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Feeling Good, Despite It All

Hi, I’m Ian.


I’m a massage therapist and educator, and sometimes I talk and think about other stuff too. Today, I’d like to talk about the topic of human frailty, and how you might want to take the things I say with a grain of salt.

You see, despite my training in mindfulness, holistic health, and psychology, I’m still not… well. I’ve got chronic anxiety, my back “goes out” more than I’d like, and I’m not anywhere near as successful as I’d like to be. I give in to my base animal desires on a regular basis (hitting my snooze alarm, going to McDonald’s), and I procrastinate like you wouldn’t believe. When I write, I use far too many parenthetical asides.

I divulge all of this for two reasons:

  1. All of my advice should be viewed in context. Viewing me as a role model would be folly.
  2. I think that my flaws might make me more useful to you.

You see, I’m frail, but I’m unbroken. I have some really rough days, but I’m doing things that I would have thought impossible a few short years ago. In this spirit, I have a goal for this blog: ... continue reading.