July 20, 2017

Busy Person Lies, Meditation Study Group, Cool Stuff a Client is Doing

Here’s this week’s 3-bullet Thursday – what we’re loving this week!

How do you actually spend your time?

The Busy Person’s Lies: This is a cool article from the NYT where several people actually tracked every hour spent for a year, and ended up challenging some of their own core assumptions: “I don’t have any time for myself,” “I don’t spend enough time with my kids,” and “I work 80 hours a week” were all statements that were disproven, to the mental benefit of those who tracked. Related to time tracking is time management– a major source of stress (and all of its discontents) for our acupuncture patients here in Washington DC. Here’s one of our favorite time management tools; it helps you build your priorities directly into your weekly routine.

Meditation Study Group at Transformational Acupuncture

It’s official, we start on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7 pm, and we will be working through a book that is making waves in the meditation world: The Mind Illuminated (by Culadasa, aka John Yates, Ph.D). This book and study group will be of interest to two types of people:

  1. Those who want to successfully start and/or deepen a serious meditation practice
  2. Those who want to use meditation as a path to spiritual awakening

…Of course, you can fit into both categories 🙂

See all the details here.

Cool stuff that our clients are doing

Our client Julia runs her own company in DC doing catering and cooking classes with seasonal foods, called Julia’s Rooted Kitchen. We originally met Julia at the Adams Morgan Farmers Market at the Licking Creek Farm stall (a great source for affordable, organic, local produce btw). Julia brings her love of local, seasonal and affordable to her work. Check out her blog for some cool recipes and reflections.

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