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Metal: Learn about Letting Go -- But that Value Still Remains

Autumn / Metal Element

The best place to start learning about the Metal Element is by clicking blog post above, which gives an overview of the element.
Then, have fun scrolling down to learn more about Metal and how to keep your own Metal Element balanced!  

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 help balance a Metal element that needs some help. Remember though that the elements are about so much more than...

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, how it all connects, and a few things we can all do to help keep a little more joy alive...

Stuff, stuff, and more stuff! OK, so I admit it, I sometimes enjoy shopping.  Even if I don’t buy anything, it can be fun 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 try to avoid the whole thing…the frantic crowds, the shallow focus of our consumerist culture that leaves...

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. I know the snow will be magical and beautiful, but I must admit that I already grieve the loss of the dazzling colors that grace the trees lining our streets and open spaces. I came home from the clinic today and donned layers of fleeces...

We’ve reached an interesting time of year… While the leaves are surely beginning to change color, the weather has still been very warm. Is it fall yet? Are we still in late summer? Undeniably, something is stirring outside…the days are suddenly noticeably shorter and there’s a crispness to our nights that wasn’t there just a few weeks ago.  And so comes the season of Metal, according to Chinese medicine’s 5 element theory. While I’ve been...

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 then comes Black Friday… Acupuncture theory’s Metal Element, and its lessons regarding “stuff”Despite the increased societal pressure to spend, a...