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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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How Do You Deep Practice?

From the desk of Nicole Trincia, CLC, LMT...

As the dog days of Summer set upon us, I am naturally guided to allow the body to slow down, rest and absorb.  The air has seemed particularly fresh and cleansed following the recent July 4th Hurricane Arthur in the Northeast.  Additionally, this past weekend's Super-Full Moon further heralded a time for going deep with-in, meditation, reflection and what Martha Beck refers to as deep practice.
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A Walking Meditation
I took in this gorgeous full moon's loving and abundant rays as long as I could, allowing
the accompanying warm breezes to wash over me.  The following Sunday I rose out of bed when I was rested, put on exactly the clothes that were comfortable for me, and leisurely strolled to a favorite cafe, but not my usual.  My brunch, although the same as I have had many times before, was the best tasting I have ever experienced.  I then meandered, sometimes sitting, through some parks on my way to checking out an outdoor market that has been there for ten years in a nearby part of my neighborhood that I never frequent.  It was carefree, artistic, friendly and refreshing. The market was just starting to pack up as I had satisfactorily taken in what I wanted.  I leisurely explored the rest of this "new" neighborhood, intrigued by how it had developed since I had last been here about 10 years ago, keeping the natural pace of my body and perhaps that of a snail. 

I HEART Yoga - Supta Baddha Konasana 2 with photo edits
Savasana: Deep Relaxation
I had taken in all that I had wanted to explore of this "other" neighborhood, but I was not ready to return home just yet.  Although I was heading in that direction, I followed my body's compass, and without thought, pulled myself up onto a tree-shaded stone wall, sat cross-legged, and rested my legs.  I noticed the beauty of this particular spot and typically busy intersection that I had often hustled passed, and how unusually quiet and peaceful it now was.  I relaxed deeper by fully lying on the stone wall, adjacent to a flower bed and looking up into a giant honeysuckle-like tree. There was a popular outdoor restaurant patio with a couple of waiters setting up next to me and trendy music hall valet attendees nearby, but it was quiet now, and I allowed  the garden to absorb me.  I flowed from eyes closed to looking up at the sky, through the trees and at the bees and tiny sparrows flying in and out of the honey suckles.  I was fully supported and surprisingly comfortable on the stone wall.  I was the most relaxed I have been in a long time.
As the sun's rays were eased by a light cloud cover, a gentle hum of people started to fill the adjacent patio, and I was satisfactorily rested, I eased myself up from the wall and proceeded to head home.  Just as I stood, I  noticed that the centerpiece rock in the garden I was lying no more than a foot away from was artfully carved into the shape of a snail- how appropriate.
 
Extending Deep Practice
Slowly re-acclimating to my home environment into Sunday evening, I was mindful to preserve this natural flow of peace and ease throughout my body.  I further reflected on how I could maintain this Sunday walking meditation throughout my week.  Why shouldn't we enjoy this ease and alignment with each moment, every day- not just the weekend, Sundays or until the next Super Moon?  Remember, the Moon is always there, the constant feminine force loving us and reminding us to love and nurture ourselves.  We don't need to wait for her to show herself in full bloom as she cycles through her phases to give ourselves this nourishment.  
 
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I like to ask myself (my body) in each moment, before the next step, "what do I need right now- what would feel really good?"  If resistance arises about doing something else that starts to pull you away from this place of ease, ask yourself, "is it possible to delay this other activity for now, for the higher sake of my joy?  What's the worst that can happen?"  Almost always, I find that I have room to weave more ease-filling activities into my day than I initially think.  This is vital practice. Many of the things we "think" we need to do are not- or at least not right now.  I encourage you to engage in this deep practice as much as possible.  See how much you can stretch and let go. Watch your life fill with calm, beauty and abundance.  Become a radiant Super Moon!

How Do You Deep Practice? 
 
I would love to hear about how you reconnect and ground yourself to your truth and your creativity.  Share with me.
 
Perhaps you are new to deep practice or looking for ways to develop this life-force strengthening skill.  Allow me to share what I have spent a life-time honing.  It would be my delight to guide you to unlock your unique inner bliss.  Learn how.

 

 

 

 

Nicole Trincia, CLC, LMT Certified Life Coach & Licensed Massage Therapist

Nicole Trincia is a Martha Beck Certified Life Coach and Certified Massage Therapist. Through her coaching, she inspires mindful people to connect their hearts to their bodies, so they may live blissfully- right now! She offers practices that re-connect clients with nature, timelessness and simplicity, and guides powerful thought work that confronts and deconstructs limiting beliefs. Inviting curiosity with compassion, Nicole empowers clients to be present and in alignment with their truth, so they may attract joy and their best life.

Nicole has been practicing massage therapy for over fourteen years. She graduated from Healing Touch Institute in 2000, with certification in Holistic Massage Therapy. Her training includes Swedish, Esalen, Neuromuscular, Myofascial, Sports and Pregnancy Massage, as well as Polarity, Aromatherapy, and yoga. Her intuitive style integrates Cranio Sacral, Thai Massage, Hot Stone, assisted stretching, and Feldenkrais techniques. In 2010, she completed the First Degree of the Usui System of Reiki Healing.

Having earned a B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College and a M.A. in Education from Lesley University, Nicole is personally fascinated with the mind-body connection. She is committed to identifying both painful thoughts and physical stress patterns, and educates clients on proper body mechanics, work habits, diet, exercise and positive thinking. Nicole has been practicing Forrest Yoga for 14 years and has studied Macrobiotics. She delights in sharing what she has learned through overcoming personal and physical challenges, massage, and overall mind-body awareness with her clients, so that they may live a more balanced, vivacious, and joyful life!

If you are new to life coaching or you have a question for our Life Coach, please contact OMBE to schedule a complimentary consult at our Boston location.

 

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