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Posts tagged karen adams acupuncture

learning to walk

Here are a few things: Pain, especially chronic pain, has a lot to teach us.  It is an opportunity for us to gain some deeper insights into why we have the health concerns we do, examine how our beliefs, habits and lifestyle choices affect us.  This can lead to a level of discovery and healing […]

between heaven and earth

Back when I was training to become an acupuncturist, I discovered something really cool.  To help you understand the total cool-ness, you have to first picture this. We’d started our clinical work.  This meant we were going to start to implement what we’d been studying – and boy, didn’t that just feel … inadequate.  We’d […]

i have no time for this

Maybe it’s just because I’m getting older, but I find there are things that I just don’t want to waste my time on any more.  Guilt is one of them.  If ever there was a more useless emotion, I’m unaware of it.  It gets in the way of doing the right thing, makes me feel […]

the ‘d’ word

Let me say first that I’m not dying.  Or rather I’m not dying any more than anyone else is.  I don’t have a terminal illness, other than the one we all have.  It’s just that I just finished a lovely book, The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe, and it’s got me […]

life… is like a river

I got caught between two patients the other day.  This hardly ever happens, which is kind of a miracle when you work in a community clinic and people are together all the time. The first patient was in great emotional distress and the only one present at that moment, so I was giving him my […]

what others think

Hands up, out there, everyone who has spent time worrying about what others think – about how they look, what they do, what they have.  Yeah, I thought it would be most of you.  Me, too. It’s not a bad thing, is it?.  After all, we have to live with others, right?  What we do […]

the one thing you need to do

‘The one thing you need to do.’  Don’t you just love statements like that? ‘Here are the 59 things to do so you can save the world.’ Apparently, giving your information a title like that works as advertising.  I’m beginning to find it annoying – annoying, but effective.  It’s not the numbers so much as […]

thinking on the unthinkable

I don’t usually write about ‘world events’. The things that I hear or read in the media distress me – a lot, and I know from past experience that they can suck me down until being angry and bitter becomes my default setting. That way of being serves no one, least of all me. I […]

miracle day

I picked up a magazine the other day while waiting to do a radio show (sorry, sorry, can’t remember the name of mag), and found an article on living a Miracle Day.  It wasn’t about a law of attraction thing, though why not?  It was about viewing each thing in your life as a miracle.  […]

why, oh why, is this your new year’s resolution?

Those of you who know me through my practice will know that I have a fascination (admittedly erratic) with language, particularly the kind that forms the casual shorthand we use when talking with each other.  There are times when I will interrupt a discussion with a patient by asking for a more precise explanation of […]