This quarantine is only the first chapter of this collective journey. As we think about what preparations need to be made, we are amid the beginning of summer. In this last look at Spring, I think we should examine its signature emotion – anger. In my previous post, I described anger as a catalyst “stirring […]

Jun 3, 2020

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By Kachina L. Smith, D.Ac., L.Ac. Coming out of Winter, Spring is usually a time of inspiration. According to us Westerners, the new life coming from the deep unknown and stillness of Winter is the beauty and optimism of Spring; the idyllic time surrounded by blooming flowers and trees, warmer weather, and emerging hope. However, […]

Apr 30, 2020

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Posted March 30 After having spent 16 hours, literally, in front of the computer on Friday completing unemployment forms for our employees and applying for every possible grant and loan program that I’ve come across, I took a much needed break on Sunday from the screen. Last week I oscillated between “nose-to-the-grindstone-get-it-done” entrepreneurism and lying […]

Mar 25, 2020

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Emailed April 2 Dear Promise Program Member, Thank you for your kind notes and well-wishes of support- it’s been a roller coaster for all of us and we are holding on for the ride. We are working through many emails and voicemails and I appreciate your patience with the process. We are trying to respond […]

Mar 17, 2020

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What got you into massage? Wow. This question seems so easy to answer doesn’t it? I have been in the athletic world since I was three years old. Science has always been a point of fascination for me since I could read at the tender age of…well, whenever you start reading. As I grew older […]

Dec 26, 2019

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By: Jordan Jackson, Client Care Coordinator These days, hopping into the sauna on a chilly day is one of the easiest forms of self-care I can give my body. All I have to do is sit. That’s it! Just sit in the sauna (which is kept at a cozy 140 degrees) for 20 or 40 […]

Dec 4, 2019

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What got you into massage and energy work? As a LMT & IHC (integrative health coach), 22 years vegan, I’ve always given massages to my family. As young as six years old, I would rub my mom’s shoulders when she was stressed. I didn’t fully embrace my healing craft until after 911 in NYC. As […]

Nov 26, 2019

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We hear it every time we are about to take off on a flight: in case of emergency, place your oxygen mask on first before assisting others. Thank goodness near no one has to make that decision in their lives in an actual emergency, but how many of us, day by day, put on our […]

Nov 21, 2019

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By Aurora Hutchinson, Meditation Teacher Naturally, it is delicious when what is arising in the present moment evokes the sensation of pleasure, relaxation or bliss.  But what about those sensations of frustration, disappointment or sadness?  Even in the labeling of these sensations, feelings or thoughts there might be judgment, and a notion that the experience […]

Nov 6, 2019

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Having trouble falling or staying asleep? Nodding off after lunch?  Chinese medicine holds the answers to patterns in our sleep, mood, and health through the notion of an organ clock. A quick primer on Qi (pronounced “chee”) A blog post on The Legacy of Taste traces all Chinese wellness therapies to the notion of qi, or […]

Oct 22, 2019

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