Mind Body Medicine

Mental Health Day in the Snowy Mountain Paradise – Mount Teneriffe

Last week, this body was enduring pain due to too much heavy lifting and gardening. A little secret – a good long walk naturally adjusts the spine, bringing it into alignment.  As usual, I always check the forecast before heading out into the mountains – morning showers in North Bend.  Not too bad I figured …

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Precious Human Life Twenty Twenty Two

This human life is incredibly precious, though we often take it for granted.  From a Buddhist perspective, our experience in life – happiness or suffering, success or problems, sickness or health, begins with our own mind – the seeds of karma we’ve planted in this and previous lives on an infinite journey across time and …

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Skyline 2021

Only a month ago, after a 2 day hike out to 3 Prune Lake and back (~22 miles), which brought up health challenges, I decided to return to the same beautiful area of Olympic National Park in order to complete the Skyline loop. Our planned itinerary was out the Big Creek Trail to Three Prune …

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CommuniChi Spring 2021 Updates

I haven’t written for a while, so I wanted to share an update on the clinic, and other actions I’ve been involved with. The clinic is open and I am safely seeing clients in a socially distanced manner. That’s it for the clinic update! If you’re on information overload and just want to skip to …

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Responding to Violence with Love Instead of Fear

I can only dimly imagine what it must have been like for our elected Congressional representatives on January 6, 2021, ordered to lie on the floor and prepare to don a gas mask, with the sounds of gunfire and an racist armed mob echoing in the cavernous hallways of the US Capitol building. I think …

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Embracing the Darkness

The darkness is fully upon us, and I invite her in so that I can know her more intimately. The darkness is not only in the form of winter, cold, and COVID aloneness, but of human depravity and ignorance in the time of the great unraveling. Our human civilization has wandered far from the path …

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High Divide 9.20.2020

3:45 a.m. The Milky Way twinkles silently over head. Restless sleep in the back of Hotel Prius, but small admission price to pay for entrance into one of the last large tracts of wilderness left on the planet. I heat some oat meal in a pot next to the car and by 4:45 a.m., I …

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Skyline Mountain Meditation

To be a good acupuncture practitioner, it’s important to recharge and balance your energy from time to time. Fortunately, our planet still has wild places where the energies are pure and undisturbed.  I tried to capture that energy in this film that I made from a trip I made in Olympic National Park in late …

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Communichi Update August 2020

I am pleased to share that people are trickling back into the clinic, receiving acupuncture in a safe environment, leaving feeling more relaxed, with less pain, and perhaps more hope and energy to dive back into our collective planetary journey – making sense of this ever changing world, grieving the losses and injustices and collaborating …

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CommuniChi Update June 10, 2020

Dear Friends, Thank you for your patience as I work to reopen the clinic, taking care to balance public safety with the health and wellness needs of the community. Acupuncture and natural medicine are powerful tools for living in balance, free from disease.  Now more than ever, we need to come together and support one …

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