A Collection of Gems

People, practices and books I love.

Visit often as this list will grow, as we do, every day!

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Recommended Practitioners

Acupuncture and Body Work

Tara Bianca Rado

My workshop partner and Licensed Acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese medicine and western herbal medicine. Tara utilizes acupuncture, cupping, orthopedic bodywork, tuina, herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle counseling in order to resolve common and chronic health problems. Tara practices in Chapel Hill and Durham

Kim Calendra

Licensed Acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese medicine. Kim has a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine. Kim has a private and community practice in Carrboro.

Li-Lan Hsiang Weiss

Founder of Armonia Health LLC, Licensed Acupuncturist, Arvigo® certified practitioner and instructor, Chinese herbalist, energy healer. Li-Lan practices in Durham. She offers brilliant workshops like Tones for your Bones.

Career and Life Coaching

Stefanie Zizzo

My life coach of over 13 years! Stefanie holds a Professional Coach Certification (PCC) through the International Coach Federation, obtained Appreciative Engagement Coaching Levels 1 & 2 Certification and is a graduate of the Institute for Life Coaching Training


Website Development and Brand Marketing

Lissa Sandler

My web coach and dear friend. Lissa is an online strategist, and website design & development specialist. Her methods are carefully designed to remove every seed of doubt, overwhelm, and stress from the reinvention process. Yes, that is true!

Recommended Reading

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Habit Change




Sleep Support


Starting Your Day Right


Mindfulness and Meditation




Space Cleaning and Organization


Chinese Medicine


Essential Oils