Self-healing in the time of Covid

As I’ve written about many times, Chinese Medicine does not separate mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. We are whole beings, and thus we experience illness in all aspects of ourselves. Right now, we are being called on t...

September 11, 2017

I once had a therapist tell me “everyone has anxiety.” Although (in my humble opinion) this was a terrible thing for a professional to say to an anxious young woman, in some ways she was right. We currently live in a world that would make any sane person worried and af...

People often ask me: what are the top five things (or the most common things) you treat?

I could answer this question in a few ways. The way the question was probably intended is a list of symptoms. Back pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and musculoskeletal issues wou...

January 26, 2016

A few years ago, I attended a meditation retreat. In the paperwork at the beginning, there was a section that read: “please list anything that might affect your participation in the retreat.”  I remember writing, in all caps “EXHAUSTION AND OVERWHELM.”


At the...

August 25, 2015

This July I took 10 days off to participate in a residency with my theater company, Kickwheel Ensemble Theater. It was a fun, rewarding, and overall fantastic experience, but I always underestimate how difficult it is to make the transition back to the “real world” aft...

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