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Boston is Closing at the End of December 2017

This is a difficult and also exciting post to write.  I knew this day would come, but it is still hard to make this announcement public.  It means it is real.  For those who are married, you might remember the feeling when you dropped those invitations in the mailbox.  Holy heck, this thing is happening!  

Ok; I'll just spit it out.

I have decided to close my Boston office at the end of this year.  This will give me the opportunity to focus on my Acton location and new projects that are underway.  

Yes. I'm excited and also really, REALLY nervous.

And sad. 

Sad because most of you reading this know me from my Boston location.  So many of you have been coming for years, and followed me from Copley, to the South End, back to Copley again.  How dedicated you are!  We have history.  You have told me you're pregnant, you're not pregnant, about your joys, your sorrows, your diagnoses, your wins.  

You sent me your baby pictures after months or years of struggling with fertility.  My oh my, those announcements warmed my heart. 

You came in after you ran marathons, completed triathlons, charity bike rides, or after a hard day at work and the most annoying co-worker has been driving you crazy. 

You just flew in on a redeye, and are exhausted, but you are so excited because your child skied her first black diamond while on vacation.  You needed to adjust to the jetlag, so you came in for acupuncture.

No matter what your story, your challenges, your celebrations, I feel honored to have been the person to listen, work with you, and know that acupuncture has helped you on your path.  

We will always be connected, and you are always welcome to drop me a line, (or come visit me in Acton!)  

My last day in Boston will be on Friday, December 29, 2017; a month from today.    

I have a team of local acupuncturists who I am working with to make sure you have care once I leave.  If you would like an introduction, please reach out and I'll connect you with a great practitioner.  All of the people I am working with are people I have known and worked with for years.  They are people that I love and have trusted with my patients when I go on vacation.  You will be in good hands.  

But, I am not closed yet!  Schedule your appointment now if you want a treatment by me between now and December 29.  

I hope that you keep in touch.  I have some pretty exciting ventures planned and I'll be writing more about it soon on social media.  Stay tuned...

Love and health, 
Angela

 

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RIP

RIP Nicholas Abraham. You helped me so much while I was still waiting tables before and in the beginning of my practice. You mentored, listened, and provided me with work while I was going to grad school. It's because of you that I have my practice and office in Copley Square. You also mentored my sister and helped her get her business started. I'm sorry we lost touch. My thoughts and prayers go to your family and all your friends who will miss you terribly. May heaven welcome you with many paintbrushes and a wide, open canvas. 🌈♥️♥️♥️

 

Beauty Through Rain

Took the dog out this morning on this very wet and rainy day in New England. I suited up from head to toe in rain gear, and unambitiously loaded the dog into the car. I was tired, and would have preferred to have another hour or two inside. But, 'the dog needs a walkin', and I kept moving. It turned out to be a beautiful walk, the air was clear, and I decided to explore an area that we usually don't go to. I was very happy to come upon these very brilliant green clusters of mosses, and I immediately thought of Ireland and how it is weather like this that makes Ireland so green. That is what is keeping me going these days, and what I remind my patients when they are down about not seeing the ☀️☀️☀️ It is these rainy days that make the beautiful days more beautiful, the blooms more fuller, and laughter more infectious.Dive in, my friends...💖

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My Windows are Dirty!!

Healing is not always butterflies and rainbows. Like every path in life, it is a journey.

Good morning, (or good afternoon, or good evening)! Welcome to my blog.

I have been in this position many times. 'Today, I will start to blog'.

I go strong for many days, sometimes weeks, then, I fail.

But, what I've learned about failure is that you learn from failure. My pattern up until now is to get discouraged and give up, quickly. But, thanks to the many people out in the world who want to make a difference, (like Reshma Saujani in her awesome TED talk on bravery and girls), I've discovered that it is ok to scuff your knees every once in a while, or perhaps even break a limb. Because, it is through pain that we learn, that we grow, that we become brave. And it's these lessons that are meant for us as individuals to hear.

(Oh, goodness, if I'm going to start this blogging thing in my dining room, I NEED to clean these windows).

Sorry, I had to include my ADD insert; my windows are very dirty. On a sunny day like today, it's downright disgusting to look at them.

So, this new blog, even though it's on my acupuncture website, will consist of many topics, I think.

I thought about having separate blogs for different topics, but who am I kidding. The perfectionist in me thinks this to be a realistic feat, but no, it's a recipe for disaster.

So, bear with me as I figure this out. I will post about health and wellness, primarily, in all its' glory. But, if you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that my idea of health and wellness, (and I believe this is a universal thought, not just mine), has many facets. And selfishly, I will often post about stuff that makes me happy, because after all, happiness=health, right?

Ok, my 20 minute writing timer is almost finished. My first day of writing is complete. Setting a timer, by the way, is a great way to get things done. I've amazed myself with how quickly I can get the most-dreaded things done. (By the way, I'm a huge procrastinator, I will post about that later). So, at 2:35 minutes to go, I am going to wrap this blog post up, edit it, and post. Day 1 is a success.

Yours always in health,

Angela