Welcome to the Year of the Horse! If you did not like your New Year last September, or your New Year earlier this month, you can start all those New Year's Resolutions TODAY!!! So, enjoy yourself as you gallop through the year! What does that mean? You can either meditate on that by yourself or find a friend to share a cup of coffee (see previous posts) or a warm deliciously fabulous cup of tea. Be Well.
Is this the End??? No, just the end of my 30 day Blog Challenge and the beginning of regular blogs with awesome tips and thoughts on Acupuncture and Life in general. As Elton John once said "don't let the sun go down on me..." What the heck does that mean? You can meditate on it or discuss with a friend over a cup of coffee (see previous post) or an awesome always caffeine free cup of tea! Click on the pictures below to enlarge. Be Well.
I was going to call this post Shut the #$%@ Up! But cooler heads prevailed. What am I being so harsh about? Hiking with your music on without head phones. There are so few places to enjoy the great out doors in Southern California and a surprising amount of people think this is a great place for them to share THEIR favorite playlist. I say NO! Your music may be YOUR inspiration, but for the majority of us out on the trails, Silence is Golden. I am not saying you can't listen to your favorite jam while you are hiking, walking, or running on the trails. I am saying I (and most of the people sharing these resources) do not want to hear it. Take that opportunity to hear your breath as you walk up the hill. Maybe you can hear the cry of the hawk circling above, or the deer rustling through the brush. What a great time to contemplate the wonderful world of nature. What the heck does this mean? Well you can either meditate on it or find a friend to enjoy a cup of coffee (see previous post) or a wonderfully awesome delicious cup of tea and discuss. Be Well.
People are often surprised when I tell them how many professional acupuncture/Chinese medical theory class hours I completed during my graduate program (3250). This degree, by the way, is an MSOM-Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. Am I telling you this as an ego boost? No! I am making people aware that this is a profession with extensive requirements. 4 plus years of training goes into preparation to become an acupuncturist in the state of California (3000 hour minimum and usually more with prerequisites). It takes time to learn medicine of any kind including acupuncture. What does this all mean?? Find a friend and discuss over a cup of coffee (see previous post) or a cup of wonderfully delicious tea. Can't find a friend right now? You can meditate on it instead. Be Well.
Let's get to the point right away (point, cactus.. hee, hee, ha, ha). No need to be a prickly pear when you are out in the world. Sure we all have our bad days but no need to take it out on people who very may well only get to meet you once. And most of all don't take it out on the ones you love the most (wife, husband, children, partner, brother, sister, mail man etc)! What does this mean??? Discuss with a friend over a cup of coffee (see Previous blogs) or tea! Be Well.
A quote from Wayne Gretzky for the topic of the day. Yes, it is true...you do miss all the shots you do not take. What does it mean? Learn a foreign language, learn to dance, introduce yourself to that cute person you see everyday, learn to draw, sing out loud, teach yourself an instrument, and do it today!! What do you want to do? Discuss with a friend over a cup of coffee (see previous posts) or tea! Take a shot! Be well.
It seems that it is always sunny in southern California. Another 73 degree day in the sun. This got me thinking about the song Here Comes the Sun. (see/hear very cool version). Which also got me thinking about making something your own. If you are going to copy or pay homage to someone/something put your own stamp on it without question or without looking back! Say it loud, say it proud and make it yours! Here is my favorite cover of that song Here Comes the Sun. Which one did you like better? Find a friend and discuss over a cup coffee (see previous post) or tea. Be Well!
Well not exactly a total eclipse at this point, but it still looks pretty cool. What does this have to do with anything? Not much really but it does remind me of some thing I found absolutely hilarious, and at is a duet of Total Eclipse of the Heart. What does this mean? Find a friend and have a cup of coffee (see previous post) or tea and discuss. Was this funny? Bad? or so bad it was funny?
We all have our own sense of humor and I believe we all need a good laugh. Be Well.
Especially when it comes to travelling and the TSA! Now available in a convenient 2 ounce bottle, Sage Body Oil. All the power of Sage, in bottle that is a size that the TSA can handle! (Only my second advertisement blog, not bad I think) This awesome oil is great for the boosting the immunity and great for the skin! Mixing the power of Sage (Salvia Apiana - that is the sage you've seen in the store that folks use for smudging and ceremonies) and Olive Oil (used for hundreds of years by folks in the Mediterranean for skin protection) to make one fabulous Body Oil. Be the first on your block to be part of the sensation that is sweeping the nation! So, yes, Size Does Matter.
Yes, an Epic Fail. These pictures were my attempt at taking cool shots of coffee dispensers (mmm coffee... see previous posts). And they are not that good. But next time I am at a coffee shop with my camera... I will try again! Some of life's biggest successes come after the Epic Fail... so what does this mean?? Go Big or Go Home, or maybe some other deep philosophical thing? Discuss with a friend or ponder by yourself over a cup of coffee, tea, or whatever your beverage choice may be.
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Charles Reading, L.Ac