Wellness

Taking Care of Baby = Taking Care of Me

This entry provided by guest blogger and resident Mommy, Amanda. I look at my son and am amazed.  It’s difficult for me to remember what the world was like without him in it.  Two days after he was born I remember feeling like he’d always been there.  But I haven’t always been a mommy, and although it’s the best thing I’ve ever been, it’s not always been easy. ———- When my first son was born, … Read More

Take a break today! 4 ways to slow it down.

This is just a friendly reminder from us to you to make sure you take a little time for yourself today, and every day! Busy life includes work, laundry, who’s making dinner, getting ready for vacation and then recovering from vacation, more laundry, more work, too many Facebook posts to read and more! If you’re finding yourself caught up in the busy bee-ness of life you might notice some things like: I want to sleep … Read More

Do you have to believe in acupuncture?

A common question about acupuncture is “Do I have to believe in acupuncture for it to work?”  The answer is, thankfully, no. Some people worry that, since acupuncture originated in Asia, or is touted as an ancient art, it’s rooted in mystical beliefs or somehow mysteriously manipulates your body. I respect those who question; curiosity and caution are valuable qualities to have! You can rest assured that acupuncture is not a belief system. What it … Read More

Summer is chock full o’ lessons; part deux

Summer is all about expansion and partnership so this is the perfect time of year to spread your wings, literally! And to spend time with the people you love. It’s all about being in the present moment. Here are some ideas for having an amazing summer: Fresh Air and Sunshine – Get outside and stretch your arms as far as you can just like the branches of the trees. If you are with a buddy, reach out … Read More

Summer is chock full o’ lessons

Last week Joy helped us remember to take it down a notch, let our hair down and lush up the summer time. It’s an incredible time of year for celebrating, being with people and having a ball. It’s also an important time for us to be with ourselves. I just started readingThe Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. I’m going to let you know what I learn along the way. I quickly fell in love with … Read More

10 ways to thrive in the workplace

Have you ever seen a Dilbert comic strip, read it, start laughing and then crying hysterically because you realize that your office is probably the inspiration for it? Trust me, I have been there and many, many people have to endure the kind of workplace environment that would make even Dilbert look preferable. So what can you do when your office is soul crushing and getting another job is not quite an option? Decorate your … Read More

Oxygenate, that’s what it’s all about. 7 easy tips for breathing on purpose.

I’ve been reminded by a close friend and colleague of the importance of breathing. And I see it all the time in the treatment room, and in my life – lack of breathing. It’s so important that I’ve even written about it before. Breathing is something we do so unconsciously we do not even think about it; and in some cases we even forget to breathe altogether – we’re accidentally holding our breath. Here’s the … Read More

How long does it take for acupuncture to work?

How long does it take for acupuncture to work? That’s a trick question. The answer is it depends. It depends on  a) what your personal set of symptoms are and  b) how long you’ve been carrying your symptoms around. Your symptoms are unique to you. Even if 10 different people report having a migraine, one may experience it after running, one after not enough water, one may describe it as pounding and hot, and someone … Read More

4 ways to get work done, better together!

Recently one of Sam’s colleagues asked her an important question, “do you and your business partners ever hang-out outside of working and meetings?” Her reply, “Yes, it’s essential.” And she’s right. As business owners together our lives are really intertwined with one another. Joy, Sam and I are fortunate because we really like each other. Well, dare I say love? Yes. Indeed. We respect each other and we chose to be in business together because … Read More

A 7-step plan for coping with allergies

Oh, Springtime! Lush but lethal for those whose sinuses close up at the mere thought of stepping outside. Here are a few tips to live with allergies this season: 1. Treat your sinuses like your garden: irrigate them Wash away the debris and irritants getting stuck in your nasal passages by using a neti pot. Using a neti pot takes a few tries to get past the “I’m drowning” sensation; don’t worry, you’ll conquer your … Read More