Recipe for Late Summer: Pumpkin Spice Latte

I know, I know – you’re probably rolling your eyes right now at the thought of another Pumpkin Spice Latte. I get it, the hype has taken over with the fancy cups and picture-worthy documentation of the change of season. But what if we chose to reframe and reclaim the #PSL with a healthy, gut-friendly, […]

Organs of the Earth Element and How They Support Us

We’re entering the middle ground where the yang energy of Summer meets the yin energy of Fall. Late Summer and the Earth element constitution is the prime time to pause, reflect, and look inward from your internal organs to the outside of your body. Your body in the Earth element begins with digestion which governs […]

Nature’s Fifth Season: Late Summer

Golden sunsets, abundantly sweet fruit, warm beverages, and feeling of closeness with the Earth and her rhythms.  Yes, we are entering that fifth season of Late Summer. The seasonal limbo of where the energy of Summer meets the slow motion start to Autumn is known as Late Summer in traditional Chinese medicine. While it doesn’t […]

Recipe for Late Summer: Basic Soup and Stew

Welcome to the season of Late Summer and the Earth element – where our digestive system is at the forefront of support and soups and stews are often found on the stovetops! This season calls in centering, grounding, and finding balance between the yang energy of summer and the yin energy of fall, and is […]

Summertime Foods to Focus On

You know what they say – ‘you are what you eat!’ But what they don’t often tell you is you are what you eat based on what’s most nourishing and freshly grown during each season. For example – during the summer, lots of ice cream and cool drinks are leaned on in our society to […]

The Organs of the Fire Element and How They Support Us

With the seasonal transition to a new Element, a great way to keep up with nature and what our bodies need is to take a closer look at the organs associated with the element and how to best support them (while learning how they support us on all levels!)  The organs of the Fire element […]

How Trauma Impacts the Fire Element

The Fire element is unique as it has not two, but four organs associated with it. The Heart, being one of the Fire element’s organs, is referred to as the “Supreme Controller” in Chinese medicine, and is the Empress/Emperor presiding over the rest of the body, mind, and spirit. So, when the events of life […]

Soothing Fire Element Herbs for Anxiety & Burnout

The surge of Summer energy and the Fire element seems to be rushing in quickly this year and with the world opening up again, know that it’s quite normal to be experiencing some feelings of anxiety, burnout, and the need to bring more balance into your life. ⁠The good news is if you are feeling […]

Support for Summer and the Fire Element

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and in many countries around the world, Summer is a beautiful time to pause and celebrate all of the hard work of the year so far – that we are seeing fruition in some of our goals set and plans made in the Springtime. We’re moving from the birth and […]

Anger, the Wood Element & Discovering Your Personal Bandwidth

Our Wood element is getting a run for its money this last year…from the Black Lives Matter movement to the most recent mass shootings, if you aren’t impacted – then we’ve got some work to do together. Me? I’m angry. I’m angry at the systems we have kept in place to perpetuate this kind of […]

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