Author: Rikki Ayers

Part 2 with Kyla Plaxton of Release Acupressure and why I love podcasting

Want to try acupressure? Listen to this interview with Kyla Plaxton of Release Acupressure, where she leads me through a simple headache-relieving move that you can try right now. When anybody shares their story or shares what they’ve been through, it changes somebody’s life.”—Kyla Plaxton, Release Acupressure & Feel Better Today Show If you want to follow along and try some other acupressure points, check out Kyla’s Facebook group and Youtube channel. Here’s a video to get started: The surprising outcome from podcasting Own Up Grown-Up started out as a place to offer practical life tips to stuck millennials....

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Talkin’ ’bout life and acupressure with Kyla Plaxton

We all have the capacity to heal others in some way. Whether you make people laugh, provide medicine or help people deal with their inner demons, it starts with making yourself available to other people emotionally. Kyla Plaxton is someone who’s tapped into her inner healer in a profound way. Kyla Plaxton is an acupressurist on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. She’s one of those people who makes you feel immediately comfortable and open when you meet her. As someone who doesn’t easily open up to people, I felt compelled to let down my guard when I talked to her...

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Travel, humility, and making friends in new places with MJ Sacco

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill, travel writer and founding editor of Outside magazine One of the blessings of globalization and affordable travel is the friends you make from all over the world. People with completely different backgrounds find each other through common interests, and thanks to the internet, can easily stay in touch. For those who choose to embrace all that travel offers, there’s a lot to be gained, as MJ Sacco—who has been to 30 countries in 29 years—shares in this podcast episode, part 2 of our conversation. (Listen to part...

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See the world in a different way with MJ Sacco

Picture an epic summer camping trip in southern Germany, sharing stories, good food, and fine beverages with a group of friends hailing from all over the world. For these few days of woodsy bliss, you’re together and all the memories of the past 10 years come flooding back. That’s what guest MJ Sacco will be doing as part of his round-the-world trip this year. MJ’s been to 20 countries in his young 29 years and he’s gathering friends he’s met on his journeys in Germany for a 10-year reunion. But friends from all walks of life aren’t all that travel...

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Sleep tips to help you have sweet dreams

Canadians and Americans tie for third worst sleepers worldwide. Are you one of them? I have been. I’ve had nights where I wake up dripping sweat, nights where I can’t get to sleep because my mind won’t shut down, nights where I wake up three hours before my alarm goes off and can’t get back to sleep. I didn’t think it was bad. I thought it was normal. And then I spent a week away on a little Canadian island and I slept. Hard. I woke up every morning refreshed, energized—I didn’t even want coffee! I was able to focus...

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