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Report from the AMTA National Convention

September 30, 2013
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I arrived in Ft. Worth on Wednesday in time to attend the House of Delegates preliminary meeting, which was quite exciting. I was only an alternate this year so I did not get to participate in several spirited debates, one concerning the ACA, and another concerning delegates who arrive late for the meeting (they...
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Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice

August 30, 2012
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I have never before devoted my blog to a book review, but I’m doing that this time, because (other than my own books, of course) I think this is one of the most important books that has been published for our profession. I’m speaking of Massage Therapy: Integrating Research and Practice, edited by Trish...
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It’s All About Me

August 5, 2012
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It’s all about me, so here’s my wishlist for the profession. It’s difficult to place these in order of importance, because some of them depend on each other, and in my little corner of massage, they’re all important. It’s election time–aren’t we all just about sick of hearing about it–candidates mudslinging and making campaign...
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Do 1 in 10 Children have ADHD?

August 26, 2011
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  close to 10 percent of children aged four to 17 in the United States have ever been diagnosed with ADHD.  This number has continued to rise in recent years.   The National Institutes of Health, states ADHD is the most common behavioral disorder among children....
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Lemonade Stands . . . Summertime Fun or Illegal Activity?

June 17, 2011
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It’s starting to get hot, and maybe where you live it’s been hot, it’s summertime and who doesn’t enjoy an ice cold lemonade.  Buying lemonade at a local children’s lemonade stand brings back great memories.  Do you remember having your own little lemonade stand?  The creativity in making your homemade signs, setting up shop, hand...
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Teaching the Teachers

June 5, 2011
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I inadvertently insulted a massage school owner yesterday by making a FB post saying that I wasn’t impressed by a school that had only one teacher to teach the entire curriculum, and that I wouldn’t choose such a school, personally. To begin with, I wasn’t speaking of his school when I made the post,...
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Is Autism Rate 1 in 38 Children?

May 12, 2011
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    We keep talking about the growing number of children diagnosed with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Now, a new research study published in  The American Journal of Psychiatry, suggests about 1 in 38 children have traits of autism, higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 100 (or 1 in 80...
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More Myths of Massage

April 11, 2011
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Last week I wrote a post on Facebook about some of the myths of massage. My statement on this issue was and continues to be that I am not accusing anyone of telling a deliberate lie, nor am I attacking the character of any teacher who has helped to perpetuate these myths. I choose...
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Hug a Bully!

April 11, 2011
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 So much of our media today is flooded with the increase of awareness around bullying in our schools.  What used to be a few names called in the school yard has turned into viral videos exposing  our children to hate on the internet.  With YouTube and Facebook usage at an all time high, children...
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TESTOPHOBIA…< Yes, it is a real word!>

February 25, 2011
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AKA Testophobia!

I know many are working hard to pass the exams, and I know I am not the only one who begins to have tummy cramps at the thought of taking them. However, there are a few tips I can give you to help you strengthen your resolve and help conquer those fears.
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