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Taking The Reins: The Year Of The Wooden Horse 2014

Get ready for The Year of the Wood Horse! The Chinese New Year gallops in this Friday, January 31, 2014, and begins February 4, 2014. The element of Wood is associated with the color Green in Chinese Medicine. Also in Chinese Medicine, Wood is associated with the Liver. The Liver is considered the “general of […]

January 26, 2014 Chinese Medicine | One Comment

What Martin Luther King, Jr. Taught Me About Liberation From Mental Slavery

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr. As we celebrate the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, I am moved to contemplate his work that helped us, as a society, move towards progress, and balanced the light […]

January 19, 2014 Healing, Healthy Living | 8 Comments

'31/365 Frustration" by Amy Loves Yah, , used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

3 Traps That Create A Limited Mindset And How To Overcome Them

We’ve taken off our “2014” plastic neon glasses, paper tiaras, and hats, and our noisemakers have since gone out with the trash. Some of us have set intentions with the New Year’s Supermoon, and some of us have relegated resolutions as things that we should always be putting forth energy to, New Year’s Day or […]

January 13, 2014 Healing, Healthy Living | One Comment

"Healing faery and male elephant seal, smiling, stars, eggs, energy, love, wings, blubber, painting, Middle Path Cafe, Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, Alaska, USA" by Wonderlane, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

The Art Of Therapeutic Touch: How We Have Lost Human Connection, And Why It’s So Important Now

Yesterday, I took a class (which was three of six in a monthly seminar series) on how to use essential oils for therapeutic use in my private practice. (In case you’re asking, yes, I’m already starting to incorporate all that I’ve learned into my Acupuncture and Reiki treatments!) This involved a practicum where we used […]