Feb 28, 2023 | Cultivation
Like the patina and wear on something touched often, or the way shoes and fabric carries the memory of the wearer. Our life and spirit shows its presence on our face. To read the face is to delve into the intricacies of the being woven into the lines, curves, and...
Feb 28, 2023
Dec 27, 2022 | Acupuncture, Cultivation, The practice of practice
So much of our medicine is conveyed in stories—the ones we live, the ones we tell, and the ones we hear. Storytelling is an innate human impulse. It provides context and meaning, allowing us to share complex ideas and navigate our experience. Stories—of both success...
Dec 27, 2022
Apr 19, 2022 | Acupuncture, The practice of practice
The most powerful lessons come not from a school curriculum, but from life. Our world is full of both problems and opportunities. There is what we struggle against, and what we stand for. And the unfolding dance of yin/yang reminds us that everything has aspects of...
Apr 19, 2022
Oct 19, 2021 | Acupuncture, Cultivation
Heartbreak is unavoidable. It’s not a flaw in character or make up humans, it’s a feature. It’s what allows us to grow beyond the bounds and limits of family, friend group, peers and whatever group identity we find that gives a sense of belonging and security. Heart...
Oct 19, 2021
Dec 15, 2020 | Acupuncture
Questions are a key aspect of helping us to understand how to help our patients. In school we learn the classic 10 questions. But asking useful questions in the clinic goes far beyond the basic ten. What’s more, our questions are not about creating conversation, but...
Dec 15, 2020