This is the season of the sunflower—one of summer’s brightest blooms. During these sunny summer days I have been thinking about how I can incorporate more time in my week to finish the book I have been working on for years while still having time see friends and garden and go to the movies and commit to my core acupuncture practice which is so satisfying.
I have decided to share my private practice space, cutting down on the time I am available and sharing some new patients with other professionals whose work I deeply respect and admire. In my last year of acupuncture school, we had a teacher who encouraged us to create practices that suited who we are and what we needed in order to be nourished as healers who can then give their gifts cheerfully. I have grown to appreciate that wisdom throughout the years of my practice as it has been shaped by my ever changing needs and circumstances. So here is to all of you reading this—that you will have a rejuvenating end of summer and that you will have the courage to make any changes that will foster your health and well-being. Remember, those around you will benefit from it as well.