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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Summer Solstice & The Facts of Life

Instructions for living a life.  

Pay attention.  Be astonished.

Tell about it.

~~ Mary Oliver

Greetings to all my precious people!!

The Summer Solstice officially arrived on Thursday June 20 at 4:50 pm EDT, with a reminder to celebrate the nourishing light of the Sun that sparks within each of us.  I had the privilege of walking along the Connecticut shoreline as the first glimpses of sunlight streamed into the sky.  Most of my early morning was spent in quiet reflection, listening to the birds sing as the waves gently arrived on the sandy beach.  My rescue dog Amber exhibited Solstice exuberance, leaping, frolicking, and rolling in the clover-filled grass.  The yang energy of movement and heart-centered joy filled the day.  How did you celebrate the “longest day of the year”?  continue reading »

Courage is Heart-Centered

Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.

~~ Brené Brown

Greetings to all my precious people!!

What an extraordinary cycle of sunny days and moderate temperatures this past week in the Sound Shore area!  We are counting the days until the Summer solstice, which occurs on Thursday, June 20 at 4:50 pm EDT, marking the astronomical first day of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere.   continue reading »

Authentic Awareness is the Key

We cannot live in a world that is not our own, 

in a world that is interpreted for us by others. 

Part of the terror is to take back our own listening,

to use our own voice, to see our own light.   

~~ Hildegard de Bingen

Greetings to all my precious people!!!

June has arrived with the promise of Summer not far behind.  There is a flurry of activities as the school year winds down and the scent of sunscreen and peonies catches on the breeze.  We are also amidst potent astrological conjunctions in this season of Gemini, and the message is clear:  be aware of the insights and intentions to make the world a better place by choosing to work together.   continue reading »

Benefits of Working with Allied Practitioners

Benefits of Working with Allied Practitioners
How your acupuncturist can build bridges among your health care team.

How your acupuncturist can build bridges among your health care team.

Let’s see if we can set the scene of something remarkable, something that could become the future of healthcare. Picture yourself walking into a doctor’s office or health clinic looking for relief from your debilitating chronic pain. The nurse calls your name and leads you into a serene treatment room. As you settle onto the examination table, the door opens and you are greeted by not just the familiar face of your acupuncturist, but also by a team of allied practitioners working in harmony to address your health concerns. continue reading »

Optimism is Essential

Choose to be optimistic. It feels better.

~~ Dalai Lama

Greetings to all my precious people!!

Late May and early June is my favorite time of year.  The temperature is comfortable, all of Nature is in bloom, and the extended sunlight hours add to a feeling of uplift and optimism.  The school year is winding down, and vacation plans are being put into action.  There is a lightness of being, especially when the sun is shining brightly in the blue skies.  But there is also trouble brewing on multiple levels and sometimes it is hard to ignore.  Financial stress, political turmoil, family life uproars and health challenges abound for so many of us, and these facts cannot be easily remedied.  This is when the little voice inside my head begins an incessant song of “the sky is falling, the sky is falling”  and my neural pathways default to worry and anxiety.  Maybe you can relate!  continue reading »

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