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Wearing A Mask: Some Thoughts On Loving Thy Neighbor And On Being Fabulous During A Pandemic

~~~~~~ Where do you stand on the mask question?  I have been asked by patients about my thoughts on whether or not to wear a mask and it feels like the time for a quick blog post on the topic.  It seems like there are a lot of pros and cons, so I’ll give three … Continue reading Wearing A Mask: Some Thoughts On Loving Thy Neighbor And On Being Fabulous During A Pandemic

Racism Is A Virus: (Some Thoughts On What You Can Do To Promote Intercultural Competence And Solidarity During A Pandemic)

~~~~~~ The dust does settle as we all reluctantly become more accustomed to the COVID19 pandemic with its shocks and aftershocks.  Some are handling it better than others, true.  No matter what, we are all doing our best.  And yet, the specter of racism and scapegoating casts a looming shadow over everyone’s attempts to manage … Continue reading Racism Is A Virus: (Some Thoughts On What You Can Do To Promote Intercultural Competence And Solidarity During A Pandemic)

It Is A Small World And We Do Share It (Some Thoughts On Critical Thinking During A Pandemic)

~~~ If you are reading this you are more than likely not a racist.  You may be monolingual and/or somewhat culturally sheltered.  You may not be.  Whatever your subject position as you read this essay is, you’re here because its title called to you.  You do care when you  see news stories about anti-Chinese sentiment. … Continue reading It Is A Small World And We Do Share It (Some Thoughts On Critical Thinking During A Pandemic)

Citizen Policy Academy of Austin: Six Reasons Why You Should Apply (Yes, You!)

~~~~~ ~~~The Citizen Police Academy of Austin~~~ A Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a series of classes that local police departments offer to their community.  Depending on your city, a CPA consists of between six and fourteen weekly meetings. They are designed to give citizens a basic working knowledge of all facets of police work … Continue reading Citizen Policy Academy of Austin: Six Reasons Why You Should Apply (Yes, You!)

Living With The Seasons According To Chinese Medicine: Spring Tips For Health And Happiness

~~~~~ Living with the seasons–in tune and in synch with weather changes and harvesting patterns, for example–can make you healthier and happier.  There’s a reason why going with the flow is good idea–it conserves energy, for one thing.  It’s a strategy for the long haul that works.  As a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), … Continue reading Living With The Seasons According To Chinese Medicine: Spring Tips For Health And Happiness

Find An Acupuncturist: How To Find The Best Chinese Medicine Practitioner For What You Want To Accomplish

~~~~~ Finding the right acupuncturist for you can be a bit of a challenge. One question that I get asked a lot by people who contact me after reading my blog posts is about how to do just that.  They want someone with sterling credentials.  They may be leery of needles or herbal medicine and … Continue reading Find An Acupuncturist: How To Find The Best Chinese Medicine Practitioner For What You Want To Accomplish

Holistic Healthcare: What To Do To Get The Most Out Of Your Acupuncture Treatment

~~~~~ If you’ve never tried acupuncture (or even if you have and had a great experience), did you know that there are ways to make the most of your treatment?  Holistic healthcare plans are generally not passive constructs; if you take a bit of initiative too, then your results will be that much more tangible … Continue reading Holistic Healthcare: What To Do To Get The Most Out Of Your Acupuncture Treatment