Dancing with the Sugar Demon

Halloween approaches, and Portland is fully in the swing.  On my evening runs I pass everything from broom-riding witches smashed against telephone poles to skeletal hands reaching up out of lawns to towering neon blow-up ghosts.  I was scared out of my wits the other night by a dark hooded figure hunched under a bush…

A Little Self-Care with Acupressure

Now that I’m doing more acupuncture with my patients, many of whom have never before experienced it, I’m being asked more good questions about what it’s doing and how it works.  One of my classes this term is devoted to trying to answer those questions.  The truth is, we’re far from a complete understanding in…

Time for Pumpkins! And a Super Simple Autumn Soup …

This is usually the time of year that I can’t stay out of the kitchen.  As the days shorten and cool down, all I want to be doing is stirring pots, fermenting things in crocks and turning on the oven.  But this final fall of school is proving to be a bit hectic as my…

Breakfast in a Cookie? Okay!

It’s the last day of September.  How did that happen??  After a few giddy days of honey sweet Indian Summer here in PDX, I think it’s officially fall.  There was a nip in the air when I went out to run last night, and it’s dark in the mornings when I get on my bike…