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Self Assessment Time: 2018 Word of The Year Review

Self Assessment Time: 2018 Word of The Year Review

Last year, around this time, I wrote to you about choosing a word of the year, a focus for personal growth instead of the typical New Year’s Resolution type stuff. I choose the word Authenticity and I found it harder than I expected. It turns out that tuning out all...

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What To DO When You Hate Everyone Around You

What To DO When You Hate Everyone Around You

  The first time I heard this quote, it was my sister who said it. She was telling a story about mentioning this quote to someone who was bitching about something or another and nothing had ever sounded so true to me. “If you run into an asshole in the morning, you...

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I was Exhausted, Angry, AND Gaining Weight

I was Exhausted, Angry, AND Gaining Weight

To help you uncover your story, let me share mine. Age: 30 Occupation: Self Employed Acupuncturist Hours Worked Per Week: 32 Patients Seen Per Week: 60-70 Status: Burned Out Let’s put ourselves back in the year 2012. Gotye and Kimbra were blasting out of your speakers...

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You Need To Borrow My Brain, And This Is Why

You Need To Borrow My Brain, And This Is Why

When we work together, after some time, something magical happens. I know it’s going to happen and it catches me by surprise anyway. It’s the moment that I become like a proud mama as I watch you grow. You start telling me about the week or month you’ve just had and...

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Want To Avoid Burnout? Think Passion Is The Answer?

Want To Avoid Burnout? Think Passion Is The Answer?

Your responses to my questions about burnout have taught me a few things. It seems that when you run your own business and it’s your ‘baby’, you have a hard time accepting that it could be draining you the way that it is. Because… you love it, right?!?! Often, you...

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Are You A Wader Or A Jumper?

Are You A Wader Or A Jumper?

Recently, I was in Croatia on a writing retreat. What was meant to be a lazy vacation with my husband and sister turned into a solo writing retreat because, ya know, the universe wants what the universe wants. So, I flew to Zagreb, rented a car and drove to Crikvenica...

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The Invitation – Orian Mountain Dreamer

The Invitation – Orian Mountain Dreamer

  I found this poem the first time some 18 or 19 years ago. I fell in love and I fall in love all over again every time I read it. The writer is Oriah Mountain Dreamer. My work is focused on other people and I’d never have it any other way. This poem, when I read it,...

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The Mathematical Equation For Figuring Shit Out

The Mathematical Equation For Figuring Shit Out

YMI - YAD = SP (Your Major Issue) - (Your Added Drama) = Solvable Problem Marie Forleo likes to say: “Everything is figureoutable”. I totally agree. Not only do I agree but I also have an unshakeable belief that has brought me through my life that sounds similar: “No...

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How’d I Get Here?

How’d I Get Here?

 I always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up... I was three when I told my grandmother that I was going to be a Doctor. During elementary, middle, and high school, I kept the dream alive. All of my time was spent in Biology, Chemistry, and Calculus, I didn’t...

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Elon Musk Needs My Help

Elon Musk Needs My Help

If I ever questioned whether I chose the right focus for my work, I’ll stop now. In Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington penned an open letter to Elon Musk. Musk, a businessman and multi-millionaire, is just 11 years older than me and responsible for the precursor to...

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The Podcast You Need To Listen To

The Podcast You Need To Listen To

I swear, it's not mine, although you should listen to that too! I love podcasts more and more as time goes on and this one is consistently my favorite. Recently, I listened to Eric Zimmer, the host of The One You Feed podcast do an interview with Anne Bogel. This...

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Your Belly Button Is An Acupuncture Point

Your Belly Button Is An Acupuncture Point

a.k.a. Piercings Aren’t Messing With Your Energy Body I can’t even believe I’m writing about this, but it’s come up a couple times recently, so it needs to be addressed. I had a question recently through my facebook page - a mother was asking if I performed ear...

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Being A Witch In 2018

Being A Witch In 2018

I don’t know if true witches would be annoyed at me calling myself a witch, but here goes nothing. In my mind, being a witch means being aware, being awake, and paying attention. Not only to your ego’s need to shine but to your inner light’s ability to guide you, to...

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This Is Why I Meditate

This Is Why I Meditate

There are no words to describe the feelings I have about the work that I do. Well, maybe there are. Expansive. Surprising. Deep. Worthy. In order to do this well, to be able to mirror my patients in a way that is meaningful for them, I need to stay centered. To be...

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It Might Be Time To Break Up With Your Support Group

It Might Be Time To Break Up With Your Support Group

Warning: This is a controversial post. When you first receive that devastating diagnosis, it’s helpful to have people around you who have undergone something similar. Support groups have helped hundreds and thousands of people feel less alone and more understood. It...

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