Blog: 2013

COVID-19 Consent Form

COVID-19 Knowledge and Consent I understand that the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). Current knowledge is that it is extremely contagious, and that it has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may be contagious without showing any symptoms. Given the current …

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CommuniChi Update May 6, 2020

One of my Buddhist teachers often quoted Voltaire: “Doubt is uncomfortable, but certainty is absurd”. Whether one is seeking an answer to the question of the presence of a supreme being or what the next moment will bring, in the end, different people will always come up with different answers. Accepting that reality brings great …

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Telehealth Consultations and Community Meditation with Jordan Van Voast, L.Ac.

Dear Friends, I hope this finds you healthy in body, mind, and spirit. Although the acupuncture clinic is closed due to COVID-19, I am still here to support you and this community and am excited to offer new opportunities for optimizing your health during this challenging time. While I am unable to offer acupuncture at …

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Healthy Perspectives in Difficult Times

Welcome to the last day of winter. The dandelions and crocuses and the Seattle sunshine are out! For most of us, our lives have been upended like never before in the past week. Fear and anxiety are rampant in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, we need to fastidiously wash our hands, maintain …

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Introducing My Nhung Kolb, MS, EAMP, LAC

Jordan will be in Mexico City offering acupuncture at free clinics from November 18 to 25. More on that in my next post. In his absence, My Nhung Kolb, MS, EAMP, LAC, will be offering acupuncture at CommuniChi on Friday, November 22 from 2pm to 7pm (please book your appointment online). My Nhung is the …

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Mountain Meditation

               

Unplugged – A Winter Walk in the Woods

A few days ago, I started a Facebook page called Green New Data. It’s about the need to balance our wireless technology with our health and the greater natural environment. Check it out if you are interested. Meanwhile, I sought my own inner balance today, in the solitude and beauty of the forest at Cougar …

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Meditation – More than Simply Powerful Self Care

Human experience, perceived and filtered through the deeply conditioned and unconscious belief in a separate, inherently existent self, is pure fiction. The ultimate goal of meditation, from a Buddhist perspective, is to remove these faulty perceptual filters, and to free the individual from the confusion and negative consequences of being lost in delusion. Wisdom is …

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Climate Change and Faith

On March 14, local faith leaders participated in a discussion organized by FACT – Faith Action Climate Team, a King County Interfaith Group working on climate issues.  We began by acknowledging that climate change is undeniable. Scientists have near unanimous agreement on this, though “merchants of doubt” representing the profiteers of fossil fuel corporations have cynically …

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Citizen Diplomacy – Knowledge Exchange

We both agreed about the importance of smiling, not just with the mouth, but with the eyes, the windows of the spirit. That is where true healing begins and ends.

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