You and the Brown Dog

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In Chinese tradition, every year is symbolized by one of twelve animals. The year itself, as well as the people born in that year, are believed to share the characteristics of that year’s representative creature.   Were you born in 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006? If so, you were born in a Dog year…. Read more »

The Sleep Quiz: Rate Your ZZZ Powers!

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We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, yet a restful night is elusive for so many of us. The effects of poor sleep are vast, ranging from increased inflammation and pain, loss of productivity and focus, irritability, anxiety, overeating, and diminished regulation of the immune system. Just think of the last time you tossed and… Read more »

Quiz: Discover New (Actually, Ancient!) Secrets to Your Personality

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Ready to discover keys to your unique personality—what makes you tick? Hold on to your hat, because the surprise comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is 5,000 years old. Having worked as a licensed, nationally board-certified acupuncturist for the last 20 years, I thoroughly enjoy incorporating time-tested, respected principles of Chinese Medicine into my daily… Read more »

Is This YOUR Midlife Crisis?

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Let’s be real now: Menopause can be rough. Here in the Western Hemisphere, the default approach to middle-age and menopause seems overwhelmingly negative. Women who are doing their best to understand and adjust to the ways they are changing hear comments like, “Well, you’re not getting any younger,” or “If things get bad, there’s always… Read more »

Chinese New Year 2016: Fasten Your Seatbelt!

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On February 8, 2016, the world welcomed the Year of the Red Monkey. Happy Chinese New Year to you! In Chinese tradition, every year is characterized by one of twelve animals. The year itself, as well as the people born in that year, are believed to share traits with that year’s representative animal. Born in… Read more »

Creating Balance in a Black-and-White World

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Many people find that this time of year comes with conflicted thoughts and feelings. Think about all you’re handling simultaneously right now: You’re cycling down from the excitement of summer travel and high activity, yet you sometimes think this deceleration is a little disappointing. You’ve found your groove again at work after all the summer… Read more »