Time is the Currency of Parenthood

Why is it that time is so elusive when you’re raising kids and running a family? There is never enough time it seems, except maybe when your three-month-old starts crying in the middle of the night and you can’t get her back to sleep no matter what you try, from […]

What is Mallett Finger?

One of the most common finger injuries that we commonly see in a hand therapy practice is “mallet finger.” What is this? It is when the terminal extensor, the tendon that extends the end of your finger- ruptures.  Often there is an avulsion fracture associated with this injury as the […]

Can Impatience Make You Sick?

Remember that old adage “patience is a virtue”?  Well in our instant gratification society in which we demand immediate responses to questions from Alexa and Google, where we expect a returned text in a matter of moments, where automation has speeded up everything, patience is becoming a lost virtue.  The […]

Does Color Matter?

We are talking about food choices. In Eastern cultures, color of the food is thought to have different effects on different organ systems. Red is Heart: tomatoes, carrots, strawberries, peppers, apples Yellow is Spleen: barley, egg yolks, yellow peppers, lemon White is Lung: beans, radish, wild rice, garlic, cauliflower, potatoes […]

Making Sense of Meditation

I would like to share an article by my mentor, Hawaiian shaman Serge Kahili King. In this article he shares some ideas about various kinds of meditation based on Hawaiian ideas. However, as he points out, these ideas are not attached to any religions or belief systems and can be […]

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