The Practice of Practice

Listening • Michael Max • Qi137

Listening • Michael Max • Qi137

Listening is not a skill that I expected to develop. I thought I’d get good with palpation or pulse reading. After all, the masters are said to get what they need with the pause and a few questions. That’s what I was aiming for, however it did not...

by Apr 14, 2020
The Power of Connection- Business as an Aspect of Community • Qi119

The Power of Connection- Business as an Aspect of Community • Qi119

An often overlooked aspect of running our own business is that it gives us a potent way of connecting with others and serving a community. Sure there are additional responsibilities that come with this kind of an opportunity. But the freedom it can give us, and the ways it will challenge us with personal growth, opens up experiences and opportunities we’d otherwise not have.

Listen into this conversation on how doing business asks each of us to develop untapped potential in ourselves, connect us with a larger community and give us the opportunity to live a life where we get to choose our own responsibilities.

by Dec 30, 2019
Getting Your Finances Right- What the Entrepreneurial Acupuncturist Needs to Know • Beverly Hacker • Qi117

Getting Your Finances Right- What the Entrepreneurial Acupuncturist Needs to Know • Beverly Hacker • Qi117

Money, for many, is the pebble in our shoe that irrates enough to annoy, but not enough for us to make a fundemental change. And if our accounting systems mirror our confusion or conflict around finances, then that adds more one more thing that we’d prefer not to think too much that will undoubtly circle back and be a source of suffering.

A good accounting system, and the basic understanding of the principles involved can save us a lot of trouble. And it’s not that difficult. If you can learn Chinese medicine, you can certainly grasp the fundamental accounting principles that will help you to better understand the financial health of your practice.

by Dec 17, 2019
Wisdom Guild: Listening to Our Practice •  Njemile Carol Jones, Laura Christensen, Esther Platner • Qi114

Wisdom Guild: Listening to Our Practice • Njemile Carol Jones, Laura Christensen, Esther Platner • Qi114

What gets us started is not what sustains us over the long haul. The energy of beginning is essential at the start of any new endeavor. But what got us to here, will not get us to there.

It’s easy to think that we are broken because what brought us success does not help us in managing success. Nor does it help us to move through the stages of development as we age and face the challenges slowing our practice down, passing it along or letting go of it altogether.

by Nov 26, 2019

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