A moment to breath...
Articles on acupuncture, health, life, and some actionable steps we can take...
What a year 2020 has been! But we're not out of the woods yet.
Please continue practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing your hands to protect others and yourself. Once you are able to get both doses of the vaccine, it is not yet known whether it will still be possible to pass the virus on to others. Please still wear a mask even once you are immunized.
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It is looking like life might begin getting back to safely reopening in the Spring. As for Belmont Acupuncture, I still have not fully reopened. I have a very limited schedule of availability due to caring for my son and undergoing extensive cleaning for the days I am able to see a handful of high-risk patients. This year has been very challenging, and I greatly miss my patients! Working with you and helping you meet your goals is one of the greatest joys in life. It is a relief to know that we can get back to work soon.
This has been a year of coming home, and addressing what prevents so many of us from being able to do so. This has been a year of facing unaddressed trauma, prejudice, and systemic issues of racism and monetized suffering (U.S. healthcare system and longterm care facilities, privatized prisons combined with school-to-prison pipeline, housing bubble that leaves so many homeless to increase the wealth of the wealthy, insanely inflated pharmaceutical costs including long used life-saving Epi pens and insulin, insanely inflated CEO salaries and bonuses while the majority of their full-time workers cannot afford to feed their families). The average American is barely scraping by. Families are flooding food banks as a final lifeline. Rent moratoriums are about to end, and we know that a flood of evictions are waiting like a tsunami to hit our cities.
We're not out of the woods yet. We have so much work to do. As the wealthiest country on Earth, it is unacceptable for us to not take better care of our citizens. We cannot discard compassion from the idea of American entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship must include responsibility towards others! There has to be balance in life, and that includes personal self-reliance with civic duty. In other words, we must take good enough care of ourselves to help care for one another.
May our next year, 2021, bring lasting solutions and positive change for all. May I play my role in society to best of my ability with care, consideration, tact, humility, and actionable steps.