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The Duke Diaries – Life Without Duke

Ted The Alarm Clock Today is three months since our Sweet Dukie left us. Ted has really stepped up his game as Alpha. Cecilia, while I believe she could absolutely fill the role, just won't. Ted is the new Alarm Clock - man he makes so much NOISE - and he has no...

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All About Cupping Marks

Cupping is one of those modalities that has a lot of mystery surrounding it. For a long time I didn't receive, nor did I use cupping in my practice because I didn't understand it. After venturing into the unknown and receiving cupping for the first time, I was hooked....

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The Duke Diaries – Goodbye

Our Sweet Dukie crossed the rainbow bridge on April 10, 2019. I'd venture to say he was with us for exactly 10 years. He walked into our lives and into our hearts in April of 2009. That scruffy beggar cat became my greeter, my guardian, my alarm clock, my companion,...

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The Duke Diaries – Simon

When you're facing a loss, especially of a loved one, there's a part of your brain that returns to the past. I found Simon as a kitten in the Fashion District of downtown Los Angeles and he only liked me. He tolerated some women and I do have photographic evidence of...

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Hummus Magic

Ok, here's my story about hummus. I hate beans. Lima beans, refried beans, garbanzo beans, and whatever beans are used for baked beans. Yuck. All of it. Note it's not a flavor issue, it's a texture thing. They are grainy. Like eating sand. I love green beans and I...

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The Duke Diaries – Food

Duke, asking about dinner When I woke up this morning I realized it's been a spell since y'all have received an update on Mr. Duke. There's been a nice break from taking him to the vet so frequently; he has blood drawn every three months now and this post brings us...

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The Duke Diaries – Month 1

My Sweet Dukie patiently receiving his fluids. It's just over a month and Duke has been such a trooper. He knows the drill for the fluids and we have a little routine down. This routine includes Ted waiting outside the bathroom door, somewhat patiently, waiting for...

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The Duke Diaries – Toys

An unanticipated challenge with Duke was toys. As an avid hunter, Duke played with his prey. He knew birds, he knew mice, he didn't know string. He did like to steal things. He stole Jerry's socks. He stole pens (or anything small) off the coffee table. We bought a...

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Lymphatic Drainage Special

I know technically the calendar says 2018, but I'm living like it's already 2019! Have you already flipped the calendar? Are you planning and plotting for a better year, a better you?  So many of you are planning detoxes and cleanses to rid your bodies of all the...

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Erin Copelan

Licensed Massage Therapist

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