I've just spent the last few weeks pickling carrots, digging potatoes, collecting firewood, and closing our cabin for the summer. According to the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine, in the Northern Hemisphere, we are in the Metal Element of Autumn. This is the season...
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Happy Spring! Were you wondering if spring was ever going to arrive? I know I have been pretty quiet over here for the last few months. I have good reasons. Firstly, I was in Baja Mexico for a few weeks (9 to be exact). The sun, ocean, and snow-free environment was...
This week in class, I shared a Feng Shui tip to help you welcome in Spring energy as you clear out some stagnant energy of winter. When you welcome new energy into your home it helps your health, energy, mood and liver! As you know, what is happening outside in nature...
Gluten-free is a mighty popular term these days. I’m sure you’ve seen it on menus and at the grocery. Gluten is a protein composite found in foods made from wheat and other grains such as rye and barley. Gluten, meaning “glue,” gives elasticity to dough, giving the...
Lately, the word “mindfulness” is tossed around as frequently as a beach ball at a rock concert (at least the rock concerts of the 80’s. I’m not sure if they still do that. . .). With all this common usage of mindfulness, are we practicing it more, or has it simply...
We all know that exercise is an essential ingredient in both physical and mental health. So why is it always the first thing we drop when life gets busy? Exercise needs to be scheduled into our days and weeks. It needs to be as important as grocery shopping, as...