Articles written by inventor Terry Cross, as well features in other publications, Q&As with industry leaders and the occasional post on the lovely Armaid home–Maine.

Outliers… or how Elvis became Elvis

Outliers: Defined as something or someone that is outside or separate from the norm, be it behaviorally, statistically or geographically. Let’s just regard a person for a moment who might be labeled...

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Recovery and Bacteria - Health with Terry M. Cross

March 21, 2017

Bacteria came first in evolution, way before people, there was bacteria. Bacteria even created oxygen (through stromatolites), before plants evolved. ...

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Pong Night in Maine

April 17, 2017

When I moved to a small town on the coast of Maine over ten years ago, I had the good fortune to be invited to Monday Night Pong by a local farmer. I've been going almost every Monday since. Monday...

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Interview with Ryan Tillotson - Filmmaker, Producer, Writer, Director

March 3, 2017

Ryan Tillotson is a young writer, director, producer living in Los Angeles, CA. He has produced a number of short films, music videos, a few feature films and attended the Cannes Film Festival. His career...

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Armaid Staff’s Favorite Movies

March 8, 2017

These are the films each of us has watched over and over, or can quote whole scenes from, or can sing entire soundtracks to. Movies are like music, in that they are deeply personal in their connection...

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What Inspires the Armaid Staff

"Inspiration is inherently personal, both in the abstract and in the particular." swimming in ice cold water - going for a walk - bees - birds - night sky - Maine - nature "Perhaps...

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Musings on Movies by Terry M. Cross

February 23, 2017

What is film, video and TV but the flickering of connected images imitating life. How it can satisfy at times!  “I find television very educational. Every time someone switches...

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What Inspires Terry M. Cross, Founder & Inventor of Armaid and Rolflex

January 18, 2017

Inspiration doesn’t come easy to me these days. The world is changing so quickly that it’s tough to hang onto much that is positive and fortifying for long. Over ten years ago I moved to Maine...

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What Inspires Joe Daniels? He Inspires Us!

January 27, 2017

It is nature and interaction with people that gives me the most inspiration. I do most of my work in the kettlebell and functional fitness world, and when I can help someone in my gym - who is perhaps...

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Prevention of Chronic Diseases by Addressing Chronic Inflammation

January 9, 2017

Interview with Alix Sarain, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Alix is a Health Coach living Maine. She has a degree in Philosophy and...

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Personal Journey

December 2, 2016

I was having heart palpitations, heart ache, high blood pressure, constipation, very poor sleep and a tired lethargic body. And this was all before the election. I'd been mostly worried...

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Alternative Therapies List

December 16, 2016

Unique therapies we know, use, love, are interested in; unique approaches to self-care and health, just like Armaid.

1. Ayurvedic Medicine (Ayurveda) - Yoga's sister science, is the oldest continually practiced health-care system in the world, originating in India more than 3,000 years ago. Key concepts of Ayurvedic...

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Potential Abundance

We are tied to the seasons. If you have a garden, large or small, it reflects your hope for new life. Each plant is an idea of a new beginning with potentially abundant outcomes. Flowers to please...

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Being Touched

Things are going smoothly. The person has their hands just right. The perfect amount of pressure. . . it feels great. . . suddenly, Bam! ! Ouch! ! A certain spot is very painful, incredibly sore. ....

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Who's in charge of your arms & hands?

The most recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has printed a study of the failure of traditional Physical Therapy treatments and Cortisone shots to relieve or improve 'Tennis...

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Environment is Everything

The science of Epigenetics deals with factors other than your DNA predisposition towards a specific trait or given outcome of disease or other body-function-form details.   The 'other factors'...

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Personal Elephants

In times that you can't control, the only thing to do is to control yourself. The number one best return on investment is getting healthier in whatever ways you know you aren't. And it's stuff...

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The Most Ticklish of Personal Challenges: 4 Steps to Change

Attitude is the most ticklish of personal challenges. To change ones attitude about a thing, is especially hard when we are being challenged about changes to our personal habits. What seemed to...

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Show Your Hard-Working Arms and Hands Some Love

How to Show Your Hard-Working Arms and Hands Some Love By Terry Cross September 27, 2016 Originally published at  Massage therapy as a profession can be brutal...

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Who is the Grump?

I am indeed surprised. For years I thought Vitamin D was something that mostly children needed so that their bones would be strong and free of "rickets." I did not know that our good friend Vitamin...

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The treasures of life are never just obvious lying around like a dog sniffin' his philosophers that's what makes a treasure so treasures are always out of sight buried under layers...

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Armaid & attachments

Just so you know, there is no 'right' way to use Armaid. Yes, there are the basics that are taught in our videos and those are important as a basis for what may follow. Eventually the only right way...

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Former First Lady

Former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, was a bright force for social changes during FDR's three terms as president. She was admired and loved by a country ravaged by the Great Depression and the Second...

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Musings on Preparedness

What I like about my farmer friends is they have a sense of purpose without time restraints, as if they know what they are here on the planet to do and they are doing it. They don't seem to think about...

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Killing the Messenger

"How people react negatively to new ideas and to the people who present those ideas" The Semmelweis reflex is named for the reflex-like tendency to reject new evidence or new knowledge because...

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