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Two Hearts Wellness on Facebook: Seeing Flowers, Letting Go

  ~~~~~ I’m a latecomer to Facebook and I had a pretty standard routine on my personal page once I started. Cute pictures of baby bats, Italian fashion and/or things that are just a little dark and edgy, clothes-wise, plus of course social justice commentary were my three primary post subjects if I think back. … Continue reading Two Hearts Wellness on Facebook: Seeing Flowers, Letting Go

This World We Live In: The Red Pearl Society and the Reply: “Why Not?”

~~~ “I work in a rehabilitation clinic in Kathmandu called Shanti Sewa Kendra. I work 6 days a week from 10am – 4pm. I see the patients who are diagnosed with leprosy, patients that are physically challenged (paraplegic, wheelchair bound), those with mental illnesses, and those who have serious illnesses but cannot afford their treatment. … Continue reading This World We Live In: The Red Pearl Society and the Reply: “Why Not?”

Fibromyalgia Relief and Ancient Chinese Medicine: Tai Chi, Acupuncture, and Tui Na

~~~~~ Fibromyalgia—in a word—hurts. To the 5 million-plus sufferers who know this condition intimately, it is a case of Tolstoy’s “every happy family is alike and every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way” when it comes to symptoms, presentation, and effects on quality of life. The common link, of course, is muscle pain. … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Relief and Ancient Chinese Medicine: Tai Chi, Acupuncture, and Tui Na

Tecolote Farm Talks to Two Hearts Wellness: No to the GMO and Yes to Yum

  ~~~~~ Tecolote Farm has just started their second half of this season’s CSA and time is going by so quickly.  If you recollect from the first installment, too, I promised a second essay in order to share the whole of my interview with Katie.  Now is the perfect time to share! What’s what here … Continue reading Tecolote Farm Talks to Two Hearts Wellness: No to the GMO and Yes to Yum

Personal Training with Coach Shaun, or It’s Time to Make the Tiger Roar (Part I)

~~~~~ Training with a running coach can change a person’s life in more ways than one.  When I was writing my doctoral dissertation in preparation for my first career track, I needed to learn how to experience my work (and, by extension, my life) like the cliché goes: as a marathon, not a sprint.  I … Continue reading Personal Training with Coach Shaun, or It’s Time to Make the Tiger Roar (Part I)

Hill Country Ride for AIDS 2016: Dolly Parton and The Iron Thumb of Doom

~~~~~ The 2016 Hill Country Ride for AIDS took place April 30th this year.  This was my first time participating in this event and no, I did not ride. Instead, my dear friend, Jacob Cain McRae, and I volunteered our services as Asian bodywork therapists.  We spent a fantastic day providing Chinese tui na-style restorative … Continue reading Hill Country Ride for AIDS 2016: Dolly Parton and The Iron Thumb of Doom

Spartan Race 2016: There’s a First Time for Everything

~~~~~ Spartan Race 2016…and acupuncture?  Together? Yes, that’s right!  And just like the teams who were out there in the field, the student interns at my school came together as unit to provide an outstanding introduction to Chinese medicine for anyone who wanted to give it a try.  At the recent Spartan Race just outside … Continue reading Spartan Race 2016: There’s a First Time for Everything