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just clear about what I need to do, and not emotionally dragged down".

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December 1, 2019

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January 11, 2019

Someone I have been working with recently asked me “Did you do something to help me change my career?”

She told me that six months ago (about the time we started working together), she would never have felt strong enough to start taking the steps she was now taking towards making a significant career change, but now she was feeling so much stronger overall, with less anxiety and a lot more confidence in herself.

That’s the kind of side-effect I love!

Occasionally patients are confused on the...

December 13, 2018

Holiday ease? Is that a thing? Probably not entirely.

But my best holiday tip to make your holiday season feel more relaxed is to “find your foundation.”

In yoga, the “foundation” of the pose is whatever is touching the floor. The foundation gives you a source of strength and offers you something to press down into to gather your strength or to engage so that you can find stability and power and a strong hug into the midline to counteract all that wobbling to-and-fro. Your foundation is what...

November 5, 2018

I recently teamed up with Philly Power Yoga and Thrive Pilates (at 20th and Walnut), where I was taking luxuriously-sweaty heated yoga classes this past summer, to offer a winter-themed seasonal health workshop.

This workshop is awesome for anyone who struggles with the dark and the cold. If you have seasonal depression or just feel restless and worn down by winter, this workshop is for you.

We will explore the hidden gifts and opportunities of this special season and we will also address ho...

September 1, 2018

While acupuncture is often thought of for relief from physical pain, this complete system of medicine moves so far beyond that!

I’ve recently helped people with post-surgical pain that their doctor said was “incurable,” super-painful rectal spasms that Western Medicine said there was no treatment for, menstrual cramps that had been lived with for more than a decade, and recovery from trauma that had caused daily anxiety for years.

The magic of acupuncture is that it leverages your internal r...

August 14, 2018

If you’ve ever been sick, stressed, or have just felt stuck, you’re probably feeling worn down and exhausted, unsure about what to do next or how to proceed. Maybe you’re trying lots of different things but none of them seem to be working. Maybe your impulse is to just keep pushing through, but you end up worn down, and what you really want seems even further away. Maybe you aren’t sure what you really want, or why you want it, so you have no idea how to get there.

These simple steps will h...

August 1, 2018

Overwhelm is SO overwhelming!! Maybe your heart speeds up or your legs start shaking. Maybe your thoughts race, or you have a panicky feeling that you can’t stay put. Feeling overwhelmed?

Here are three small steps that can help you re-engage yourself.

STOP. The minute you recognize that you’re overwhelmed, you’ve already engaged in step one.

Stop what you’re doing, notice the overwhelm, and take a moment to pause. If possible, step away for a moment and get a change of scenery. Start to noti...

November 2, 2017

A colleague who I trust and respect was recently telling me about their newest business venture, a consultancy business, which they were starting up on top of their private acupuncture practice AND on top of their 9-5 as a wellness consultant for a large corporation.

WOWZA I thought! I felt tired and anxious just hearing about all that they were doing.

Yet this person was sincerely excited and energized by taking on a big brand-new venture.

When the sensations of envy and disbelief start to c...

July 27, 2017

It's pretty common for acupuncture to be seen as a “last resort” form of medicine. Once you've tried everything else, all of the standard (and even the not-so-standard) solutions suggested by your doctors or friends, maybe then you might decide to try acupuncture.

Most of the patients I see in my practice have already been to 3 or 4, or more commonly 6-10, doctors and specialists before they come through my door. One of the primary roadblocks to receiving acupuncture is the common misconcep...

December 1, 2016

Winter is a super fierce season (I lived in Maine for two short years and was completely in awe of the audacity and sheer force that is winter) that brings up all sorts of feelings.

Fear, scarcity, anxiety, depression and dread. And also awe, wonder, mystery, intrigue, and calm.

Winter itself is a commanding (and demanding) season. Winter forces us to come face-to-face with our own limitations. You can freeze to death, or (in the era before big box stores and bodegas) run out of food.

Winter...

August 13, 2016

In the last newsletter, I offered some general guidelines about how to make the most of your acupuncture experience, should you decide to dip your toe in.

I wanted to follow-up with another real-life example of the results one patient experienced when she committed to the five-session weekly package that I designed in particular to help people with ongoing health issues who need a boost to get back on track with their health.

I offered to change tiny details in the email this patient recentl...

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