This recipe from epicurious.com is one of our favorite winter soups – so much so that we often double it. We partially puree it with an immersion blender and freeze the leftovers.INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups chopped onions or thinly sliced leeks (whites only) 1 cup thinly … [Read more...] about The perfect winter meal: Big Batch soup
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.
Over the years I’ve been in conversation with patients about “this or that” health condition. I’m always surprised when I hear people say, “but I’ve already seen my doctor for it.” Oftentimes people will follow this line up with something like, “There’s nothing else I can do.” I beg to … [Read more...] about The Many Promises of Alternative Medicine: How your acupuncturist differs from your primary care doctor