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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Solstice Meditation–heal yourself, heal the world
The energy is very powerful around this season of solstice. Summer has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, and winter has arrived in the Southern Hemisphere. You may have noticed some challenges with this energy. What can you do to stay balanced during the summer...
What’s flowing down the river to your liver? How emotions affect energy flow and physical health.
Most of you know that positive thoughts tend to bring more positive things into your life and negative thoughts can bring more of what you don’t want. This is how energy works. Energy flows where your attention goes. But did you know that your thoughts can not only...
The signs and symptoms of spring –can you hear them?
Currently, in Northern Hemisphere, we have entered spring. The sun’s yang properties of brightness, activity, and heat will be dominating our lives for the next six months. Not only is spring a period of rapid growth in nature, it’s also a period of...
Navigating through Graduating: a re-visit from stress
I have some big news! My son Luke graduated! Whoop! Luke was my second –and final– child to graduate from high school. In these parts (Alberta, Canada), we make a big deal about this milestone. There was undoubtedly less-stress having a boy graduate than there was...
Finding nothing time in the summer time
We are halfway through summer here in Alberta, Canada. What does the month of August have in store for you? Or maybe I should ask, how do you wish to experience the month of August? In our private community, Energy in Motion, we have been talking a lot about the...
Deep breathing significantly improves health and longevity
Did you know that medical science has proven that people with fewer breaths per minute tend to be healthier and live longer than those who breathe more rapidly? It’s true! I checked out the research myself (my science-brain is so happy right now)! In general, the...
Is Fear Running the Show?
According to the Five Element Theory of Chinese Medicine, fear is the challenging emotion of winter. I am really trying to live without fear. When I feel my typical fear-based thoughts, I consciously push them aside and instead focus on a safe, secure, and...
Try this simple exercise to help with anxiety, worry, or stomach problems.
Going with the flow–how letting go is better than hanging on
Is summer flowing by as fast for you as it is for me? We have moved down the road for the summer, living in our tiny lakefront cabin. Being here forces me to log off. To go with the flow. There is no internet (or running water) here and cell service is intermittent at...