Category Archives: Healthful Living

Laraway Mountain – the secret is out!

Laraway Mountain, Waterville, VT 4 mile hike round trip to lookout, about 3 hours, 1500 ft elevation gain, summit 2700 ft I have been doing a decent amount of hiking this fall, and I am particularly loving Laraway Mountain. My friends call me obsessed! There’s enough elevation gain to give my legs a good work […]

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Immune System Tip #4 Stop Thinking

Over-thinking and Digestion A lot of people are experiencing stress and anxiety about the Corona virus and its effects on the world. Are you finding yourself worrying, or perhaps having trouble sleeping? In Chinese medicine it is clear that anxiety and worry effect our digestive system. Overthinking damages the Spleen, and, conversely, a weak Spleen […]

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Immune System Tip #3 Focus Inward

I encourage you to focus inward. Of course we want to connect with our community and not be completely isolated. But don’t just focus outward. Bringing your energy inward is good for your immune system because the exterior of our body is where our defensive Qi is, but it comes from having strong Qi grounded […]

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Immune System Tip #2 Get Some Sleep

Sleep! That’s it. Sleep. Sleep is one of the best things you can do to boost your immune system. Get enough sleep at night and if you are tired, take a NAP. Naps, or even some down time with a book, are a great way to maximize your energy. I feel like I am stating […]

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Immune System Tip #1 Put Down Your Phone

One good thing you can do for your immune system is put your phone down. No, I’m serious. Putting down your phone is one of the best things you can do for your immune system. Do you check Facebook and/or other media regularly? Are you experiencing anxiety and stress these days? Cortisol levels in the […]

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Happy Year of the Earth Pig 2019

2019 is the Year of the Earth Pig according to Chinese Zodiac. Starting from Feb. 5, 2019 (Chinese New Year) and lasting to Jan. 24, 2020. Pig is the twelfth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese Zodiac Sign. The Years of the Pig include: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043… Come […]

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Year of the Dog 2018

2018 is the Year of the Earth Dog. Friday 16 February was the first day of the Chinese New Year this year. Dog years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, and 2030… The Dog is known to be friendly, kind, loyal and pack-oriented. Some of the major themes of the Dog Year are […]

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YEAR OF THE ROOSTER 2017

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR Saturday 28 January is the first day of the Chinese New Year, the year of the Fire Rooster. Rooster years: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2017 Rooster qualities – commitment, loyalty, honesty and outspokenness – can help us all in 2017. The Rooster’s vivacious and charming energy draws people […]

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AOM Day Thursday October 23

Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day in Burlington Hosted by the Vermont Center for Acupuncture & Wellness 161 North Street Burlington Vermont Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:00 – 3:00 Bring your friends and family and join us for tea. Acupuncture works wonders and we want to get the word out. Held annually, National AOM Day aims […]

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You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, by Dr. Joe Dispenza

Zen and Taoist meditators have known this secret for centuries, even millennia. This book does a great job explaining the effect of meditation on the brain and how genes are turned on and off. Dr. Dispenza explains how thought can change the brain and body. He uses several case examples and studies to illustrate how […]

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