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Why Don’t I Do the Things That Make Me Happy?

How are you?  I’ve taken a break from writing newsletters for a while but felt the need to reach out.  The summer is here and it’s a time for entertainment and enjoyment of outdoor activities.  The weather has been amazing in New York and I’ve been trying to enjoy my down time.  As always, it’s […]

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Ok, So I Made Bone Broth

Ok, so I made bone broth. I very recently started being willing to really nurture myself with food.  For much of my life I didn’t take diet seriously for a variety of reasons.  I was always thin growing up so I was able to eat whatever I wanted until I was in my early 20’s and […]

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I’ll Have the Donut Please…

Confession Time:  Maybe I’m in the mood for confession because the pope is in town, so here’s some good, old fashioned, Catholic confession: most people assume that I am a health nut because I am an acupuncturist, but the truth is when it comes to indulgence –  I love to be bad! I have always […]

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Addicted to Productivity? I Can Relate….

This is a picture from Arches National Park in Utah where we’ve been on vacation for the past several weeks.  (I’m returning tonight and am back at work tomorrow!) My husband works for the Department of Ed and is a huge travel bug so he’s used to taking off at the end of June, not coming […]

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Imagination for Good, Not Evil

Imagination is the gift of the mind. It allows for creative problem solving, connection with our most intimate selves, vision for our lives and movement toward an ever evolving future. But what if we were to misuse that imagination, both creating unneeded anxiety and preventing us from moving towards our destiny. I’ll give you two […]

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Is Depression Good for the Soul?

Over the winter holiday, Sam and I went to Nashville, Tennessee to do some exploring.  We saw a lot of interesting attractions and I learned a lot about the history of country music, which was much more extensive then I knew.   We also went to visit Andrew Jackson’s Plantation, which is called The Hermitage.  One […]

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Lessons from India

One thing I can say for sure about India is that every aspect of life there is intense.  Whether it’s the food, the weather, the traffic, the clamor for survival, the clothing, the jewelry, the heat, or the religion, it will be experienced at the peak of it’s potential.  Like a spice that has been crushed […]

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Growth

Those of you who have worked closely with me in the Journey of Healing or in our private healing sessions know that committing to a process of change or growth is an exciting soulful journey that can be painful at times and often yields unexpected and joyful results. Those wonderful improvements to our lives is […]

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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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Having Trouble Getting Pregnant?

Nine Sneaky Causes of Infertility and How to Fix Them Join Mary Hart and Rebecca Curtis on June 9th for a free class at the Park Slope Food Coop.

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Park Slope Acupuncture – What Is My Acupuncturist Thinking? Part One

Bridging the Gap Between Acupuncturist and Patient – Part One Why is my acupuncturist asking about my period when I came in for a frozen shoulder?   I practice acupuncture in Park Slope, Brooklyn which is on the outskirts of New York City. I have a busy practice because I work in one of the […]

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Here’s Why You’re Not Pregnant

Nine Sneaky Causes of Infertility and How to Fix Them Join Mary Hart and Rebecca Curtis on April 14th for a free class at the Park Slope Food Coop.  

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Park Slope Food Coop Class on Acupuncture This Saturday

Fibroids, Cysts and PMS Anyone diagnosed with PMS, Fibroids or PCOS knows how frustrating it can be to try to get solutions from Western Medical Practitioners that don’t involve surgery, biopsies or birth control pills.  To lose a week out of every month due to physical pain and emotional discomfort is like living your life on […]

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Park Slope Acupuncture – Using Acupuncture to Treat Allergies

With the season of fall approaching, it is time for a discussion on allergies again.  Autumn allergies are not as difficult for most people as the allergies of spring.  But the season brings with it enough annoyance to its sufferers to merit an autumn reminder about how Chinese Medicine views allergies. Allergies are seen as […]

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Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture has enjoyed an emergence in recent years.  Acupuncture has been being used to enhance beauty for hundreds of years.  The concept might seem strange to some but when you break it down – you realize this is a fantastic idea. I have learned that aging has a lot to do with how […]

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Park Slope Acupuncture – 3 Ways That Acupuncture Helps Fertility

 If you live in the Park Slope, Brooklyn area and you struggle with fertility, it may come as a surprise to you to learn that you could be using acupuncture to help with your fertility issues. Anyone who has walked this path knows how emotionally difficult it can be every month when you start to […]

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Mary Hart Presents at the Park Slope Food Coop

On July 22nd, Mary Hart is a co-presenter at the Park Slope Food Coop on the topic “Why You’re Not Pregnant.” If you would like to learn more about “mystery infertility” and hear strategies for supporting your individual fertility then please join Mary and Holistic Health Coach Rebecca Curtis for their presentation. The presentation begins at […]

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Summer – The Season of the Passionate Heart

In Chinese medicine, summer is the season of the heart where passion and love reign. It is a time of sensual and physical pleasure. Think of sinking your teeth into stone fruits and berries, diving into the cool pleasure of a natural body of water, the way your body feels when the tendons are loose […]

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