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December 16, 2019

I recently walked around the West Philly coffee shops to hang flyers for my “Winter, Rest” yoga workshop. (You can see details here.)

While I was hanging flyers, I was removing the flyers from my “Intro to Acupuncture” event, which was already done at that point. At Milk & Honey cafe, I found this little note written on my flyer:

“She’s kind, attentive & awesome. I’m a client.”

It was so sweet to receive a secret endorsement. I took the flyer off the bulletin board and brought it home with me...

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...

November 1, 2018

Scarcity has a bad reputation. When I think of scarcity, I think of fear, starvation, depletion of resources, loneliness, isolation, and generally not having enough. When I do get caught up in the negative effects of scarcity-thinking (or scarcity-experiencing), it’s easy to feel flooded by stress hormones, to feel stuck in that fear-based place of “I don’t have enough!!!” or “I myself am not enough, I can’t do this!!!!”

But if we can step back and separate scarcity itself from the underlyi...

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...

February 28, 2018

Winter is the water season in Chinese Medicine. The cold, contracted, and dark days of winter ask us to surrender to the lack of illumination and to allow ourselves to be pulled underwater into the depths of our experience.

The water season of winter is so powerful because water is so adaptive. It can flow around any obstacle, and it can easily erode rock given enough time and persistence. It can transform from a still ocean into a tsunami. It can be a waterfall, a puddle, tap water, a bog....

January 1, 2018

“I’m this uncomfortable person, so I had to make these comfortable clothes.” ~Eileen Fisher, from her interview on the NPR Podcast “How I Built This”

I’ve really been loving listening to these hour-long interviews with entrepreneurs about how and why they built their businesses. (My other favorite stories from this series are the stories of Patagonia and Edible Arrangements).

I love this interview with Eileen Fisher not only because I love her clothes (though I don’t actually own any because...

February 28, 2017

It's easy to feel exhausted, depleted, worn out, or disheartened during the end of wintertime. We may feel like we have burned through our emotional or energetic reserves and we may just be itching for spring!

But all of us have resources available to us. Even in our darkest days, we can find support. I recently made you a video about this! My heart has been heavy with the pain in the world. If you've been struggling too, this video has a simple exercise to help you connect to all that is n...

January 1, 2017

This picture illuminates the view from my Center City office, up in the clouds on floor 15. I wanted to share it with you because though the days are short and the dark comes quickly, the warmth of the light is so astounding to me. Patients with 4:30 or 5:00 appointments have really been loving watching the light change while they lie down with needles in.

I've been working with lots of people lately around big changes that they want to make in their lives and the fear and uncertainty that...

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.


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