Sometimes we need to step outside of the box of our routines to see our lives with a little more clarity. I had the opportunity to do just that as I accompanied my husband on a business trip to Georgia […]

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Yale football player Matthew Barney was a compelling subject for a portrait. At the time, he was with a modeling agency in New York. His agency representative asked me if I could take some good pictures of him to put […]

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Staying emotionally ‘clean’ is important for disease prevention. That means letting emotions come and go while giving them expression in the appropriate time and place. It means not ignoring them until they become suppressed or letting one ‘hang around’ too […]

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What do we need to thrive and not just survive in our work, relationships and community? The answer may be simpler than you think. 1.Silence … the world is noisy. It is tough to ‘hear’ where, when and how to […]

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You know the feeling. Your shoulders start to climb closer to your ears. Your breath becomes shallow or, worse, you inhale and hold it for way too long before exhaling. As a result, your stomach might tighten, along with other […]

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The inner journey, that is. Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of a 46 day stretch when we are encouraged to spend time in stillness, perhaps do some fasting, and ‘indulge’ in charitable works all with the specific purpose of […]

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What, no acupuncture? This is the question I am getting lately and here is why:   After years of studying Chinese Medicine and more years treating people in both clinical and private practice, I am taking some serious time off. […]

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I’m not sure how I missed Neil Simon’s hit comedy, the semi-autobiographical coming of age movie Brighton Beach Memoirs when it came out in the late eighties, but I watched it the other night. Although it was set in a […]

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President Obama’s dream to have health care made available and affordable to all is essentially guaranteed now that he has been re-elected. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, is set to go into effect in […]

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Ashley Boyes, a 27-year-old American stroke victim, traveled to China for treatment, reported Brenda Duran in the January 2013 issue of Acupuncture Today. After seeing 9000 Needles, the documentary about a body builder who recovers from a stroke at the […]

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  A “restorative lifestyle” is the secret to staying calm and maintaining a youthful vigor. Winter is a good time to cultivate it. Nature tells us to slow down to allow our bodies to build up energy for the spring. […]

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Blank Canvas
01.02.13

We have been given another year, another chance, and a brand new blank canvas to create a unique piece of art with our lives. Hopefully it will compel with its composition, balance, harmony and light. That is how I see […]

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