Blog posts in: Metal element

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...

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 previous warmer seasons. As with every season in Chinese Medicine, Fall brings with it its own value, which if acknowledged helps...

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...