Small Moments

I think it’s important to recognize small moments throughout the day that are gifts. There is a little tree lined street behind the medical building where I work a few days a week. One afternoon I discovered this delicate little flower that reminds me of a lantern. It was so beautiful to me that I had […]

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Taste the Day!

One morning about a month ago I was speaking with one the medical assistants who works with me at the integrative medicine center. I was telling Beth (name changed for privacy) that I was grateful to have been able to sit quietly on my patio that morning sipping my coffee and watching the hummingbirds flit about before […]

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Let it go.

I came across the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote below while browsing the internet and it got me thinking how we all have those days when it seems like the universe is against us. One morning years ago I fell asleep while my toddler was watching Barney or some other annoying PBS kids show. When I woke […]

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New hope for CFS patients?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating chronic illness that may affect up to 3 million people each year. Symptoms may include muscle and joint pain, non-restorative sleep, extreme fatigue, memory difficulties, and headaches. This is a challenging illness to manage medically but symptoms can often be managed through an integrative approach. Ask me how integrative manual therapy […]

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Just Breathe

There are at least 19 muscles (including groups of muscles) involved with respiration and we don’t really think about them unless we have been sick with a cough. Then we may find that our stomach muscles feel achy, our neck and shoulders feel tight, and it is difficult to take a deep breath without feeling […]

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You Become.

When I was a small child one of my favorite books was “The Velveteen Rabbit” by Marjory Williams. There is a passage when Rabbit is talking to the wise old Skin Horse about what being real means. Rabbit expresses his concern over whether or not becoming real hurts. Skin horse replies, “Sometimes.” for Skin Horse is always truthful. […]

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