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Springtime Emotions

As so many of you know, in Chinese medicine, the emotion that dominates in the springtime is anger.  The energy of this powerful emotion, within the five element paradigm, is likened to the force it takes to push from a seed buried within the earth into the freedom of the air, with its infinite possibility.  We love […]

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is one of the most challenging topics to write about.  There have been times when I think I have truly  forgiven someone and then something happens to make me realize my forgiveness was only superficial.  I often wonder, “How can I achieve true and lasting forgiveness?”  because I know how important forgiveness is to moving forward in […]

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Mary’s Story

My conversation with Blogtalk Radio host, Tom Fuld.   Finding my path to becoming an acupuncturist was not easy.  My undergraduate degree was in teaching, but I knew very quickly that teaching was not for me.  I had worked very hard as a waitress for many years until deciding health care would be my pursuit.  But even then, there were […]

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Emotional Wounds

Today is the first day of Spring and I couldn’t be happier! For those of us in NYC this has been a real doozy of a winter and people are feeling a little desperate for some mild weather.  Yesterday I realized I had been wearing my winter coat for 5 months and I am so […]

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Would I like to get well?

Last month we were talking about fear. We talked about the importance of recognizing fear as being a part of who we are and perhaps a part that needs acknowledgment, encouragement, mothering, love, and acceptance. We spoke about how our fears want us to stay small, be isolated, be unseen. Unfortunately, this goes against our […]

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Winter is a Time of Introspection

In Chinese medicine, winter is a time of introspection and analysis of one’s deepest inner resources. Traditionally, it was the period of the year when people worked less and therefore had a lot more time to be quiet in order to conserve energy and survive. Along with this abundance of time came the inevitable opportunity […]

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