The COVID-19 Vaccine: A Chinese Medicine Perspective

The COVID-19 vaccine has generated quite the conversation in the media, politics, scientific community, and within our homes. From questioning if the vaccine is safe, the motivations behind the passing of protocols, and if one would experience potential side effects – it would make sense if you were feeling overwhelmed and in analysis paralysis of […]

Support for Spring and the Wood Element

According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and about a gazillion other nature-based systems of healing, Spring is the optimal time for birthing/rebirthing, creativity, cleansing, and nurturing growth. But what does that mean, exactly? It means that this season provides us with the upward rising, forward moving energy we need to face challenge and opportunity – […]

Recipe for Spring: Ginger Lemon Tea with Mint

Spring brings with it vibrant awakening energy and flourishing blooms beginning all around us. With the increased energy surging through nature and the air, we tend to forget about the lingering reminder of Winter when the chillier mornings and evenings are amongst us. What better way to support your system (and specifically your liver!) during […]

Recipe for Autumn: Immune Boosting Chaga Chai

The synchronicity of the seasons with nature and our daily lives is pure magic (and a little bit of mystery, too). Through the changing of the temperatures, the slowing down of our lives, and courage to let go of what is no longer serving us – it’s important to tend to our lungs, large intestine, […]

The Art of Letting Go: Autumn and the Metal Element

For me, this has been a year of letting go. Letting go of the way I want/hope/wish things would be, of the way I sometimes feel they should be. Letting go of the visions I hold for my life and my attachment to them. Even letting go of once-important friendships that were — in truth […]

Finding Ground In Late Summer

Can you feel it? The heat and energy of summer is slowly coming to a close, transitioning us into what we traditional Chinese medicine practitioners refer to as Late Summer. Late Summer is considered the fifth season and it has completely different energy than Summer or Fall. What do you notice? That yellow-orange sunset, all […]

Recipe for Late Summer: Stuffed Dessert Dates

Did you know that it’s possible to feed your sweet tooth without having all the refined sugar and additives, too? Dates are one way to nourish your Earth Element without completely hijacking your blood sugar!  I’ve created a simple outline for kitchen staples and recipes within my book to support each element throughout each season. […]

Moxa and The Ancient Healing Art and Practice of Moxibustion

I often get asked the question, “what is that stuff you are burning? and how does it help me?” So, what is moxa? That amazing healing plant we are burning is called moxa and it has been used for thousands of years to promote healing, warmth, and as a longevity practice in ancient China. It […]

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