~~~~~ It’s always a bit of a balancing act on holidays. On the one side, who wants to read downer posts? On the other, it is also true that holidays can be heartbreaking for a large swath of the population. It’s only in advertising world that Valentine’s Day and other holidays are perfect and filled … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Some Thoughts From The Heart
~~~~~ How do you feel on Mother’s Day? Are you one of the fortunate ones who enjoys this holiday, either because you love your mom dearly and can enjoy it with her, or you love being a mom and happily anticipate being celebrated? Or are you someone who shuts down as the day approaches because … Continue reading Holistic, On Mother’s Day (Vulnerability & Healing Principles For The Day)
~~~~~ 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
~~~~ For most people in the West, acupuncture treatment with needles is probably Chinese medicine’s most well-known and widely practiced export. A less widely familiar traditional Chinese healing modality is tui na (“pushing” and “grasping”, respectively). This is a manual therapy that is, at first glance, akin to massage. But to categorize this art … Continue reading What is Tui Na?