During the winter, we stayed in and bundled up. As Spring has entered New York, an energy has filled the city and we are all becoming restless. This is the perfect opportunity for you to make changes in your own life. Spring is the time when the plants around us come “back to life.” What I am proposing is that it is also the time to bring yourself back to life! As many of my patients know, I am right there with you, walking the same path you are. So how can we kick start our life? It is time for some spring “cleaning” I am not talking about your closet, I am...Read More
So there is some concern in the news about the flu, prevention is the best remedy!!! I am not suggesting the flu shot, that is a decision you must make for yourself. There are some simple helpful hints that naturally will prevent the flu and keep you healthy. The short list of flu prevention: 1. Clean your hands- Wash, hand sanitize, wash some more. Natural Hand Sanitizer: 2 tbsp water, 2 tbsp vodka, 1 tsp aloe vera juice, 1/2 tsp vegetable glycerin, 2 drops cinnamon leaf oil, 2 drop clove bud, 2 drop rosemary, 2 drop eucalyptus 2. Fuel your body- Food is medicine, the better...Read More
December 21 will mark the beginning of the winter solstice, the day when the sun reaches its most southerly declination and the official beginning of winter. Winter is the season of Water in the Chinese Five Elements and the time of year when everything in nature slows down. In contrast over the next two weeks, we will find ourselves with family, lots of food, and celebration. This Winter’s solstice has been thought to be different because the Mayan calendar is ending. This does not mark the end of the world but an energy shift. The polarities are shifting, the weather patterns are...Read More
Believing in yourself can be hard, being hard on yourself is seemingly easy. Does that not seem a little backwards?
So how do we change this within ourselves? I have struggled with this for a long time and while I have made vast improvements some days are harder than others. It is about love, self love and kindness. First, lets tackle the believing in yourself (though I do believe these are two sides of the same coin.) In a society in which self worth is measured by what others perceive, it is no wonder that we have a hard time not only believing in ourselves but loving ourselves. No one will ever love you enough to make you feel whole. Except you… We have to stop looking to others. This is so easy...Read More
While I was in Guatemala, I woke up everyday did my Qi Gong exercises and meditated. The day involved treating hundreds of people, yet I did not get worn out. Now I am back in New York, still doing my morning practice yet feeling less peaceful and grounded. So I got to thinking; does everyone in New York live with this daily stress and not even realize it? So I guess you could call this the how to survive NYC without anxiety, stress, or the need of a pause button (or at least a way to deal with it all): hence a NYC survival guide. MEDITATE: I know you have heard it before but it really...Read More