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Posts tagged belief

do you want to be a hero?

Well…. yeah.  I mean, who wouldn’t, right?  Except doesn’t being a hero involve, you know, danger, possible injury to self, maybe burning buildings, stuff like that? Actually, no, it doesn’t.  I mean, it can, of course, and I’m not in any way going to dis the people who do really big heroic stuff, the stuff […]


Fair warning: this is a rant.  To be fair, it’s (mostly) directed at myself, but it’s still a rant. I read something not too long ago (and anyone who knows me knows it’s futile to ask me to say where I read anything, really)  of a man who took up Qi Gong in his 60s […]

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.  […]

i’m an outsider here myself

I don’t know about you, but I find this kind of unsettling.  I think the point – given that this was said by Timothy Leary, who certainly celebrated living outside the box – was supposed to be that being different was actually cool.  That being normal was un-hip, stifling, constraining. But I’ve found that many […]

‘we didn’t ask you where you’ve been’

I was listening to an Abraham-Hicks CD the other day, and there was a woman who was asking Abraham for some help with an issue she had with caring for her aging mother.  Every time Abraham asked her how she was feeling, she responded by listing what she had done in the past to work […]

i am not a miracle worker

I follow the insights of a very interesting on-line business coach, who is also an acupuncturist, and he recently posted this on Facebook.  I grabbed it because I wince every time I read it.  It sounds kind of harsh, and I’m not sure I’d ever say something like this to a patient. However. It is […]

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 […]

‘cure’ vs ‘heal’

It’s been a year since my lower back went nuts, making walking anyplace but in the treatment room (and isn’t that interesting) a challenge. Since then, I’ve been living the exploration of the difference between ‘curing’ and ‘healing’. ‘Curing’ doesn’t seem to be an option for this sort of thing, if my patients are any […]

well, that’s a bummer

I had a set-back this week.  I made a request for a bank loan for my business, to try to take it to the next level, replace some stuff, do some advertising, you know, grow and maintain the business.  I’d prepped for the request, looked for and followed advice, put some effort into not freaking […]

we chose each other

Once a month I travel to eastern Mass to offer acupuncture to clients and staff at the On-Site Academy, a residential program for first responders experiencing the effects of critical incident PTSD. It’s an hour’s drive each way, and this gives me the chance to listen to things that help me with my life and […]