Holistic Health: Some Thoughts For Therapists Regarding Self Care

~~~~~ While it may be common for psychotherapists to undergo therapy themselves, my question after reading a recent article on therapist burnout (“Demand for Counseling Soared […] “) is whether or not acupuncture and other modalities of Chinese medicine are on the radar for these hard-working professionals.  I have had several therapist patients, as I … Continue reading Holistic Health: Some Thoughts For Therapists Regarding Self Care

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine For Pain Relief and Healing, Part I: Sprains, Strains, and Broken Bones

~~~~~ Healing from a sprain, a strain, or a broken bone can be a slow, challenging process that does not always turn out the way you’d want.  If only more people knew what acupuncture and other modalities of Chinese medicine (CM) can do for acute injury!  From speeding the healing process to helping you to … Continue reading Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine For Pain Relief and Healing, Part I: Sprains, Strains, and Broken Bones

Hair Loss And How To Grow It Back: Holistic Health Information And A Message Of Hope

~~~~~~ Do you wake up with hair on your pillow?  When you brush your hair or run your hands through it, are you left with horrifying chunks of hair dangling between your fingers?  Do you want your hair back once again? If so, keep reading to discover how a holistic approach may be able help … Continue reading Hair Loss And How To Grow It Back: Holistic Health Information And A Message Of Hope

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

On Stay At Home Orders And Shifting Sands: Thoughts, And Some Questions For You

~~~~~~ Where do you stand on the matter of shelter in place orders?  Here in Austin, Texas, we were told to remain at home in mid March. Here and now, like everyone else, there are some who are determined to go out and take full advantage of the relaxed standards surrounding the mandate to stay … Continue reading On Stay At Home Orders And Shifting Sands: Thoughts, And Some Questions For You

Baby Mine: Tim Burton’s Dumbo (Now, Then, And Revisited In May 2020)

~~~~~~ In November 2019, I started this essay by with the following opening paragraph: “Reviews are in for Tim Burton’s 2019 version of Dumbo and I am so glad that I ignored them and saw the film anyway.  After viewing more than once, and going back to review the original 1941 movie, I am that much … Continue reading Baby Mine: Tim Burton’s Dumbo (Now, Then, And Revisited In May 2020)

Wearing A Mask: Some Thoughts On Loving Thy Neighbor And On Being Fabulous During A Pandemic

~~~~~~ Where do you stand on the mask question?  I have been asked by patients about my thoughts on whether or not to wear a mask and it feels like the time for a quick blog post on the topic.  It seems like there are a lot of pros and cons, so I’ll give three … Continue reading Wearing A Mask: Some Thoughts On Loving Thy Neighbor And On Being Fabulous During A Pandemic

Racism Is A Virus: (Some Thoughts On What You Can Do To Promote Intercultural Competence And Solidarity During A Pandemic)

~~~~~~ The dust does settle as we all reluctantly become more accustomed to the COVID19 pandemic with its shocks and aftershocks.  Some are handling it better than others, true.  No matter what, we are all doing our best.  And yet, the specter of racism and scapegoating casts a looming shadow over everyone’s attempts to manage … Continue reading Racism Is A Virus: (Some Thoughts On What You Can Do To Promote Intercultural Competence And Solidarity During A Pandemic)