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Hi, I’m Kim Christensen, M.Om., Dipl.OM, L.Ac. I’m a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and owner of Constellation Acupuncture & Healing Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Back before going to school and becoming a healthcare practitioner, Affairs of Living was my creative outlet while healing from chronic health issues. There's big changes coming to the site - it will soon be the home of my new health coaching practice! Stay tuned. 

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A little inspiration.

I came across two quotes today that I found wonderfully inspiring.  Despite the fact that I ran across them in two totally unrelated locations, the quotes compliment each other remarkably well. In situations like this, I like to think it is the Universe reminding me to keep my eyes open, my heart full, and my hands busy.

"Everything must be possible." 
-Johann Sebastian Bach

"Don't do nothing because you can't do everything.  Do something.  Anything." 
-Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

The lesson?  Nothing is beyond possibility.  And that can be overwhelming!  Sometimes limitless possibility can feel just as suffocating and paralyzing as complete impossibility.  So, instead of freaking out because there are so many options, start small.   Accept that you may not be able to complete absolutely everything on your list, but you sure can try.   Keep your hopes as high as the mountain tops, but remember that you need to get over the foothills first.  Be inspired.  And like Colleen said, just do something.

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