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1076 Grant Place
Boulder, CO, 80302
United States

720-432-7850

Heartseed Health in Boulder, CO is an acupuncture and counseling practice offering holistic and integrative care. We can support you with medicine grounded in spirit and rooted in science.

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The Magic of Meaning and Community

Dr. Noah K. Goldstein, DACM L.Ac.

We all benefit from support in finding meaning and creating community. We’re honored that you’ve chosen to be a part of the Heartseed Community. We’re working towards creating more offerings that can bring us together in more tangible ways, like the ongoing New Moon Women’s Dance, the pickle party last week, and the upcoming Mama Movement Class Series and Council of Fathers group.

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Miso Soup for Breakfast?

Dr. Noah K. Goldstein, DACM L.Ac.

We start off Monday mornings with our Mood Boost dance party. We also start our weeks off with a special breakfast: Vegetable Miso Soup. Because variety is the spice of life and an important part of a healthy diet, and because we didn’t want our kids eating cereal every morning, we started a breakfast rotation, so we eat different things on different days of the week.

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Pickling the Summer

Dr. Noah K. Goldstein, DACM L.Ac.

Her bright eyes glistened with curiosity as she watched the experienced hands of her grandmother gather the ingredients: brine, dill, garlic, grape leaves from a nearby friend, and of course freshly harvested cucumbers. Hazel’s small hands reached for the green skinned cucumbers, feeling the bumps and ridges beneath her young fingers as she wiggled them into the jar playing the original multi-dimensional version of Tetris. The mystery of the pickle is unravelling as Hazel learns the craft of fermentation.

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Late-Summer's Transition

Dr. Noah K. Goldstein, DACM L.Ac.

As we coast into August, riding waves of heat, we notice a subtle shift in the air. There’s a sense that something is changing, almost as though summer is coming to an end. Yes, we still have some of the hottest moments of the year ahead of us, but there’s something different about this time of year, it has its own quality. It's Late-Summer, a fifth season in the paradigm of Chinese Medicine. 

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Love is the Answer

Dr. Noah K. Goldstein, DACM L.Ac.

Really, Love is the answer.

When it comes to relationships,
Love is the foundation.

And while it may seem obvious, and it may be cliche,
If and when we're able to access and feel into the love, amidst the conflict, amidst the pain, amidst the discord and disconnect, then everything will be a lot more likely to turn out okay.

We ask you to take a moment right now, while you're staring at your phone or sitting in front of your computer,
and with whatever cynicism or self consciousness that's there,

Place your hand on your chest and feel your heart.
Bring into your mind something or someone or some place you love.
And maybe, feel a smile spread across your face or a softness settle into your body.

And for the rest of the day, whatever happens, you'll always have your hand and your chest with you.
You can't forget to bring them along.

And let this love which you're feeling right now,
Let it move you to stop and notice the flowers, the particular quality of light through the trees.

Explore all the ways you can express your love today, even if just for yourself.

Is it okay to hurt the people you love?

Dr. Noah K. Goldstein, DACM L.Ac.

Yes. It’s okay to hurt the people you love.

“Wait, what?! Did they actually say that?”

Yes.

Given that part of being human is making mistakes and reacting poorly to emotionally charged situations when we’re under-resourced, hurting people is inevitable. Just as conflict is inevitable.

Often we hurt the people we care about most, our partners, parents, children, siblings, coworkers.

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Believe it or not, hurting people is not a problem. The problem is failing to repair.

Relationships with people we love and care about are usually resilient and strong. They can weather a lot. Amongst the things that keep relationships healthy, perhaps the most important is repair.

So, what does it mean to repair and how do we do it?

Repair is the term used to describe the process of reconnecting and fixing a bond that has been hurt.

First we have to acknowledge the other person’s pain and our role in their pain.

Then we have to make amends. Carefully discuss and explore what happened and why and how things need to happen differently in the future. We say carefully because, well, sometimes in the process of discussing and exploring things we can get reactivated.

Then we make a promise to do our best to change our ways.

Simple, yet not so simple work we all need to be doing.

So, while you can certainly try to avoid hurting people, what’s most important is what you do after it happens.

After you fight, and after you make up, it’s always nice to dance…

Living in Joyful Relationship with the World

Dr. Noah K. Goldstein, DACM L.Ac.

We’re supporting the emergence of a bigger community of people who live with reverence and love and in beautiful and joyful relationships.

Relationships are fundamentally about connection and exchange. 

About give and take - offering and receiving. 

What’s most profound and fascinating to me is that attitude makes all the difference.

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