Acupuncturist Credentials: I Just Passed my Last Board Exam and Why it Matters for You

~~~~~ Did you hear the huge sigh of relief on February 28th?  If you have super-human ears and you did but you don’t know where it came from, well…you can stop wondering now. That was me, and it was the exhale of the century because I passed my last board exam.  Which one?  Chinese Herbology, … Continue reading Acupuncturist Credentials: I Just Passed my Last Board Exam and Why it Matters for You

Find A Health Coach: How To Find The Best Coach For What You Want To Accomplish

~~~~~ Do you want to improve the quality of your health? Lose some weight?  Gain energy?  Be more in tune with yourself and what you, personally, need in order to achieve your optimum level of wellbeing? Or do you just have a better connection between your mind, body, and spirit?  If any or all of … Continue reading Find A Health Coach: How To Find The Best Coach For What You Want To Accomplish

Let’s Talk About Sex: New Entries In My Book Corner

~~~~~ “A history of sexuality runs the risk of confirming popular fears that academics are capable of ruining even the most simple of pleasures” –Stephen Garton, Histories of Sexuality: Antiquity to Sexual Revolution It’s a testament to the fact that I, to my dying breath, am and will remain an academic, but frankly, the above-quoted from … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sex: New Entries In My Book Corner

Training For Excellence, Talking With a Friend in New Zealand: Conversations With Coach Ray of Qwik Kiwi

~~~~~ What do you like best about social media in general and Facebook in particular?  Do you find that you are able to meet interesting people from all over the world via the internet?    Or is it that you enjoy having a massive source of information readily at hand? Me, I love being able … Continue reading Training For Excellence, Talking With a Friend in New Zealand: Conversations With Coach Ray of Qwik Kiwi

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)

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