TCM and Me

TCM and Me

Yesterday I received an email from a person with whom I have been friends since she was 18 years old. Suffice it to say that we are both decades older from when we first met – me having an additional decade over her. Her email saddened me, but it also illuminated a great truth for me. Seeing my success with […]

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TCM and Yoga

TCM and Yoga

Stretching for the Win – by Susan Tretakis – Most of you are familiar with the story of Pavlov’s experiment with the dog. The definitive example of “classical conditioning”, it is why I can no longer allow myself to watch info-commercials on television at 2 and 3 in the morning. Like Pavlov’s dog, I hear the words, “This price is […]

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TCM and Spirituality

TCM and Spirituality

I’ve been thinking a great deal about Spirituality lately; not in the religious sense, but spirituality in the sense of faith. I did not realize that – as much as I thought I had learned about Traditional Chinese Medicine this past year – I had neglected to learn a key piece. I believe that TCM has given me a greater […]

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Falling

Falling

This past week, the first week of the 2018, I was “down”. And worse, “getting up” just seemed to be too much effort.   And as much as it pains me to write this, the truth was that I was so flat on my emotional floor I did not even want go to acupuncture last week. Yes, you read that right. […]

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Learning from 2017 – Maximizing 2018

Learning from 2017 – Maximizing 2018

It’s the last week of December. Once again, as I have done since I was able to write, I am taking to my keyboard because journaling is what I do. I journal the sad times, the happy times, the inexplicable times. I journal the thankful times, the bitter times, the grief stricken times, the times of incredible joy and the […]

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TCM and Meditation

TCM and Meditation

I have always been a fan of meditation. Through my study of Reiki and practice of Yoga, I know its importance in my life. Perhaps it my journey with Traditional Chinese Medicine and making the emotional commitment to fully accept a mind-body connection for my health that the following quote from Google resonates with me: “Meditation is not just for […]

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