“Few see it. Fewer choose it. What’s your wild rabbit?”
As Don Draper of Mad Men knows, all good advertising pulls you in and gets you to think twice, or best of all, begin to imagine.
“Hmmm,” I thought after seeing the above quote on a huge billboard, “What is my wild rabbit?”
Certainly not cognac as the advertising implied. And since this is a blog on how to stay healthy, you can probably guess it has something to do with that. You are right. My passion is to strive for that sense of well-being that permeates our very essence—not just physical health, but emotional stability, mental soundness and an infusion of spirit that keeps our lives joy-filled.
If everyone desired this health and balance of body, mind and spirit, what a different world this would be. Imagine: people looking for inner peace that would automatically affect everyone around them.
And so I continue treating one person at a time with this ancient skill made modern by many of my teachers and other practitioners in the last 30 years. Acupuncture is the oldest medicine on the planet, but it is being used in new and innovative ways. In fact, I am headed to San Diego at the end of this month for an intensive study in sports medicine acupuncture for the neck, shoulders and upper extremities. It is not just for athletes, but for those who sit at computers all day, or raise children, or just feel as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. That is the “wild rabbit” I have chosen, so to speak. I know from experience that my patients get better not just physically but in the way they inhabit their world. In my opinion, this is a “rabbit” worth chasing—the chance to do my small share in making the world a better place.