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"Power & Equality" by Steve Snodgrass, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Why Not Stepping Into Your Power May Be Hazardous To Your Health (The Solar Plexus Chakra)

Have you ever said, “I just can’t digest that” or “that makes me sick to my stomach”? That knot in your belly may be telling you a lot more than you realize! In a previous post, I wrote, “Why Not Speaking Your Truth Can Be Hazardous To Your Health”, which was all about the Throat/5th Chakra, and […]

Some of the participants during the Fall Detox Wellness Workshop this past Sunday.

Fall Detox Wellness Workshop A Success And 5 Tips For Detoxing At Home

This past Sunday, on October 5, 2014, Chia-Ti Chiu, of One Love Wellness, and I collaborated on a Fall Detox-themed wellness workshop – to heal and release what no longer serves us, so that we can welcome the Fall harvest. Chia-Ti and I go a ways back. I was editrix and publisher of my independently published […]

"Exhaustion" by Jessica Cross, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

The Overachiever’s Serenity Prayer: Calming Your Inner Overlord(ess)

“Someone (maybe me) grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot accomplish,The grounding and energy to accomplish the things I can,And the wisdom to know what has to give.” – Jenna Freedman As New Yorkers, we are programmed, by osmosis of the city’s energy, to do more, be more, or to otherwise be […]

"RMI of my knee" by Dennis Yang, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

How Acupuncture Helped Heal My ACL Knee Reconstruction

When I was in undergrad, I did many reckless things. Sometimes I ended up getting the wind knocked out of me, as a result. The Wipeout One day in point: I was skiing at Seven Springs, practicing my mogul-hopping, which I got pretty good at pretty quickly. There was a split second when I thought […]

A new season, a new look at Alcantara Acupuncture & Healing Arts!

Welcome To The Official Launching Of The New Website!

Earlier this week, on Wednesday evening, I launched the brand spanking, revamped Alcantara Acupuncture & Healing Arts website! I thought it fitting that it was the day after the blood red Total Lunar Eclipse, when the transformational energies are in action. After a few years at my previous website, I’ve finally upgraded it to one […]

"belly button" (cropped) by misselejane, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

When Healers Get Fibroids: Part III: 8 Ways To Heal Body, Mind, And Spirit After Laparoscopic Myomectomy

Thank you for the wonderful feedback on my two previous blog posts, “When Healers Get Fibroids: Part II: My Recovery After Laparoscopic Myomectomy”, which documented my experience immediately after laparoscopic myomectomy, and, “When Healers Get Fibroids (Or: Honoring How We Birth Our Ideas Into The World)”, which talked about my discovery of fibroids, and on my […]

"Painting inspired by Darcy Tobin Farrell" (cropped) by Alexander Braun, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

On Recognizing That You Are Already Whole

First of all, thank you so much for the post-surgery love!  I have the most wonderful readers and patients.  And, I must say, I often find that I learn so much from them on how to live life!  I have a few announcements at the end of this blog post, so please check them out […]

"2013/07/19 All Out for Our Babies March - Oakland, California" (cropped) by Daniel Arauz, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

After The Zimmerman Verdict: How To Channel And Transform Outrage And Be The Change

“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is […]

"Sometimes, a hug is all what we need" by Jesslee Cuizon, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Summer Lovin’: How Hugs And Kisses Raise Your Vibration And Activate Acupuncture Points

This Friday, June 21st, marks the Summer Solstice.  This week has started off with lots of rain and wind in New York City, barely giving me the feeling that Summer is around the corner, and culminating in involuntary personal hairdids that would give even Beyonce’s best teased wig a run for its money!  Oh, but […]

"Avaricia III: It's raining money" by Gabriel S. Delgado C., used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Top 3 Misconceptions People Have About Being Enlightened: On Anger, Multidimensional Living, and Money

Do you battle with your journey towards enlightenment?  Do you think that in order to follow the enlightened path, you must divest yourself of all human trappings and emotions – i.e. give away all of your worldly goods, take a vow of poverty, detach yourself from “bad” human emotions?  To a certain extent, some of […]

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