Holiday
12.19.12

This has been an extraordinary year in many ways. I want to send warm holiday wishes to everyone who has make this year most memorable—to my clients who have allowed me to use my skills, to my teachers, especially Matt […]

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B.B. King, Bob Dylan, and Mary J. Blige: we listened to these artists and many more as we warmed up yesterday at Diane McCarthy’s 12 p.m. Simonson Dance class at DNA (Dance New Amsterdam), I saw my friends Marcia and […]

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Gratitude
11.23.12

Gratitude supports health. Just think about that slight smile and feeling of warmth that comes from a mutually nourishing conversation, a satisfying meal when we are hungry, or just some time alone to reflect on the small or very big […]

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For the last two and a half weeks I have been working on a manuscript that was requested by an agent. As a result, I have gone through many of the journals I have kept over the years. I realize […]

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It is deep autumn. The dampness of late summer has dried up with the first frost. The last of the leaves are hanging on, some still glorious in their purple, orange, red and gold. This is the season to gather […]

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Treating the symptoms of a disease can be faster and often much easier than addressing its root. Any chiropractor with the required 300 hours of training to use acupuncture needles should have some success in alleviating pain. But to treat […]

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“You’re an acupuncturist, right?” my doctor said last Friday when he walked into the exam room for my follow-up on a routine colonoscopy.   “I am,” I answered not knowing what would follow.   “My daughter just had a baby,” […]

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Sometimes we just need a little courage to take a gradual right, or even a sharp left, off of our pre-planned journeys in life. This may be how we find the place that most suits our highest and best purpose. […]

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Gate of Hope
09.20.12

Mary Hart of Healing Heart Acupuncture shares her thoughts on the coming season from a personal and Chinese medical perspective. She relates how needling a particular point (Gate of Hope) helps to support her patients in making healthy change in […]

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Someone snapped this photo of me (in yellow) giving a demonstration in “Exercise as Medicine” last night at the New York Open Center. It was wonderful to share my passion with so many. Next week, the five week class begins […]

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Here are four reasons to take the “Exercise as Medicine” class I will teach at the Open Center this fall: One: A fresh beginning. It is a new season—the start of the ‘year’, so to speak, that will bring us […]

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A vacation is only a vacation if one can vacate, right?  Case in point: James Heaton’s post about when he went away last week with his wife and three kids.  I am sure you can relate. I know I can. […]

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