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Mary P Shriver

Mary P Shriver
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A trauma-informed somatic stress therapist with a clinical practice in Los Angeles, she is also a writer and an accomplished cook. Originally from NYC, her storied background includes a stint in Las Vegas as a Big Band jazz singer and Director of Public Relations for the Four Season’s Beverly Hills. Contact Mary here: www.shakeoffstress.com

12 Valentine’s Day Ideas for a Real Woman

I've never gotten roses on Valentine's Day. Well, maybe once — from an unwanted suitor. But, nope! I’ve never gotten flowers (on Valentine's Day) from a man who was either courting me, dating me or sleeping with me.I know! Now, ask me why.Because, I am not that chick. Because I am not the chick who craves...

Santa Fe: A Sensual Immersion

As a stress therapist, I help people understand how our felt senses lie at the root of our emotions.  When we feel an emotion — like elation, for example — the key is to find where you're feeling this emotion and to ask yourself “How, do I actually know...

Out of the Closet: Culling, Tooling and Saving

'Tis the Season: Let's Go Full Marie Kondo No, it’s not spring. But, with no room to hang all my newly-acquired post-holiday-sales finds, this thrifty fashionista was forced to bushwhack for new hanging space.“No, not these pants. I certainly can't let go of these...No, not those either. I looooove those...

More Than Pampering: The Many Benefits of Massage

Barely tall enough to see above the table, my interest in massage began in the boudoir of my grandmother’s summer house on Long Island.  A place where the grown-ups entertained each other endlessly with things like outdoor sports and cocktails, us young’uns often had to find ways to entertain...

Hyperice Hypervolt Review – Good Vibrations for Some

The Hypervolt is Great for Some People, but a Punisher for Others Every few years technology gifts us a praise-worthy upgrade in the electronic massage-tool department. This year my most coveted self-massage tool, the Brookstone (double headed) Thumper, is being demoted to my guest room bedside table. To replace it,...

Golden Cacao Latte

When people learn that I reversed stage 3 arthritis in my neck and hands, they implore to know how I did it.  I always credit turmeric. The truth is that I simply riffed on a Golden Tea recipe I read. I love my concoction so much that I decided...

Eggs

Egg Salad with Cumin and Fennel-Mary Shriver Eggs are a wonderful food. We are big fans, and a few a week are fine. When shopping, try to get only organic pastured ones. It's a better idea that the chickens are eating yummy bugs rather than who knows what GMO feed.This...