution, and obesity in our country. BIKES THAT HEAL is a major step toward reduced energy consumption, clean air, reduced traffic congestion, a healthier environment, and an overall improved quality of life for everyone, one town at a time.

is currently in the running for a $25,000.00 grant that will enable them to raise awareness even more, but they need your help. In order to win the grant, they must receive the most votes out of 10 finalists up for the award.

To vote for BIKES THAT HEAL, please visit:

You can vote once a day, every day until the end of the contest.

Good luck to BIKES THAT HEAL!
Bikes That Heal

Swimming Dog
"Be Tuff! Dog Days of Summer Can Be Wuff!"

Worse than having to put on layer upon layer of clothing in the Winter to get warm, for many people it is not being able to take enough clothes off in the Summer to get cool. Going to the pool or beach is a favorite passtime in the Summer for the cooling off factor alone. Many people stay away from massage in the Summer because the thought of being touched when it is hot and humid outside doesn't seem appealing.

You CAN Teach and Old Dog New Tricks!
If you think massage in the summer has to make you overheated, you've been barking up the wrong tree. Massage actually causes vasodilation (increase of the diameter of blood vessels), so the blood in your circulation actually moves slower and has less friction, thereby actually making you feel cooler.

So if you want to relax AND cool off and your friends say the beach is the only way, don't let the tail wag the dog! Tell them that they can cool off with a massage too!

Mentastics® Minute
Welcome to your Mentastics Minute!
Mentastics, or mind-directed movements, are a fun and easy way to help you relax, break through holding patterns in your body, move easier and recall the feeling of a Trager session.

In each newsletter, I suggest a Mentastics movement that you can "try on" for yourself. If you have suggestions or requests for the Mentastics Minute, please send us an email.

"Down, Doggie... Down!"
This Mentastic movement helps bring a feeling of playfulness.

Do you use your body solely for utilitarian purposes like driving your car, washing your laundry, typing on your computer or sitting in a meeting? Do you ever use your body for play such as running and jumping to catch a frisbee, hula-hooping, splashing around in the water or ecstatic dancing?

Take a quiet moment wherever you are and notice how you feel in your body. Do you feel tired or awake? Do you feel stiff or fluid?

After noticing how you feel, bring some playful movement into your body - whatever that means to you... running and jumping to catch a frisbee, hula-hooping, splashing around in the water, ecstatic dancing, or just some "shaking out" of your limbs. Do the movement with ease, with joy and with a smile for about a minute.

Now pause for a moment. What do you notice about your body, how you are sitting or standing - your movements - your mind?

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Session lasts approximately 90 minutes.

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