Autumn/Metal Element

Fall/Metal Element Video: Finding Fulfillment & Balance Through Quieter Times

October 15, 2017

In this 5 Elements video I discuss the Metal Element, related to the season of the Fall. It includes just a few correlations related to the Metal element — mostly focused on the emotional/spiritual aspects of Metal — and gives a few tips on how to draw on the gifts of the other elements to […]

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Metal Season: The Time for Learning about Letting Go — but that what’s of Value Remains

November 5, 2016

  The air is pungent with the quieting of the seasons. Everywhere around us we feel the downturn of energy, as leaves shine their last dying blasts of color before departing this world for their fall into the earth. Now is the time of letting go, of releasing—of bringing inward the scattered energies of the […]

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The Fire Element, Robin Williams, and Suicide/Depression

August 15, 2014

In the wake of Robin William’s death, and the utter sadness I know so many of us share over the loss of this beautiful spirit, I felt moved to write a post from the perspective of the 5 Elements—explaining how depression fits in, what it means that we’re in the middle of the Fire element, […]

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The Gift of Inspiration: Tips for Holiday Shopping from the Metal Element

November 20, 2011

Stuff, stuff, and more stuff! OK, so I admit it, I love shopping.  Even if I don’t buy anything, I love seeing all the colors, the new designs of things, the cool little handy gizmos that I can use around the house. But the holiday season takes shopping to a whole other level.  Typically, I […]

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What We Learn from the Leaves, As they Leave…

October 26, 2011

  As I write this, I am gearing up for our first big snow of the season…by the time you read these words, our city will be covered in white. While I know the snow will be magical and beautiful, I must admit that I already grieve the loss of the dazzling colors that grace […]

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Time to Inspire! Wisdom from the Metal Element as we Head Into Fall

October 5, 2011

  We have reached an interesting time of year here… Is it fall yet? Are we still in late summer? While the leaves are surely beginning to change color, the weather has still been very warm. Yet undeniably, something is stirring outside…the days are suddenly noticeably shorter and there’s a crispness to our nights that […]

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Choose Family Over Frenzy this Thanksgiving Weekend

November 24, 2010

For this week’s “wisdom”, I wanted to pass along an article that was sent to me today. I know we hear messages all the time reminding us to keep tabs on our consumerism over the holidays, and to put our attention on what really holds value in our lives, apart from doohickies and thingies. …but […]

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