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A Warming Mulled Wine Recipe 12/31/2023

Need a TCM-approved recipe to lift your spirits going into the New Year?

Check out this warming mulled wine that can be adjusted to be sweeter or spicy based on your preferences. Build Blood and Yang while getting your drink on this holiday.

Special thanks to guest writer, Analicia Garcia for her last two blogs. She has promised us more in 2024!

A Warming Mulled Wine Recipe The time has arrived for celebration of the simultaneous ending and beginning of the year. In TCM, death and life are synergistic and always intertwined. The endings and new beginnings that New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day represent is a wonderful symbol of this ongoing interplay. As we come tog...

As Autumn Ends... 12/13/2023

Check out this lovely reflection by guest writer Analicia Garcia about the transition of Autumn into Winter, and ways to support yourself through this season with nutritional and herbal allies for the dry, cold months ahead.

As Autumn Ends... As we enter the first few weeks of December, the chillier season surrounds us in full. In TCM, this is the season of looking and moving inward, in preparation to store energy for the winter. We see this in the way small animals harvest their food and how trees let loose their leaves for the frost. H...

A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering – Qì in the Year of the Yáng Water Tiger, Rén Yín, 壬寅 – Year 2022/4720 02/01/2022

This is a really fascinating piece that reviews some of the the themes of the Year of the Metal Ox, and anticipates the flow of the Year of the Water Tiger. It is long, but it is well worth the read.

Thank you Cass Naumann for turning me on to this piece.

A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering – Qì in the Year of the Yáng Water Tiger, Rén Yín, 壬寅 – Year 2022/4720 Birth is the cause of death. Everyone ages, falls ill from time to time, and eventually dies. Old age and illness, however, are not the cause of death but simply a natural unwinding of the...

2022 brings the Year of the Tiger. Are we in for a passionate, tumultuous year? 01/29/2022

What do you know about the Lunar New Year? This holiday, celebrated by over 20 percent of the global population is most commonly celebrated in East Asia, and by those of East Asian descent. For myself though, I have always appreciated celebrating what feels like a more logical new year (based on an actual new cycle in the moon, rather than an arbitrary date on the calendar). Plus, I love the food!

This Tuesday, February 1st, will be the beginning of the Year of the Water Tiger... a year of abundance so long as we are able to lean in to the flow.

Here's a great article on the Lunar New Year... make sure to watch the stunning dance piece by Alex Wong called "Capture of the Tiger."

2022 brings the Year of the Tiger. Are we in for a passionate, tumultuous year? For some, Chinese astrology is a guide to making responsible decisions. For others, it's fun folklore. Either way, what should we know about the Year of the Tiger?

Community Highlights: Meet Dr. Lindsey Wilder Flatt of Connection Wellness - Voyage Austin 01/06/2022

Interested in my backstory as an acupuncturist?

I'm thrilled to announce another great thing that happened last year... this interview I did with Voyage Austin! In it, I spill the beans on what got me into acupuncture as a teenager, and then again as an adult.

My friend Shelley Hiam did an amazing job of photographing me in my natural environment: treating patients. 💕

Community Highlights: Meet Dr. Lindsey Wilder Flatt of Connection Wellness - Voyage Austin Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Lindsey Wilder Flatt. Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started? In 2013, I was working at Waterloo Records and trying to figure out what […]

01/03/2022

2021 was a huge year of growth, hustling, and hard work! I finished my Institute for Functional Medicine coursework in February, started my business Connection Wellness in March, finished my Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in July, and have also been working my tail off between 3 jobs.

I look forward to a year of improved balance, mindful health, and increased connection.

Thank you for being apart of my journey... it means more than you know!

12/22/2021

Had the sweetest little visit from Dottie today while I was helping her mom .blackburn.abby put on some Swarovski crystal ear seeds!

12/15/2021

It's been a heck of a year, hasn't it?! You deserve some acupuncture to chill out this holiday season!
Open 12/15, 12/18, 12/22, 12/29 and 1/5 from 9am to 6pm.

See you soon!

12/03/2021

Reminder! Come hit me up this weekend .market , being held ! I'll be out there 11 to 6 both Saturday and Sunday offering up 15 minute tuina sessions (face or body), 30 minute acupuncture sessions, ear seed gift bags, and gift certificates for you or loved ones!

Skip the shipping this holiday season... Avoid supply chain issues! Shop local! 💕

Photos from Connection Wellness's post 11/23/2021

Absolutely cannot thank Shelley Haim enough for the fantastic job she did of capturing me at work, and showcasing that acupuncture is for every body.
Looking forward to getting these up on my website.

Carve Out Space for You 11/15/2021

Have you been wanting a mini retreat from the city? A chance to get grounded and get back in touch with yourself and your creativity?

A local artist friend of mine is leading this workshop at her Lago Vista studio this weekend! Check it out and take 25% off with code Carve25!

Carve Out Space for You Carve out space for YOU!

11/13/2021

Thrilled to announce that I will be making an in-person real live appearance at the Future Front Market Weekend 3 (December 4th and 5th, 11am to 6pm).

If you've always been curious about what I offer, come by and chat! There will be fresh tamales, a DJ, and lots of wonderful art.

I will have a booth set up to give 15 minute acupuncture relaxation treatments, or 15 minute tuina treatments (a form of bodywork that can be performed over the clothes). I will also be offering ear seeds, gift bags, and gift certificates for treatment.

The supply chain this winter is wonky. Support local businesses, and buy from the people you want to support!!

Hope to see you out there. 💕

11/04/2021

I love this pic I snapped with the patient's permission last Saturday.

Working on shoulder pain, and stress relief.

Photos from Connection Wellness's post 10/22/2021

Support the people and projects you want to see succeed. This is how we build community. This is how we build up those we care about.

Watch my stories tomorrow to see some of the local Austin makers and entrepreneurs that I care about and support.

***rentrepreneurs

The Front Market 2021 - Market Home — The Front Market 10/22/2021

Excited to announce that starting this Saturday you can find me in the Front Market Holiday Guide, a digital market featuring over 175 women and q***r creative, designers, artists, and small business owners!

https://thefrontmarket.com/holidayguide

The Front Market 2021 - Market Home — The Front Market The Front Market is a creative community and small business marketplace — homegrown in Austin, Texas. We showcase women and LGBTQ+ creatives, designers, makers and artists from the Texas South.

Photos from Connection Wellness's post 09/14/2021

Hi all!
I have always been a huge music lover, and during my years working at fell in love with the Austin music scene. I have so many friends and acquaintances who count on the benefits offered by HAAM and SIMS.

In an effort to give back to the musicians of Austin, I have donated two gift certificates to be a part of the Rest & Relaxation package in the silent auction: one hour long Initial Consultation (worth $120), and one half hour Relaxation Session (worth $45).

I am also offering discounted treatments to HAAM musicians thru the end of the year. Please email me at [email protected] for details.

Reposted from 🎶 Tomorrow, tomorrow, it’s HAAM Day TOMORROW! 🎶 And we still can’t get over our lineup! HAAM is proud to partner with over 100 Austin bands and musicians, businesses, and sponsors to bring you HAAM Day 2021 TOMORROW, September 14th! This year’s goal is an ambitious $1,000,000. HAAM has dramatically increased fundraising efforts due to the loss of other signature events throughout the year, caused by COVID-19. How can you help?

1. Tune in on TV (, & KBVO) and our Livestream on HAAM’s page directly from to enjoy some of Austin’s best musicians and bands from the safety and comfort of your home
2. Bid on dozens of amazing items and experience packages from our online silent auction
3. Eat, Drink, Shop, Listen to live music, and Do cool things at our Super Fan local businesses on HAAM Day
4. Start your own HAAM Fundraiser on Facebook or Instagram
5. DONATE so that we can continue to provide access to affordable healthcare for Austin’s working musicians

Let’s work together, alongside , to keep music in Austin alive and well. Get all the deets here from the link in our profile!

Photos from Connection Wellness's post 09/06/2021

As Voltaire wrote, "We must cultivate our garden."

Beautiful life lessons reposted from 💕🌱🌾

09/03/2021

Resharing this oldie but goodie this week. 🤣😂🤣

Thanks for reminding me of this one

Photos from Connection Wellness's post 08/25/2021

Having a hard time focusing?Ruminating thoughts got ya down? Feeling irritable or angry? Hot flashes? Poor sleep? Sore muscles? Got the sniffles? Low energy?

No matter what issues you're facing, Chinese Herbal Medicine may have the gentle solution that nudges your body back to balance. The line is one of my favorites for their fast acting liquid formulas. You can find all of these, as well as custom herbal solutions at my clinic.

08/21/2021

Freshened up my space at with a new rug!

Really ties the room together. 😉

If the past couple weeks have felt even more stressful, hopeless, and frustrating than the entire last year, you are not alone in those feelings. It's been terrifying and depressing to see things regressing.

If you need a reset and some nervous system soothing, book for Wednesday and Saturday appointments at www.connectionwellness.net.

Our space continues to require masks, screens all patients for Covid symptoms, and cleans between patients.

08/14/2021

A sweet lil Friday the 13th gift from a patient. I feel so lucky to attract patients that "get me". 😂🤣

And honestly, this type of sentiment goes both ways. It helps to find a practitioner that "gets you"!

Although I will always fulfill the Healers Oath to the very best of my ability no matter who the patient is, I am a firm believer that we all "find our people," both as practitioners and as patients. And that is a magical thing. 😉

Side note: This is neither an endorsement of black magic, nor a sponsored product endorsement of Kosmic Kombucha... although Kosmic, if you're listening, know how much I freaking love you guys.

Photos from Connection Wellness's post 08/07/2021

The best hour of your Saturday. Or Sunday. Or Monday thru Friday.

Really, there's no bad day (or time!) for acupuncture. But I understand some of y'all have social lives on the weekends... 😂🤣😉

That's why I'm excited to announce that I have expanded clinic hours at Connection Wellness to be on Saturdays and now Wednesdays as well!

Saturdays 9 to 5
Wednesdays 9 to 6

Take good care, and see you soon!

Thanks to for modeling, and always being down to trade treatments! 💕

07/21/2021

It's all in your perspective! 😉🙃

Image: Appointment GIFs | Tenor 07/19/2021

Patient appointment scheduling is back up and running on FB!

If this oppressive heat has you feeling angsty, come get your chill on this weekend with a relaxing session.

Image: Appointment GIFs | Tenor Found on Google from tenor.com

07/15/2021

So excited that my beautiful passionflower vines, which barely made it through the nibbling of my goats, and the severe February freeze are finally flowering!

We planted them last summer, after finding a whole bunch of pups in a shady spot along the side of the road. These vines have been deepening their roots, drawing in what nourishes them, and surviving (sometimes just barely) over this past year. They are a beautiful testament to resilience, and a reminder that we can survive multiple setbacks and traumas and grow into beauty.

Sometimes, we just need a little support.

Acupuncture and herbal medicine are amazing supports for the setbacks, snags, and sadness that come as a natural part of life. If you need a little extra support, book a treatment at www.connectionwellness.net.

05/31/2021

On this Memorial Day, I would like to acknowledge and memorialize not only those who lost their lives in service of this country, but all those who came back changed by what they had seen. PTSD has shaped generations of this country's veterans. That's hundreds of thousands of men and women traumatized, and sadly, sometimes passing that trauma and their coping mechanisms along.

04/29/2021

People often ask if I get acupuncture too, and the answer is a resounding yes!!

I always feel better when I'm getting acupuncture on a regular basis, and am lucky to be able to trade for sessions with two dear friends. 💕

And this session yesterday morning with was made even better with the guest appearance of Tiko the dog, an pilates and reiki pup. 😍🐶

04/22/2021

Advice on how to advocate for yourself.

Although I greatly respect Western medical doctors, they work within a system that often makes it hard for them to do their best work. The insurance industry generally does not pay for certain tests unless a whole gambit of other standard tests have been run first, and shown conclusive evidence that further testing is warranted. Sometimes this is not in the best interests of the patient.

Learning how and when to advocate for yourself is something that I hope to teach my patients. 💕

04/20/2021

As we wait with bated breath and heavy hearts. Nothing can right the wrongs that have been done, but still, I have hope.

🎨Leann Ramirez

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