Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Beginnings

I have a very imperfect new website started. One of my life lessons seems to be accepting imperfect beginnings. This year, I finally started landscaping my yard, sans the huge budget I was waiting on. I didn't hire help to lay out the beds. . .I haven't even mulched. But I have some lovely hibiscus plants thanks to a friend, and several plantings that don't look great right now but will next year after they've settled in. And a lovely herb garden, since herbs are the only things the bunnies, deer, and moles don't seem to want to eat.

I've also decided to focus my practice a bit differently than in the past. I was searching for the right "specialty," since all the practice management books tell you to do that. But I love the variety of a general practice in Chinese medicine. So I will now specialize in approach. My practice will focus on positive approaches to health rather than simply sorting out illness. All holistic medicine is, or should be about promoting health rather than simply eliminating disease. I am working to learn more about using gratitude, optimism, self-awareness and mindfulness to build health bodies and minds. I will post my lessons as I go.

So thank you for reading this blog. I will be covering all kinds of info here--acupuncture, positive thinking, Chinese herbal therapy, aromatherapy, daily musings, and things I haven't thought of yet. Please let me know what you think. (I'm still grasping the technical aspects of blogging, so if there isn't a comments area yet, email me at teresa(at)!