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Aligning Purpose, Resources and Spirit: An Exploration of Business, Wealth and Wellbeing • Matt Ludmer • Qi101

Aligning Purpose, Resources and Spirit: An Exploration of Business, Wealth and Wellbeing • Matt Ludmer • Qi101

Perspective changes everything. 

We can approach the business and financial aspects of our practices a distasteful task that we’d prefer to delegate to someone else. Or we can take it as the opportunity it is to work through our shadow material around the issues of money, power, authority and integrity. 

In this conversation we explore how wealth allows us to interact more fully with our world. How finances are just one aspect of a balanced and integral life.  And how the relationships with community and ourselves are not separate from our relationship to money and purpose. 

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Sep 3, 2019
Anniversary Show: Art, Postcards, Persistence and Practice • Diana Moll • Qi100

Anniversary Show: Art, Postcards, Persistence and Practice • Diana Moll • Qi100

Last year for the first anniversary of Qiological I invited a listener of the podcast to join me for a conversation, this year I did the same. Part of the reason is that I love hearing from listeners of the show. And the other part is that we all have something to share with each other, and I especially love talking to practitioners that you might not know.

I love talking to people that have been working away in their clinics, usually without fanfare or desire for public recognition. And have through their experience learned something of our medicine, and how it helps people.

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Aug 27, 2019
Pain, Neurobiology, Beauty, and Big Cats: A Surprising Conversation on Veterinary Acupuncture • Bonnie Wright • Qi099

Pain, Neurobiology, Beauty, and Big Cats: A Surprising Conversation on Veterinary Acupuncture • Bonnie Wright • Qi099

I started this episode thinking we would be talking about lions, tigers and bears. But we ended up with glial cells, learning and neuroplasticity. Just like in clinic there are often surprising things that show up, and so too it is podcast conversations.

In this conversation we start with veterinarian acupuncture. But then take a hard right and go deep into neuroscience, the treatment of pain, nervous system regulation and how medicine is beautiful. I loved our discussion as it ranged from the clinical ‘how-to’s” of working with animals, to the deep science of neurobiology, and all woven together with a sense of inquiry and appreciation for the beauty of nature and the practice of medicine.

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Aug 20, 2019
The Blindness of Experts • Kevin Ergil • Qi095

The Blindness of Experts • Kevin Ergil • Qi095

We rely on the skills of experts. The car mechanic, plumber, web designer, business coach. We want to trust the people that are in the position where our lack of knowledge leaves us vulnerable. We’d like for them to have our best interests in mind, and we also know from experience that we question…

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Jul 23, 2019
Business Creativity and the Entrepreneurial Perspective • John McGarvey • Qi094

Business Creativity and the Entrepreneurial Perspective • John McGarvey • Qi094

Business is one of those aspects of practice that many new practitioners approach with a not small amount of fear and loathing. Business is often viewed as something bothersome and takes away from focusing on our practice. But the truth is, just like there is a false dichotomy between mind and body, the idea that business is somehow separate from our practice not only is not helpful, but cuts us off from all kinds of creativity and learning.

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Jul 16, 2019
Treating Trauma Through the Five Phases • Alaine Duncan • Qi093

Treating Trauma Through the Five Phases • Alaine Duncan • Qi093

The experience of trauma is as much a part of life as is falling in love, having family disagreements, and wondering how we fit in this life. And while we tend to focus on the problems that have their roots in traumatic experiences, it is also possible that we can become more resilient and anti-fragile by moving through traumic experiences in a way that allows us to harvest the lessons of the experience.

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Jul 9, 2019
The Power of Story • Jason Robertson • Qi092

The Power of Story • Jason Robertson • Qi092

What we tell ourselves might be more powerful than our actual experiences. Not only that, our thoughts shape our bodies. Practitioners of East Asian medicine have hard-won, clinically derived tools for conceptualizing how biography affects physiology.  

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Jul 2, 2019
Hands on Medicine • Josh Margolis • Qi091

Hands on Medicine • Josh Margolis • Qi091

When I was a kid it was easy to smell a snow storm coming, or to be able to feel how the wind shifted and the light in the sky meant that you’d better take cover as a thunderstorm was maybe, if you were lucky, 20 minutes away. Us humans...

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Jun 25, 2019
Reflections on Practice • Charlie Buck • Qi090

Reflections on Practice • Charlie Buck • Qi090

When you come right down to it… the practice of Chinese medicine is a kind of applied natural science. What makes for an effective natural scientist? Mostly an abiding sense of curiosity. A willingness to have yourself proven wrong. The...

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Jun 18, 2019
Cultivating Confidence • Dennis von Elgg • Qi089

Cultivating Confidence • Dennis von Elgg • Qi089

Fake it till you make it is not a helpful strategy for acquiring confidence. Any halfway competent human being can sniff out inauthenticity. We can only work at, and improve from, our genuine growing edge of ability and skill....

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Jun 11, 2019

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