Dear Soul Family,
My wish for you is to come home, into the very heart of yourself. And to see yourself as deeply embedded in and essential to the fabric of our world.
I want you to have the resources you need to make sense of your life experiences and to grow your bandwidth for aliveness.
I want you to have the tools you need to understand your personal as well as our collective suffering so that you can become a catalyst for your own healing, and in turn, the much-needed healing of our world.
I want you to trust yourself, your body, and that you belong here so that you can do what you came here to do.
Be patient with yourself and your healing, for you are already on the path.
Much love and many blessings,
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As an editor and long-term believer in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I could not think of anyone better than Mindi to write a modern guide to using the wisdom of Chinese medicine in your everyday life. Mindi is not only one of the most talented healers I have ever met, she is a fountain of knowledge - both in Chinese medicine, but also in western herbalism and other healing traditions. She brings all of this knowledge into the most amazing guide for you to use this knowledge and these traditional tools at home - from Gua sha and acupressure massage to building your seasonal medicine cabinet, this book will be your best guide to building your immunity every day.
In this well-composed volume, Mindi Counts captures the deeper essences of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and fortifies that earthy yet intuitive theory with cutting edge science. Spawned from her happy spirit and clinical background in Contemplative Psychology, she has assembled a fully integrative healing manual, in part by gently sprinkling the text with insights that warm the heart and brighten the psyche. In a modern medical world marked with rather invasive treatments, Everyday Chinese Medicine awakens the reader’s health awareness with teachings on nutrition, herbs, lifestyle suggestions and other alternatives that can result in safer, more enduring healing experiences.
Mindi does a beautiful job articulating ancient concepts and bringing a fresh and modern twist to the practice of Oriental Medicine, as we must learn to integrate this practice to help us adapt to the world around us today. Beautiful images and tables, questionnaires, and tangible explanations make this topic come alive making it accessible for all of us. I believe Mindi has accomplished what she set out to do, as she quotes at the end of the book, “bringing us home into the very heart of ourselves."
I am impressed by Mindi’s knowledge and integrative approach to Chinese medicine while respecting a scientific approach to healthcare. The book covers all the basic tenets of Chinese medicine and gives the reader practical tools to evaluate their constitution and discover how to balance mind, body and spirit. I appreciate that theory was accompanied by practical information including not only herbs and supplements that come from the earth but also recipes and ways to work with imbalances. Being new to this approach I will keep the book as a handy reference and will refer to it though out the year as my body and the seasons change.