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The Number 1 Mistake You’re Making With Your Doctor

The Number 1 Mistake You’re Making With Your Doctor

Are you a doctor’s pet?   Do you have teacher's pet syndrome when it comes to talking to your doctor? Do you tell your Doctor everything is 'fine' and then remember 14 things you could have asked about once you leave?   Do you hold back from saying things because you...

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Sometimes I’m Just  A Little Mental

Sometimes I’m Just A Little Mental

I can be so dysfunctional. I’ve used my word of the year method instead of resolutions for some time now. Choosing a theme instead of setting resolutions that I'm not going to keep anyway works better for me. I love it and it has enriched my life. That being said...  ...

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Top 10 Posts – 2017

Top 10 Posts – 2017

And the year draws to a close. At the beginning of this year, I had no idea if I would be able to write a post every week. It turns out that I can AND that I love it. For the end of the year round up, I wanted to share the links of the most read and commented blog...

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New Year’s Resolutions Suck. Read This Instead.

New Year’s Resolutions Suck. Read This Instead.

No, seriously. New Year's Resolutions Suck.  I’d like to share with you what I do instead of New Year’s resolutions. New Year's Resolutions suck, we all suck at them and we all get sucked into them. A few years ago, I started choosing a theme for the year instead of...

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Choose Your Weird Friends Wisely

Choose Your Weird Friends Wisely

If you're reading this, there is a chance that I'm your weird friend. I always tell people I’m practical with a side of woo woo. I love both sides. I can feel my feet solid on the ground and I love to stare at the moon and ask my ancestors for their support. My...

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Why I Am Not A Fan Of Health Gurus

Why I Am Not A Fan Of Health Gurus

I know. I know. I write about health online. It’s hypocritical. I get it and yet still. IF I READ ONE MORE PLAN ABOUT CREATING PERFECT HEALTH, I’ll scream. 10,000 steps! 8 glasses of water! Exercise with a smile one your face! Avoid cardio, do yoga! No sugar! Paleo...

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I Sent Back A Steak

I Sent Back A Steak

For those of you who don’t know me personally, I’m going to give you a little background information. In addition to being brought up in a household that was concerned with ‘never being a bother’ to anyone, I also spent over a decade of my life working in bars and...

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Stubborn Symptoms Getting You Down?

Stubborn Symptoms Getting You Down?

Last week I let you know that emotions could be the thing behind your stubborn symptoms or weird behavior patterns. We could go deeper into that, there’s probably a few books on that singular topic alone. However, this week I wanted to give you a few more reasons that...

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Emotional Processing Is A B*tch

Emotional Processing Is A B*tch

Emotional processing is a weird thing. It happens haphazardly (imho) and is often misunderstood, even by the person processing. The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van der kolk is one of my favorite books that describes the glitches in the emotional processing system...

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5 Steps To Help You Choose An Acupuncturist

5 Steps To Help You Choose An Acupuncturist

This post is being written on special request from a dear friend. Antonia, this one is for you. If you've ever wondered how to choose an acupuncturist (or any health care professional!) this one is for you too.    When Antonia asked me to write a post about how to...

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You Can Only Light People Up If They Can See You

You Can Only Light People Up If They Can See You

I was feeling sort of bummed. It had been a long day, but I wasn't tired for bed yet so I curled up on my oversized bean bag and watched the clouds pass over this October’s full moon. I love the moon. This one caught my eye so many times while I was sitting on the...

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Flexibility Within The 5 Elements

Flexibility Within The 5 Elements

This post is technically 8.5 years old. It was written on an old blog that I kept sporadically through the years. It chronicled my travels through China in 2000 and South America in 2006. Reading through some of it now makes me want to cringe at myself..but hey, it's...

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An Internal Decluttering

An Internal Decluttering

There is a reason that The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was a New York Times #1 Bestseller. When you spend time surround yourself with only things that you love and you get rid of things that make you feel shitty… you feel better. When you feel better, you do...

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Treat The Life, Treat The Body

Treat The Life, Treat The Body

There are a host of physical symptoms that relate to being ‘healthy’ but what about the rest of your life? Can you be considered healthy if you are angry all the time? If you spend your time married to someone you don't like? If you work in a job you hate?   In my...

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My Secret Tool In The Treatment Room

My Secret Tool In The Treatment Room

I am about to let you in on a big secret. It's my favorite tool that I use in the treatment room... and you're about to be privy to it!   A few weeks ago a patient walked into my office and she sat down for a first consultation. I listened to her concerns and all the...

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Self Care: 2 Biggest Mistakes

Self Care: 2 Biggest Mistakes

Holistic health and self care are booming. There’s no doubt about it. Even people that don’t believe in it have had a friend or family member convince them to use tea tree or lavender essential oil instead of an over the counter medication. Personally, I see new...

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Top 5 Myths About Chinese Medicine

This post has been trying to wriggle out of me for a long time now. Holistic health is gaining traction by the minute and more and more people are using it each day. 10 years ago, when I started out as an acupuncturist / herbalist most people I told responded with a...

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