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January 15, 2020

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May 2, 2019

I recently spent four days at a Five Element Acupuncture retreat. Most of the people had been practicing acupuncture for more than 20 years. The two women leading the workshop had 95 years of experience between them.

It’s hard to not compare. To not assume that I wouldn’t not do well simply because I don’t have that length of learning behind me.

We spent four days seeing patients and taking turns interviewing patients, taking pulses, locating points, needling, treating. Those four days were...

March 26, 2019

Spring is the season of “Wind” in Chinese Medicine. Spring (like Autumn) is a pivot season, where we are moving between the ecliposed darkness of Winter and the full light of Summer.

This Spring has been especially changeable for me.

This Spring, I resigned from my position at Drexel where I ran their employee wellness program for (almost) 11 years. I completed yoga teacher training (and am sitting in the formation of a plan for how I want to teach). And on April 17th I’m getting married to...

March 1, 2019

With the last of the snow safely (I think?) behind us, my thoughts have turned to the energy of spring, a brand new cycle of the year. If you’ve saved up enough juju during the wintertime, you’re probably itching to get outside and get moving.

This fabulous NPR podcast on the science related to movement has four tips to help you incorporate more movement into your life. It’s great for those of us who already move around a lot and those of us who need some support to get moving a bit more.

My...

February 5, 2019

Congrats! You made it. Today is the first day of Spring (according to the Chinese calendar). I know we’ve been in a cold snap lately, but, take heart! The buds are preparing for Spring!!

If you made New Year’s resolutions that didn’t quite stick, or if you were waiting to move towards manifesting new growth, today might be the best day of the year to pause, check in, and reflect on how you want to grow!

Chinese New Year is known in China as “Spring Festival.” This day triggers a mass migrati...

March 28, 2018

Spring is a time to get things done. To move forward with your dreams. To create. To birth. To try. To execute (to carry out).

In the spirit of Springtime, I did something radical and slashed the price of my “Meditation Starter’s Pack” from $49 to $9. If you were on the fence about trying this resource out, this might be the perfect time to purchase this gift for yourself, or for a friend.

The starter pack has 3 hours and 20 minutes of guided meditations that I recorded this past winter. The...

March 14, 2018

I recently turned to the Neijing Suwen (The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine) to help myself prepare for another glorious spring.

The verses about Spring instruct us to:

“Go to rest late at night and rise early.

Move through the courtyard with long strides.

Dishevel the hair and relax the physical appearance,

Thereby cause the mind [to orient itself on] life.

Give life and do not kill.

Give and do not take.

Reward and do not punish.

This is the correspondence with the qi of spring and

I...

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....

February 16, 2018

Happy New Year!

That’s right! If you missed all those New Year’s Resolutions, today you get to start fresh, as today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year.

The Chinese New Year is based on the solar calendar (like our Gregorian calendar) AND on the lunar calendar, thus accounting for the movement of the moon and the tides. Because of this, there is some “drift” each year, meaning that the start date of the Chinese New Year waxes and wanes like the moon.

So take in all of that natural be...

January 31, 2018

According to the seasonal wisdom of Chinese Medicine, winter is the very worst time to start a hardcore fitness routine! Yet that’s what many of us do! After feeling sluggish and hungover (whether from cookies or alcohol) from the holidays, we decide that we had better start pumping our bodies back up by hitting the gym, starting to run again, or even going all the way back into a rigorous yoga routine.

But expending too much energy during wintertime can be harmful to your health.

The Neijin...

April 12, 2017

Spring has sprung! This is the season that so many of us wait for, with a sense of relief washing over us, offering us renewal after the dark cold days of wintertime have been (temporarily at least) put to bed.

I’d like to invite you, during this season of rapid growth, to reflect for a few minutes on what’s new in your life.

Maybe you have a new relationship to your body (one of my clients was working with anchoring in their breath so that they could catch her anxiety before it explodes), m...

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