4 Tips To Feeding Your Inner Self With Self Care

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In a world of external focus where a scale determines your worth and your salary defines your success, you need to turn inward to find wellness and well-being. In order to survive and create balance, start connecting with your inner core — your true self. But how can you make this connection when everything around you points to the polar opposite of looking outward?

Here are my favorite ways to self-care that allow for connecting with yourself and feeling the best. The beautiful thing is that you don’t need to shell out money in order to utilize these methods. All of the following tips ultimately affect food intake, so pay close attention. They will help lead you on your journey to feeling and being well.

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1. De-Stress Your Nervous System

That’s right! Rid pain, inflammation and more with my favorite at home self-care set. It is the “melt method” and props. This method is not about melting away your love handles. It’s about ridding pain while also restoring balance to your nervous system ultimately affecting digestion, energy levels and more.

I was first introduced to this method by my master gyrotonic and pilates instructor, Michelle Spinner, at Kinected Studios in NYC. Michelle, as well as my rolfing practitioner, Marie Zahn, always told me, it starts in our feet. If your feet are “off,” your body will be “off.” It makes perfect sense, yet most people never think about their feet when contemplating well-being.

So start from the tips of your toes, and work your way up. Use the melt hand and foot treatment with the melt balls. These little balls may not exactly feel heavenly the first time you use them, but they work. I started using them last Fall, and by the time winter rolled around, I noticed remarkable change.

This was the first year that I was able to ski pain-free since 1996! I used the melt method every night after skiing. The best thing about this new tool? The balls are travel-friendly! You can easily transport the balls with you wherever you go. The melt balls enable you to be proactive with your own form of manual therapy!

Read more at YourTango: http://www.yourtango.com/experts/laura-cipullo/4-tips-feed-yourself-self-care#ixzz35KZrcZnd

Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services 2014 Update

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Lisa Mikus, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian working in New York City. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Bachelor of Science degree  in Nutrition as well as completed her dietetic internship through the University of Texas Coordinated Program in Dietetics.

Not only does Lisa have experience in a clinical setting, she has also worked closely with Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services. She has trained one-on-one under the expertise and mentorship of Laura Cipullo in order to gain a specialized understanding of eating disorders and body image issues. Additionally, Lisa has previously written blogs for Laura’s website, Mom Dishes It Out, as well as assisted in editing Laura’s book Healthy Habits. Recently, Lisa moved to New York to continue working with Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services counseling clients privately. To learn more about Lisa and the services offered at Laura Cipullo Whole Nutrition Services head on over to our website.



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