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Volunteer Value

April 25, 2013
Volunteer Value

In 2011, approximately 64.3 million Americans gave approximately 8 billion hours of volunteer service. The organization, Independent Sector estimated the value of volunteer time for is $22.14 per hour. This equals $171 billion worth of donated time. It’s too bad that we can’t claim this deduction on our taxes. I donate a lot of...
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AMTA Pledges $100,000 in Matching Donations for MTs Affected by Hurricane Sandy

November 13, 2012

The American Massage Therapy Association announced today that the organization is pledging a matching donation of up to $100,000 to help massage therapists who were affected by the storm in NY, NJ, and CT. In the press release issued earlier today, in addition to the matching donation, member therapists will also be given a...
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The Truth is Out

August 27, 2012

I was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame at the World Massage Festival last week. I was prepared to stand up and say, “I’d like to thank the academy….” and then sit down. Unfortunately, someone beat me to it! Still, I was simply going to keep it short and sweet and thank...
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Today is International Women’s Day

March 8, 2012
Today is International Women’s Day

Today (March 8) is International Women’s Day. This is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places, like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday. International Women’s Day honors the work of the Suffragettes, celebrates women’s success, and...
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Here’s the Plan

January 8, 2012

On any given day on my FB page, there will be massage therapists who are excitedly reporting an increase in their practice, talking about the big day or big week they just had, or some other joyful news related to their business. On any given day, there will also be someone posting that they’re...
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Resolve to Make a Difference!

January 1, 2012

The last half of the 2011 just flew by. It’s a little hard to believe 2012 is already here. However, here we are, the first day of 2012 and lots of us are making resolutions on what to correct this year. I’m not. Not that I don’t need to make some changes, or make...
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Rick Rosen: A Job Well Done

November 26, 2011

Rick Rosen, MA, LMBT, Founder and Executive Director of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, announced last week that he will be stepping down from that position effective November 30. In his letter to Alliance members, Rosen stated that he is returning to his full-time duties at the Body Therapy Institute in Siler City,...
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Kudos, and a Few Thumps on the Head

November 13, 2011

The year is winding down; all the award shows have been on television lately, and I’d like to give out a few of my own, along with a thump or two on the head of those who need it. Call me a critic! These are my opinions only and should not be construed as...
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Is Health a De-Valued Commodity?

November 11, 2011
Is Health a De-Valued Commodity?

I ask you this because I have truly been taking stock of things in my life and the way I manage myself and my health. Upon further consideration, I began to realize that I am not alone in slighting my own needs, and that most Americans value their health by one simple litmus strip;...
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Posted in Business, Chronic / Acute Conditions, Community Service, General Massage, Health & Wellness, Natural Healing & Nutrition, Other Topics, Patient Education, Practice Management, Self care | 4 Comments »

Get AWARE – ADHD Awareness Week

October 19, 2011

In August, I wrote a blog entry: : : Do 1 in 10 Children have ADHD?   With this diagnosis apparently on the rise, healthcare professionals need to take an active role in bringing awareness to the diagnosis, and also the benefits of pediatric massage therapy for affected families.   This week is ADHD Awareness...
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