Monday Morning Acu-Minute

Every Monday morning at 6am, Karen sends out a little, informative blog called the Monday Morning Acu-Minute. To receive the “Minute,” please leave your name and email address.

Here are a few examples of earlier posts.

April 25, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Mindful Eating Begins with Self-Reflection and Isolating the Components of Eating

Bringing mindfulness into our relationship with food can prove to be revealing. It’s amazing what comes up when we honestly […]
April 18, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

My Journey into Health and Wellness Included an Early Interest in Diet, Nutrition and Fasting

Eating can seem like such a simple thing, so integral to life that we just kind of absorb it into […]
April 11, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Mindful Eating Begins with Asking Am I Hungry?

If we define mindful eating as eating with intention and attention, we can expand upon these ideas to include something […]
April 4, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Mindful Eating Starts with Mindfulness

What is “mindful eating” as opposed to “regular eating?” Let’s start with the concept of Mindfulness. Mindfulness involves intentionally investing […]
March 28, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

An Acupuncturist’s Take on Mindful Eating

What does mindful eating mean, anyway? Don’t we just eat and enjoy? Or eat on the go? Or eat to […]
March 21, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Calorie Counter Apps Support Acupuncture Principles

Let’s discuss one more genre of health-centric smartphone apps — calorie counters! Well, that name might be a little misleading […]
March 14, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Apps for Meditation

I have been focusing recently on helpful and healthful apps.  Now, apps for meditation! Why would you want this? Meditation […]
March 7, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Using Apps to Support Women’s Acupuncture Treatment Plans

An App for the Ladies! Many variations of fertility and period tracking apps exist now to help women keep track […]
February 29, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Acupuncturist Recommends Plant Nanny to help her Patients Remember to Drink Water

Plant Nanny, which won best app of 2013, helps people remember to drink water. Do many people need that? YES! […]
February 22, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Health-Promoting Apps Do More Than Improve Health

Welcome back to our ongoing discussion on technology and health. Last week we spoke about the phenomenon of health-promoting apps bringing […]
February 15, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

An Acupuncturist’s Thoughts on Technology, Health and Community

I want to talk about how technology is creating community. This intrigues me. Let’s use the Fitbit as a prime […]
February 8, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Some Thoughts on Health, Technology and Rewards

Last week we talked about goals, the importance of having goals to reach, and the value of having little goals […]
February 1, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Technology Helps us Reach Health-Related Goals

I’m still having a good time talking to people about their experiences with the health and technology duet, and today […]
January 25, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Fitbit Data Feedback Reconciles our Thinking and our Doing

Last week we started talking about the Fitbit and the value of getting some personal data on oneself. What’s the […]
January 18, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Acupuncturist Uses Fitbit Sleep Data to Help Patients

One of the cool new additions to the field of health and wellness, in case you haven’t heard, is the […]
January 11, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

The Interface of Health and Technology

Over the next weeks I will be exploring the new wave of apps, activity trackers and monitors which would seem, […]
December 28, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Acupuncture Endings and Beginnings

I’m feeling introspective and metaphysical here at year’s end, so expanding on last week’s description of acu-points, here comes a […]
December 21, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Acupuncture Meridians of Energy Correspond the “Energetic” of the Seasons

First, a little reminder that Winter Solstice, that magical moment when days start becoming longer is, in fact, today! (According […]
December 14, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

6 Tips, Including Acupuncture, to Promote Winter Wellness

So, here we are right smack in the middle of winter, home of the holidays along with cold and flu […]
December 7, 2015
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Winter from the Perspective of Yin and Yang

Ok, so what are “yin and yang?” You would probably recognize the Yin/Yang image. It symbolizes two very important features […]