Stay Steady in the Shifting Spring Breeze

Spring is the season of “Wind” in Chinese Medicine. Spring (like Autumn) is a pivot season, where we are moving between the ecliposed darkness of Winter and the full light of Summer. This Spring has been especially changeable for me. This Spring, I resigned from my position at Drexel where I ran their employee wellness program for (almost) 11 years. I completed yoga teacher training (and am sitting in the formation of a plan for how I want to teach). And on April 17th I’m getting married to my partner Hanbit. WHOO-HOO!!!! What to do with so many shifting variables? Even when change is planned for, it can be hard to stay steady. The key for me has been to keep some repeatable actions that can

Feel Your Way to Better Health

With the last of the snow safely (I think?) behind us, my thoughts have turned to the energy of spring, a brand new cycle of the year. If you’ve saved up enough juju during the wintertime, you’re probably itching to get outside and get moving. This fabulous NPR podcast on the science related to movement has four tips to help you incorporate more movement into your life. It’s great for those of us who already move around a lot and those of us who need some support to get moving a bit more. My favorite tip from this podcast is to go by feeling. While weight loss motivates many of us to incorporate more movement into our lives, the progress can be slow and it’s easy to get discouraged. If you s