Author: Health Collective

Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche on Magic & Community Acupuncture

How to invoke magic: “When you express gentleness and precision in your environment, then real brilliance and power can descend onto that situation. If you try to manufacture that presence out of your own ego, it will never happen. You cannot own the power and the magic of this world. It is always available, but…

Chogyam Trunga Rinpoche on Community Acupuncture

“We need to find the link between our traditions and our present experience of life. Nowness, or the magic of the present moment, is what joins the wisdom of the past with the present.” Excerpt from “Shambhala, The Sacred Path of the Warrior. I think this applies fully to the concept of adapting the ancient…

A social experiment: the “preferred pronoun”

A few months ago, we were prompted by a few of our clients about more inclusion, especially for individuals who are transitioning, gender non-conforming and all things in between. So, the H&H acupunks discussed amongst ourselves as well as with a client who is a member of the queer community. The end result was making…

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Bee Green Magazine Interview: Meet Heart & Hands Health Collective

A lovely little excerpt from Bee Green’s Danielle Hobbs & Jennifer Davies interview with Christina Chan, R.Ac. A feeling of warmth and comfort enveloped me as I walked into Heart and Hands Health Collective to meet Christina Chan, owner of the business whose core model is community acupuncture.  Jennifer, my colleague, asked Christina if they…

Countering Racism & Oppression in Holistic Healing

Thought-provoking article from “Queering Herbalism”, http://queerherbalism.blogspot.ca/2013/03/no-herbal-revolution-without-anti.html “Power imbalances exist between herbalists and those who come to them to be healed/ to co-heal. As healers who are very much human, we bring in our assumptions and biases. We can’t leave them at the door. They are very much present in our consultations and inform our healing…

A call to action & a lesson about UN-neighbourliness

A call to action & a lesson about UN-neighbourliness

**WORK PARTY #2, SUNDAY Feb. 10, 12-4pm!! This event is on facebook!** UPDATE: we have received notification that we are off the hook for any potential fines due to the condition of the yard…now to communicate a message of neighbourliness to our “neighbours”… We have made substantial progress in cleaning up the back with dreams…