latesummer

Chinese Medicine divides the year into five, not four, seasons. Late summer begins around mid-August and ends with the September equinox. As with all of the other seasons, its unique weather affects our internal environment and our organs. Awareness of […]

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Summer Peace
07.11.16

One small way to help engender peace in our world that so desperately needs it right now is by creating a peaceful environment at home. Easier said than done, at least for me, as my recent experience made me realize. […]

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fieldofgreen

The classic Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, begins with shedding light on the concept of this childlike attitude: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the experts mind there are few”. According to this Zen Buddhist principal, anything can […]

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sustainablephoto

Do you find that a cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine at night are good for you? Are a brisk walk and some gardening better for you than going to the gym? Does a good […]

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SPIRITUALWARRIOR

SPIRITUAL GANGSTER: those were the two words spelled out in white on letters on the black hoodie worn by our yoga teacher as she walked into the room. I did not know that this was the name of a new […]

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blog

Spring is five weeks away. Here are six ways to jump-start the body, mind, and spirit: 1. Move: If you dislike doing exercise on your own, sample a yoga class, take a dance class or join a hiking/walking group. 2. […]

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selfportrait

As many of my readers know, I have been working on a memoir for a while. I wanted to share with you a snippet of the first chapter. The following is the beginning of my circuitous and revelatory route toward […]

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pulseblog

Tu Youyou won the Nobel Prize for discovering the key ingredient in a potent anti-malarial medicine. She calls this drug “a gift to the world’s people from Traditional Chinese Medicine.” Tu is 84 years old, and her work in providing […]

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Frank Walsh on his daily jog

When someone is 91, has no arthritis and laughs easily, we naturally want to know more about how they rode through almost a century of life and be healthier than many who are a lot younger. A good diet and […]

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Anxiety

When people ask me what I treat most often in my practice, I could answer with a long list of symptoms, syndromes, and diseases. Instead, I usually answer with one word: “stress.” In NYC, people work hard: long hours, lots […]

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photo by George Goss

Some women are strongly opposed to ingesting food with added hormones but at the same time fill their bodies with hormones from birth control regimens for long periods of time, sometime years. According to the principles of Chinese Medicine, any […]

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Nature's Aromatherapy: Honeysuckle

I have not studied aromatherapy, but I raised my son on a farm surrounded by acres of fresh earth that produce profound and changing aromas throughout the year. Like those who do study aromatherapy, I believe that these scents can […]

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