This brief Scientific American article discusses how the brain responds to meditation. A few positive benefits are increased capacity for learning and memory, as well as the possibility for decreased anxiety and stress response. Interestingly, the brain structure itself is what changes, showing our amazing capacity to evolve and grow when we choose to do so. […]
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Amidst all the holiday buzz, eating a nutrition-based diet tends to take a back seat. I’ve posted the guide to find markets, farms, and businesses that support local foods and healthful choices. http://www.eatwellguide.org/i.php?pd=Home A great little synopsis of why eating local matters can be found here: at “Top 10 Reasons to Eat Local”: http://www.lifebeginsat30.com/elc/2006/04/10_reasons_to_e.html Eating locally […]
The fall is associated with the Metal element in Chinese Medicine. This is a time of purification, letting go of all that doesn’t serve your highest purpose, and valuing that which does. You may notice that you become very inspired in the fall, take advantage of that! Or you may become nostalgic and sentimental for […]
“Define yourself by how busy you are, and you will never have time for life.” A timely reminder from Joe Robinson that asks us to think about how we define self-worth. What do you say gives meaning to your life? Read on: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-robinson/the-invisible-epidemic-of_b_707580.html
In my first year of Acupuncture school, there was a class called “Partnership with Nature.” During this time my classmates and I, the thirty of us, were sent out into the wilds of Patapsco State Park to observe the passage of the seasons – to smell, hear, and see and observe just as we do […]
Cookus Interruptus teaches you “how to cook fresh, local, organic, whole foods despite life’s interruptions” http://www.cookusinterruptus.com/index.php Tons of great recipes you’ll enjoy & nothing complicated!
Spring is a yang time, when energy is rising. The movement of energy in your body is the same. By choosing foods that reflect that movement, you will make life more fluid and lively for yourself. In Chinese Medicine, the Spring is also associated with the liver and gallbladder, so it’s no coincidence that this is the […]