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Is meditation necessary?

We mention meditation often: sometimes in our blogs and podcasts, and sometimes we recommend it to our clients. I’ve noticed that even for me, when I see the term thrown around enough, it starts to sound just like ‘do your homework’ or ‘eat your vegetables’. Yeah yeah yeah, I get it, meditationschmation. Is it really necessary? It helps to revisit the root of why we talk about meditation at all. What we’re really pointing to … Read More

The art of being thoughtful.

If you live in the MD/DC/VA Metropolitan area you’ve possibly noticed a bit of a subtle shift in the weather… a bit more heavy feeling with the humidity and cooler evenings. And if you are a friend of the farmer’s markets like we are you may have also noticed an abundance of juicy produce including peaches, tomatoes, plums and so much more. All this signifies a special time of year that in Chinese Medicine we call … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: Sleep – it’s an art and a science

Sleep, snooze, schluff (what, Yiddish?!) – Whatever you like to call bedtime, this is an episode all about sleep. We’re talking about healthy sleep in this episode – what healthy sleep is, how to begin achieving it, and some commonly overlooked sleep breakdowns. We’re going to cover alarm clocks and your snooze button, electromagnetic disturbances, and the importance of clean sheets (the truth really comes out here!). And what about dealing with sleep when you … Read More

When pain is a gift

You have 100% chance of contracting pain in your lifetime. The question is what’s your m.o. when it happens. How long has it been since you’ve felt pain? Last month? Last night? Right now? Was it achy, sharp, dull, boring, throbbing, hot, constricting? What did you do about it? Ice it, heat it, numb it, inject it, drug it, get it tested, treated, or cut out? How do you handle pain? Do you wince, cry, … Read More

Yoga for Dummies

Ever sit in a yoga class and think, “I have no idea what the teacher just said.” I’ve been there. So to help you fake it till you make it, below are some terms you may run into: 1. NAMASTE. One definition is “I bow to the divine in you.” Used as a greeting. 2. ASANA. Sanskrit for pose. You will find that the Sanskrit name for poses end with asana. For example, Sav-asana or Mal-asana … Read More

Hit the pause button

Whether you are a guru at meditation or a total novice, taking a moment to be still and take a few deep breaths is part of the path to well being. Deep breaths have a ton of wonderful side effects, like: Slowing you down on a crazy busy day and giving you enough space to complete the busy with a bit more ease (and fewer mistakes). Helping you digest your food because breathing provides space … Read More

Summer lovin’

This weekend happens to be the 4th of July. I am not going to get into the history of the holiday or the political, social and/or economic issues surrounding how we feel about our independence and freedom here in the USA and what it all means. I deeply respect that as a country we have a lot to be thankful for and oh-so-much work to do to be in wholeness together as a diverse culture … Read More

Podcast – Wellness Unlocked: It’s a Shit Show

No matter what you call it, we need to talk about it! This is an episode all about digestion and what happens when yours is working and when it’s not. If you’ve ever wondered if your toilet matters are “normal” this is the time to investigate. We’re talking about what it should look like, smell like, how often you should go and what a healthy system looks like and acts like. Of course because it’s … Read More

Why is your pulse important to an Acupuncturist?

When you come in for an acupuncture treatment (I say ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ because it’s only a matter of time before everyone wants some of this good needle lovin’), one of the things your acupuncturist will do is take your pulse on both wrists. When we’re feeling your pulse, we may look like we’re deep in thought, or prayer, or like we’re spacing out and staring at the ceiling, or like we’re listening to … Read More

What’s up with FAT Yoga?

“Can overweight folks do yoga? It seems to be for the thin and flexible.” In one form or another, the sentiment above is one of the most common ones expressed to me ever since I started doing yoga. And I simply cannot say it enough: YOGA IS FOR EVERY BODY. Repeat after me: YOGA IS FOR EVERY BODY. It doesn’t matter whether you can touch your toes or even see them. It does not matter how … Read More