Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This soup is light and bright. The sour flavor stimulates the digestion and senses.  You control the sour flavor here. I like my soup very lemony, so I usually use [...]

Fasting & Cleansing–General Rules For Engagement

Welcome! If you are reading this post it is likely that you are considering a cleanse or fast. There are many different types of cleanses and fasts, just like the [...]

10-12 Day Juice Fast

Personally, this is my favorite cleanse, and I've done it most springs ever since I started practicing. The only exceptions were when I was pregnant or nursing.   It take [...]

By | March 15th, 2017|Common Conditions, My Blogs, Spring, Spring recipes|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 know [...]

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 less [...]

By | February 7th, 2017|My Blogs, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments

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 so [...]

Windy Conditions

It's a blustery day! Each of the 5 Seasons in Chinese medicine has a climatic nature or condition that corresponds with that season.  Summer relates to Heat, Autumn to Dryness, [...]

Raspberries–Red, Black & Gold

It's raspberry season again! Growing up, the summer holidays of Memorial Day, Independence and Labor Day brought a short break from gardening and farm work.  There was always the family barbecue, [...]

All About Apricots

Grandpa Herman kept a small apricot tree just past one of his rose gardens. Gnarled and ancient, the tree draped over a path that led to the large vegetable gardens, the [...]