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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Convincing The Self That Happiness Is Worthwhile: Authentic Self Post #2

This is Post #2 in a series called “The Authentic Self” that I am writing mostly to my patients, but also to my readers to inspire them to contemplate the physical effects of a career on the body and mind (whether they are positive or negative). Thank you to all the people who have started …

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The Creative Journey To Design A Career: Authentic Self Post #1

Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness. –Shakti Gawain Let’s start here—a quote straight from The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. Cameron is a legend in the creative field for helping people overcome “writer’s block” or the equivalent in any artistic endeavor. …

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Taking Control Of The Never Ending To-Do List

At any given moment life is a certain amount of busy. What is important to realize is there are events in life that produce more stress on our bodies than we know or even think they should. I’ve always liked the Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory as it quantifies stress in a very objective way. It says divorce is …

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How to Receive During The Season of Giving

In the midst of this holiday season as everyone is thinking about shopping and making New Year’s Resolutions I want to bring your mind back to the concept of Receiving. By the end of the year most of us will be a little more broke and a little more depleted from travel, desserts, and shopping in …

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Stillness: The Power of Doing Nothing With Intention

In Chinese Medicine we use the phrase “nourishing the yin,” to describe rebuilding and supporting the production of body fluids. Western Medicine might see “yin deficiency” as hormonal depletion or adrenal exhaustion. But we think of it as a liquid deficiency, everything has dried up. We are born with an adequate amount of yin and …

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Saving The Garden From The Weeds

In the last two weeks I took about ten days off of gardening. The result was a garden full of 3-5 inch weeds so thick I can barely make out the plants. We are not really meticulous gardeners, or meticulous anything to be quite honest. So this forest of weeds is not unfamiliar. But the …

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Overcome 5 Roadblocks To A Gratitude Practice

For a long time I’ve resisted the concept of gratitude. It is a buzz word in the mindfulness world and lots of people are doing gratitude meditations, radical acceptance workshops and all sorts of practices that encourage one to take notice of the blessings in their lives. For the last few years I’ve known that my …

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Slowness: 5 Things I Learned While Traveling With A Child

This weekend we went to a wedding in Boston. It felt like early May all weekend instead of deep June and it was glorious to be outside without much agenda. In addition to a lack of agenda we were in a beautiful part of Boston, on foot and traveling with a three year old. The …

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