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Let’s talk about the weird stuff

Let’s talk about the weird stuff

The moment still stands out so clearly in my mind that, looking back now, it almost seems fated. I had been intrigued by the idea of qigong for a while –– it had inevitably been around the edges of my world, given my Chinese Medicine training –– but it wasn’t until I...

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My biggest fear about COVID (which isn’t what you think).

My biggest fear about COVID (which isn’t what you think).

I’ve found myself in this space where, instead of falling into either one of these dichotomies. Instead, just as I do in my medicine, I’m focusing on a particular reality,

That’s why, when people have been asking me how I am, I’m not saying “I’m fine” or “I’m OK.” Instead, I’ve been being honest and saying,

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The gifts of crisis

The gifts of crisis

We’re always told that life is impermanent, and subject to change. But until you experience it, it’s all kind of theoretical. I think we’re all past theory now. In my own case, this has looked like me having to close my practice down essentially overnight. Many of my...

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What I did to my door (and why you care)

What I did to my door (and why you care)

You can’t help but see it the moment you walk around the corner to my office: a mural of a coneflower, taller than I am, painted right up the front of my door. It’s a beautiful piece, half shown from the outside, with the purple petals and rich brown center, and half...

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The healing BFF you’re probably ignoring

The healing BFF you’re probably ignoring

I know it sounds incredibly counterintuitive — but it really couldn’t be a clearer message that something needs to change. And, a lot of times, if you listen to the pain, you can even get some clues as to what that something is.

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“Can Qigong Help with…?”

“Can Qigong Help with…?”

“Can qigong help with stress?”

“Does acupuncture help back pain?”

“Can TCM be used for [insert health condition of your choice]?”

I get these kinds of questions all the time. And while I get where people are coming from when they ask, there’s one big problem …

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New Year, new you? Think again.

New Year, new you? Think again.

There’s something so incredibly enticing about the thought of a radical change, an overnight transformation. Just think of the ugly duckling to graceful swan makeover montage in, well, every teen movie ever. The idea of becoming someone new, or at the very least a...

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Hun Yuan Ling Tong: how to make 2020 the year of possibility.

Hun Yuan Ling Tong: how to make 2020 the year of possibility.

There’s something incredibly exciting about January, isn’t there? That fresh-start, clean-slate feeling; the intoxicating thought that almost anything is possible. Then, of course, the “New Year, New Year” hysteria dies down and by February it’s business as usual. But...

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Change your thoughts, change your world: the power of Qi.

Change your thoughts, change your world: the power of Qi.

“Change your thoughts and you change the world” — Norman Vincent Peale. Well, that’s a mighty big responsibility, so how about today, we focus on how your thoughts can change your world? Can change your energy and your health? Now, that is doable — and it’s all thanks...

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Winter: the perfect time to nourish your water element.

Winter: the perfect time to nourish your water element.

Welcome to the season of expectations — not only the expectations of those around us, but our own expectations to have a magical time, to create a magical time for others, and to generally make it the most exciting season of the year. However, the holiday hoopla, the...

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