~~~~~ How are you feeling these days? Does it seem like time is flying, or that too much is going on at once, and that 2018, though still only a few weeks in, is already feeling just a bit more tumultuous that you would like? If you feel frizzled and somewhat at a loss, to … Continue reading Stress Relief During Trying Times: Creative Solutions To Warm Your Heart
~~~~~ If you have ever experienced insomnia, stress, the desire to curb your appetite, and/or you became ready to finally and for good quit smoking, then chances are you have either heard of or experienced auriculotherapy. But if you haven’t much familiarity with Chinese medicine, then maybe this is the first time this topic has … Continue reading Magic is in your Ears: Ear Seeds for Stress Relief, Weight Loss, Sleep Support, and More
~~~~~ Have you ever heard of moxibustion, or have you heard of it but never tried it? By now, I’ve used it so much in the treatment room and on myself, too, that this Chinese herbal therapy is familiar and comforting and trusted. It’s like a plate of pasta or a warm bath with epsom salt … Continue reading Healthy, Warm, and Happy: What is Moxibustion and Why You Should Experience the Wonder of This Ancient Chinese Treatment
It’s not an either-or when it comes to health and wellness. Some days, it’s going to be vegetables and virtue. Other days, excellent chocolate. Or tacos. Or all of the above. Right?
~~~~~ Attitude is everything as a philosophy is, let’s face it, a bit of a motivational cliché. It’s easy to have a great attitude when things are going your way. Have you been hit by tragedy or are you in a truly grave circumstance? Well, if you have it in you to create and maintain … Continue reading Attitude is Everything: How to Avoid Speeding Tickets, Bypass Road Rage, and Have a Great Day Even When Things are Chaotic
~~~~~ 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)
~~~~~ 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
~~~~~ Today was a strange and stressful day, one that started with a remarkably bad traffic jam and was punctuated by odd news (a dear schoolmate’s car was stolen, for one thing, and the day just got more weird and fraught by the minute). Getting through it took the full arsenal of calming tactics … Continue reading Patience and Shuffle the Cards