Seasonal Transitions – Staying healthy year round.

By |2021-08-19T16:11:42+00:00August 19, 2021|Seasonal Eating, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)|

We've just entered into late summer here in the Northern Hemisphere. It's a time of transition as we step from the carefree, hot, often highly social and outdoor focused summer energy to the gentle turning inwards and slowing down energy [...]

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Mint – Nature’s Chill Pill

By |2020-10-14T00:36:45+00:00July 20, 2020|Food As Medicine, Seasonal Eating, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)|

Ahhh, the magical freshness of mint. Everyone has experienced it in one way or another. Be it a stick of gum, a cup of mint tea or fresh mint chopped as a garnish. Mint is a backyard staple in the [...]

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7 Yin Inspired Activities for Winter

By |2020-10-14T00:37:05+00:00January 13, 2020|Seasonal Living, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)|

I sit and stare out my window a lot. I love it. I love watching nature unfold year-round. Birds, squirrels, and locals in their seasonal fashions trying to keep warm or cool depending on the season, and the magnificent beauty [...]

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Fall Retreat – Come Home to Yourself

By |2020-10-14T00:37:06+00:00November 6, 2019|Seasonal Living, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)|

Seasonal Retreats are focused on self-care, deep nourishment and time away from the daily demands and busyness.  They were inspired, from the number one need that I see in my day-to-day clinical practice - a need for nourishing self-care and [...]

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SPRING Into Great Health! TCM Detox Guide

By |2020-10-14T00:37:26+00:00May 13, 2019|Seasonal Eating, Seasonal Living, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)|

A TCM Spring Detox Guide for Body, Mind and SoulAs published in The Hearty SoulThe ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses the unique elements of each season (winter spring summer and fall) to guide us on how to live in [...]

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Black Bean and Beet Brownies – Oh Yeah!

By |2020-10-14T00:37:26+00:00November 22, 2018|Food As Medicine, Recipes, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)|

Black bean beet brownies Low in sugar and high in nutritious whole foods, these make a wonderful treat that won't leave you with a blood sugar crash. You can play around with the type of chocolate you use (I love [...]

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Transition time – Late summer  

By |2020-10-14T00:37:27+00:00September 20, 2018|Seasonal Eating, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)|

It's currently the end of summer and school has just started back up for the year. It's a time of transition as we step from the carefree, hot, often highly social and outdoor focused summer energy to the gentle turning [...]

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The Feisty and Powerful Green Onion!

By |2020-10-14T00:37:27+00:00August 6, 2018|Food As Medicine, Seasonal Eating, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)|

Green onion, also known as spring onion, Chinese onion, scallion or spring onion is more the young version of the round mature onions we see later in the season. These ones look like bulbous scallions. This little gem is one [...]

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By |2020-10-14T00:37:27+00:00July 13, 2018|Thoughts, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)|

As seen on the Hearty Soul Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is the name for a disorder characterized by debilitating fatigue and a variety of associated physical, constitutional and neuropsychological complaints. The main clinical manifestations of CFS include fatigue, difficulty concentrating, [...]

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Angry? Your liver health might have something to say about it.

By |2020-10-14T00:37:27+00:00March 29, 2018|Emotions and Stress, Seasonal Living, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)|

Understanding your emotions according to Traditional Chinese Medicine Chinese Medicine is an ancient system of healing that evolved by empirical measures…which basically means, observing people, their bodies, their environments and their emotions over long periods of time to find patterns [...]

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