Brand Yourself On-line

Hello,

To brand yourself on-line is no different to working offline in any other professions. People will come to you because of what you provide and how you can help them. This is why you need to establish the ‘know, like and trust’ feelings with your customers. There are two ways of doing this on-line: one way is by using video marketing: the other method is by creating a free about me profile. You can find about me by going to http://about.me

This will take you to a page that looks like the image below

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Once you are on the page you can then set up your free page which will let you brand yourself in your chosen ‘niche’ profession, interest or marketplace.

So how do you brand yourself on-line using a http://about.me page ?

First of all you need to create an account.  This ideally needs to be in your own name (one of the major must haves, to establish ‘know, like and trust’ on-line is using your own name) and then you follow the steps. Pay particular attention to the biography section as this section is your chance to sell yourself. Remember, this is about how you Brand Yourself On-line.

A good tip for this section is to be to the point, giving the ‘sizzle, not the steak’. Highlight how you have been successful on-line in your niche. The reason for this is that you want to make people come to you as a ‘guru’ in your chosen field. Underneath your bio, you can add all the relevant links, which help to brand yourself on-line.

Here is a link to my about.me page. It will give you some idea of the sort of content to write. Essentially though you need to write as you, letting your enthusiasm come through.

about.me/markstevens79

The Pelvis

Hello.

The Pelvis, your foundation.

In some ways the Pelvis is the most important structure in your body. It’s your base, the bedrock upon which your body stands and the core of such activities as standing, walking, running and balance adjustment. It is also a shock absorber, houses the hip joints and is the base on which your spine stands. The Pelvis is also one of the few places in the body where male and female anatomy looks significantly different.

The Pelvis is not one solid bone, it’s made up of three separate bones with ligaments and connective tissue holding it together.

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The two side are the bones that look like elephant’s ears, and incorporate the hip joints. These are held together at the front by soft tissue. At the rear both sides sandwich the Sacrum, a bone made from separate vertebra that have fused together over thousands of years. On top of your Sacrum your spine is stacked and below is your coccyx, which is all that remain of the tails we once had.

As I mentioned above, the Pelvis is not one bone and this is crucial during child birth. In it’s normal state the pelvis is not wide enough for a baby to pass through. However, during labour the sides of the Pelvis flex outwards to allow the baby to pass through. The separate parts should then close back up and resume their normal form. However, this is not always the case (see posting on Sciatica).

I will return to problems related with misaligned Pelvis’s in the future.

Oh, by the way, I also make money on-line. Want to know more ? mark.stevens@hands-on-holistics.co

A Blog about Blogging

Until recently I never knew how powerful blogging could be. It was just something people did to entertain others who ‘followed’ them, with content of low importance or just noise from people who wanted some attention.

However, now I have been shown how powerful posts can be, especially when integrated into other areas of interest or business, it’s amazing the response a few well chosen words can produce.

As you will see, what I have posted is diverse, touching on my passions and my businesses. And therein lies the power of blogging because you can publish whatever you want onto the internet,  with whatever content you so desire.

From a business point of view, it’s a very powerful tool. You can not only reach existing customers but you can generate interest and potential business from new customers. From the content of your posts you can demonstrate that you know what you are doing and your level of expertise. Followers can get to know you before they ever meet you and can refer you others with the click of a button.

And, there are ways to publish one blog and have it sent to any number of places at the same time, thus reducing the time needed to reach your audience. So if you are reading this on the net, facebook, LinkedIn, about.me, Twitter or any number of other places, I only wrote it once.

So, write with passion and knowledge as there is a whole world full of people who you can reach out to.

Happy Blogging

 

Sciatica

Hello,

Sciatica, it’s a pain !

Most people have heard of sciatica, a lot of people have and do suffer with it. I did…. for 10 years !

Sciatica is usually caused in one of two ways – a disc problem in the lower back causing physical pressure on to the sciatic nerve, or muscles constricting the nerve because of bone misalignment. Sound complicated ? It really isn’t.

As per a previous posting, I explained how the nerves exit the spinal column between the vertebra forming your spine. If the pathway the nerve takes is restricted because of a problem with a disc or vertebra, this will give the symptoms of sciatica. If permanent damage has been caused then unfortunately there isn’t much that can be done without surgery or pain management.

However, sciatica can be caused in another way, as mine was.

Your skeletal frame is held together by your muscles. Unfortunately, your muscles are not intelligent and will hold a bone in it’s current position even if that isn’t where it should be. The muscles will, in these circumstances, tighten up as a direct reaction to the incorrectly placed bone.

The most common way sciatica occurs is by the pelvic bones being misaligned. As per my previous post, the pelvis is made up of a number of bones. If either side of your pelvis is rotated backwards, the muscles in your pelvis will tighten and constrict your sciatica nerve as it works it way towards your hip join and then down your leg.

The symptoms can also be caused by vertebra misalignments in the lower back (lumber region), or misalignment of the sacrum.

Misalignments are typically caused by falls, repetitive movement, rapid twisting movements, bad posture, car accidents and child-birth.

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If you suffer with sciatica and find that walking eases the pain then your sciatica can be treated.

Clients who I see with sciatica typically require two treatments to make a full recovery. I also empower clients to help heal themselves with some very simple one minute exercises.

Want to know more ? email me – mark.stevens@hands-on-holistics.co

 

 

Some facts about body pain

Hello,

Here are some facts about body pain that may dispel things you have grown up believing.

Fact: 20 million people in the UK will have back problems during their life time.

Fact: You can only register one bodily pain at a time.

Fact: A trapped nerve isn’t trapped.

Fact: Discs don’t ‘slip’.

Fact: Frozen shoulders are rarely ‘frozen’ solid.

From childhood we are conditioned to except some of the above statements as fact. The truth of the matter though is that these terms are used by Doctors and patients alike to put a name to many varying conditions that all cause body pain.

Over 20 million of us in the UK alone will experience some sort of back problems during our lifetime. That’s isn’t so surprising really seeing as how we rely on our spine and associated muscles to do so much in our daily lives. There are also many who will suffer damage from accidents and genetic problems.

The good thing is that no matter how many problems you have, your brain receptors will only register the one that is ‘shouting’ the loudest. You can have chronic back pain but if you hit your thumb with a hummer your back will stop hurting for a while as your thumb is shouting louder.

Nerves are rarely trapped, as a nerve trapped between two bones would be so painful you would just continuously pass out. Nerve can be restricted by muscles contracting onto them or pass through restricted pathways, which can be painful and create pins and needles.

Discs don’t slip. Yours discs are like shock absorbers, they sit between each of the vertebra which make up your spine. The discs are horseshoe shaped and are bonded to the bones. The open section of the discs points backwards and from this gap the nerves exit the spinal cord and go to other areas of the body.

Discs can bulge, become wedge shaped and will loose their sponginess in time but they can not slip from between the bones. This would cause a major trauma as it would impact on your spinal cord and result in unbelievable pain and paralysis.

Frozen shoulders are rarely frozen solid, the cause generally being muscular in nature. The shoulder joints are the most complicated joints in the human body, as no other joint allows such range of movement. All this movement is controlled by groups of muscles and damage to these muscles is usually the source restricted shoulder/arm movement.

 

Pain – The eternal enemy

Hello,

Everybody, sometime in their life will suffer with bodily pain. For some it will be fleeting and a mere annoyance as they grow older. For other though, it will be a constant nagging voice, with them every minute of every day. Most people, however will have periods of intense pain due to an injury, an accident or the result of years of poor posture or repetitive movement.

As a specialist in muscular/skeletal pain I see many people with many complaints. Some problems are caused by genetics, some by injuries sustained recently or when the client was younger, others are the result of poor posture or asking their bodies to do too much.

Which ever is the case, we are actually talking about bio-mechanics, how your muscles and bones physically work. It’s really simple: a system of levers and hinges (bones and their joints) operated by electro-sensitive tissue (muscles), controlled by a wiring loom (nerves).

As with all machinery there are some standard things that go wrong, some from misuse and others by constant use over time. Unfortunately, there are other factors which have a bearing on how our bodies perform, including our ability to decide to be lazy and not use our bodies how we should.

To be fair many will not know they are misusing their bodies, as no one has ever told/shown them the correct way to do things or commented on their posture or their lack of exercise.

In my future messages I will explain, in plain language, how our bio-mechanics work, things that can go wrong and how we can prevent a lot of the pain we suffer with.