Growing up in an environment where investing in beauty/pampering session is seen as wasteful from the eyes of many women, I took the challenge this month to go in full swing on beauty treatments from head to toe without consideration of price. I did this with the intention to find the line between self-care and self-indulgence.
As a first year acupuncture student and as I am learning this vast trove of knowledge about wellness, I want to share a few wellness indicators that are commonly used in traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis. This is not meant to be a guide to diagnose yourself, please see a licensed acupuncturist near you if you notice that you are unwell
Yes, I have to confess, I have never really loved myself as much as I should have for most of my life. Being born and raised in Malaysia by Chinese Malaysian parents, I was always taught to strive to be better, a better daughter, a better sister, a better student, get a better grade and try harder. I never thought that I had been enough just as I was.
After a series of coincidences where my best friend in Malaysia and a mentor in Boston had all somehow got acquainted to Family Constellations, I finally registered for a weekend workshop with Dan Booth Cohen and Emily Blefeld in Providence, Rhode Island. This is a retelling of my experience and how cathartic and magical it was for me.
The very good thing to be living in this century is that the world is very connected that you no longer need a face-to-face consultation to get the help that you need.