I am a human being first, a woman second, and a mother third. In that order. And yet, according to research, I will be judged (unfairly) and be valued less in society because of that last identity: being a mother. The reality is I will be paid less than a woman without children. I will be paid even less than a man; and even less than a father, who ironically is more likely to get a raise … [Read more...] about Using Your Big Voice (Part II)
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The Voice is Queen in the Pelvic Floor Kingdom Did you know the voice is the new indicator of health when it comes to pelvic & sexual health? If you want to go the distance with your voice & pelvic floor – from the boardroom to the bedroom – then you gotta make some noise. Yes, women are notoriously ignored in both areas, from the corporate ranks of leadership to the intimate areas … [Read more...] about Using Your Big Voice: Harnessing Your Power from the Boardroom to the Bedroom
What is the Holy Grail of being well and managing stress successfully? Neuroscientists and researchers agree the vagus nerve has a lot to do with it. The vagus isn’t the only thing that drives your health, but it is a massive driver of it. Put it this way, if you don’t attend to vagal tone, then you have to make time for illness. What is the Vagus Nerve? Wikipedia Common License The … [Read more...] about Nervous System Hacks to Keep Calm (& Vagus On)
Pictured with my third son, 1 day old, and what I would later learn was a hip labral tear & a host of hip damage that stemmed from the birth. ©2014. Ginger Garner. All rights reserved. I remember the exact moment of excruciating pain when the well-meaning L&D nurse cranked back on my leg. I told her it hurt worse, but she misunderstood me. And she kept cranking. The pain was unbearable. … [Read more...] about New Moms Have Higher Risk for Hip Labral Tears
If you haven’t been following the entire series, get it here: Post 1 – https://gingergarner.com/resurfacing-hip-labral-surgery-post-1/Post 2 – https://gingergarner.com/hip-labrum-postsurgical-musings-post-2-2/Post 3 – https://gingergarner.com/post-surgical-musings-days-4-5-post-3/Post 4 – https://gingergarner.com/hip-labrum-postoperative-rehab-day-6-post-4/Post 5 … [Read more...] about Hitting My (New) Stride: Day 50+ (Week 7, Post 14)
It has been a little over two years since I made the decision to speak publicly. I am a sexual assault survivor. It took a lot of courage for me to speak up. To even write that is an understatement. It took even more to pen some of the story in the Preface to my first book, Medical Therapeutic Yoga. But I felt it was necessary. After all yoga, in large part, was what allowed me to move … [Read more...] about I Am Not Just a Survivor, I Am a Thriver
It’s a New Year. A season chocked full of pumpkin pie, apple strudel, cinnamon rolls, turkey and mashed potatoes…has given way to January. While I love good food and good company (a lot!) as much as anyone, I also know I need to balance it with movement and activity, or else those New Year’s resolutions may pile up and look a little daunting to accomplish. So if you are looking to get fit in 2019, … [Read more...] about Tried & True Fitness Tips to Kick off Your New Year!
As I welcome 2019, it's impossible not to reflect on the adventures, challenges, celebrations, laughs, and joy that 2018 brought. As is predictable with every new calendar, I stood alongside my family and friends to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, milestones, graduations -- moments I'm always more and more thankful to share with those I love. But 2018 also presented new and exciting … [Read more...] about 2018 Year in Review
Gabriel’s Message, A Christmas Meditation A Christmas Meditation, with all parts recorded and sung by Ginger Garner. A gift for the Season. About Gabriel's Message (Wikipedia)… A Basque Christmas carol, “Gabriel’s Message” is a folk song about the Annunciation, quoting the Biblical account from Luke, Ch 1, 26-38 and the Magnificat from Luke, Ch 1, 46-55. with the … [Read more...] about Vocal Meditations for the Christmas Season
B.C. - Before Children. Oh those were the days. Before children. When I could sleep in on weekends, nap or read a book on a Sunday, journal or meditate in a quiet, tidy room with the right music playing, and do all the yoga, walking, Pilates, swimming, and general activity I wanted. I could eat a full meal, and a hot one at that, of things I had carefully chosen at the grocery store and then … [Read more...] about Self-Care for Working Moms