Breathe Easier

October 19, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

The blistering orange sun burns through the smoky morning sky. I feel saddened for our Sonoma & Napa County neighbors and so many others across the country rebounding from ‘natural’ disasters. Even as I seek to green my lifestyle and politics, smoke from nearby fires envelopes the Bay Area where I live.

Tags:  Posture, Nature, Mental Attitude, Stretching, Environment, Relaxation, Body Mindfulness

Bringing Vision to Life

September 27, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

Russell and I needed a new website to articulate the teaching partnership  we envisioned - skills to age vibrantly, relieve pain and prevent injury. We turned for help to a marketing professional, our son Amon Rappaport, a storyteller for organizations and purpose driven companies seeking to make the world a better place.

Tags:  Change, Personal Practice

Exercise As If Your Life Depends On It

September 6, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

My father exercised his whole life until a severe car accident at age 70. The antibiotic he took to save him destroyed his inner ear equilibrium — to prevent feeling dizzy, he had to hold his head very still. No tennis, no golf, no dancing. He became deeply depressed and lost his zest for life. His muscles began to wither and the gaunt look of death spread across his face.

Tags:  Walking, Rebuilding Your Body

Longer summer days with balmy evenings are perfect for after dinner walks

July 5, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

Russell and I recently resumed evening walks and love the benefits. We suggested to Simone and Thorsten Kopitzki, students and Harbor Point neighbors, that they try it.  “Walking every night is a good way to balance my stressful office work," Simone said. "I’ve improved my balance and

Tags:  Walking, Stretching

The Mountain, The Murders, and The Little Dance that Could

May 17, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

Our beloved Mt.Tam was held hostage by the murders of four women in 1979. We felt powerless to set her free until the day Anna and Larry invited us to mobilize our feelings and help heal the mountain, and ourselves.

Tags:  Change, Mental Attitude, Inspiration

Have You Thanked Your Ankles Lately?

April 1, 2017  by Dr. Suki Munsell

Coincidences amaze me. I was moved to write this thank you note several days before a diagnosis of skin melanoma near my right ankle. The subsequent surgery and recovery demanded being off my feet for a few weeks and threatened a long anticipated vacation with my granddaughter.

Tags:  Walking, Mental Attitude, Bio-Mechanics