Life Coaching

Keeping Your Cool In Heat of Summer

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 in Health and Wellness, Life Coaching

Summer is the time of the Fire Element in Chinese Medicine, so naturally we need to be aware of dangers of becoming overheated.  These presents a particular challenge to our Cardio-Vascular system as the Heart is a Fire organ and sensitive to excess heat.  Think prevention of  high blood pressure, heart attacks and heat stroke.  Summer can also be very challenging for women going through menopause.  Consider seeing an Acupuncturist to help balance the excess heat and suggest appropriate Chinese herbal remedies. A few common sense guidelines can help your body adjust first and foremost Stay...

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2012 Water Dragon Year Health Forecast

Posted on Jan 15, 2012 in Health and Wellness, Life Coaching

Since January 23 is the beginning of the Water Dragon Year it is a good time to pay particular attention to your kidneys, adrenals and bones.  Water element influences our Kidney Jing energy which generates the bones and bone marrow, brain, adrenals, kidney and bladder function and therefore it is important to strengthen it during the coming year.  Problems like low back pain, knee pain, osteoporosis, memory loss, and decreased vitality may present in a Water year. How do you strengthen Kidney Jing you may ask? Seek the support of a qualified Acupuncturist or Chinese Herbalist to help you...

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“Thinking is More Powerful than Thunder”

Posted on May 30, 2011 in Life Coaching

The views of Chinese Medicine and Buddhist Psychology agree that Mind is the ultimate medicine. Over time you become what you think. “Energy follows thought.” The mind is the most powerful tool we have. How are you using it? Is it a positive and constructive tool for achieving your goals and life purpose or is it negative and destructive? The power is within you to create a good and enriching life to benefit yourself, your family, your community and the world. What steps can you take to train your mind to help you attain a balanced and harmonious life? 1) Learn and practice...

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What is Constructive Life Coaching?

Posted on May 26, 2011 in Life Coaching

There are many systems of life coaching out there. What sets Constructive Life Coaching apart is it’s holistic view of the individual and their life journey. By evaluating the health of the Five key life areas: Financial, Relationships, Spiritual, Physical and Emotional we can see where an individual’s strengths and blockages exist. Blockages are those things that prevent us from moving forward to accomplish our life purpose or destiny. There are techniques to release those based on the principles of oriental medicine and acupuncture theory. By holding certain powerful acu-points...

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When Bad News is Good

Posted on Mar 27, 2011 in Life Coaching

When Bad News is Good News By Alaina Speraw, L.Ac.,Dipl.Ac.,B.A. When we listen to the news it seems to be overwhelmingly bad, “Japan is in the worst economic recession in 35 years,” the jobless rate continues to rise, business closures and consolidations, 68% of housing sales in the valley were foreclosures in January, we may be even having our own  personal financial meltdown. Being a Practioner of Traditional Oriental Medicine we have one foot planted in the wisdom of the East and the other in the post-modern technological society of the West.  How do wereconcile these very different...

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