Saturday, June 22, 2024

#174 / Happy Birthday!!


Today is my son's birthday, and I am, of course thinking of him, and wishing him every good thing, now and into the future. I am quite proud of Philips, who is pictured below:

I think of Philips as an "accupuncturist," but that is, perhaps, a description that is too narrow or too generic. I will give you Philips' own self-description, indented below, which comes from his Elemental Healing Arts website. I think of this description as a rather modest statement of Philips' background, qualifications, and accomplishments. He doesn't mention his fearless and intrepid wilderness and hiking experience, for instance, or the fact that he is a serious writer, and a filmmaker, or really highlight his compassion and deep connection with those fortunate enough to be his patients.

Philips attended Stanford University as an undergraduate, and received his degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University. He is also a certified Yoga Teacher. He has decades of experience with meditation (training as a monk at Tassajara and Green Gulch Farm), and with Qi Gong, an energy art with which he healed himself from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 
His unique and gentle hands-on approach incorporates acupressure, energy work, and relaxation to facilitate deep healing. He specializes in Pain Relief and recovery from Depression, Insomnia, Anxiety, Chronic Fatigue and other Chronic Illnesses.

This is a rather special birthday for Philips (though I bet he hasn't thought of this, himself). Philips was born in 1976, which means that he is, and always will be, a Bicentennial Guy! Check out the arithmetic and you will realize that Philips is having his forty-eighth birthday today, which means that he has lived exactly one-half of his life in the 20th Century, and one-half, so far, in the 21st!

There have been challenges in that first half, I know, and I am betting that there are more challenges to come! My love and good wishes will always be there, even when I am not. Today, let this quick little blog posting be a testimony to that.


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