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The Peaceful Runner Newsletter #29 - February 28, 2013 - Feldenkrais and Running
February 28, 2013

Welcome to the February edition of The Peaceful Runner Newsletter - your free monthly resource for inspirational articles and quotes, delicious recipes and the latest news and trends in running.

In this issue:

1) Quote of the Month
2) Article: Feldenkrais and Running
3) What's New for Runners
4) Recipe of the Month: Creamy Crispy Crunch Dessert

Quote of the Month:

"We can tap our own healing forces by learning to use the power the mind has over the body. Healing is part of self-realization, a process of becoming whole and healthy."

-- Dr.Gerald Epstein

Feldenkrais and Running

Do you know what the Feldenkrais Method is? No it's not a new religion, but it is becoming a saving grace for many runners. Feldenkrais has been around for many years, but most people have never heard of it.

It is a practice that was developed by Moshe Feldenkrais, who was a physicist, an engineer and a martial artist. When a knee injury from his childhood re-surfaced and threatened to severely disable him, he refused to have surgery. Instead, he began to explore rehabilitation through body awareness and awareness of movement. He made the connection between mind and body and began to teach himself how to move his knee and walk normally again. When his method of healing was fully developed, he began to teach others what is known as the Feldenkrais Method.

Today there are over 2000 Feldenkrais practitioners all around the world. Because so many runners get injured each year, many have turned to Feldenkrais to overcome injuries and pain from running. It has helped many runners to not only reduce and recover from injuries, but to become better runners as they learn to run with their whole bodies.

Read more about the benefits of Feldenkrais and Running.

Recipe of the Month: Creamy Crispy Crunch Dessert

This is not a healthy recipe, but it is one you will enjoy. It is for a delicious, light dessert. Sometimes we just have to have dessert to share with our family and friends. When you feel like making a dessert, this one is a great choice. I have served it a number of times and it always gets great reviews.

Creamy Crispy Crunch Dessert


  • 4 or 5 Crispy Crunch Bars
  • 2 large tubs of frozen whipped topping (Regular or Light), Thawed
  • 1 ½ cups Fresh Milk
  • 1 – 2 oz’s Kaluha or Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur (Optional)
  • 2 pks small Chocolate Chip Cookies


  1. Use a 9 X 13 glass dish.
  2. Crumble the bars into small pieces.
  3. Add Kaluha or Bailey's to milk if using.
  4. Quickly dip the chocolate chip cookies in the milk, remove and form a layer of cookies on the bottom of the dish.
  5. Spread a layer of the whipped topping and then a layer of crumbled Crispy Crunch bars.
  6. Add another layer of dipped cookies, whipped topping and crumbled bars.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze several hours before serving.
  8. Cut into serving sized pieces.
  9. Return unused portions to freezer to enjoy later.

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Keep peaceful and keep running injury free,


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