This is what I remember about posing in the Oscar de la Renta dress shown here: The garment was brilliant—the softest black velvet combined ingeniously with shimmering gold fabric. I was not sure how to pose, to do that exquisite […]

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I have a new office, a quiet sanctuary in the heart of Greenwich Village, the perfect place to retreat from the busy-ness of city life and seriously address your health. Autumn is a good time to harness the energy gathered […]

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A friend of mind called last week blindsided by the fact the she needed surgery. Her anxiety level was 13 on a scale of 1-10. “What should I do?” she asked. Most of you whom I have treated can probably […]

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I am in Paris. The City of Love. The city with the best bread, coffee and chocolate in the world. I lived here when I graduated from college, rather than pursuing my intention to become a doctor. Instead, I crimped […]

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Vegetables, fruits, flowers AND your health do not just happen without some serious effort. How can we cultivate the seeds of our well-being in this season of growth and renewal? Here are 7 suggestions: Find out what moves you from […]

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Charles Chu, master calligrapher, painter and professor, explained to the crowd at the Yale School of Art the ‘secret’ of how to make one’s, art, work and life compelling: “You learn the Law and then you break it, according to […]

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“So how exactly does acupuncture work?” the medical student asked me. I was carefully placing needles in a patient to treat knee pain at The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitative Medicine. The question, often asked, is challenging enough given an hour […]

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There are so many ‘invisible’ factors that determine the outcome of a healing. There is the support of family and/or friends, the patience with the process of moving toward health and a sense of gratitude in even the small milestones. […]

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I am back in the park, exercising. I have added small weights to my qigong workout because weight-bearing enhances the health of bones. During a hike three weeks ago, I witnessed my father, who is four months shy of 90, […]

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NO EXCUSE
09.09.13

“Come on, pretty boy, show me what you got!” So chides the brawny trainer in Hudson River Park. His client sheepishly smiles as he passes me, while I am focused on my own exercises. He probably knows he is sweating […]

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Before us we have as a huge gift, the months of July and August, in which we can gather the energy of the season. It is like a second chance at our New Year’s Resolutions, however, it is quite different […]

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The lilacs are in full bloom, their fragrance intoxicating. Early spring jolted our bodies awake like an alarm clock before sunrise. But now we are past that initial shock. Longer and warmer days give glimpses of summer days to come. […]

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