mental health

Venting gone bad

Picture this: You get home from work after a shitty commute, from a shitty job, with shitty co-workers. And today in the office, like most days, someone incompetent has yet again made things more difficult than it has to be for you. So to unwind from the day you vent to your partner/spouse/roommate. In recounting the offense, you find yourself getting worked up all over again. You’re angry, your heart is racing, your face flushed, … Read More

My wellness checklist; the ultimate in self care.

I spend a ton of time coaching in the treatment room because, as I tell people on their very first acupuncture visit, “you are the wise person who lives in your body. I’m not the expert on you, I’m here to help illuminate that inner wisdom.” And I mean it. Acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbs and all of the modalities at my finger tips are in my opinion some of the best medicine on the planet. Though … Read More

Spring Cleaning – It’s not just for houses!

If you and I have anything in common then it might feel like suddenly amidst the melting snow and bright sunshine there is some hope for energy and an internal sense that things are moving again. I find that during winter time I tend to look around at my home, my laundry pile, my to-do list… I look inward to all of the “I want to’s” and then I peak outside, notice how chilly I … Read More

Does the end of Daylight Savings depress you?

Sunlight. Is. Medicine. As we come to a close of Daylight Savings Time on our corner of the hemisphere this November 2nd, 2014, we say goodbye to longer days and hello to winter nights. This brings a sense of impending doom for some folks. If this is you, you’re not crazy. The body and mind are both involved in this case of the blues – you may experience both a biological and psychological reaction (sometimes … Read More

A brief story on non-attachment

Things are not going well at work. I will spare you the details but the bottom line is that I have gotten too attached to the outcome of this “day job.” I have expended too much energy and surrendered too much of my peace of mind to the situation. I did not win. I could not win. As a result my chi suffered. Dearly. I was walking around with a cloud of unpleasantness around me like Pig … Read More

FIVE reasons to play hookey tomorrow

First of all, WHO ARE YOU? Are you really reading this post because you need a reason to take the day off? Send me your location and we will get assistance for you ASAP! I’m kidding. I get it. There is so much to be done at work. At home. In life. How can we possibly take a whole day off? But the truth is individuals with less stress are better friends, partners, employees, spouses, … Read More