Slo Living

And just like that the World’s merry-go-round has come to a grinding halt. Suddenly, we have all unexpectedly entered a new world of Slo Living. In the coming weeks I will revisit many simple, yet profound gifts that TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Taoism have shared throughout the ages to best manage challenging times. Self care begins with slowing down. All of our To Do lists become amplified in their efficacy and enjoyment when we slow down – Slo cooking, Slo eating, Slo exercising, Slo walking, Slo breathing, Slo playing, Slo working… You get the idea. I will explore how purposefully engaging in slowing down can benefit your body, mind and spirit while we actually have the time to do just that.

“Nature does not hurry. Yet everything is accomplished”. – Lao Tzu

Flow Slo,
Emily

Tea Time

Slo Ritual

Right now we undeniably have the time to savor the good stuff. Rituals are our lifeblood in this new world. They give us a sense of grounding – of things that haven’t changed. In return, we owe these rituals our newly minted free time. 

For me, this is savoring my morning tea. Climbing out of bed towards this indulgence has always been easy. Despite Spring’s insistence of moving forward, tea’s hygge status is a constant.

The ritual begins with the kettle’s rumblings followed by my cat, Puck’s reminder of how patiently he had been waiting for breakfast. But he knows full well how this plays out and will keep waiting impatiently as I lay out the indispensable tools for this daily ritual – a beloved tin teapot from past travels, a teaspoon & strainer, a designated morning mug, and of course the perfectly malty Chinese Yunnan loose tea that I discovered after years of pursuit. The kettle begins to match Puck’s cries. Scout, my forever puppy who cannot grasp the concept of tasks unrelated to her, has joined the cacophony. With timer set, the tea performs its magic for the next 5 minutes while I attend to my fur babies. 

After the hungry masses are satiated I return to my tea and admire the perfect  brew. And now, the heart of the ritual unfolds as I sit quietly for a while and do nothing but savor it. 

#sloliving #sloritual #slopokeacu 

April 28, 2020
Slo Movement

“The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days”. – Lao Tzu

Puck, our senior cat in residence taught me this lesson the hard way last month. We ... See more

“The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days”. – Lao Tzu Puck, our senior cat in residence taught me thi

April 13, 2020
Slo Living

And just like that the World's merry-go-round has come to a grinding halt. Suddenly, we have all unexpectedly entered a new world of Slo Living. In the coming weeks I will revisit many simple, yet ... See more

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March 27, 2020
Timeline Photos

CLINIC UPDATE: Slo Poke has been complying with current state advisories and will remain closed until further notice. In the meant
ime, feel free to reach out if Telehealth services are of interest ... See more

March 17, 2020

Dear Slo Poke Community,
As we are all too keenly aware, these are unprecedented times. Decisions regarding Slo Poke Acupuncture are being made day by day. I'm temporarily adjusting my days/hours to ... See more

March 13, 2020

Slo Poke believes that remaining calm in these troubling times is critical to your health. Keeping stress at bay, getting restful sleep, eating mindfully, staying hydrated and practicing proper ... See more

February 25, 2020
The Comfortable Life is Killing You

Food for thought.
https://medium.com/@erikrittenberry/the-comfortable-life-is-killing-you-61cae61622e7

Society tames the wolf into a dog. And man is the most domesticated animal of all.

January 22, 2020
The Forgotten Art Of Squatting: Is It The Antidote For The Damage Done To Our Bodies From Sitting?

Maybe changing jobs is unrealistic, but we can change our habits! ... See more

By now, most of us are aware of just how detrimental it can be to our bodies to sit for a prolonged period of time, in fact, some researchers are even going as far as to say that sitting is the new ... See more

December 10, 2019
The Case for Doing Nothing

More of this, please
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/smarter-living/the-case-for-doing-nothing.html

Stop being so busy, and just do nothing. Trust us.

November 25, 2019
So THAT'S Why Stress Makes You Tired AF

Acupuncture can handle your stress. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/stress-falling-asleep_l_5dd1ff1be4b01f982f045d58

Turns out there's a lot going on in your body and brain that you may not even know about.

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