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Work-Life Balance

Balance is not created solely from physical habits and actions. Wellness is not simply an act of attending your weekly yoga sessions and eating your greens. Sure, maintaining an active lifestyle and eating a balanced diet are steps that you can take to feel more wholesome and well, but wellness and balance embody something deeper […]

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Why do I Wake Up at the Same Time Every Night?

Many of my patients ask me this question. The Chinese medicine clock offers answers. Every 2 hours the energy runs through a different meridian. If the energy is unbalanced in a certain meridian, we may have trouble sleeping during the corresponding time. Take a look at the chart below and see if it resonates with […]

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Ready to Meet your Baby? These Yoga Poses will Help You Prepare

Whether you’ve had a difficult pregnancy or glided through the last nine months, when the due date comes…you’re ready to see baby.

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The 10 commandments of living

As months go by, seasons come and go, transitions happen, and with that – so does change. It’s not uncommon to feel a bit like we have been in the spin cycle of the wash. We are constantly unlearning and re-learning how to be in the world. Because we are human, we sometimes get lost […]

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Why Take the Stairs?

When Mayor Bloomberg announced his new initiative to encourage new constructions to make stairs more accessible, a storm of opinions and “nanny-state” comments were thrown around. But why did it evoke the heated reactions?  

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The Difference Between Selfishness and Self Love

Words can sometimes blow your mind. This happened to me my first day in grad school for Psychology. I settled into my seat, pen at the ready, and the teacher said the following: “You must learn to know the difference between selfishness and self love.”

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The best sleep tip and why you should use it

Not sleeping well is one thing, but emphasizing that insomnia will speed up the aging process, makes people pay attention more than anything else.  After all, who doesn’t want to age gracefully?  

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Settling your Mind with Acupressure

Patients often ask us for ideas on what they can do for themselves between acupuncture visits. Among the suggestions we make, self-treatment acupressure is a favorite. Acupressure is a form of healing that has been used for thousands of years around the world. While it is part of many traditional medicines, it is most commonly […]

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7 tips to sleep better tonight

“If you are operating on less than five hours of sleep for five days in a row, you are actually functioning as if you were legally intoxicated,” says Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Surgeon General, at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2012 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Insufficient sleep can come in several forms – not […]

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Holiday stress? Jill’s top 5 instant stressbusters

This is a fun time of year, but it’s stressful for most people. And here at the YinOva Center I’ve recently been treating a lot of insomnia and neck and shoulder tension. According to the CDC 85% of diseases have an emotional component, and a 20-year study, conducted by researchers at the University of London, […]

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Sexless marriage? The ancient taoists can fix that for you

The following article was featured in Huffington Post: Post 50. To read the original post, visit here. “Hope Springs,” the cringingly funny mid-life comedy about a marriage that has lost its sexual spark, seems to have struck a chord with audiences in its opening weekend. It’s a departure for the movie industry, which usually creates […]

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Is stress lowering your sex drive?

My new book Sex Again: Recharging Your Libido comes out next year. I wrote the book because patients tell me they wish they were more interested in sex and when I ask them what they think lowers their libido they often mention stress. Stressed out people usually don’t feel like having sex, which is a […]

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