What Happened When I Got My First COVID Vaccine (And Why I’m Still Glad I Got Vaccinated)

~~~~~ COVID vaccines are a hot topic, aren’t they?  Questions of the day include but are not limited to: Do you get one, will it have side effects, does it really work, and why can’t they make it easier to just get the vaccine already? And, of course, the big one: will I end up … Continue reading What Happened When I Got My First COVID Vaccine (And Why I’m Still Glad I Got Vaccinated)

Holistic Health Coaching With a Traditional Chinese Medical Twist: Tips for Nurturing Mind and Body

~~~~~ I’ve been seeing a lot of stress and tension lately and, as the seasons change and the news cycle swirls, it makes sense that people are feeling a little unsettled.  As a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner and health coach, though, I can assure you, dear reader, that there is a lot you can … Continue reading Holistic Health Coaching With a Traditional Chinese Medical Twist: Tips for Nurturing Mind and Body

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

Valentine’s Day Approaches: A Health Coach’s Guide To Loving Yourself

~~~~~ Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that you either love or hate.  If you’re in love, a romantic, and in sync with your partner, it’s a great one.  If you’re unhappily single, miserably married, or the anniversary of your bitter divorce falls on February 14th (true story: I knew someone in graduate school … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Approaches: A Health Coach’s Guide To Loving Yourself

Jade Instruments And Ancient Traditions: Chinese Beauty Treatments That You Will Love

~~~~~ You may have read some of my articles about beauty, beautiful skin, and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).  This is one of my favorite topics and readers seem to like it a lot too.  When there’s a new post on skincare and Chinese beauty secrets the response is swift.  People want to learn about all … Continue reading Jade Instruments And Ancient Traditions: Chinese Beauty Treatments That You Will Love

Seeing the Dappled Light, and Discovering: A Conversation with Prentiss Douthit

~~~~~ Painting should call out to the viewer… And the surprised viewer should go to it, as if entering into a conversation. –Roger de Piles, Cours de peinture par principes, 1676 ~~~~~ About a year ago, Prentiss Douthit was wrapping up a personal journey that took place, at least physically, along the Camino de Santiago … Continue reading Seeing the Dappled Light, and Discovering: A Conversation with Prentiss Douthit

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

~~~~~ People who know me from this blog or via my other social media platforms probably already know this but…August and early September are the beginning of board exam season for me.  I’ve been practicing traditional Chinese bodywork and providing mind-body health and wellness coaching for the past couple years but my program was designed … Continue reading Acupuncturist Credentials: I Just Passed my Biomedicine Board Exam and Why it Matters for You

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