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Beautiful Skin the Ancient Chinese Way: Tui Na and Cups, Pearls and Jade

~~~ There are many ways to diminish wrinkles and rough spots, to achieve beautiful, glowing skin, and to acquire a more sculpted jawline.  Are you ready to give Chinese therapeutics a try?  The foundation of Chinese beauty treatment is that the skin on the outside is a reflection of the health of the inside.  Often, … Continue reading Beautiful Skin the Ancient Chinese Way: Tui Na and Cups, Pearls and Jade

Anthropologie Bags and Doorknobs: When One Closes, Another Opens (On Embracing Change and Finding New Spaces)

~~~~~ Of the many beauties associated with Chinese medicine (and, as I ponder it, Renaissance Florence but I digress), one that resonates greatly with me at this time is its attitude towards change.  Chinese medicine is based on a foundation of harmony and theories regarding yin-yang balance.  Not too much of one or too little … Continue reading Anthropologie Bags and Doorknobs: When One Closes, Another Opens (On Embracing Change and Finding New Spaces)

Harry Potter, Herbology, and Chinese Herbs: How Learning to Love Herbal Study is Good for Me and Great for my Patients

~~~~~ Before I started my program at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine I was fairly typical in that I thought of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as being pretty much a case of going to my wonderful acupuncturist, getting needles put in me, and feeling much better afterward.  In reality, this was a limited perspective … Continue reading Harry Potter, Herbology, and Chinese Herbs: How Learning to Love Herbal Study is Good for Me and Great for my Patients

Holistic Health Coach: What To Expect When You Are Ready For Change (Part I)

~~~~~ Take the story of your life–the outline that you were given at birth, the narrative that has been embellished over the years, the tales you tell yourself–and ask yourself what is working and what could be changed.  What new details would you like to add?  In what way does health and wellness factor into … Continue reading Holistic Health Coach: What To Expect When You Are Ready For Change (Part I)

Aesthetic Treatment for Beauty and Calm, or How to Achieve a Serene Face and a Peaceful Heart

~~~~~ Intuitively, we all know that what is on one’s face is reflective of more than just a superficial response to passing external conditions.  Folk wisdom, such as but by no means limited to sayings like “fake it ’til you make it” and “keep looking like that and your face will freeze that way” and “the eyes … Continue reading Aesthetic Treatment for Beauty and Calm, or How to Achieve a Serene Face and a Peaceful Heart

Holiday Stress and Staying Sane: Tactics, Strategy, Sass, and Flair

~~~~~ Does the holiday season start for you at Halloween or at Thanksgiving? (Or even later, like on December 20th, and only with great reluctance?)  And what, for that matter, does the holiday season mean for you? For me, holiday season starts at more or less at Halloween because I love the Mexican holiday traditions … Continue reading Holiday Stress and Staying Sane: Tactics, Strategy, Sass, and Flair

Heritage Boot, Elvis Costello, the Art of Narrative (Stories, Songs, and the Best Boots in Texas)

~~~~~ One of my favorite things about being the face of Two Hearts Wellness is the sense that I have a duty towards the readers of my blog. One does not wish to be boring or self-serving. Rather, one aspires to charm, to fascinate, and to share worthy information, thoughts, and experiences on not just … Continue reading Heritage Boot, Elvis Costello, the Art of Narrative (Stories, Songs, and the Best Boots in Texas)

How’s Your Digestion? Two Hearts Wellness Gives You The Straight Poop on … Well, You Know

~~~~~ As you probably already know by now, I am a holistic wellness health coach and an Asian bodywork therapist (traditional Chinese-style, which includes tui na to cupping, moxa, gua sha, and ear seeds). I’m also a practicing Chinese medicine intern on the home stretch towards graduation. Then I’ll be a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist … Continue reading How’s Your Digestion? Two Hearts Wellness Gives You The Straight Poop on … Well, You Know