August 13, 2019

The Chinese have an extra season called Late Summer. This is the time between Summer and Autumn, when the weather begins to cool from Summer’s normally high heat. While thought to be the beginning of the energetic decline into autumn and winter, it is also seen as a ti...

March 22, 2019

The spring equinox brings nature’s nap to a close and begins the time of growth and regeneration that has been dormant during winter. The cold days give way to sun and warmth, melting away the snow, and thawing us from our own slumber and conservation through winter. S...

February 27, 2019

Well, Old Man Winter gave us a little visit this week. It was pretty magical and beautiful to watch. What has not been beautiful and magical is the clean up afterwards. Shoveling the driveway and sidewalks for three days straight can and may have resulted in some shoul...

February 6, 2019

Happy New Year (Again)!! Yesterday marked the Chinese New Year and ushered in the Year of the Pig, the final sign in the Chinese Zodiac. The Jade Emperor, in wanting to choose an zodiac order, threw a party and invited the 12 animals. Their arrival would mark their ord...

October 10, 2016

Before the technique known as acupuncture, the healers in China used their hands as tools. Their instinct led them to rub, knead, push, and pound themselves and others to help warm up or battle anything from fatigue to various injuries. It is these techniques that make...

July 14, 2016

I grew up the son of a landscaper. I would go out to work with my dad during summer vacations; I would dress up like him for career day at school. Until 5th grade, I knew I wanted to be a landscaper. It was around that time that I was diagnosed with progressive scolios...

June 21, 2016

The summer season started yesterday with the summer solstice. It is the season of longer days, shorter nights and abundant energy; this is the season of true Yang. The Yang energy of the season is about expansion, growth, activity and creativity.

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Archaeologists and researchers in China have unearthed a room from between 3400-2900 BC that was being used for…….brewing! Pots, funnels and jugs were discovered in what is now the oldest brewery discovered in China; these receptacles show evidence of grains being dama...