Staying sane while social distancing

Move Take a walk outside (observe 6 ft distance from other people). Join online exercise classes for free. Meditate Headspace, Calm and Insight Timer are really good apps for learning or supporting a meditation practice. Shine is specifically focused on calming anxiety and stress. Help out Looking out for others takes the focus off ourselves …

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Water Lily Room

Presenting the Waterlily Room

As 2017 gets underway with expanded clinic hours, I’m so excited to present the Waterlily Room, a new (additional) clinic space two doors down the hall. Kathia Wu and I will be sharing these rooms with another practitioner, Ash Temin of Fireleaf Wellness, who practices Ayurvedic nutrition and counseling. She will be in Wednesday and …

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6 practical tips to avoid catching a cold

Did you know that marathon runners are the human equivalent of a “perfect storm” when it comes to catching colds? A long-distance runner’s body doesn’t know that this is an endurance event – it presumes they must be running from a bear, so the body suppresses the immune system to conserve resources for this life-threatening situation. (You …

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Fixing tables: a new analogy for Chinese medicine

A teacher of mine once compared Western vs. Chinese medicines to fixing tables. I love this analogy not just because woodworking is one of my favorite activities, but simply because it is so apt: if you have a table with a broken leg, the easiest way to deal with it is to repair or replace the leg. If …

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