Happy summer! It’s not just calendar-time summer. I’m starting to feel the full blossoming of the heart that summertime entails in Chinese Medicine theory. It’s the season of the Fire element, of warmth and connection. A few weeks ago, I gave a talk at the Penn Museum Summer Solstice event called ‘Self-Care in the Summertime.” I really enjoyed helping participants create a personalized self-care action plan. This talk is based on my self-care workbook, which you can download
I recently teamed up with Philly Power Yoga and Thrive Pilates (at 20th and Walnut), where I was taking luxuriously-sweaty heated yoga classes this past summer, to offer a winter-themed seasonal health workshop. This workshop is awesome for anyone who struggles with the dark and the cold. If you have seasonal depression or just feel restless and worn down by winter, this workshop is for you. We will explore the hidden gifts and opportunities of this special season and we will
Many of the people I work with have been struggling with these dark, cold days!
In light of this, I decided to offer a free 90-minute workshop to help you learn simple tips and techniques to settle into the opportunities winter offers. We will discuss energy-management and energy-storage techniques from within the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, and we will also talk about how to settle and rest, so that you have enough energy when springtime rolls around once again! This works
We had a lucky streak of warm weather (though I was very worried about global warming during all of October and most of November!), but it appears that winter is starting to settle in. I know; this is bad news for most of you. I’m sorry to say it, but it’s true! Winter is coming, and winter is a natural component of the cycle of the year. Many of my patients struggle with winter. It’s a difficult season and there are evolutionary reasons for the fear that arises during this t