The Earth Element is the fertile soil that allows plants to grow and flourish to provide nourishment and sustenance; it gives protection and shelter as well as stability and substance.

Earth contains water, creates boundaries to define continents and carries us through space with stability. Earth represents safety, protection, and our home base.

Being centered, calm, and balanced, feeling at home, a...

Food for Thought: You Are What You Think

The mind-body connection is much stronger than we think, as our thoughts and emotions stimulate the production of certain chemicals that influence our physical and emotional health. For example, serotonin and dopamine are two chemicals that our brain releases when we’re experiencing happiness or euphoria. A similar process occurs with negative emotions, but...

Our Heart

In Chinese medicine, every organ has a function and responsibility. These functions are not all physical; they are psychological and spiritual as well. The heart has a special importance as it is the ruler of all the other organs, and when the body is healthy and balanced, the heart is a kind and benevolent ruler.

The theory is that the heart is the center of perception itself, our self aw...

February 16, 2018, we celebrate Chinese New Year and begin the Year of the Yang Earth Dog. What does this mean for you?

January 1st is in the middle of winter, and is only about a week after the winter solstice. The solstice has the shortest amount of daylight and longest night, and it is the most yin day of the year. Everything is still frozen, and if it's not actually frozen, in winter, the energ...

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