Give Your Partner Some Foot Love

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The washing of feet can be seen as an act of hospitality, humility, or piety, but also an act of love and respect. It is a rite commonly practiced by many cultures and religions. There are references to historic religious figures reverently washing their disciples feet, and the current Pope Francis has frequently been seen washing the feet of his followers. In addition to… Read more »

Everyone Needs “Me Time”

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To need something is to go beyond a simple wish or desire; to need is to require something because it is essential or very important. “Me Time” is a need, a requirement for peace of mind, health of body, and resilience of spirit. If we don’t consciously make time for ourselves, we end up trapped in… Read more »

Self Affirmations and You

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   Self-affirmations are based on a psychological theory that describes how people process information or experiences that are threatening to their self-concept. They were first popularized by Claude Steele in the late 1980s, and state that if individuals focus on values and ideas that are important to them personally, they might be more resilient in difficult times.   I have compiled a list of my… Read more »

Acupuncture Effectively Treats Neck and Shoulder Pain

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  Are the holidays both a figurative and literal pain in your neck? Acupuncture is here to help! When we are experiencing emotional stress, our bodies will naturally respond the same as they would to an actual physical threat. Our sympathetic nervous system, AKA “fight or flight response,” causes notable symptoms of acceleration of heart… Read more »

Keep a Gratitude Journal

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  One of the easiest ways to address depression, anxiety, and stress is to keep a Gratitude Journal. Throughout the day, or at the end of every day, write down the best things that happened to you, the things that made you smile or allowed you to positively take a pause and reflect. When stressed,… Read more »

Lifestyle Tips for Reducing Stress

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  Breathe Take a deep breath. Do it, right now. Breathe deep in through your nose, down into your abdomen and feel your belly expand as your chest simultaneously rises; then exhale slowly through your mouth. Feel different? Breathing deeply slows the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and helps deliver oxygen to your body. Conversely,… Read more »

Acupuncture Effectively Reduces PTSD Symptoms

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has experienced an extreme emotional trauma that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. The National Institute of Health reports that PTSD affects approximately 7.7 million American adults, but can occur at any age, including childhood. Symptoms… Read more »