"Chinese Lunar New Year, one of the largest holiday celebrations in the world, occurs two lunar months after the winter solstice. Festivities begin on the darkest night of the month on the new moon and last until the 15th day of the lunar month when the moon is the brightest, serving as both a reminder and a celebration of the return of spring. Read more »
One of my colleagues, Cara Frank of the Six Fishes Clinic in Philadelphia, wrote a wonderful article that I am re-printing here. Thanks, Cara!!
Why Do Acupuncturists Love Bone Broth So Much?
Cara O. Frank, L.OM.
Bone Broth is having its moment. What used to be bouillon, stock, consommé and soup now has a new moniker: Bone Broth. In NYC, there’s even a bone broth shop! Read more »
Reprinted from an article by Dr. Deepak Chopra, on Chopra Centered Lifestyle.
The custom of starting the New Year with a resolution has good intentions behind it. With a little self-reflection, we all see areas of our life we’d like to improve and bad habits we’d like to break. But for most people, perhaps as many as 90 percent, good intentions don’t get very far. They forget their New Year’s resolution as the force of habit and conditioning take hold again. Read more »
We are well into SUMMER, and we should be pulling out the stops!!! Summer is a time of joyousness, expansion, passion, and mirth. Go to bed late and get up early (the longest of days!!) Those longer days are not for the purpose of simply packing in more work, but for taking a big chunk of your day to PLAY. The time spend outdoors—sweating, being active, getting sun—will serve you well in the winter. So cut loose and go for it. June 21 is the Solstice, so these next couple of weeks are nature’s way of putting us in great expansion. After that, the summer contracts (it will be half over!). Read more »
“In the old days the sages treated disease by preventing illness before it began, just as a good government or emperor was able to take the necessary steps to avert war. Treating an illness after it has begun is like suppressing revolt after it has broken out. If someone digs a well only when thirsty, or forges weapons only after becoming engaged in battle, one cannot help but ask: Aren’t these actions too late?” (The Nei Jing Su Wen -The Chinese Classic of Internal Medicine) Read more »
The following article, "Suggestions for living well and fully in the Fall" was written by my colleague, Barbara Catlin, L.Ac. She is teaching a workshop on Oct. 8, 2011, called Conscious Living and Conscious Dying, in Columbia, MD. See the end of the article for the link to her workshop.
by Barbara Tansill Catlin
The energy of Fall supports us in letting go, in allowing life to be exactly as it is, in giving acknowledgment and respect. Here are ways to make the most of your autumn season:
1. Assess personal values. Read more »
In winter, nature sleeps. If you are having trouble sleeping, (in winter or anytime of the year) you aren't re-charging your batteries like you should, and you might be feeling tired, fuzzy-headed or even sick during the day. Studies have shown that you are more susceptible to chronic health problems (cardio-vascular illness, diabetes, immune problems, for example) if you are not getting your 8 hours of sleep. Here are 33 suggestions for you to consider as you plan how to remedy your re-charging problem.
Optimizing Your Sleep Sanctuary Read more »