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The Day the Laughter Died








I just heard the news that Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide today.  The news brought me back to the day my wife and son had the pleasure of bumping into Mr. Williams in Sausalito, California, on there way back from the Market.  In many ways Robin’s humour reminded me of the joyful spirit of wonder that my son possessed at two.  He brought laughter, joy, wonder, and hope to so many, for so many years.  At a time when we all could use more laughter and play in our lives and in our world, the loss of his beautiful creative spirit touches us all, and is a great loss to us all.  May his spirit live on in each of us.

With Deep Condolences to his Family,





On Holidays

What to do when your Acupuncturist or Favourite Teacher takes a Holiday?

Summer is the time for holidays, vacationing, and recharging.  So what should you do when your favourite Acupuncturist or Yoga teacher goes on holiday?  Short answer — “Keep Coming”!

Taking a holiday is always hard for an Acupuncturist or Teacher.  We love the people we serve and care for, and often find it difficult to take time for ourselves, knowing that it might create some hardship for you!  We know that people often loose their routines of self care when we go away, which can sometimes take months to reinstill.

Here’s why you should keep coming:

1. Your body still craves care and attention!

2. Receiving from someone new can bring fresh energy and insight!

3. You’ll be supporting your favourite teacher or acupuncturist to take care of themselves, which you will ultimately benefit from!

Happy Summer!



Deep Rest

Over the years of working in the clinic I have come to realize that whatever someone’s health concerns may be, one of the most important contributors to health and well-being is Rest — Rest for the mind, body, and spirit.  Rest is the state where our bodies can digest, repair, mend, and heal, yet for many of us, rest is an increasingly scarce experience.  Despite the notion that Summer is restful, for many it just means longer days of more doing!

Deep Rest only happens when you consciously rest.  Different from sleep, deep rest can be cultivated with the help of (more…)

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