Healthy Living

TCM and Spring

TCM and Spring

I love spring – it’s my favorite season. Living in South Florida limits ones’ season of spring to often a few weeks – sometimes, spring lasts a few hours of even fewer days. While I readily admit these past two years have made me see and revise many things looking through the lenses of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I never thought […]

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Chinese Herbs 101

Chinese Herbs 101

If you watch any amount of television you soon realize that in any given hour, you’re going to see a commercial for some new drug. Usually, the commercial begins by asking if you are suffering from an array of illnesses:   allergies, anxiety, arthritis, constipation, depression, digestive issues, headaches, etc., etc. Then after insisting their new drug will cure you, the […]

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TCM and Me

TCM and Me

Yesterday I received an email from a person with whom I have been friends since she was 18 years old. Suffice it to say that we are both decades older from when we first met – me having an additional decade over her. Her email saddened me, but it also illuminated a great truth for me. Seeing my success with […]

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TCM and Yoga

TCM and Yoga

Stretching for the Win – by Susan Tretakis – Most of you are familiar with the story of Pavlov’s experiment with the dog. The definitive example of “classical conditioning”, it is why I can no longer allow myself to watch info-commercials on television at 2 and 3 in the morning. Like Pavlov’s dog, I hear the words, “This price is […]

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TCM and Spirituality

TCM and Spirituality

I’ve been thinking a great deal about Spirituality lately; not in the religious sense, but spirituality in the sense of faith. I did not realize that – as much as I thought I had learned about Traditional Chinese Medicine this past year – I had neglected to learn a key piece. I believe that TCM has given me a greater […]

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TCM and Meditation

TCM and Meditation

I have always been a fan of meditation. Through my study of Reiki and practice of Yoga, I know its importance in my life. Perhaps it my journey with Traditional Chinese Medicine and making the emotional commitment to fully accept a mind-body connection for my health that the following quote from Google resonates with me: “Meditation is not just for […]

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The “M” Word

The “M” Word

Everyone has an “internal dictionary” of words. The contents of ones’ internal dictionary reveals a great deal about themselves. Previously, you could have scoured the “M”s’ in my internal dictionary and not found the word “moderation” in any form. For years, I have read recipes that suggested I use “leftover wine” in a particular dish – and I wondered who […]

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