December 2021

Each week Balanced Hours subscribers receive an email with the topic that we will balance for each of them. We might look at a particular physical thing like brain fog or digestion or at an emotional level like fear or control issues. It never fails that the topic resonantes with everyone on a personal level. What is also very strong is the power of belonging to the group matrix each week. Although we don’t meet together on Zoom 🙂 the act of belonging to the group each week amplifies and strengthens the effect of the balance. Below is this month’s first email so you can see how it looks.

“December has us thinking about presents and maybe needing a reminder to be present. I have another take on the word present for this first week of the last month of the year.
Many of us spend a lot of thought and energy on “presenting” ourselves in a certain way. This is not necessarily something that we even do consciously, but in a sense, everything we do and say is something that we are presenting to the world. This can take the form of how we dress, what we say about our jobs, our social media highlight reel, etc. Think about what you “say” to those around you by how you present yourself. I meditated on this for a while this morning and had some sincere aha moments about how I present myself and it wasn’t all neutral like I thought it was. Let me know what you find or wait and see what we find together in this week’s balance.”

Ready to give yourself and a loved one a present? Sign up now for weekly remote balances in the New Year. You’ll get the balance and personal notes each week to reflect on. For regular sessions In Office is a waitlist for the rest of December. Distance sessions are still available beginning next week. Thank you for another great year of balance – it has been peaceful and powerful to work with every one of you.

January 2021

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I recently found two drawings of the human body that truly saw different stories.  One from Japan circa 1341 that was all acupuncture meridians and one from France around 1543 that was all muscles. Western medicine’s view of anatomy did not perceive the tracts and points of Chinese medical teachings. Chinese medicine could not comprehend Western preoccupation with ligaments and muscles for which they didn’t even treat.  Now, this is not the only viewpoint of these two systems of healing.  They do illustrate how, over the course of time, perceptions can evolve and that there is an extraordinary influence of one viewpoint over another at any point of time.  It turns out that this particular divergence didn’t always exist and only emerged at the turn of the first and second centuries.  Prior to that, it was use of the senses of touch and sight that guided the healer.  Perhaps you guessed that the touch evolved into muscle awareness (via dissection) and the sight into the pulses and meridians – the “inscrutable gaze of the Chinese doctor.”

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