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Morning Sitting Meditation and Morning Tea Meditation at the Clinic!

Jeremy here! I’m starting a wonderful new series at Transformational Acupuncture that I’ve wanted to do for ages – weekday morning meditations. Peace Inside for Peace Outside My goal is to give people a chance to enter into sacred, peaceful space before their workday. When you do this for yourself, it’s a form of activism […]

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Prime your mind to investigate the BIG questions in life with meditation

This article goes out to all of the deep thinkers, philosophers, spiritual seekers, existentialists and lovers of truth out there. Below we discuss one of the TOP reasons to have a meditation practice: to qualify your mind for insight and understanding. Meditation boosts your mental acuity so that you can ponder those BIG questions in […]

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How meditation makes you more like Neo from The Matrix

You know that scene in The Matrix when Neo finds himself face-to-face with a spray of oncoming  bullets? He expertly handles the situation by slooooowing everything down and neutralizing the bullets. They drop to the ground like pebbles before they ever reach him: A regular meditation practice can help you become impervious to the “bullets” in […]

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Sensitize yourself to the subtleties of experience with meditation

We have described meditation as an exercise that helps you develop “life skills” for your mind. Here we will look at life skill #2: sensitizing yourself to the subtleties (of experience): what these subtleties are, how meditation sensitizes you to them, the dangers of letting them go unnoticed, and the benefits of identifying them. You […]

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10 Micro Meditation Lessons Livestreamed from Facebook

Welcome to this very first installation of our 10-day Chill Pill Challenge: a series of 5-minute mini-lessons on meditation that are available as Facebook Live Streams (on our FB page) and instructive blog articles (like this one). The objective is to help you use meditation to cultivate: Peace of mind Clarity Focus Lucidity about your […]

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Join the DAILY CHILL-PILL CHALLENGE

So here’s what went through my mind yesterday evening at 5:15pm: “Oh, Jesus. Here he comes.” Broad-shouldered, wild-eyed, screaming incoherently at the top of his lungs, the man a-few-sandwiches-short-of-a-picnic was coming straight at me on Connecticut Avenue. I did what any sensible, self-protective pedestrian would do in that situation—I crossed the street as quickly as […]

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How to design your weekly routine

First, a provocative question for you… In the last month, what percentage of your free time did you spend doing things that are “important” or “meaningful” to you–things that “matter”? If you are like most people, your answer is WELL under 50%. To increase that percentage, please accept this free download that has helped me and […]

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The basics of mindfulness and its benefits

Do you like to feel good? Me too. But the vast majority of us are conditioned to extract “feel-goodness” from something out there. We rely on external circumstances and internal thoughts/emotions/sensations to “make us” happy. For those of you interested in diminishing your dependence on external circumstances and internal emotions/sensations for the quality of your […]

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Getting things done: an art worth mastering

Here’s another one for the “why-don’t-they-teach-this-in-grade-school” list: rock-solid organizational skills. Life as we now know it has so many of us feeling like we’re jugglers who never learned how to juggle. And while some of us have an innate (or even learned) ability to address, track and execute all aspects of work-home-family-friends-technology, I don’t know […]

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Essential Breathing Techniques

Many patients in my Washington DC acupuncture practice have two goals in common – to experience fundamental emotional peace and greater physical well-being.  And they want to find ways to sustain this peace and well-being in their daily lives. Patients coming into my office may not call it a desire for peace and well-being, but […]

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