“If you consider most modalities of Chinese Medicine, the one where it relies just on yourself, that’s qi gong…each time you do it is therapeutic. That’s why sometimes the most intractable diseases are cured by not by any other modality except qi gong.” Consider a 20-30 minute regiment once or twice a day. These are […]
This recent interview with Krista Tippett and chef Dan Barber is inspirational, educational, and humorous… My favorite part of the interview is Dan’s explanation of how a plant’s physiology actually changes (i.e. tastes better, and is likely more nutrient dense) when it is grown sustainably and locally – particularly plants indigenous to us in the […]
Recently, there has been a shift in thinking around health and healthcare. Suddenly, it seems, the focus is on wellness; a word that has already become commonplace in conversation, it implies active patient engagement and less reliance on late-stage interventions. Wellness medicine is not only preventive medicine, although this is indeed a part, it is […]
http://being.publicradio.org/programs/2011/opening-to-our-lives/poem_walcott-loveafterlove.shtml#loveafterlove Take a moment to listen to Jon Kabat-Zinn as he recites “Love after Love”, a poem by Derek Walcott. Jon Kabat-Zinn is an author and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
This brief Scientific American article discusses how the brain responds to meditation. A few positive benefits are increased capacity for learning and memory, as well as the possibility for decreased anxiety and stress response. Interestingly, the brain structure itself is what changes, showing our amazing capacity to evolve and grow when we choose to do so. […]
Amidst all the holiday buzz, eating a nutrition-based diet tends to take a back seat. I’ve posted the guide to find markets, farms, and businesses that support local foods and healthful choices. http://www.eatwellguide.org/i.php?pd=Home A great little synopsis of why eating local matters can be found here: at “Top 10 Reasons to Eat Local”: http://www.lifebeginsat30.com/elc/2006/04/10_reasons_to_e.html Eating locally […]
The fall is associated with the Metal element in Chinese Medicine. This is a time of purification, letting go of all that doesn’t serve your highest purpose, and valuing that which does. You may notice that you become very inspired in the fall, take advantage of that! Or you may become nostalgic and sentimental for […]
“Define yourself by how busy you are, and you will never have time for life.” A timely reminder from Joe Robinson that asks us to think about how we define self-worth. What do you say gives meaning to your life? Read on: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-robinson/the-invisible-epidemic-of_b_707580.html
In my first year of Acupuncture school, there was a class called “Partnership with Nature.” During this time my classmates and I, the thirty of us, were sent out into the wilds of Patapsco State Park to observe the passage of the seasons – to smell, hear, and see and observe just as we do […]
Cookus Interruptus teaches you “how to cook fresh, local, organic, whole foods despite life’s interruptions” http://www.cookusinterruptus.com/index.php Tons of great recipes you’ll enjoy & nothing complicated!