Boosting your immunity, for the love of your community!

Posted on Mar 12, 2020 in Uncategorized

Happy Spring! It sure is wonderful to see the hope in the blossoms blooming here in the Northern Hemisphere!  Regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): We have our first case of confirmed COVID19 in Multnomah County on Tuesday, March 10th. My general policy is to not worry or panic, but to be prepared, and I am writing to share my thoughts with you.  From what I have read, social distancing is the best protocol to contain the spread of the virus… well, you know, and washing your hands, not coughing into other’s mouths, and not being coughed into either- I am sure you have received those memos. What I am recommending to you, my community, is...

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Celebrate the Light and Humanity in All of Us

Posted on Dec 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

All great pain comes from great love. In light of the recent tragedies, I am heartbroken, yet inspired and searching. I am searching for our humanity and where that lies in myself and in all of you. Love of another person is really inspiration for the love of ourselves. Whatever you may believe, or not believe, it is MY belief is that the truth awakened in us is what true love is.  We need each other to stir the dormant spark of truth within us. I believe that we are connected to nature — that we are, in fact a part of nature.  The beauty and grandeur of this design of life is enough to start to stir me awake. It is furthered and truly put in place by all of you: my...

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5 Unconventional Ways to Stay Connected to Your Body Through the Holiday Season

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

5 Unconventional Ways to Stay Connected to Your Body Through the Holiday Season With the holidays trotting toward us, I’ve been thinking about gatherings and food — and to be honest — sugar. I was reading an article that is unfortunately not worth noting, but it did get my wheels spinning about a particular phenomenon: weight gain over the holiday season. The article’s very simple graph showed that half of the obesity problem occurred from the holiday season. Now, I don’t know how accurate that is, but I want to take some time to set myself up for success at this dark time of the year. How about you? A client mentioned to me the other day that he is not going...

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The Business of Acupuncture

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Acupuncture is like yoga; you’ll feel good after one time, but the more you go the better you’ll feel. The secret is the deepening of your relationship with your own body. Well, honestly, it may not be a one to one ratio, you may hit some speed bumps along the road of health and wellness.  There are “healing responses” that mean symptoms come up as they’re clearing out.  Sometimes we have to re-experience symptoms as they’re being worked on by our body.  It’s all about relationships. Your relationship with your health care provider is a special one. Most of us aren’t trying to take all of your money.  Most of us care...

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Posted on Jan 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

Perfection, this culture, this lifetime, this country asks for it.  The perfect present with the perfect bow.  The perfect body, the perfect recipe for the perfect meal for the perfect family, who are we kidding, and what is perfect? I know perfection as a feeling of comfort and feeling at home in my body, a feeling of knowing my path and a certainty that I’m on it, all “mistakes” and hardships included. What’s the underlying drive, though? Let’s talk about perfection’s ugly and brutal cousin: control. Most of us have control issues.  I am admitting to you, publicly that I do.  I’m not even ashamed.  My control issues stem...

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Posted on Nov 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

My favorite article of clothing when I was little was a pink t-shit with red script reading “I never met a piece of chocolate I didn’t like.” The sentiment is still true. It was born into me, a love of chocolate, not just the cacao, but the sugar that brings out the deep chocolate tones. I still love chocolate, but the sugar is what I have a love/hate relationship with. It’s everywhere, and I can’t say no.  I’ve been sugar free now for about 6 months…with a few missteps. If it’s in front of me, I will eat it, sugar, that is. I can’t say no to it.  But now, sweet things taste different, too sweet, it is not as much...

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