I recently watched Shaun Achor talking about ‘happiness’ on a PBS special and thought it was really great. Shaun, a positive psychology expert, began with more than a decade at Harvard University researching the ‘science’ behind happiness and the human potential. What I especially liked are the 5 simple habits or techniques that have actually been clinically proven to make you happier! The advantage of happiness is that your stress levels go down, your health improves, your energy goes up, along with clarity, memory, intelligence, productivity, success, and you will even feel younger and live longer.
The basis of his message is changing our perspective that happiness is something we will find when . . . or, if I work harder then I will be more successful and then I will be happy. What they found is that the opposite is … Read More »
For the last week of Heart Month (Feb.25-28) I will be donating 100% of all treatment costs to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. I will also be offering FREE (“BY DONATION”) treatments for all new patients wanting to try acupuncture for the first time. So, if you know anyone who has been thinking about trying acupuncture this is a great time to start. The same goes for all of you wanting to get back in for a tune up.
Please spread the word, and thank you so much for your support.
As a Homeopath and Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine I am often asked by proactive or concerned parents what to feed their children for optimal health. Many of the dietary recommendations that I give for children are the same for any age. What we put in our bodies has a significant impact on how we feel and how well we are able to perform. Clean air, clean food and drink are essential for optimum physical, mental and emotional health. We all want the best for our children, so what is best when it comes to their nutrition?
The simplest and single most important advice for the entire family is to strive towards a “Whole Food” diet. This is not a fad, it is what we have been doing for the last few thousand years. Eating whole foods, means eating foods that … Read More »
I spend time with all new patients discussing their diet. Food plays such an important role because it is something we are putting into our bodies everyday. Chinese Medicine places great focus on diet and healthy digestive function because in addition to the air we breathe, food is where we get most of our energy. Of course, the right foods can make us healthier and feel better, while the wrong foods will do the opposite.
There are many recommendations that I give that are specific to the individual. This is because we all have different body chemistry, constitutions and susceptibilities. What works for some, will not work for others, and vice versa. If someone has too much phlegm in their body, I will often recommend eating less dairy, sugar and processed food. If you are cold all the time, adding … Read More »
“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” [Hippocrates]
“When you make a choice, you change the future.” [Deepak Chopra]
“Each day we make many choices from which we act. There are those that will move us towards a healthier state and those that will move us away from it.” [Unknown]
“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything has to be perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” [Unknown]
“If I could summarize everything that I have learned in one sentence, it is to stop eating refined, processed and manufactured food. It’s that simple!”
[Dr. Andrew Weil]
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.” [Wayne Dyer]
The following are scheduled articles for the next few months:
– How to Live to 100
– Listening to your Intuition
If you have any ideas or requests for upcoming articles please let me know.