By Cindy Black / September 3, 2012 /

I said this to myself over and over while I was in school learning Chinese Medicine, “Persevere, keep trying, study some more, and figure it out!” My original interpretation of persevering was to yell at myself in order to motivate myself to study. This resulted in a tight jaw, tight neck, and tight intestines, along…

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Exploring your way to knowledge

By Cindy Black / June 19, 2012 /

After school, all the memorization, tests, and board exams comes the time when a person calls on us for a treatment. I remember my shaking hands as I made contact with my first “official” paying clients. I spent most of those sessions telling myself to calm down, to stop shaking, and just do what I had…

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Close-up of potter turning a pot on a potter's wheel

Embodied Knowledge

By Cindy Black / March 18, 2012 /

The movement from beginner to expert is when the knowledge of our subject matter becomes embodied. By this, I mean that you no longer look to a reference in order to perform your skill. The reference could be a book, a diagram or sentence you have memorized, or the image of your teacher. When you…

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