In order to protect patients and their families, Window of Heaven Acupuncture & Yoga, Inc. will be closed for in-person appointments until the COVID-19 pandemic threat has passed. Courtney is available for phone consults until reopening.

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Paralysis: How Inaction Can Be Meditation

Yesterday I spent a gray day on a quiet beach in Rhode Island. I was there with a friend who moves at precisely my speed and the two of us enjoyed a very lazy, slow moving methodical day. We first walked along the beach in our street clothes and bare feet and made our way …

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Advice: Why We Take It And Why We Don’t

In the last few weeks I’ve received quite a bit of positive feedback about my latest blog posts. The fall is a hard season and barreling into this fall has brought up a lot of challenges for several of my students and patients. The message of self-appreciation and self-care seems to be important this time …

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Moving Toward Contentment (Guest Post)

Today’s guest post comes from a local friend and writer, Leah Dunham. She is sharing her all too common story of her postpartum period. Thanks Leah, for the courage to tell your story. As a child I often imagined myself as a capable mother.  My sister and I played “house” with our cabbage patch dolls for …

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Intimacy Among Strangers: Finding Unexpected Connections On The Sidewalk

For those of you who have yet to experience it there is a new street musician playing downtown in Northampton. For those of you who don’t normally waltz the streets of our little town allow me to share that the quality of street musician is quite unusual. Given the five colleges and a large artistic …

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Postpartum Helper’s List: Chores To Support The New Family

This blog post is a list that was circulating in my prenatal yoga class and I thought the concept was worth sharing on my blog. It is the personal list of expecting mama, Beth Pellettieri, that was prepared for her visiting family and friends when they arrive after her second baby is born. She wanted them to …

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10 Things I Learned About Asking for Help And Giving It

I am writing this blog post after two of the sickest weeks I’ve experienced in my life. It came out of nowhere and wouldn’t let up.  It may sound silly that a little sickness could wreck a household for more than 2 weeks, but it has. As with most people, when I need the most …

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Fit-ness: Finding the Best Foods For Your Body (Guest Post)

Today’s Guest Post comes from a brilliant Nutritional Coach in Amherst. She is my go to person for food and cooking questions and has taught me everything I know about gluten-free baking. Her post today could not be more timely as we enter into allergy season and the abundance of spring. What fits?  I think a lot about …

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Intimacy: An Examination Of The Non-Romantic Aspects Of Our Intimate Lives

In today’s world of celebrity gossip, tell-all blogs and tweeting about every moment of one’s day we are constantly redefining the word intimacy. Knowing the ins and outs of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s lives is in no way knowing their intimate world. We are fed details that help to create a certain image. But these …

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