Community Service

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…

The Truth is Out

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…

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…

Here’s the Plan

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…

Resolve to Make a Difference!

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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…

Rick Rosen: A Job Well Done

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…

Get AWARE – ADHD Awareness Week

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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…