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Walking The Tightrope Between Health and Sickness

Walking The Tightrope Between Health and Sickness

What images are created for you when you think the word: balance? I’ll give you a minute.   When you picture balance, are you envisioning a gymnast on a balance beam or an elephant on a circus ball? Maybe a tightrope walker? Tree pose in yoga?   This, my friends, is...

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Is Resonance The True Source Of Healing?

Is Resonance The True Source Of Healing?

Oh, resonance and dissonance. Everyone knows what this feels like in musical form. When a resonant melody hits your ear, it feels like honey dancing in the air. When someone hits a wrong chord? Your whole body reacts like that GIF of a little girl that everyone uses...

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Is Being The ‘Nice One’ Contributing To Your Illness?

Is Being The ‘Nice One’ Contributing To Your Illness?

**DISCLAIMER** These are my thoughts and opinions. I’m sure there are studies somewhere to back some of this up, but I’m not going to go looking for them. You’re welcome to if you’d like. In addition, this article in no way states that you are at fault for your...

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Internet Detox: The Best Method To Boost Creativity

Internet Detox: The Best Method To Boost Creativity

Feeling like you’re out of ideas? When you do something like I do - producing a blog, facebook posts, facebook lives, and a newsletter every week, it can be hard to stay connected to your creativity. I am lucky to be easily inspired by books, patients, conversations...

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Paddle Out, Ride The Wave

Paddle Out, Ride The Wave

"I wish I could take all the thoughts out of you, rearrange them to be more beneficial and then give them back as your greatest gift. The crap you think about yourself and about other people - that inner chatter that is always in mean girl mode - it’s ruining...

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What The Heck Is Face Reading Anyway?

What The Heck Is Face Reading Anyway?

Face Reading. A piece of Chinese medicine, an art that was nearly lost until Lillian Pearl Bridges learned the ins and outs from her grandmother who gladly passed on her wisdom. Face reading, according to Lillian, face reading uses the shape of the facial features and...

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It’s time to give #treatyoself a makeover!

It’s time to give #treatyoself a makeover!

Rant Warning! Hashtags, they’re a thing. #treatyoself is an example of a hashtag that I think needs a makeover. What do I mean by a hashtag makeover? Right now, if you search the hashtag #treatyoself on Instagram, you see pictures upon pictures of donuts, cronuts,...

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The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now

Sitting here in this room alone, I think of the sun on my face and the lilac tree that sat beside me earlier. The magic of Rothenburg has struck again. Yesterday, upon arrival, I was caught up in the human energetics of the place and got lost in the talk, the noise,...

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Proprioceptive Writing Journey (and 100TH BLOG POST!!!!)

Proprioceptive Writing Journey (and 100TH BLOG POST!!!!)

100th?!? Is that possible? It is! In just over a year, I’ve been pouring out the words that are usually jumbled in my brain. Trying to clear some space up there and trying to rearrange those words so that they are helpful for you. This past month, I gave myself the...

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The Most Inspiring Week Of The Year

The Most Inspiring Week Of The Year

Tomorrow, I set out on my favorite week of the year for inspiration. Each year, usually in May, there is a conference for acupuncturists, herbalists, qi gong masters and the such from all over the world in a walled city in southern Germany, Rothenburg ob der Tauber....

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An Ode To Earth

An Ode To Earth

I won’t be another voice today telling you that plastic use needs to come down, our oceans need to be cleaned up and that we waste too much food. Today, I’m writing a love letter to the earth. An expression of gratefulness and awe for all that...

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Finding Myself In Finland, Part 2

Finding Myself In Finland, Part 2

Here comes the good news. I’ve been back for over a week now and while I’m still processing what happened, I am also busy looking for my next trip where I will be able to disconnect. There is this amazing thing that happens when what you see and hear is limited to...

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Finding Myself In Finland, Part 1

Finding Myself In Finland, Part 1

Here’s what I don’t want to do. I don’t want to tell you the whole story. I want to stick to the Instagram version where I was thrilled all day every day and never felt so great in my life. But, since my word of the year is Authenticity, I’m going to be brave and tell...

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One Minute Yogic Breathing Tool To Calm Your Anxiety

One Minute Yogic Breathing Tool To Calm Your Anxiety

The breath. The breath is your number one go-to tool for every ailment under the sun. You carry it around with you everywhere you go and it’s free. The only question is: how do you use it? And the answers could (and do) fill multiple books. The ancient art of...

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Using The Placebo Effect

Using The Placebo Effect

I get asked about the placebo effect a lot. In fact, in just over 9 months, I’ve been asked to write about it in my email newsletter twice. I had a patient a few weeks ago who came in barely walking with sciatic pain. After two treatments cleared the pain completely...

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