Seasons

Peas, Please! A New Look At An Old Food

snow peas Peas. We either love them or hate them. Personally, I love them, and there is really nothing like the taste of peas plucked straight off [...]

The Energetics Of Edible Flowers

This is a *living blog* and I will be adding to it regularly. If I have already written a blog about a particular flower, I will link it in [...]

Playing With Pansies – The Energetic And Healing Properties Of Violets

“A vi'let on the meadow grew, That no one saw, that no one knew, It was a modest flower. A shepherdess pass'd by that way-- Light footed, pretty and [...]

Yang Is In The Air

You've probably noticed the growing sense of urgency and the desire to move, go faster, do things quicker in the air lately.  People seem a little more anxious, a little [...]

By |2020-02-04T15:57:51+00:00February 1st, 2020|BLOGS, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments

The Liver In Asian Medicine – Controller Of Vision & Planning

"Happy Livers bend like bamboo no matter what you have to go through." I remember chuckling, when I heard one of my students chanting this mantra in the Amma [...]

By |2020-01-30T18:49:31+00:00January 29th, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Spring|5 Comments

Nourishing With Stinging Nettles

Stinging nettles sting. My first encounter with nettles was not pleasant.  At the time, I was only 11 or 12 and I didn't know enough to look for lamb's [...]

Windy Conditions

My brief visit to Ireland reminds me of how lovely or problematic a blustery day can be. Nevermind doing your hair, it's going to be [...]

Sorrel Soup

Bright sorrel is one of my first spring greens to pop up. Actually, it grows strong in the spring, dies back in the heat and comes back in the fall...love it. Sorrel's strong sour flavor helps to stimulate and decongest the Liver and Gallbladder after Winter's heavier foods. Use it in dressings, to flavor eggs or as an usual soup.

By |2020-01-19T23:42:25+00:00January 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Spring’s Energetics–The Season Of The Wood Element

Welcome to Spring! When does Spring really begin? For most Western cultures, we correlate the start of spring with the spring equinox, around March 20-21st.  But all of us [...]

By |2020-01-22T01:45:20+00:00January 18th, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|1 Comment