Rolling the foot with a ball is an exercise you can complete on your own as a way to massage and stretch the bottom of the foot and the plantar fascia making it much less likely to become irritated. A ball can help to improve flexibility and range of motion of the ankle.
The type of ball to be used is open — what do you have at home? A softer ball is easier to start with and you can work your way up to a lacrosse ball or a golf ball.
Put enough pressure on the ball to get a deep massage. You may feel some soreness, back off if you feel any pain.
Try it… Sole Searching
Remember the ball loosens up stiffness in your sole’s muscles, joints, and connective tissues.
How to do it:
1. Circle the ball under your heel with some pressure.
2. Slowly roll your foot from heel to toe through the middle of the foot. Repeat for 1 to 2 minutes.
3. Roll the ball side to side so the ball crosses your arch. for 1 to 2 minutes.
4. Curve your toes around the ball to open up the phalanges and metatarsals. Help with your other foot if needed.
Repeat with your other foot.
Open hearts and open minds allow one to look beyond a surface appearance to gain insight into a deeper level of existence.
May we be so lucky.
Age and size are only numbers.
It’s the attitude you bring to clothes that make the difference.
~ Donna Karan
Photo: Man Ray Bottom
dievca will no longer be experiencing Alfredo Sauce from anywhere. Just say “No”.
No one else had trouble.
Lovely to the tastebuds – perhaps not a happy match with the Liver and Gallbladder. Something new in dievca’s Life. Aging issue?
Ahh, well, at least she knows what to do after dealing with her Mother’s Colitis issues.
harsh discordance of sound; dissonance:
a cacophony of hoots, cackles, and wails. a discordant and meaningless mixture of sounds: the cacophony produced by city traffic at midday.
dievca experienced a cacophony of bodily noises as she slept. Every time she flipped over, reached for water, readjusted the sheets something popped or cracked. In the morning, she was amazed to find that her body was still in one piece without a lot of pain.
Various factors added to the experience:
- Aggressive deep tissue full body massage
- Running around with packing and errands
- Extensive play session with Master
- Session on a vibrator plate at the gym pre-flight
- Passing out on the flight to Europe
- Heavy stretching session after the flight
- Two beers and a long hot tub soak with friends
- A lot of salt from a BBQ and not enough water
- Pushing through to shift the sleep schedule
- Passing out in a very comfortable bed
- Hot flashes
It was a symphony of noise, unlike anything, dievca had ever experienced before…
What caused the noise?
Escaping gases: The synovial fluid present in the joints acts as a lubricant and contains oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. When a joint pops or cracks the joint capsule is stretched causing gas to release quickly.
Movement of joints, tendons, and ligaments: When a joint moves, the tendon’s position changes and moves slightly out of place. A snapping sound can occur as the tendon returns to its original position. Your ligaments can also tighten as you move your joints resulting in a cracking sound and most commonly occurs in your knees or ankles.
Loss of cartilage: Arthritic joints tend to make more noises as the loss of smooth cartilage means the bones rub together on a rougher, more unstable surface.
Ligaments: Ligaments are fibrous tissues that connect two bones at a joint. Tight ligaments are prone to popping when they are suddenly moved, this sometimes results in short-lived pain in the area or sometimes you may not experience it at all.
Tendons: Tendons are fibrous tissues that connect muscle to bone and can also cause popping noises around a joint. This is most commonly found in snapping hip syndrome which causes a snapping sensation when the hip is flexed and extended.
Scar tissue: After joint injury or surgery, scar tissue, known as adhesions, is formed by the ligaments which are more prone to popping and cracking.
Why did it end up feeling very good:
When you pop a joint a stretch occurs in the joint capsule which results in relaxation of the surrounding muscles meaning that it feels particularly good in those tight or stiff places! This is also a good indication of where you might be tight in the body. Another theory suggests that popping a joint releases natural painkillers (or endogenous opiates) in the body.
Whatever – dievca was just happy to wake up in one piece and be functioning after all the noise.
Have you ever had this happen?
Book ’em Danno, Muder One- they slayed the FW ’19 runway!
Looks that caught dievca’s eye from the various 2019 Fashion Weeks —
it’s not the clothes, it’s the faces and bodies. Models over 40 years old.
dievca really found them intriguing and interesting.
Character and Lives lived makes for visual interest.
Some of the models, in no particular order:
Pat Cleveland (68)
Christie Brinkley (65)
Veronica Webb (53)
Patti Hansen (62)
Christy Turlington (50)
Laverne Cox (46)
Tonne Goodman (67)
Stella Tennant (48)
Guinevere Van Seenus (41)
Chloë Sevigny (44)
Marie Sophie Wilson (54)
Kirsten Owen (48)
Shala Monroque (40)
Shalom Harlow (45)
Stephanie Seymour (50)
~ Urban Dictionary
In a sentence:
dievca is heading to the gym to work on becoming a piece of eye candy for her Master.
elegant glowing nether
flexible sinuous exotic presentation
It’s hard to hold onto your “mad” when your Dad calls and says,
“Be patient with me. I’m sorry and I love you.”
A fully coherent Father made his choice, clearly and verbally, “I will do the feeding tube in the stomach and rehab.” I know that this elongates the process, but we were so relieved that the choice was taken out of our hands and put into the hands of the main participant. Today, after coffee, I will work with the people who will help my Mother stay in their (Mom and Dad’s) home.
All this has made me think….I have no children, I need to make these plans ahead of time for myself. I cannot wait. (But, it cannot be done today…)
Have a Lovely Morning!
A great article about what to expect from a Penis as it Ages – I love that it mentions options for keeping the pelvic muscles working – we hear this all the time as Women (Kegels), but I now know it is important for men, too.
dievca celebrated her Birthday, this month, and those years are creeping up in number…
Master asked her what she thinks of Birthdays and of her Birthday.
It took her a moment to come up with her answer.
It was twofold:
1.) I am alive.
2.) Birthdays are an opportunity for people to connect. Phone, Cards, Emails, texts, Face-to-Face.
dievca really treasures the time that people take to connect. she knows it’s a World of busyness, chaos, time-stealers, deadlines, obligations. And if people take their precious time to connect. Wow!
Same goes here on WordPress — when someone takes the time to read, comment, say they stopped by~ How generous.
What does a dievca do for a Birthday in the City?
Send a text out to see if people can stop by for a drink at a local Watering Hole.
In this case, PORCHLIGHT on 11th between 27th and 28th. The new HUDSON YARD area.
What does a dievca wear with the heat (which broke this morning, btw)?
Curly hair growing out, wild…(not much else can be done and it was windy)
Grey/Blue eyeliner, mascara, nude lips and “Bond…James Bond” OPI nail polish on fingernails and toenails!
No, dievca didn’t meet up with Master on the Special Day. They met up earlier in the week when He returned from the West Coast. Master is still a quiet part of dievca’s Life. XO
dievca doesn’t look 24 anymore….Master will say, “How old are you now? 39, right?”…she’s not sure if He is joking or not…but she knows that she is on the downside to 50. The beautiful thing is that she feels young, vibrant and that translates to how people see her. And….she’s found that she prefers to see Cate Blanchette, Naomi Watts, Lauren Hutton, Helen Mirren in photos – rather than the young stars. They have a history, they are interesting, they have Lived.
Plus, NYC is a hot bed for gorgeous older women – AGING WITH STYLE – ‘ADVANCED STYLE’ DOCUMENTS BEAUTIFUL OLDER WOMEN AGED 62-95
Recently, dievca saw some of the new advertising for St. Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein and Balmain:
“For too long fashion has targeted very young girls, ignoring the swathe of older, confident consumers who have a high disposable income and are unsaddled by debt. They are a powerful and stylish army and don’t particularly want to dress in a uniform of wrap dress and nude court shoes,” Stella Editor Marianne Jones, 50, once said of this stylish demographic of women.
dievca may not look like those models, but “Three Cheers”, for the age range!
I have my Father’s hands.
Wide palms, long straight fingers, healthy nails, veins popping out, strong and gentle.
One of the most beautiful things I have seen is his hand holding the hand of my newest Grand Niece and she just didn’t want to let him go.
I don’t want to let him go.
In his mid 80’s, my Daddy is still picking up the 2-year-old. Playing with the 4-year-old. Following (slowly) the 3-year-old. All this, as my Mother is playing up and the down the stairs with the others, she’s making up games, dropping clothespins into a milk bottle, filling up water balloons, reading stories: “One Was Johnny” – “Chicken Soup With Rice”. Stories that were read to me, from the same Nutshell Library.
They are bushwhacked when the kids go~
I watch them sleep.
And they won’t give it up because these things are the best part of Life.
I don’t blame them.
Life is for Living.
And Kids keep us alive by holding our hands.
I have my Father’s hands.
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I accept the other renditions of me that I have been throughout my Life. Those phases, awkward and beautiful, make me who I am today.
I love all the blog posts I have written throughout these past 2 years — they are pieces of me, Master, you and where we all were at that point in Life. Taking the opportunity to share myself, my Life and my thoughts with you has been a gift. Your sharing with me has been a gift.
So, Thank You.
I want to grow old gracefully
Be interesting to talk to
and be able to listen carefully
I want young people to find comfort with me
Feel that I am trustworthy
Be an asset – not a burden
and know that I will support their dreams
I say these things
But will I be able to do it
When the pain and loneliness crash in
and my old friends and family are gone
All I can do is hope and try
To grow old gracefully