Many people believe that the journey towards better health is a straight beeline towards success as long as they stay disciplined enough. This may be true for some people depending on the situation, but for a lot of others, this is very far from the truth. Read More
I hope that everyone had a fun and safe New Year!
For many people the new year is a time to reflect on changes that we want to make as individuals, which is why we create resolutions. Resolutions, though we don’t necessarily need them, are a good way to set the intent for an auspicious year, whether it’s goals we want to achieve, or things that we simply want to improve on. I used to have pretty lofty goals when I was much younger, but nowadays, I like to keep them a little more simple, and a little more within my personality. So just like every year for the past few years, these are my resolutions: Read More
Purple Cloud is proud to announce a unique workshop entitled “The Tao of Art,” featuring art therapist Katharine Houpt and licensed acupuncturist and meditation teacher Lorel “Sonny” Zaide. In this class we will be marrying the therapy of creating visual art (drawings/paintings) with the Taoist philosophy of “Wu-Wei,” or effortless action. Meaning, you’ll learn how to peacefully create beautiful drawings that are reflective of your inner brilliance without getting in your own way. Read More
So many times, I’ve told friends, patients, and even my own Mom that in order to build energy, you must have water. People have always asked me why, or how I know this, and I’ve never had a clear way to explain it, other than my use of Taoist principles of Yin and Yang… that is, up until a colleague shared this Ted Talks presentation about water. Read More
Look how puffy I was just 31 days ago! This is embarrassing for me because I’m not very big with posting selfies, but I feel I have to share, as other people may actually benefit from this! Read More
Back in 2003 while I was living in Las Vegas, my childhood friend James called me from Germany where he was stationed in the Air Force, and told me that he had been taking college courses during his time there and was going to graduate in May, and that he’d love if I were to be there with him while he walks down that aisle of academic achievement. Of course, I exclaimed… I’d never been to Europe, and he was there for my graduation at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, so it’d be an honor to return the gesture of support to be there with him. Read More
Stress and anxiety get the better of us sometimes. When we experience it, it can be as debilitating as a panic attack, or we make bad decisions such as finding ourselves in the kitchen eating through a gallon of ice cream. But here’s a fun but easy breathing exercise to help you get through your stress and anxiety! Read More