Category: miscellaneous

After Paris, is waging love naive?

I think the world has changed after the attacks in Paris. And as a health-care practitioner with cancer patients in my practice, I take a medical view of this assault on our world and how it might be healed.

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Realistic New Years Resolutions

New Years Eve, as I am sure all of you are aware, is tomorrow! For many of us, this is a chance to start fresh and make positive changes. New Years Resolutions can be tricky though, because often people start off too ambitiously and then cannot follow through. Did you know that out of all […]


Astrology and Fertility

Astrology means literally ‘language of the stars.’ When working with astrology you closely align yourself to earth’s natural rhythms. Asking questions about any time-related issue such as pregnancy can benefit from astrology’s gift for translating good luck into good timing. Astrology isn’t an exact science but it can help you develop trust and intuition in […]


Continuing Education at YinOva

At YinOva we’re proud of our commitment to continuing education. We regularly bring teachers into our center from around the country to train our team and keep our knowledge current and our practice vibrant. Our in-house training program is an example of our commitment to provide our patients with the best care possible and our […]

guidetogift by Emma Thake

YinOva Guide to Gift Giving

‘Tis the season of gift giving! Whether you are giving or receiving: gifts are always fun, but finding the right gift can feel like pressure. It’s not easy finding a perfect present, whether it’s for someone dear to your heart, a distant family member, a co-worker, your pets, your friend’s pet, whoever! So, this is […]


Grow an Amaryllis in Time for the Holidays

Tricking a bulb to flower indoors, out of season, is called “forcing” but really it’s more like coaxing and is remarkably easy to do. This makes growing an amaryllis a very satisfying winter project. You can solve some of your gift-giving problems by planting the bulbs now in decorative pots. Come the holidays you’ll have […]

picklessssss by Emma Thake

In a Pickle about how to spend your afternoon off? Then you’ll Relish this recipe!

Hey all! Emma here with another recipe for you. A while ago I wrote a post about how to make strawberry jam and now I’m back with a yummy recipe for pickles. I seem to be very into things that can be canned! These are so fun to make, and if you’re a fan of all things vinegar-y […]

female shower by Emma Thake

DIY all natural hair mask

I’ve noticed that my hair is getting a little damaged from all the sun and heat and occasional ocean dips. I wanted to see if there was a way to rejuvenate my hair naturally and this is what I found!

school bus by Emma Thake

7 ways to prep yourself and your family for back-to-school

Summer is winding down and fall is just around the corner. For so many people the beginning of the year feels like if falls around this time and that’s because school is almost back in session.  It’s a transitory season for many, whether you’re getting your kid ready for their first day being a third […]


To those affected by Hurricane Sandy, from Diana Harris

My dearest New York and New Jersey family, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” The words of Thomas Paine reverberate in my head as I sit down to write this letter. Although this quote dates back to the time of the American Revolution – it aptly surmises the feelings in the hearts of […]


What a difference a little surf makes

[pl_blockquote cite=”Urban Dictionary”] “Stoked” [stohkt] – adj.– to be “stoked” is to be completely and intensely enthusiastic, exhilarated, or excited about something.[/pl_blockquote] As I sit on the beach writing this, I am watching a dozen or so kids riding waves to the shoreline. Even though the sun is bright and their faces are backlit I […]


Veteran’s Day

On a bright May morning I step outside with one of my patients to see how the spring weather is shaping up. He glances at another patient’s license plate and recognizing a fellow veteran blurts out “Oh, there’s an old tin can you don’t see too often”. I have just enough grasp of the lingo […]