Pendulum swings

   Health is a dynamic condition.  It is not a static condition. Your state of wellness is constantly changing every moment of each day, every day of each week, every week of each month, and every month of each year.  Year after year. This is why wellness, nutrition and exercise regimens stop working. This is why folks can become frustrated … Read More

Stepping up to the START line

   I deliberately picked this graphic for today’s blog.  This is how it all begins.  Just ordinary folks looking to make a start.  No super athletic efforts, no nutritional guru strides, and no over-the-top leaps for a quick fix.   No, none of that. This is about getting up in the morning, looking in the mirror and saying to ourselves, … Read More

Take a step

Forgiving ourselves is a major key to making changes

Fall Food Intake

Fall food intake is focused on eliminating any further accumulation of Fire energy from Summer and to prepare the Body for the leaner, harsher months of Winter. This often turns our attention to warm, moist foods that contrast in tastes.  A good example of these are stews, soups, and casseroles.   This food supplies a variety of tastes and textures. The … Read More

Fall spices

Fall is a great time to incorporate spices into our lives.  Most of us use spices without thinking about their medicinal application or changing them from season to season.  We usually just follow what a recipe says to add. The are many different spices that have remarkable health-giving benefits.  By adding them to your food, you give yourself a chance … Read More

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) teaches us about Fall

                Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) sees Fall as the time when the energy of Earth transforms into Metal.  It considers the time of Indian Summer a separate season. Indian Summer and Fall are times when Energy is starting to withdraw or recede. TCM sees this as a time when  Energy is condensing or … Read More

Indian Summer seeks balance

Before we enter into Fall, there is always this wonderful season known as Indian Summer.  Indian Summer arrives during the first few weeks of Fall. In ancient healing systems, it is considered a season of its own. It is known as The Fulcrum of the Year.  It is considered a time of perfect balance, It is when the Fire energy … Read More

Fall is the season of the MIND

Fall is the season that shouts “Wake Up” to our minds.  It is time for us to put down the playful things of Summer and get back to work.  In Spring,  you started to dream about your desires, your plans and what a new beginning would bring.  However, during the Summer, we look to have fun in the Sun.  This … Read More