Acupuncture as effective as drugs in treating pain, trial shows

If you have received acupuncture treatment as an alternative to medication for pain management, the findings of this recent Melbourne emergency department study may come as no surprise to you.  The powers that be are, however, slow to acknowledge the efficacy of this ancient medicine. … Read More

“Just Be Yourself.” How?

“Just be yourself!” I used to cringe when I heard that phrase. “How do I do that?,” I thought. But over the years, little by little, through each interaction and relationship, I am finding my own answer. I learn to … Read More

El Segundo Artwalk 2016

How did summer sneak up on us so quickly?  The second annual El Segundo Art Walk is just around the corner and L.A. Wellness has been invited to participate again.  So, save the dates: June 16th, July 21st, and August … Read More

What’s with the ear points?

A few clients recently asked me about the purpose of ear acupuncture points, so I decided to offer a little explanation about why I use them and how they work. One of the functions of ear points is to induce the relaxation response. “Repeated activation … Read More

Are Standing desks a good idea?

Because I find sitting at a desk to be uncomfortable, I installed a sit/stand up workstation at the office. As a matter of fact, I am typing at it right now. The setup is adjustable and allows me to either … Read More

Nobody knows how to meditate

“Truth has nothing to do with words. Truth can be likened to the bright moon​ ​in the sky. Words, in this case, can be likened to a finger. The finger can point to the moon’s location. However, the finger is … Read More

How are You? – Part 2

My last post, “How are you today?” focused on the importance of feeling and expressing our emotions. Today we will look at the “how to” behind this. How do we become more emotionally aware? How do we make peace with our … Read More

“How are you today?”

When the checkout clerk asks you how you are doing, how do you answer? Do you dutifully respond with “I’m well, thanks” even when you are really feeling lousy? What if, instead, you paused to tune in to what emotion was present? What if, before … Read More


This is the perfect meal to eat upon feeling the first symptoms of a cold, but is also helpful if the cold is already taken hold. The soup is easy to assimilate, and its ingredients aid the body in fighting … Read More

Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Increase Happiness

Here’s an article that taught me a couple new things about how to create more happiness in life.  Since the author did such a good job, rather than prattling on about it, I’ll just give you the link to the article. I … Read More

Be Wary of Dairy

Although this is getting to be common knowledge, I will share with those who didn’t get the memo that milk is not really the cat’s meow (see what I did there?)  Dairy not only creates more mucus and digestive problems among … Read More

Laugh, Cry, Lift

Back in my early twenties, shortly after beginning to do yoga regularly, I remember breaking into tears during savasana (that’s the final relaxation pose.)  I don’t mean just once… it was happening everyday for a while.  I asked my teacher what was … Read More