Not Just Another Morning Walk for Coffee

By Ezekiel O'Brien

Just before Thanksgiving 2019, I was walking with my wife to get a morning coffee at Cafenated – a café in North Berkeley – when I was hit with an insatiable desire for electrolytes. Not a preference I normally have, but my desire had a word and I asked my wife to go into the store while I rested.

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Yoga River

By Ezekiel O'Brien

Our home in Reno the simplest of efficiencies, a converted month-to-month motel just off Interstate 80. To expand our living space, we love to go outdoors and walk down to the Truckee River to do our morning yoga.

The city of Reno has done a fantastic job of creating and maintaining parks. After trying several spots in the park, we found a favorite on an island where you have to cross a small water channel to reach.

Once there, it is fun to watch ducks play and preen in the water features, houseless folks take their morning dips and fisherman cast into the mellow waters of the Truckee. Reno is a really fantastic and slightly existential locale, and the Truckee River park in the morning is no exception.

Warm Hands, Warm Heart

By Ezekiel O'Brien

One of the joys of spending time in a new area as a skilled massage therapist is getting to build a new practice and meet different and interesting clients. And, one of the anxieties of touching new clients as a severe traumatic brain injury survivor is that my circulation is not good and my hands are cold.

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Happy Trails to You

By Ezekiel O'Brien

One of the fun opportunities of providing deep outcall bodywork in the Tahoe area this time of year is the chance to work with Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) thru-hikers who stop over in Truckee or South Lake Tahoe for some rest and rejuvenation. The PCT is a classic thru-hike that starts at the Mexican Border

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