5 Quotes About Mindfulness by the Dalai Lama

by | Jan 09, 2019

    There are days when the words of wise teachers can remind us to return to a state of mindfulness. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is one such teacher! As the spiritual leader of Tibet, the...
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A Mindfulness Meditation Practice for Beginners

by | Jan 01, 2019

"What we call "I" is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale." -Shunryu Suzuki; Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind What is Mindfulness Meditation? Merriam-Webster dictionary defines mindfulness as: "the practice of maintaining a non-judgemental state...
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Movement for the Mind: How Exercise Impacts our Mental Health

by | Dec 28, 2018

“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”  ― Martha Graham (American dancer) Get Moving in 2019 Here we are at the...
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3 Ways to Greet Winter

by | Dec 21, 2018

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis...
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Holidays with a Heart Series: 3 ethical clothing brands that do not use sweatshop labor

by | Dec 10, 2018

The holiday season has officially begun! Do you love giving gifts to friends and family at this time of year? For the fashionista on your list, check out these fairtrade and ethical fashion brands that refuse to use sweatshop labor....
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Soak Away the Cold with a Ginger Bath

by | Dec 03, 2018

Even if you love the romance of wintry weather, winters in Maine have the tendency to chill you right to the bone! If you can’t seem to get warm lately, or if you have pain that is exacerbated by the...
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The Iceman, Modern Medicine and Ancient Acupuncture

by | Nov 30, 2018

Have you ever heard of Ötzi the Iceman? If not, this is the perfect story to explore as glacial winter weather settles upon us here in Portland, Maine. Preserved in the Ice Ötzi’s well-preserved, naturally mummified remains were found accidentally...
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A Daily Gratitude Ritual for Health and Happiness

by | Nov 26, 2018

A Daily Gratitude Ritual for Health and Happiness “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all...
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6 Pillars of Health

by | Jun 06, 2016

Modern Lifestyle and Our Health According to some models of healthcare, many of the common diseases Americans suffer, including heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disease are largely unrelated conditions, and therefore treated differently. I'd argue that these diseases...
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Lyme Disease: Treatment Options & Resources

by | May 02, 2016

Since I practice Traditional Chinese Medicine, my knowledge regarding treating Lyme disease is rooted within the world of acupuncture and herbal medicine. And though I've read a fair amount about the subject, I can't say I have a nuanced understanding...
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