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Gifts of Late Summer and Fall… Receiving and Releasing

This season is a mixture of nourishment and letting go. The Chinese Five Elements associated with this time of year are Earth and Metal. Earth is associated with the season of late summer and Metal is associated with autumn. These two elements blend together to create a “satisfied contemplation”. As you reflect back on the […]

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Lavender Lemonade Recipe

This is an exceptionally yummy summer time treat that I picked up from the local, organic Happy Boy Farms: 4 cups water (divided) 1/4 cup chopped fresh lavender 2/3 cup sugar 1 cup fresh lemon juice (about 6 lemons) One bunch lavender Brings 1 cup water to a boil and then combine with lavender in […]

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Ode to the Pericardium… The Heart’s trusty sidekick

The main Official of the Fire element is the Heart. The Heart holds unconditional love and unconditional truth. Access to Heart wisdom is essential in order to experience the beauty and grace in life. The Fire element is the only element with 4 Officials, all the other elements only have 2 Officials. The Heart is so […]

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Heart Wisdom… Gifts of the Summer Season & Fire Element

From a Taoist 5 Element perspective, summer is associated with the Fire element, it is the season of Joy. The primary organ system connected to the Fire Element is the Heart. Unlike the other 4 Elements (Earth Metal Water & Wood) which have 2 organ systems associated with them, Fire has 4. I will focus on […]

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Liver Appreciation… “lovin’ your liver!”

The liver works tirelessly; it has more than 500 vital functions. It is the ultimate multi-tasker of the body. You might picture it as a working mom with 5 kids, constantly organizing, visioning, delegating, looking into the future while performing the mundane tasks of every day. As you can imagine some days the flow is easier than […]

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