Here in Michigan we are awaiting a winter storm. It will be cold, with a dark sky & a blanket of ivory over everything. In Chinese Medicine, this time of year reflects the Kidney energy, which is the body's deepest and most vital energy source. The Kidney energy is literally in our DNA and … [Read more...] about Honoring the season of winter in body, mind, and spirit
The holiday season came quick this year. Most of us welcome the diversion of holiday television commercials, Christmas lights and enjoy indulging at holiday and work parties. However, the residual effects of the holiday's can play havoc with our physical and emotional health and … [Read more...] about Self Care for the New Year
As the cold comes down and leaves a white blanket on the earth, I affirm that life is beautiful. The trees have shed what no longer serves them and are going bare. Releasing their outward extension of life and going within, getting quiet and still. With this sweet serene landscape, I … [Read more...] about New Years Meditation by Monica Mae
This is a question I get ALL THE TIME. So here's what happened: I was young, 18 or 19 at the time, and I started having asthma attacks that were seemingly out of the blue. Because I didn’t know what they were or how to cope, I ended up in the ER one night. Thankfully, they gave me a shot and … [Read more...] about “So…..how did YOU get into acupuncture?”
Over the eleven years I've been in clinical practice, I've seen people for a variety of physical medicine issues. The initial intake includes a lengthy review of medical history and at the end, I always check in with how people are doing emotionally. As a holistic practitioner, I’ve learned that … [Read more...] about Emotional Release Sessions with Monica Mae Leibson, Dipl. Ac.
Focus the mind to reduce anxiety Use this practice to focus the mind on what we desire, rather than letting anxiety and fear get the best of us. Step 1: Release the past. If our mind is cluttered with memories of yesterday or anxiety regarding tomorrow, we cannot truly create from a blank … [Read more...] about Creating an intention for your fertility