Seasonal Depression & the Water Element

Winter is upon us! It’s that time of the year when the cold air lingers and the sun hides behind snow clouds. We pack ourselves in layers and seek warmth under blankets.  Our mood shifts in winter too. The gradual change from summer to winter parallels decreasing happiness. This effect is often referred to as […]

Prepare for Spring with the Wood Element

In Chinese medicine, we use nature’s five elements (fire, earth, metal, water, and wood) to guide us in diagnosis, treatment, food and herbal therapy, and lifestyle suggestions. The five elements also represent relationship and interaction. The more in harmony we are with each element, the more we life a life of ease. As with any […]

5 Flavors for Healing with Food, Herbs & Spices

“Let food be thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates Everyone struggles with their relationship to food. Choosing what to eat can be challenging, frustrating and overwhelming.  Once you begin to show signs of discomfort like constipation, hot flashes, fatigue, and food allergies or food sensitivities, your relationship with food becomes even more […]

What is Meditation & How to Meditate

More and more people are taking an interest in meditation. It is a tool that is serves us as individual well in all aspects of our life. Once you experience its richness, you’ll find yourself wanting more. This post will give you a different perspective into what meditation is and how to start meditating. What […]

How to Deal with Family during the Holidays

Tis the season for family time! Whether you love your inner circle completely, find them to be a challenge or dread family gatherings all together, this post will give you suggestions and a shift in perspective as you head into the holiday’s.  Storybooks and movies can imply that the holidays are meant to be joyous […]

What is Gua sha?

Gua sha for health, healing and beauty Gua sha has been used for thousands of years as a form of massage. It incorporates the use of a handheld tool, like a porcelain soup spoon or smooth stone. The tool is used to massage the skin and muscles with light, moderate or heavy pressure.  “Gua” is to […]

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