Hippie Cookies, Anyone?

This is a variation of the classic Nestle Tollhouse recipe. I hippie-fied it. Cuz sometimes you just need some hippie cookies.

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Ingredients

2 ¼ cup homemade gluten-free flour mix*

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened, OR sub one stick of butter for ½ cup almond butter

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup sucanat sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 large eggs

3 total cups of mixed add-ins: semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips (I crush a chocolate bar in a mortor and pestle if I have to), walnuts, gogi berries, cacao nibs and raisins

Ritual

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix dry ingredients in one bowel and set aside. Mix butter (and almond butter if using), sugars, eggs and vanilla in another bowel, then gradually add in the flour mixture. I just use a fork, but if you like to use a mixer, do it. Then add in your yummies – chocolates, nuts, etc., and incorporate well. Drop rounded spoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets, allowing room for the cookies to spread somewhat. Bake about 9 minutes. Cookies ought to be soft-set and just slightly golden when you pull them out of the oven.

*I fresh-grind flax seeds in my coffee grinder and use about one tablespoon per cup of brown rice flour for all cookie, muffin and quick bread recipes. It works really well and tastes amazing!

Winter Recipe X2

These are my version of two great winter recipes. Both are deeply nourishing, delicious, and nearly impossible to screw up!

Bone Broth

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The idea is to cook mineral-rich bones (and egg shells if you have some) in water on low heat for a long time to extract both flavor and nutrients. Bone broths are….you may have guessed it: Bone tonics for us, as well as general tonics, indicated for folks who feel worn out, tired, have dry skin, constipation, insomnia, or anxiety. Crock pots work best because you can leave them plugged in on low and forget about them. You don’t need an actual recipe, but here is a jumping-off place -

Ingredients

*beef marrow bones or chicken backs, any other bones you can get from the butcher

*egg shells (from the last few days, stored in the fridge, or from whenever, if you freeze them.)

*a few pieces of kelp or other sea vegetable

*water

*for seasoning: tamari, bay leaves, cumin, garlic, onion, ginger, any other spice you like. Add salt and pepper at the end.

*a splash of vinegar

Ritual

Place the bones and egg shells in the crock pot along with the other ingredients and seasonings and cover with water. You use more bones and less water than you might expect. Turn on high to get it going, then once it is bubbling, you can turn it down to low and let cook for a day or two, checking water level occasionally.

Let cool slightly before straining, and then strain through a large sieve or colander over a bowl. Pour the broth from the bowl into glass jars and let cool, then refrigerate. Once it had chilled completely, you can easily remove the hardened fat from the top and use for it another purpose(sauteeing onions, for instance), or discard. Warm up the broth, seasoning as you like, and drink plain in a mug or make into a rich, brothy soup. A cup of hot broth is an excellent way to start a cold day!

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Almond Energy Balls

date ball picThis is my variation of a recipe that circulates in the Ayurveda community. Dates and almonds are both tonic foods that nourish the tissues of the body deeply. Everyone has their own version of this recipe. Normally, most people add granola or rolled oats into the mix, and I have never understood why. It makes the balls unnecessarily dry and doesn’t add much flavor. This definitely is the sort of recipe that doesn’t require exact measurements though – or any measurements, really. The main ingredients are almond butter and dates, everything else is really up to you. Have fun, make them yours, you can’t mess up!

Ingredients

Almond butter (make sure it’s fresh – sweet-smelling, not sharp or sour)

Dates, pitted and chopped finely (I use scissors)

2 Tbs Ghee

sesame seeds

spices to taste, such as nutmeg, cardamom, clove, turmeric, anise

1-2 drops almond extract

Ritual

Put chopped dates, almond butter, ghee, spices and almond extract all together in a large mixing bowl.

Toast the sesame seeds lightly in a dry pan, just until they start to pop and release their aroma. (Watch them closely so they don’t burn.) Add the sesame seeds to the mixing bowl. Mix all ingredients together by hand, kneading like bread dough. If it is too sticky, add some more sesame seeds. This process will only take a couple minutes. Then pinch off small amounts of the dough and roll into balls between your hands. Once again, if you are having issues with stickiness, roll the ball in some more toasted sesame seeds to coat it and the stickiness goes away. If you run out of sesame seeds, use something else. I have used coconut flour with success. Place almond balls in a single layer to set in the fridge. They will firm up completely within an hour and you can store them in a jar or a tupperware at that point, still in the refrigerator for long-term storage. They are not highly perishable, however, so when you take a few with you to work for a snack, there is no need to refrigerate those. They make a great afternoon snack or dessert, much more nourishing and delicious than almost anything you can buy.

Speaking out making a difference?! (Follow-up to my angry last post)

A sort of amazing thing happened. I sent that super pissed-off, articulate email to CureJoy and got a response I found encouraging. Perhaps this marketing manager is just saying what I want to hear, and perhaps she is sincere. This is what she says:

Hi Mollie,

Thanks for your mail. Each day, we generally post around 24 articles on facebook and only one out of those 24 is obesity related. Since Facebook cannot show its users all the 24 articles, it filters out the articles based on the user’s previous clicks.

So even though only 4% of our articles are weight-loss related, the user comes across the same very often.

I totally agree with your point that the images used in the posts – “skinny ones in bikini” etc – hurt self esteem of the women and can depress the users.

I had a talk with my team regarding the same and going forward, we will make sure to use line images instead of the animated skinny/fat pictures. I really thank you for raising this point as it was definitely affecting a lot of users.


Going forward, expect no more  pictures that are harmful and hateful to women from CureJoy’s platform.

Really appreciate your views !

Let me know if you have anything else that you would like to discuss with us. Looking forward to have you in our CureJoy family soon.

 

Assault on Women’s Bodies in the Name of Health Infuriates Me

Today, I got an email from the marketing manager of CureJoy, which I don’t know too much about actually – it is a natural health-focused organization that used to be continuously in my Facebook newsfeed until I “unliked” it – asking if I wanted to join their team of wellness experts. This was my response:
Hi Anoushka,
I used to have CureJoy in my Facebook newsfeed. Some of the articles are very nice and interesting, but I became increasingly angry and upset by the fact that every single day, at least once a day, there is a CureJoy post that focuses on weight loss and features drawings of women’s bodies in some stage of weight loss, usually wearing bikinis. Usually the ‘fat picture’ isn’t even fat. And the ‘skinny picture’ is very, very thin – much too thin for most grown women to achieve while still being in good health.
The assault on our female bodies, and the pressure to lose weight and be thin is toxic to us, and to the men who live with us and love us. It hurts everyone.
I think it is very cheap that CureJoy preys on women’s insecurity and desire to lose weight by posting these images – in the name of natural health and Ayurveda, no less. Over half of the women I see in my practice have suffered from anorexia nervosa at some point, and with the clients I DO see for weight loss, we have to continuously re-focus on health and self-care and work with all the voices – coming from all sides, it seems – that are telling them to be thinner to fit some ideal, and fit into some box, or that they aren’t attractive unless they are thin.
So, if CureJoy changes their approach entirely to this subject and stops posting articles and pictures that are harmful and hateful to women, I would be happy to join your team of wellness experts. Otherwise, no.
Regards,
Mollie Moorhead

Rethinking the dark time of year

cozy winterWith sustainability in mind, I try look at what humans have done long-term, not how things have been since the industrial revolution or the past few years. In places with cold winters, our ancestors practically hibernated through the winter. Even in the last century, people were forced to stay at home or on the farm (without electric lighting, mind you) when roads were too snowy or rainy to travel on, and the main foods were local foods – meat from animals hunted or raised, vegetable foods that stored well, like grain, dried beans, and hard-shell winter squashes, cheeses, beer, wine and other fermented foods and drinks.

These are rich foods – not necessarily what we think of as ‘health foods’, but there is wisdom in these traditional winter foods in the form of dense nutrients, and in Ayurvedic terms, we want more heavy, moist, warm and stable qualities in fall and winter to help anchor us to the earth and counteract the chill and the wind. (You can also bet that nobody was eating salads, smoothies, or other cold, light foods during winter – that is a modern practice for sure!)

The trick is quality ingredients and portions. In terms of meat and dairy, quality is particularly important – you can ‘vote with your wallet'; support local farmers and ranchers who are raising animals as close to nature as they are able. Of course it costs more, and it is worth every penny in terms of your health, the animals’ quality of life, and sustaining a local economy.

And portions. Oh, portions. They are a challenge for most people – if something tastes good, we usually want to eat more of it. Imagine though, if you will, living in a time in which your family/tribe/village’s food supply had to last through the winter or you faced the real possibility of starvation. You would have to watch your portions, not to be ‘good’ or maintain a certain weight, but because it was a matter of survival for everyone.

So, the food might have been rich and nutritious, but it was in limited supply. And that, as far as I can tell, is the secret to a healthy winter diet. Rich, warm, cooked, nutritionally dense foods, in smaller portions.

In Ayurveda, we say to eat until you are satisfied but not full. (Could you eat more? Sure. Do you need to? No.) That, my friends, is the sweet spot. This is the most direct way to achieve or maintain a healthy weight, and an important way to support healthy digestion, even for people who are thin. (Because the stomach has to churn to get the most out of our food, and it can’t do that very well if it is crammed completely full.) We eat until we are satisfied but not full by slowing down and enjoying our food, so we stay present in the body and notice when we reach that sweet spot. It takes practice. If this is new to you, don’t expect to master it immediately.

So, many of us have access to an overabundance of foods from all over the world, and don’t have the option of hibernating to the degree our ancestors did, even if we wanted to. But, we can choose what and how much we eat, what we do in our free time, what time we go to bed, etc. We can definitely invite in a quality of turning inward and allow for reflection and relaxation, especially on these evenings when the sun sets so early.

Here are some time-tested ideas for nourishing, device-free, winter fun:

~ Play a game of backgammon or chess (by the fire is nice)

~ Learn a new song or two on your guitar/flute/etc. (or learn an instrument; no one is too old) and serenade the lucky people you live with, or visiting friends.

~ Bake something delicious. (This has the side benefit of warming up the house)

~ Have a hot bath with epsom salts and some essential oils (10 drops of lavender is nice)

~ Read books aloud with your loved ones. Choose a short, sweet book to start and see how it goes. I like to read myths and legends in this way, but anything is fair game. (A headlamp is good to have for this activity.)

~ Self- or partner- massage with warmed sesame oil is a classic Ayurvedic practice and Ayurvedic practitioners have been recommending it to their patients since forever. So nourishing and relaxing on so many levels! You can spend five minutes or two hours; you can do it every day or just whenever you think of it – whatever you want, and there is really no way to do it incorrectly as long as you are paying attention to your body or your partner’s body.

~ In a place you can easily see, build an alter that expresses your connection to Spirit. Light a candle there on dark evenings when you are home.cat by the fire

by Mollie Moorhead

The Less Messed-Up One

happy girl in a fieldFor folks in the healing arts in any capacity, there is this interesting dynamic that can play out with others: People expect you to be the Less Messed-Up One in any situation, and to be nearly perfect in the way you handle all your interactions and your own self-care. (And like we always feel like this woman pictured here!) When we can just come out and name that, it is so obviously ridiculous. We are all just people on our journeys! Generally healers, counselors, etc., are attracted to healing because they need it themselves, and are learning to give themselves that healing as they work with others. The patient and the practitioner are mirrors to each other, and when this relationship goes well, they both learn and grow together, integrating more and more of their wounded material and living in greater and greater harmony. The shadow aspect of this is when healers ignore their own pain, challenges and needs because it is easier to focus on and help others than help themselves, all the while hiding behind a mask of being already healed and having things figured out for themselves. This can even play out as having relationships with people who are actively addicted to drugs or alcohol, so the dynamic of being the Less Messed-Up One and The Compassionate Helper, is happening at home, at work, and socially.

There is real value to helping others when we ourselves are hurting sometimes – it is only when it becomes habitual and unconscious that it is negative. I have a profound memory of two different friends calling me up a week or so after my mom died in 2009, each with their own problems they needed support with. One had just been rebuffed by a potential love interest and the other was facing felony charges for having been caught with a bag of hallucinogenic mushrooms in his pocket, and they both felt pretty awful. I had been so enmeshed in my own pain and my mother’s pain in the last days of her life, as well as my responsibilities caring for her as she took her passage, and helping to organize the funeral and do the paperwork and so on, that to have the focus placed elsewhere for a while and get to nurture loved ones who were struggling with something completely different felt like a much-needed breath of fresh air. I was able to return to my own life and my own grief fortified and nourished by those interactions, feeling myself more deeply a part of an interconnected web of life, death, love and support – tasting the sweet, bitter complexity of life and not turning away.

That is a positive expression of getting to play the healer in our other relationships. It is when we over-identify with being a healer and being the Less Messed-Up One that a multitude of challenge can arise. A big challenge is that we can be too nice. Waaay too nice! It is not actually nice to be too nice – to do elaborate favors for people, allow debts to go unpaid, to be overly flexible and accommodating with one’s schedule, to let people walk all over you. It should go without saying that quickly leads to resentment. The resentment we feel in such situations is really towards ourselves, though, not the other person, since it is our own responsibility to stand up for ourselves. You have needs too, healers. You deserve to get paid, to get paid on time, to take days off and do nothing useful or helpful to others at all. And, it doesn’t hurt to be a little irresponsible every once in a while. You can set time aside for this, and set it up so no one needs you during that time and no one expects to hear from you. (I personally make a practice of this on a weekly basis – but I had to learn the habit from other small business owners who insist on the necessity of this for the sake of increased productivity, not from healers, who often tell their patients to take time out but don’t do it themselves(!))

Of course it is inappropriate for healers to talk about their own problems with patients during an appointment (the focus is on the patient; they are paying for this time), but healers can be real with themselves, and acknowledge their own humanness openly.

party picSomewhat on this theme, I went to see some great music in San Francisco last night and was up until the early morning. Do I do this regularly? Hell no – I’d be an absolute wreck! There is nothing like an erratic sleep schedule to quickly turn me into an emotional basket-case who cries over every small thing and feels overwhelmed by ordinary circumstances. Supporting folks to create regular routines for sleeping and eating is something I do in my practice all the time, and it REALLY works. Am I a hypocrite for breaking my routine last night? I don’t think so. I see it like this: I would be a hollow shell of a person, and a fool, if I never shook up my routine and stayed up late to see awesome music. If our focus is on our health at all, we must strike a dynamic balance between firmness/adherence to our regular healing practices and spontaneity/fun/special times that feed our soul.

Often we skip right to self-judgement when we see ourselves doing something that feels contradictory. I would suggest repeating nineteenth-century poet Walt Whitman’s famous words, “Do I contradict myself?….I am large, I contain multitudes.”

by Mollie Moorhead

A Fall Favorite: Quince – Apple Butter

quince 1 quince 3Quince grows abundantly here in the sunnier parts of the Bay Area, but many people have no idea what to do with these ancient and unusual fruits from the Near East, which were often planted by Italian and Portuguese immigrants when they came here in the last century. Berkeley and Oakland backyards are full of quince trees that fruit every autumn. Related to apples and pears, but hard and dry until cooked, when they soften up and release an intoxicating floral aroma, quince makes excellent jam, sauce, and compotes. Because I like to keep things simple whenever possible, my go-to quince recipe, below, is about as simple as it gets.

In Ayurvedic terms, quince is higher in the earth element than many other fruits, which we sorely need in the autumn when vata dosha is dominant. To counteract quince’s dry, astringent quality and render it more easy digested, we always cook it with some liquid and some fat (ghee is perfect) and add some spices to kindle the digestive fire. For anyone still suffering from summer heat and diarrhea, quince makes a wonderful, gentle remedy.

Quince-Apple Butter!

Ingredients

Apples

Quinces (equal parts quince and apple is good but not necessary, any proportion I’ve tried worked fine)

3-4 dates

juice of one lemon

raw sugar to taste

powdered cinnamon and ginger

ghee to taste

Method

Wash quinces and rub the fuzz off the skin with your hands. Quarter the quinces with a big, powerful knife and use a paring knife to remove the seeds from each section, then chop into smaller cubes. Place cubed quince in a saucepan as you go, sprinkling each new addition with lemon juice to keep them from browning. Do the same thing with the apples, then add the dates, chopping each date into a few small pieces and removing the seeds. Add a splash of water, a nice sprinkling of raw sugar (don’t use honey), powdered spices, and a nice blob of ghee (butter or coconut oil also works). Cover and cook on medium, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking and burning, adding water in small amounts as needed. You may want to turn the heat to low at a certain point. All in all, cook for about 30 – 45 minutes. Once the fruit is uniformly soft and saucy, taste and re-season if needed with sugar, spices, and ghee. For best flavor, enjoy hot or room temperature.

Quince – apple butter can be stored in the fridge for several days, or if you have a large quantity and enjoy canning your seasonal bounty, add a touch more lemon juice and sugar to assure high acidity, and process according to your usual method or the instructions that came with your canning equipment.

Depression Help

fall leaves moody picIn fall and winter, as the wheel of the year turns from light to dark, from life to death, outward to inward, folks can feel downright DEPRESSED, though I prefer the word “melancholy” or the description “lack of motivation”, or any other more specific terms that don’t immediately pathologize these normal feelings.

I usually enjoy fall and winter quite a lot…I love sitting by the fire, I love the chill, dry wind of autumn, invigorating me head to toe, whipping through my hair. I love winter food – baked squash, soupy coconut curries, chicken soup, oatmeal, chamomile tea with honey. I love knitting. Some winter evenings, my partner and I sit and knit together and listen or NPR, or she will knit and I’ll play my flute. (Before we were together, I of course did these things with my cat or with a close friend or two). And yes, I know I am an 80-something trapped in the body of a 20-something.

Sometimes though, regardless of the season, I can experience melancholy and/or a lack of motivation to do the myriad things one must do to maintain life. It can feel really heavy at times. This is not clinical depression, which may need more support from others and stronger, more specific therapies (herbs, pranayama practices, talk therapy, prescription medication, shamanic journeying, etc. Reach out and get help if you think you might be clinically depressed), but what I would consider an extremely normal part of almost anyone’s life. How could we POSSIBLY be happy and motivated all the time?

I’ve put together a list of small things that have helped me immensely with this melancholy and lack of motivation throughout my life so far. Maybe they will also help you or someone you love:

1. Do the minimum amount of stuff you really have to do – make this a very short list. Finish the assignment that is due tomorrow to the best of your ability, or return those two new client phone calls. And then, even though you may not want to, shower, get dressed, and show up for the stuff really need to show up for – the stuff you have already committed to that people are counting on you for, like work or school, or certain social engagements like your best friend’s birthday party. Then, when you start to feel better, you won’t have made your life situation more challenging just because you were feeling crappy for a while. You life situation will be the same or better, usually.

2. Give yourself some sort of treat every day. This can be really simple, like permission to take a nap, or do some self-massage with warm oil, sit in a hot tub for a while (here in the Bay, many people have these amazing natural wood hot tubs that they love to share with their friends and family. Otherwise, most spas and gyms have hot tubs they rent for a small fee). If you want a sweet treat, resist the urge to subsist on sweets alone – eat real food – but give yourself permission to thoroughly enjoy that ice cream or that big cookie from your favorite bakery once per day. Maybe you even really WANT to go to yoga or dance class but haven’t carved out the time lately. If you are feeling depressed and unmotivated, and the thought of going to a movement class actually perks you up a bit, just do it, push aside all other obstacles and do it now. You will thank yourself later.

3. Allow some time to be MOODY. Feed your soul. After you have done that minimum of stuff to maintain your life’s order, so it’s not a mess once you start to feel better and want to return to your normal activities, allow some time to just do whatever you need to do for your SOUL, not your head, not to be “productive”. Get back in your pajamas and write in your journal. Listen to that moody singer-songwriter girl-with-guitar (or whatever), and cry, sing along, or dance around your kitchen, Watch the movie version of Hamlet or some other soulful, dark story. Have a nice dose of catharsis. Play any instruments? pick up your guitar or grab your drum and just freakin’ play. Don’t PRACTICE, just play, and see what comes out. It doesn’t have to be pretty. guitar

4. Spend some time outside every day. This may be obvious but sometimes we forgot.

5. Get up a bit earlier. Rise with the sun. Horrifying to some, I know. But when you rise with Grandfather Sun, he gives you his blessing for the whole day. You harness the sun’s energy to support you in all that you do.

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That’s what I got, y’all. There are many other things that could be added. It’s infinite, actually. But if you struggle with this stuff and haven’t tried these suggestions, try one or two and see how you feel….let me know.

by Mollie Moorhead

How Simple Can it be?

I have spent the morning getting my patient paperwork more in order. I have still mostly been using my school’s graduate paperwork, which of course is what I was trained in and and am accustomed to. There are some things I like about it and some things I don’t. In many ways, it is much more geared towards a practitioner working in their clinic than someone working in private practice, however, and it has been time for a change-up for a while. While in school, my new patient paperwork usually took about 8 hours. In the beginning, it was more like 12, but it got easier and more familiar as time went on. Eight hours is too long for me to spend now that I have a choice, because essentially I would have to bill people for that time, and schedule it in, and then heaven help me if they don’t show up. It just puts so much pressure on the relationship I have with new patients – on them keeping their appointments and continuing to work with me over time. I want people to show up and for us to work together over time so they can see real improvement in their health, but I want low pressure relationships! Ayurveda is already so powerful and can feel really strict for people in the beginning. Paying for individualized health care can be a lot of money to some people; it depends on one’s financial situation. Anything I can do to keep costs reasonable is of primary importance to me. We all have to pay the rent.

I am having to be super low-tech about this paperwork writing project; I don’t have Adobe document writer or anything similar, and that has held me back for a while, which is silly because I have always been scrappy and things don’t have to be perfect anyway. For typing, I use OpenOffice (it is free! Microsoft Word costs $200! (I have no problem paying money for awesome stuff to people I want to support; that does not include Microsoft.)) Anyway, my back end paperwork is in an OpenOffice document now, and it is so simple and clear and easy. I feel like I just built a nest for myself and all my new patients to work together in.

It is funny to be a creative, nature-loving person in this world where so much has to happen on a computer. I know many of you relate to this. We do our best, doing the things that don’t come as natural to us. And it is so rewarding when it comes together! Worth celebrating. frolic pic edited 2

The paperwork for new patients to fill out before their first visit is my next step. I have rough drafts but nothing final. Stay tuned, and we can find our way through the twenty-first century together, bringing the ancient medicine with us!

Before Acupuncture, there was Marma

marma foot picI just completed a marma therapy training at the California College of Ayurveda that has me SO STOKED to bring this great healing work back home to Oakland. Because hardly anyone has heard of marma, here is some information:

Marma is a body therapy that originated in India thousands of years ago and spread all over Asia, taking on different flavors as it moved to China, Japan and so forth, eventually giving birth to modern acupuncture and acupressure. In the style of marma I just studied, they say that a light, gentle touch has the opposite effect as trauma, so we use a light touch on the marma points to stimulate and restore the healthy, free flow of prana (qi, life force) where it has become blocked and stagnant.

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In classical Marma, we have 107 points – the mystical 108th point being the mind itself, go figure – whereas there are hundreds of acupoints. (I am not sure how to get an accurate count because some sources say there are 365 acupoints, others say 2,000, etc. Folks are always adding points anyway.) Another difference is that Marma points are bigger than acupoints, and we stimulate them with fingers and thumbs usually, or through pranic healing, which is similar to reiki. In pranic healing, we work on the subtle body directly, prana – to – prana. The practitioner’s hand may rest on a point on the recipient’s body, or hover above, it doesn’t matter, because it is our “subtle hands” we work with, not our physical hands. Needles are used traditionally and in modern times as well, but one must be a licensed acupuncturist to do needle insertion.

This may sound esoteric but learning it was so simple and natural, and receiving it feels soooo good, even from other students. There is no way to harm someone doing marma in this way, and no “wrong” points. A marma point that is very tender is one we want to give some attention to in order to restore the healthy flow of prana. A point that doesn’t feel tender is not harmed by getting some attention, however. My teacher Dr. Halpern said again and again, “A treatment is only going to by good or great. You can’t use the wrong points.”

For some people who are very ill and fragile, even light touch can be excruciating and many medicines are too hard for them to digest. Pranic healing makes a natural choice for treatment in such situations, because we can work directly with normalizing the flow of prana in a way that is very gentle and meditative for the patient. We can learn to do pranic healing and marma therapy on ourselves even, really making it accessible and for “the people.”

Marma and pranic healing, like acupuncture, are healing and appropriate for treating any health condition, as a stand-alone or adjunct treatment, depending on the situation. For optimal results, treatments occur daily in acute conditions, three times a week in moderate conditions, and once a week or less for maintenance/stress reduction/preventative medicine. Treatments can be from a practitioner or can self-administered, and really, a mix of both is ideal.

So…come/go get some marma!

by Mollie Moorhead