About the JOY Coach

Nora Sullivan-Houndalas

Nora Sullivan-Houndalas is a Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She practices in Los Angeles. Her practice includes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, and Meditation. She is also a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. You can contact her at: yatross (at) aol (dot) com.

Canberra, ACT

What to eat & drink to beat the heat

Well, it seems I’m often writing about the seasons, but as I sit here in this 90…something degree day and what’s a Practitioner of Chinese Medicine to do, but talk about keeping the body cool in the heat. What to Drink One of the first things people often ask me is, if it is healthy […]

2012 - Let the sunshine

Easy ways to keep you skin healthy and radiant all summer long!

Summer is here and the sun is shining. But is it safe to be in the sun? Fifteen to twenty minutes of direct sun exposure a day is a great way to get your Vitamin D.  However we all want to lounge around by the pool, dodge waves in the ocean and sail and fish […]

2012 - Simple ways to stay energized throughout the day

Simple ways to stay energized throughout the day

Afternoon doldrums got you down?  Do you ever notice around 3:00 pm your energy starts to decline?  You still have a few hours left of work and are feeling sluggish.  Or maybe you have to pick up your kids from school and you are greeting them with exhaustion instead of exhilaration. What can you do? […]

happy spring

5 simple ways to cleanse and detoxify the body

Now we are full on into spring. In Traditional Chinese Medicine spring is a yang or ascending energy. Just like spring cleaning your home our bodies could use a little spring cleaning too. Not up for a fast you say? Not to worry. You don’t have to be an extremist. Below find 5 simple ways […]


Spring is in the air: agony or joy?

Spring is in the air. The flowers are blooming, take a deep breath. What’s that? You’re having problems with spring time allergies? This is the time of year many people suffer from outdoor allergies. With changes in the climate scientists are finding more plants and flowers blooming earlier than ever. Why do some people have […]