When it's "raining stones" aka a shit storm and I am at my wits end, I drink a lot of water, eat fruit and veggies and either jog, swim or go for a very brisk walk to break a sweat. Movement makes everyone feel better. Then I get a massage and if I can't find anyone to massage me, I massage my own feet, hands, face and scalp. I pour a whole bag of epsom salt into a hot bath and soak and scrub my body with a very rough cloth to make my skin softer, all while listening to my favorite tunes. I take deep breaths and live in the moment as that's ALL we have. It may sound cheesy but it's best to "Live for Today" like my Grandma told me "if you have one foot in yesterday and one foot in tomorrow; your legs are wide open and you're shitting all over today!"
I am a Libra, born in Manchester, Ct, USA. My parents were both 17 when I was born and they were hippies, flower children, so to speak. They listened to the music of Janis Joplin, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and others. They taught me at a very early age to walk on their backs and massage their feet. At age five I already was busy walking on my families backs and showing off my tiny strong hands. Music and massage were very important to me already as a child. My parents brought me to many concerts, like Frank Zappa, Grateful Dead, Melanie, etc.
As I became a teenager I still wanted to continue going to concerts but my parents were not so interested in concerts or supporting my habit of two to three concerts per week, anymore. I had clever ways to sneak into shows, for example taping two old concert-ticket stubs together and getting in or having people open the side doors from inside, etc.
I wanted to meet the musicians, not just be in the audience, so I came up with the idea to go early to the concert halls and ask the roadies, management and musicians if they wanted to trade back or feet massages for tickets and passes. This was obviously a good idea and my massage is through word of mouth, known to be the best massage around. Naturally I don't trade anymore, it's now my profession. Meet the lady who took her two passions (music and massage) and made an exciting career and book about it!