Q&A With Lynell Cavner,
Owner & Master Certified Bowen Practitioner, Lynell & Company
How do you define a healthy lifestyle?
Everything in moderation – from exercise, food, work, playtime to worship time, socialization, & bodywork.
How did you come to practice in your career field?
When my mom became very ill. One night while rubbing her feet, she struggled to get up, pointed at me and said, “You need to do something with those hands, you have your father’s hands.”
“I am, can’t you feel this?” She responded: “You will get it one day.”
That was the last real conversation I had with her. I began looking into what I could do with my hands. I found it in two lines while researching on a computer: “The Bowen technique.” It explained that it was nervous system based bodywork.
Getting to the “core” of issues that make things run, sputter or stop altogether; the work felt so right under my hands. (I wrote a book about this, Her Father’s Hands).
What type of exercise do you prefer?
A variety of exercise around my walks of seven days a week with my yellow lab including running, weight lifting and yoga/stretching.
My daily walks are usually mornings; however, during the summer I walk at night for the dog’s sake. Walks range between 1 to 3 miles. My add-ins are 30 to 40 minutes.
What are your practices to keep yourself, your family healthy?
I instilled healthy eating, exercise habits early on when my daughter was a toddler. My husband taught me to lift weights. We made a vow to stay healthy on all levels for each other.
What is your go-to way of practicing self-care?
I get on the table for a body and nerve restoration session at least every other month. I get outside often. I set aside time with my creator to worship, and listen.
What is your favorite healthy food/snack?
Blueberries, nut crackers, Muenster cheese.
What is your favorite healthy meal?
I gravitate to simple foods like a good cut of chicken, fish or steak, a salad and a potato or sweet potato.
What is your biggest health, wellness tip?
Move your body.
What is your next goal in your health, wellness journey?
Guiding others to better themselves and those around them, is how the world will come into balance and hopefully bring about a little more joy and peace.