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How Forgiveness Will Detox Your Liver This Spring

“I am sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.” – Ho’oponopono healing prayer for forgiveness Ho’oponopono (means to “make right, to come into balance”) is an ancestral Hawai’ian practice that was used as a form of family therapy. It recognized that we are all connected, and that everything we do affects others. The above […]

March 18, 2014 Chinese Medicine, Healing | 8 Comments

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Owning Our Feminine Voice: Turning Our Weakness Into Our Greatest Strength

“I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t.” – Audre Lorde Yesterday, I received an email from a dear patient […]

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Daring To Be Powerful When Revisiting Our Past

“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde Other than being a wise quote from a wonderful warrior woman poet, Audre Lorde, whose birthday I honor today, this quote helps us realize […]

February 18, 2014 Healing, Healthy Living | One Comment

The Many Faces Of Love: Valentine’s Day Isn’t Just For Romantic Love

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.” ― Rumi Many think that Valentine’s Day is solely about romantic love. Not so! Others may think that Valentine’s Day is the special day to celebrate love. Actually, every day is an opportunity to practice, and be, love. When it comes down to it, love comes in […]

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How Overwork Can Tax Your Kidneys

First off, Happy Chinese New Year! I am heading off to New York City’s Chinatown soon, to partake in some delicious cuisine to bring in the New Year. What a treat it’s been to have so many chances at renewal with all of these New Year celebrations! Today’s blog post topic comes to us from […]

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

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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

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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 […]

Top 10 Ways Acupuncture And Reiki Can Benefit Your Wholistic Health In 2014

I hope your holidays thus far has been heart-warming and full of much-needed rejuvenation! For those of you have been feeling challenged and triggered by the holidays, I send you love that the heartbreak will soon pass (it always does), and that you will discover glimmers of strength, hope, and support during this time. As […]

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5 Ways To Ground Yourself From Holiday Stress

The holidays brings up so much for us. I’ve noticed that all of the things we’ve gone through this year, from loved ones choosing to leave this earthly plane, to earthly disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, to massive inner upheavals surfacing to be addressed, has left many of us feeling vulnerable during a time when […]