Most of us think summer skin needs more care than winter skin, but it ain’t necessarily so. As long as you are still active, sweating, wearing a protective mask and exposed to weather, your skin needs TLC. Has “pandemic fatigue” hit your skin care routine? So let’s hit re-start and see what, if anything, needs […]
Now: Lungs, Large Intestines, and Skin & the Metal Element in Fall
This the second article in a short seasonal series, which focuses on the body. The previous article introduced the concept of Five Element acupuncture theory and the seasonal associations of Fall. In the body we turn our attention to the Lungs, Large Intestines, and our skin. It might seem odd that those organs would be […]
Acupuncture theory explains why you need to move your body and how it will help you with “pandemic head”
Many years ago, I was taking a yoga teacher training class from the renowned teacher BKS Iyengar, and he was not happy with the level of attention of our class. He accused us of being “monkeys who had been drinking beer and had just been bitten by a scorpion.” Even though we are finding ways […]
The Pack Has Your Back: 2018 is the Yang Earth Dog Year!
We welcome the Yang Earth Dog year on 16 February, 2018! This article will explain how each year acquires its name and characteristics, and how it might play out in weather, society, relationships and health. And why it’s a good year for singing! Each year is governed by one of the 12 zodiac animals, according […]
Listen to Yourself. You Know What to Do.
To gather information, you ask Siri, search Google or go to a website. For advice, you can ask a trusted teacher, a coach or therapist, or a spouse, friend or sibling. You’ll find all sorts of advice, and some of it may actually help! You may not take any of it, but rather use the advice to hone […]