Restore Important Minerals With This Simple Winter Recipe

The New Year typically brings abundant energy, as everyone is optimistic about improving their lives and reaching goals. It’s a great, almost manic time for many people. Ah, if only we didn’t have to use so much of this new energy reconciling the toxic...
6 Ways to Find Balance During The Holiday Season

6 Ways to Find Balance During The Holiday Season

One of the challenges we face in our society is that our holiday season schedules hardly ever mesh with the natural rhythm of the season. Winter should generally be a time for rest and restoration. Temperatures grow cooler and daylight hours lessen, suggesting that we...

Managing Our Expectations

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. When I was younger, it was always the same small gathering of three – my mom, my brother, and me; regardless, each year my mom would prepare enough food for 15 people. The other 364 days of the year she was too overworked, tired or...

Oxytocin and Anna

Without a doubt, the smartest decision I ever made was to ask Anna Werderitsch (formerly Anna Loskutoff) if she would like to practice acupuncture in my office. After two years of intensely building my practice, I had been diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure at...

Our “Inner” Haunted House

I began this Monday morning (specifically, the Monday before Halloween) watching a YouTube video posted by “The Ellen Show.” In this video, Ellen Degeneres sends two of her staff members into a very elaborate haunted house. This apparently is a yearly tradition for...

Pushing the Pause Button

Every day, we are confronted with countless decisions. Some of these decisions require immediate attention—should I have a salad for lunch, or a hamburger? Others loom over us, with questions of how and when to resolve these dilemmas further complicating the...

“There’s Nothing Sexy About Trying!”

“There’s nothing sexy about trying!” announced one of my patients who feels ready to have a child. Last year, at age 41, she opted to freeze her eggs—twice. After obtaining this “insurance,” she now finds herself in a relationship with an...

Free Floating in Uncertainty

Uncertainty. Everyone’s feeling it. Everyone is fearing it. Everyone wants to know what’s going to happen next, how things are going to work out, when life will change in a way that brings more peace…more calm…a more “settled” feeling. So much...

The Heart Wants What It Wants

This week I am helping my 44-year-old patient go through the process of trying to have a second child. For the past two years, she and her husband have tried to conceive naturally, received acupuncture and herbs, used Clomid, and then graduated to IUI with ovarian...

Shedding the Past

I am working with a woman who recently survived another miscarriage. A few weeks after the loss she began losing hair on her head, buy which she initially believed to be confirmation that she was officially falling apart. In our sessions we immediately addressed the...
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