A Musician’s Health, And Magic At Home: A Conversation With John Largess

~~~~~ Question of the day: what are you doing to keep yourself healthy and, on top of that, to expand your horizons even though you may be confined to home more so than you might wish? As a scholar and healthcare practitioner, now, for me, is an intensified time of both thinking–reading, writing, researching–and focusing … Continue reading A Musician’s Health, And Magic At Home: A Conversation With John Largess

Living With The Seasons According To Chinese Medicine: Spring Tips For Health And Happiness

~~~~~ Living with the seasons–in tune and in synch with weather changes and harvesting patterns, for example–can make you healthier and happier.  There’s a reason why going with the flow is good idea–it conserves energy, for one thing.  It’s a strategy for the long haul that works.  As a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), … Continue reading Living With The Seasons According To Chinese Medicine: Spring Tips For Health And Happiness

Men’s Health & Why It’s On My Radar (Thoughts From a Holistic Practitioner)

~~~~~ Guys like to pretend that they are invulnerable.  Cultural messages tell young men certain stories and life experiences etch them in stone.  This might be useful on a surface level.  In reality, that tough facade of robust masculinity covers factors that lead men to compromised health, a life that may not be as full … Continue reading Men’s Health & Why It’s On My Radar (Thoughts From a Holistic Practitioner)

Stress Relief That Gets Right To The Point: Acupuncture Treatments Designed Just For You

~~~~~ How’s your stress level these days?  And have you ever tried acupuncture (or, for that matter, any other form of traditional Chinese medicine)?  If the answer is “Not so good” followed by “Nope” or “Yes, but I didn’t like it,” then keep reading.  You may be pleasantly surprised and–if you do opt to give … Continue reading Stress Relief That Gets Right To The Point: Acupuncture Treatments Designed Just For You

Holistic, On Mother’s Day (Vulnerability & Healing Principles For The Day)

~~~~~ 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)

Musculoskeletal Pain: Strategies for When Your Back, Neck, Hips, Hands, and/or Feet Ache

~~~~~ A life without pain would be nice, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, that’s pretty unusual because life happens.  Either there are injuries or repetitive stresses or disabilities or imbalances that, one way or the other, make themselves felt as a dulling, throbbing ache or a sharp, stabbing pain or a cramp that causes you to seize … Continue reading Musculoskeletal Pain: Strategies for When Your Back, Neck, Hips, Hands, and/or Feet Ache

Got Stress? (It Doesn’t Do a Body Good But There are Ways To Resolve It)

~~~~~ Do you feel like your blood pressure is rising?  Maybe you can’t sleep, or you experience road rage (if you are in Austin, surely you experience road rage) or your stomach is tied in knots or maybe you just feel exhausted and worn out and frizzled.  Maybe you’re always on the verge of tears. … Continue reading Got Stress? (It Doesn’t Do a Body Good But There are Ways To Resolve It)

So You Really Want to Improve Your Health Practices: How to Begin and How to Sustain the Momentum

~~~~~ Are you bored with your wellness routine?  Or maybe you get sick a lot with little but annoying things, like colds that just don’t leave or gut health issues that aren’t severe but still are irritating.  Maybe you are a little less toned than you want to be or you find that you have … Continue reading So You Really Want to Improve Your Health Practices: How to Begin and How to Sustain the Momentum