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January 15, 2020

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February 5, 2019

Congrats! You made it. Today is the first day of Spring (according to the Chinese calendar). I know we’ve been in a cold snap lately, but, take heart! The buds are preparing for Spring!!

If you made New Year’s resolutions that didn’t quite stick, or if you were waiting to move towards manifesting new growth, today might be the best day of the year to pause, check in, and reflect on how you want to grow!

Chinese New Year is known in China as “Spring Festival.” This day triggers a mass migrati...

December 31, 2018

Winter is the season of loss in Chinese Medicine. As it was written in 2600 B.C. in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (Translated by Maoshing Ni), “During the winter months, all things in nature wither, hide, return home, and enter a resting period, just as lakes and rivers freeze and snow falls.”

As the calendar year winds down and we continue this ascent into the darkness, AND as we turn a new page into 2019, I wish you wellness, contentment, and love. These days might fee...

July 18, 2018

Though we had a cold and breezy spring this year, summer in Philly never disappoints in terms of its sweltering temperatures, steamy sidewalks, and heat-induced malaise. In Chinese Medicine, “summer heat” merits its own category as one of six external factors that can attack the body when temperatures run too high.

The symptoms of what Chinese Medicine calls a “summer heat attack” look a lot like heat stroke. If you find your pulse racing, are dizzy, feel super flushed, or if you stop sweat...

February 28, 2018

Winter is the water season in Chinese Medicine. The cold, contracted, and dark days of winter ask us to surrender to the lack of illumination and to allow ourselves to be pulled underwater into the depths of our experience.

The water season of winter is so powerful because water is so adaptive. It can flow around any obstacle, and it can easily erode rock given enough time and persistence. It can transform from a still ocean into a tsunami. It can be a waterfall, a puddle, tap water, a bog....

February 16, 2018

Happy New Year!

That’s right! If you missed all those New Year’s Resolutions, today you get to start fresh, as today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year.

The Chinese New Year is based on the solar calendar (like our Gregorian calendar) AND on the lunar calendar, thus accounting for the movement of the moon and the tides. Because of this, there is some “drift” each year, meaning that the start date of the Chinese New Year waxes and wanes like the moon.

So take in all of that natural be...

January 31, 2018

According to the seasonal wisdom of Chinese Medicine, winter is the very worst time to start a hardcore fitness routine! Yet that’s what many of us do! After feeling sluggish and hungover (whether from cookies or alcohol) from the holidays, we decide that we had better start pumping our bodies back up by hitting the gym, starting to run again, or even going all the way back into a rigorous yoga routine.

But expending too much energy during wintertime can be harmful to your health.

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