The Wellness Blog

Thoughts on Wellness, Acupuncture, Shiatsu, and Life

An Acupuncturist’s Message for David Letterman

Allow me to add my voice to the millions expressing their gratitude to you, David Letterman, during your final night on television. It’s, admittedly, been a while since I’ve watched you with any regularity. Since having kids 5&1/2 years ago, it’s rare that I’m ever up...

An Acupuncturist Reflects on Identity

It was 1988, my sophomore year at college. I was in a friend's dorm room with about a hundred other people playing cards and enjoying a Friday night. It was loud. Music was playing on a stereo. People were laughing, hollering, throwing things, sitting on top of one...

Living in Gratitude

My Dad recently was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. While the doctors aren’t giving any specifics of “how long”, they also aren’t encouraging of us to make plans past the winter months. As I write those words and contemplate their meaning, it is very easy...

An Acupuncturist Strives to be the Buddha

I had a great idea for a personalized license plate: “DONOHRM”. Get it? “Do No Harm”. It is one of the cardinal virtues and most important tenants of Buddhism. The phrase (to give a brief etymological explanation) comes from the Sanskrit word, “Ahimsa”, which means,...

An Acupuncturist’s Way to De-Stress

Recently, a client came into my office saying that he needed a vacation. Mind you, he had just returned from a very relaxing vacation a few weeks earlier. However, all his rest and recuperation got depleted in a short amount of time after, leaving him just as...