Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 18: Breakups, Breakdowns, & the Fallacy of Bad Emotions

Let’s face it. We live in a culture that likes to label things, a culture that likes dichotomies, a culture that is uncomfortable with grey areas and uncertainty and things that don’t fit neatly into predetermined boxes. And this preference applies to our emotional experiences as well. Which is why we like to label emotions as either “good” or “bad”, …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 15: Success & Self-Employment with Liz Winters, NTP

This week, Tracey and I are back with the conclusion of our conversation with Liz Winters of Sprout Wellness. Today, we are talking all about self-employment and exploring the question:  How do we define success and what does this really look like? Are you a small business owner, creative entrepreneur, or someone thinking about venturing out on your own soon? Then this week’s episode of …

Curious & Curiouser, Episode 13: Mental Health Therapy and Acupuncture as Tools for Transformation

Today on the podcast, we explore the intersection of Tracey’s work and my own, talk all about the benefits of combining mental health therapy with acupuncture and other forms of bodywork, and explain how doing so can facilitate transformation and often accelerate healing. Both Tracey and I have seen our clients and patients progress more quickly when they are willing to make themselves vulnerable …

When a Fry is Just a Fry (or, Please Don’t Attach Meaning to Everything)

“Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.” ~Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam Last week, I was having lunch with my boyfriend when he jokingly began to “read” our fries as a way to tell my future. It was hilarious, yes, but it also made me think about how eager …

Wrinkles, Gray Hair, and Cellulite? You Can Have Them All, But Still Feel Beautiful. I Do. (Or, How the Messaging Behind Skin Care and Beauty Products is Just as Toxic as the Ingredients)

“It is lovely to meet an old person whose face is deeply lined, a face that has been deeply inhabited, to look in the eyes and find light there.” ~John O’Donohue When I was in 7th grade, I remember being invited to a pool party for a friend’s birthday and firmly deciding that I would not go because the tan …

Bold Moves! But First? Boundaries. The Year of the Fire Monkey Begins!

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” ~Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon The Year of the Fire Monkey is upon us, you guys! I, for one, am extremely excited about this year. I am also, admittedly, a little nervous. Fire. Monkey. This is a potent combination of energies, if you ask me. One …

Let’s Change the Conversation About Bodies. Because They’re a Whole Lot More Interesting Than We’re Making Them Out To Be. (Also: This Post Might Talk About Sex. Don’t Say I Didn’t Warn You.)

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”  ~Rita Mae Brown On Sunday of this week, I got on a scale for the first time in at least six years. And for the first time in almost a decade, I actually looked at the number that appeared when I did. This, you guys, was a …

You Are Not Going To Be Eaten By Tigers. I Promise.

“There is no such thing as a weird human being. It’s just that some human beings require more understanding than others.” ~Tom Robbins You are not going to be eaten by tigers. A dear friend of mine offered this little gem to me during a particularly challenging bout of anxiety recently. I am not going to be eaten by tigers. …

Let’s Talk About Anxiety. Or, Why I Almost Dropped Out Of Graduate School Eight Hundred Times.

“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” ~Allen Ginsberg Let’s talk about anxiety. While I was in graduate school studying acupuncture and Chinese medicine, I started having panic attacks multiple times a week, forcing me to excuse myself from class for extended “bathroom breaks”, often feeling unable to return for as long as an hour at a time. There …