Blog posts in: 5 elements

“And the day came, when the risk it took to stay tight in a bud, became more painful than the risk it took to blossom”                                                                                                     ...

Welcome to Summer, the Fire season, and my latest video in my 5 Elements series! This one focuses on the Fire element, and while there’s way too much to say about each element to fit into a short helpful video, I cover three vital aspects and functions of the Fire energy, and leave you with some tips you can follow if after watching the video, you think your Fire Element could use some nurturing. Enjoy!...

We’ve arrived!  The sun is bright!  The days last seemingly into the night and a playful feeling fills the air. We’re energized, invigorated, and connections and fun with loved ones is the norm. What is it about this season of Fire that makes everything feel a bit easier, a bit more filled with hope?  Let’s explore the Fire element to discover its wisdom, so we can stay balanced during this season of scattered energies. Qualities...

The past few weeks I’ve been focusing on our Jing, which is stored in our Kidneys, and is related to the Water Element in Chinese Medicine. This week, I’m going to teach you a simple, pleasurable meditation exercise that you can do outside the acupuncture clinic, to increase your kidney function, build your vital Qi to enhance health and immunity, and connect back into your peaceful center. This peaceful center is known to acupuncturists as...

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...

Despite my complete irreverence towards the story, something my mother mentioned several times when I was growing up managed to stick with me. And as things go (darn it!), the older I get the more I come to appreciate the message behind her words. :-/ She grew up in a tiny town in Denmark in the 40’s, and in those days, not much besides potatoes, potatoes, and more potatoes (ok, and some cabbage) grew or...