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Untangling Your Health (and Burnout) Story

As a kid, I loved sitting down to untangle chainlink necklaces. You know, the kind that you would tug at from one end and it wouldn’t unravel, it would just make the tangle more solid? I reveled in my ability to sit patiently and push on that tangle until I saw a section that I’d be...

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How To Follow Your Intuition Like A Pro

You know you have gut feelings, an intuition, but how do you know if you are listening to it or if you're just bullshitting yourself?

You don’t. Not without a lot of practice. This is also really tricky when you've been burnt out. Being burnt out puts your brain in a place where listening...

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New Year's Resolutions Are The Worst (Do This Instead)

No, seriously. New Year's Resolutions Suck.

 I’d like to share with you what I do instead of New Year’s resolutions. New Year's Resolutions suck, we all suck at them and we all get sucked into them. A few years ago, I started choosing a theme for the year instead of making...

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I Sent Back A Steak

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I’m going to give you a little background information. In addition to being brought up in a household that was concerned with ‘never being a bother’ to anyone, I also spent over a decade of my life working in bars and...

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You Can Only Light People Up If They Can See You

I was curled up on my oversized bean bag watching the clouds pass over this October’s full moon. I love the moon. This one seems particularly powerful. The clouds are lighter in some places, darker in others; thicker in some places, thinner in others. And as I watched the light of the moon...

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3 Signs that Stress is Affecting Your Health

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Clients and patients tell me all the time that they aren't stressed because they have 'no reason' to be. It would be lovely to have life situations and stressful reactions wrapped up on little timelines that made some sort of sense. It would also be great if they were standardized across people...

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Small Rituals Combat Anxiety

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Rituals are the base of all religious practices for good reason. According to Chinese medicine, when we need to calm the heart, we should focus on rituals. Our expectations are met because we repeat known actions. Meeting expectations, in turn, creates feelings of safety and surety.

IN A WORLD...

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Angry and Grateful Can Coexist

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Have you been happy and angry at the same time? Grateful and fearful?

I know I’ve been there. Really excited about an upcoming trip and at the same time anxious about what could go wrong… so happy to be digging into my favorite dessert and also feeling guilty about the calories and...

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Do Rotten Bananas Get The Best Of You?

It was magical.

We celebrated the 11th anniversary of our meeting. We soaked up the beauty of the mountains, sweat our tushes off on the cross country trails and treated ourselves to great meals. We walked into the apartment after being away, with loads of laundry and a ton of organizing to do...

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6 Things You Might Not Know Acupuncture Can Help With

(updated from a caitdonovan.com blog post from April 2017)

So I've been meaning to ask you.. for a friend.. can acupuncture help with.....?

This is the most common question that I get from patients in the treatment room. The question pops up once that particular patient has seen results with...

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