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Amy Rothenberg
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Practitioner, teacher & author in the world of natural medicine
Practitioner, teacher & author in the world of natural medicine

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Leg of Lamb Happy New Year! During our holiday week, dear friends came over for dinner. We
had the idea of making something new. So I found a choice specimen at the
market of the required ingredient and came home find Paul riveted to YouTube watching a Fren...

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Leg of Lamb

Happy New Year!

During our holiday week, dear friends came over for dinner. We had the idea of making something new. So I found a choice specimen at the market of the required ingredient and came home find Paul riveted to YouTube watching a French chef expertly preparing a leg of lamb. One part of the operation required Paul poke gentle holes in the leg, insert a sprig of rosemary on which he had wrapped a curled up anchovy and a clove of garlic. These flavor spears dotted the meat here and there and made for a pretty display. As basically a life long vegetarian, this production might well have given me pause, but actually there was a bit of a thrill, when some hours later, with a modicum of artistry, Paul presented that leg on a bed of wavy kale, dotted with raspberries on one side and succulent green grapes piled up on the other.

Life came rushing back in for me during 2016. I just pretty much said YES to everything in 2015, to every invitation, every date, every new opportunity. And then in 2016, I had to make good on my word! It was a whirlwind year with many blessings and opportunities in both work & play. We saw each of our kids take giant leaps professionally, we welcomed new people into our lives and celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. A big ballroom dance party where among other things, I debuted my new (fledgling) skill- tap dancing, for which I had secretly taken lessons for months. It’s hard to surprise a lifelong partner and Paul was flabbergasted—just the reaction I was going for!
My health is excellent and my spirits run high.

And all of this over the backdrop of so much trouble in the world and an unknowable future. I lean on many of the tools I sharpened during illness to stay grounded and centered and forward facing, during the much larger, deeply concerning national and global stresses of our time.

We all sit poised to welcome 2017 into our lives, to vision it, to create it, live it, enjoy it and wring out all the goodness we can find. Learning ballroom dance cracked our world open to the thrill of learning something new, doing something strange, meeting people whose paths we’d probably otherwise never cross, taking chances, being silly, doing something just cause it’s fun. Sometimes we look at each other and say, what else should we try? What else should we learn? What else can we get good at? Where else can we let this life take us? It’s so invigorating doing something new. Watching Paul wrap those little anchovies around that sturdy sprig of rosemary, I loved that, a small gesture, the familiar hands, the focused concentration, something I’d never see him do before.

I don’t know what your leg of lamb will be this year, but hopefully there will be a few things, some smaller, some bigger that tickle your fancy, aliven your tastebuds, bring new energy and love into your life.
May we all be blessed for a healthy & happy new year in a world of peace.

With love & light
AMY

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Clarity
Dear All,  Just had my one year full body scan and got the ALL CLEAR! Got me thinking about the New Year & the idea of clarity and a memory I have from years ago. As a young mother I loved carrying Sophie in a front pack while walking along a promenade that...

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Short Videos about Breast Cancer
In August 2014, after completing my care for breast cancer & before the ovarian cancer diagnosis, I was at my national convention in Arizona. Colleagues were making videos of NDs speaking on various topics. I declined the invitation to speak about my experi...

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Technicolor
I finally figured how to wear headphones under my helmut,
attach my car key to my rollerblades & tuck a water flask into my
waistband. Now  I can rollerblade long swaths of the newly paved, smooth-as-glass
bike path, to music I love, and stay
hydrated on th...

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Oregon Naturopathic Physicians and Patients File Class Action Law Suit Against Insurance Company
This out today in the Huffington Post: It's about time!      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-rothenberg-nd/oregon-naturopathic-physi_b_7749718.html

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Flow
Mother’s Day 2015 With the wind whipping off of Lake Michigan yesterday, and our fancy graduation clothes severely inadequate, we nonetheless whooped and hollered when Jonah, tall and confident, made his way across the stage to accept his college diploma. T...

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Angelina's Choice
Dear Friends & Family, Thought you might enjoy this last bit of mine in the Huffington Post:      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-rothenberg-nd/angelinas-choice_1_b_6965214.html Love & light, AMY

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Voila!
Dear Friends & Family, Slicing through warm hotel pool water, doing consecutive laps of freestyle, back stroke & breast stroke, surrounded by tall, rain-green pine trees shimmering in the Seattle rain, I feel like I am in another episode of AMY- SHE'S BACK!...

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Fini
Dear Friends & Family, At my very first chemo-extravaganza last winter, Paul set us up to watch our first episode of  Downton Abbey . During the slow times last year, we watched it all, including the bootleg version of Season 5, which we just finished off. ...
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