Tag Archives: Chicago health

Travel: A recipe for inspiration and perspective

Travel: A recipe for inspiration and perspective I have amazing parents and was extremely fortunate to be able to travel around the continental U.S. and internationally as a little girl. Visiting places outside of my “normal routine” was stimulating and provocative, and so the travel bug gained a secure hold of me at an early age. […]

Homemade Lemon Face Scrub

Warmer weather is here! That means more outdoors, more sun, more heat, and …likely showing more skin. I try to keep my skincare regimen pretty basic and use the simplest, cleanest products and ingredients I can find. Since the skin is our largest organ, a hot humid Chicago summer can give our pores a BIG […]

Spring Clean Your Body

I have another guest blogger this month. Her name is Carrie Fitzsimmons and here is her advice on how to Spring Clean Your Body! It’s spring and it’s time to do some Spring Cleaning! You may be thinking that I am talking about cleaning out the garage, washing windows, or take a run to the […]

Homemade Bone Broth (good for the body and soul!)

Homemade bone broth is ah-mazing. If you live in Chicago, you probably saw that it was all the rage over the winter. I made a batch in November and should have posted it then, but better late than never! Bone broth is great for a myriad of issues. Remember when Chicken Soup was the magic […]

Chicago Acupuncture: 3 Things to Look for In a Chicago Acupuncturist

3 Things to Look for In a Chicago Acupuncturist

If you live in Chicago and are looking for an acupuncturist, this blog will help you make the right decision. When you are in physical, emotional, or spiritual distress, finding the right health practitioner can be a difficult task. Real healing requires a certain level of trust and understanding between the patient and the practitioner. […]

Why I Love What I Do: An Acupuncturist’s Confession

Why I Love What I Do:  An Acupuncturist’s Confession I have a confession to make.  Ready?  Here it goes–  I LOVE what I do. How many people can say that they truly love their work?  How many people are doing the work that they know they are destined to do in their heart of hearts? […]

What Actually Causes Stress? A Revealing Look Inside The Stress Epidemic

What Actually Causes Stress? A Revealing Look Inside The Stress Epidemic I have read that approximately 80% of our chronic health concerns are caused by ongoing stress.  The question I have is, what actually causes stress for YOU?  Given the fact that stress is such an important factor in the creation of imbalance and disease within […]

Top 6 Acupuncture Myths

It’s summer, YAY! Which means there are many social activities happening in Chicago including festivals, bbqs, parties and movies in the park. I love meeting new people and hearing a little bit about what they’re “up to” in their lives. When people learn what I do, inevitably they have questions about acupuncture so I thought […]

Healthy Spring Ideas

Finally! Spring has arrived in Chicago, and as I mentioned in my March Newsletter, this begins a season of activity.  Just as the flowers push up from the ground and trees begin to bud, we too feel nature encouraging us to loosen our bodies as energy moves up and out. So let’s talk about some […]

Acupuncture and anxiety

Well, it’s definitely still winter as we have about 4 more weeks until the first day of spring. I know many people in Chicagoland are having a hard time with the ongoing sub-freezing temperatures and it’s affecting their mood – especially depression and anxiety. In my February newsletter I talk about some simple ideas to get […]

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