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The Intersection Between Chronic Stress, Trauma, and Immunity

Introduction On April 23, 2020, The Atlantic published an article entitled “Why Some People Get Sicker Than Others,” in which the author James Hamblin points out the incredible variability of the immune response of different people who contract coronavirus.  Hamblin quotes Robert Murphy, a professor...

Covid-19 And The Wood Element: Transforming Anger Into Justice

In my latest article about the COVID-19 pandemic, I integrate reflections of my own personal and professional journey with a discussion of the Wood Element in Chinese Medicine, including the emotion of anger and its transformation into the virtue of justice. The Wood Element:  Liver...

Yin-Yang Imbalances in the Time of Covid-19

I am sitting outside on our porch swing on a beautiful early spring day in Washington, DC.  Trees on our street have started to bloom yellow, pink, and purple.  The sun is shining brightly and I feel a gentle breeze brushing my face.  It is...

Transforming Fear into Wisdom

Liana Brooks-Rubin, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. March 25, 2020 I am writing this in the midst of a global pandemic.  The first one that (almost) everyone alive has lived through.  A global pandemic that our systems and society are ill-equipped to handle.  There is a lot of...

Yoga and Energy Healing Retreat for Women

At Haramara Resort, Mexico Co-Facilitated by Dr. Marie Rodriguez and Liana Brooks-Rubin  November 14-21, 2020 The intention of our yoga and energy healing retreat is to support and empower you on your healing journey.  You might crave replenishment and renewal or you might have a specific...

Releasing Our Attachment To Pain

Many of us are witnessing a re-surfacing of pain in our bodies, both physically and emotionally; we’ve seen the same on a broader scale in our national politics as well as in society at large (e.g., #MeToo). Pain is arising for many of us during this...