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“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”

~~Henry David Thoreau 

Greetings to all my precious people!!!

April 2024 in the year of the Green Wood Dragon continues to unfold.  We are in the beginning of Spring, the season when the natural world revives and reinvigorates after the colder winter months.  Dormant plants begin to grow again, new seedlings sprout out of the ground and hibernating animals awake.  There is a sense of anticipation as the energy of the Earth awakens to celebrate rebirth and renewal.   continue reading »

Let Go and Let it Be

“To let go does not mean to get rid of. 

To let go means to let be. 

When we let be with compassion,

 things come and go on their own.”

~~ Jack Kornfield

 

We are in the midst of major shifts during this Leap Year 2024, the Year of Possibilities during the reign of the Green Wood Dragon!  The weather, the cosmos, financial and political structures, wars, famines, and natural disasters continue to simmer and erupt.  We are all part of the fabric of the world we inhabit, and believe it or not, we are all linked inextricably to each other.  On our cellular level, all of the exterior disharmony has been registering, interrupting and interfering with our human energetic vibrations as we make attempts to find harmony in the cataclysm of shift and change that surrounds us.  continue reading »

YOU MATTER!

Be who you are and say what you feel

Because those who mind DON’T MATTER

And those who MATTER don’t mind.

~~ Dr Seuss

Greetings to all my precious people!

We are winding down the blustery month of March, ending the first quarter of the year and hopefully finding a rhythm to our daily life that supports our wellbeing.  Perhaps you have been able to set aside some moments to revisit your delightful amazing Self, as you remember your connection to everything around you.  The foundations of Chinese medicine focus on the interconnectedness of all things, and we are not only part of the landscape, but that landscape also lives within us – connected by threads in a fabric woven from the stars and the soil, from the wind and the rain.  While this might sound poetic, it is in fact the truth:  we are all part of a system, and everything that happens within one part impacts the rest of the system.   continue reading »

Unlocking the Secrets of Sleep

Beyond a nightly ritual, sleep is an intricate dance our bodies and minds perform, playing a pivotal role in our overall health and well-being. Let’s delve into the profound importance of a good night’s rest:

💤 Restoration and Repair: During those peaceful hours of slumber, our bodies embark on a transformative journey. Cells undergo repair, muscles grow, and growth hormones are released. It’s a nightly reset button, allowing our bodies to heal and rejuvenate.

💤 Memory Consolidation: Ever wondered why a good night’s sleep enhances your ability to recall information? Sleep is the maestro orchestrating the consolidation of memories. It’s a crucial process for organizing and retaining the wealth of experiences and knowledge acquired throughout the day.

💤 Physical Health: The link between adequate sleep and physical well-being is profound. Sleep regulates hormones governing appetite, metabolism, and stress. Skimping on sleep can lead to weight gain, increased stress levels, and a compromised immune system. Your body’s way of saying, ‘I need my rest!’

💤 Mental Health: The mind, too, seeks solace in the realm of dreams. Sleep is intricately connected to mental well-being, influencing mood and emotional stability. Chronic sleep deprivation is a potential gateway to mood disorders such as depression and anxiety.

💤 Brain Function: Ever heard of the saying, ‘sleep on it’? There’s wisdom in those words. While we snooze, our brains oscillate through different stages, including deep sleep and REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. These stages are the VIP pass to cognitive function, creativity, and problem-solving.

💤 Energy Conservation: Sleep isn’t just a time of rest; it’s an energy-saving strategy. By reducing our metabolic rate and overall energy expenditure, sleep ensures we wake up refreshed and ready to conquer the challenges of a new day. It’s the ultimate recharge.

💤 Dreams: As the night unfolds, our minds weave intricate tales in the realm of dreams, especially during REM sleep. These vivid experiences are more than just nocturnal adventures; they serve as a conduit for our brains to process emotions and thoughts, contributing to mental and emotional well-being.

So, the next time you’re tempted to sacrifice sleep for other endeavors, remember: it’s not just a break from reality but a vital component of a healthy, fulfilling life. Prioritize your sleep – your body and mind will thank you!

Pear and Honey Syrup to Nourish Lungs and Soothe Cough

In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the lungs are revered for their role in respiratory health. This simple and natural cough remedy, featuring the cooling and moistening properties of pears, aims to soothe a dry cough and promote lung well-being.  continue reading »

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