What the F* is Reiki?

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What the F* is Reiki?

There's no two bits about it, Reiki is gaining some major-momentous-universe-force right now. Reiki may have been something you associate with your hippie neighbor, but there's a reason why more hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, health care communities and all kinds of celebrities are turning towards this healing modality...

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5 Tips for Meal Planning

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5 Tips for Meal Planning

Getting meals on the table day-in and day-out isn't easy.  We are busy.  We are tired.  We are overwhelmed by the thought of cooking every night.  Cooking for yourself gives you control over what you are eating, saves a ton of money, and makes you feel better almost immediately.   Changing your habits around cooking is easier than you think. Here are my top 5 strategies for conquering meal planning . . .

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Orlando's Impact: 7 Tips for Healing

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Orlando's Impact: 7 Tips for Healing

Shortly after the horrific Orlando shootings, my practice made a drastic shift. Anxiety/PTSD/Depression/Insomnia made up about 15% of my practice before the massacre.  In the days, weeks, and months that followed this percentage shot up to well over 50%.  The LGBTQ community is experiencing a collective trauma response that deserves to be recognized. Many of our community members face trauma triggers in everyday life from past experiences.  ..Even though

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Taking Action In the Season of Metal: Answering Standing Rock's Call

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Taking Action In the Season of Metal: Answering Standing Rock's Call

Imagine our world map without borders. Zoom out and see the Earth as it is.  It is amazing to think it's only been 45 years since that first photo of Earth from the NASA Lunar Orbiter 1 was taken.  This was the first time in history that humans could actually see the planet as a whole and while  that pivotal moment changed our consciousness to some degree, the magnitude of critical imbalances on the earth now calls for another level of action...

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How Sound Heals Trauma and Activates the Passion to Live Your Purpose

How Sound Heals Trauma and Activates the Passion to Live Your Purpose

Sound healing opens us to the vision of our life purpose beyond our trauma, and gives us the strength and resilience to stay focused and engaged with this higher purpose.  It is a tool for healing, a friend, ally and catalyst for leadership, because it stimulates the development of our consciousness.  Sound cultivates the embodied confidence to see clearly and move through the patterns that block us from stepping into the power of our gifts and serve wholeheartedly.

 

 

Discipline: the Unsexy Key to Creativity

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Discipline: the Unsexy Key to Creativity

Discipline isn’t only about hard work or deprivation, though. It’s about being strict in some ways, but generous in others. It’s about giving yourself the things that you really love. Taking the time to treat yourself with care

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Burning Through the Holiday Blues

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Burning Through the Holiday Blues

Today I aim to shed some light on the dynamics of these holiday blues and how to bounce back to vibrant health with a minimum of fuss. 

At the root of the problem is overeating, especially of processed or refined foods (though it’s possible to get sick even from eating too much kale salad). Whatever it is that we overeat, our systems have to deal with..

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Brooklyn Acupuncture Project: Pregnancy Programs

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Brooklyn Acupuncture Project: Pregnancy Programs

We love supporting our patients in their path toward parenthood. From conception to postpartum, we’ve seen so many uniquely beautiful stories unfold. We feel inspired to create a special place for this at BAP, so in the coming months we’ll be offering up some new programs to the community. 

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Living Forces: Herbal Allies and the Five Elements

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Living Forces: Herbal Allies and the Five Elements

Five elements.” The phrase conjures different reactions depending on the audience.  For historians, it’s an ancient paradigm derived from Chinese astrology; for Chinese medicine students it’s an explanation of psychoemotional patterns; for the scientifically inclined it’s a bridge between ancient medicine and modern biophysics. But for Jonathan Edwards it is first and foremost a visceral experience. The five elements are... 

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Picking Positivity

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Picking Positivity

Today I’d like to use this soapbox to call out a morbid tendency amongst the privileged, myself included: a tendency towards perfectionism, a.k.a. pickiness. Why is this a problem? Because if we can’t avoid focusing on flaws, we’ll never be at peace. There’s a scratch in even the smoothest surface (or there will be soon enough). This article’s about not letting it ruin your day—which is easier said than done. 

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Give Thanks

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Give Thanks

You may be wondering by now just what this post has to do with health or natural medicine. But dig: our health depends on our actions, which depend on our thought patterns, which depend on our beliefs and attitudes. Something as subtle as a shift in attitude can have major downstream effects on our health. And, as a healer with an interest in that ultimate (if troublesome) patient, the body politic, I’ve noticed that collective body is gravely gratitude-deficient. 

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