CommuniChi Blog

The Art of Henry Van Voast

Posted by on Jan 31, 2020 in Blog 2020, Henry | 1 comment

        Respect, love, and appreciation for my older brother Henry who has been a visual artist for most of his life. His paintings – mainly oil on canvas – can be found in Seattle area hospitals and non-profit agencies. These pieces here are his more recent works and are all available for purchase. Click on any thumbnail to see full size image. Inquire for exact size – most are relatively large – approximately 60″ X 90″, or in that range. Just leave a comment, or send me an email:...

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Mexico City Medical Outreach with Tzu Chi International Medical Association

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019 in Blog 2019, Community Acupuncture, Environmental Healing, Peace | 1 comment

My first mission with Tzu Chi was to Haiti in February 2010 after the great earthquake that took the lives of an estimated 300,000 or more people. I witnessed such incredible suffering, not merely due to the aftereffects of the earthquake, the many lives taken, the families tragically affected, but also due to the severe and long term poverty of the entire country affecting the region for centuries. Although my heart was filled with the joys of building global connections and offering service, I had many questions. After returning to my...

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Systems Change

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in Blog 2019, Environmental Healing, Peace | 1 comment

I leave for one week in Mexico City next week.  After having been licensed as an acupuncturist for 22 years,  the opportunity to serve so many and help them heal in body, mind and spirit, is an incredible honor and a sacred trust that is never easy to step away from. (Please see my previous blog post to read about My Nhung Kolb, LAC, who will be offering acupuncture at CommuniChi in my absence). Since 2005, I’ve been involved in global health volunteer work, responding to natural disasters and finding ways to build bridges that span the...

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Introducing My Nhung Kolb, MS, EAMP, LAC

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in Blog 2019, Blog: 2013 | Comments Off on 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 only American born child of her immigrant parents from Viet Nam.  She grew up with her two older brothers in Suquamish and moved to Seattle when she was eighteen to study at the University of Washington. In 2005, My Nhung traveled with her...

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No Peace without Justice; No Meaning without Service.

Posted by on Oct 23, 2019 in Blog 2019 | 1 comment

Someone asked me today how acupuncture works. My first answer is always, “I don’t know”. My second answer is this: Think of an ecosystem in balance. Clean water flows from the mountains to the sea. Forests absorb carbon dioxide and breathe oxygen. The rain, wind, cold, warmth, sun, moon, and seasons all come and go in the right amounts, in their proper season. The soil is rich and alive.   Abundant and diverse life flourishes and peace and justice resides in the heart of all that live here. The human body-mind continuum...

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Mountain Meditation

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 in Blog: 2013 | 1 comment

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A Day in the Enchantments

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019 in Blog 2019, Environmental Healing, Hiking, Mind Body Medicine, Peace, Stories | Comments Off on A Day in the Enchantments

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Unplugged – A Winter Walk in the Woods

Posted by on Feb 17, 2019 in Blog 2019, Blog: 2013, Hiking | Comments Off on 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 Mountain. The snow was deep in places and I came back with very wet shoes. Enjoy the pictures.       Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to...

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Meditation – More than Simply Powerful Self Care

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Blog 2019, Blog: 2013, Mind Body Medicine, Peace | Comments Off on 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 the key. In contemporary new age, liberal capitalist thinking, meditation is often promoted as a self-help technique. Therapists and health practitioners advise clients to use it...

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Third (Eye) Beach La Push

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Blog 2019, Hiking | Comments Off on Third (Eye) Beach La Push

                                                                              Always be sure to consult tide tables, wind and wave forecast. Never turn your back on the surf. Be careful of large sets and rogue waves which can be 250% higher than the norm. Beach walks which round points not recommended in winter. If the water from the beach slowly...

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