Wonderblog: Change and rebirth help create transformation

17 Nov 2017
Wonderblog: Change and rebirth help create transformation

Like the phoenix raising, anything is possible on the New Moon, November 18. The energy of change and rebirth are fertile during this new moon, helping create transformation. After an arduous journey through the muck and mire, the way through to love is becoming easier. We are being inundated with love and blessings from the Universe to help us see clearer during this time of great upheaval and change. No matter what the situation appears, we can choose happiness or suffering. In Oriental Medicine we are in the Fall season, transformation and change is taking place all around us in nature, which is reflected in our internal nature as well..

Wonderblog: Super moon amplifies sensitive, intense energy

02 Nov 2017
Wonderblog: Super moon amplifies sensitive, intense energy

We have a Super moon amplifying the full moon energy in Scorpio, which is already a very sensitive, intense energy, on November 3. This is the time to look within and discover buried treasure that is ready to be revealed and emotions to be healed and transformed. The Scorpio full moon time is also very spiritual and emotional and can be quite crazy making if not feeling grounded and centered. To help facilitate greater intuition and joy we need to ground these intense energies by pausing and meditating on our breath, which will help align us to our body, mind, and soul connection. This will help open our hearts and.

Wonderblog: Stop suffering, choose love, life, and happiness!

17 Oct 2017
Wonderblog: Stop suffering, choose love, life, and happiness!

More and more the message is clear…choose love, life, and happiness, stop suffering and be in the moment! This new moon in Libra is all about balance and inner reflection. Taking time to look within and reflect on our intentions for the highest good of all. We are in an evolutionary phase on this planet of choosing between light and darkness by embracing the totality of our being instead of the duality. We are all shadow and light, and we are creating the awareness of choice on where we want to put our focus, on either healing or suffering and thereby take action to be part of the solution instead.

Hunter’s Full Moon Create Balance, Peace, and Harmony

04 Oct 2017
Hunter’s Full Moon Create Balance, Peace, and Harmony

Hunter’s Full Moon, October 5, is called that because it is the time of the year to gather our resources and to ground and nurture ourselves, so we are better able to connect with others. This is an essential key to creating balance, peace, and harmony. We must fill up our energy tanks with rest, good nourishment, and plenty of water, as well as taking time out for self reflection. This helps to establish a balance between work and play to create healthy boundaries. It is time to let go of what no longer serves the highest good, to lighten up, and create unity and greater love in our relationships..

How can acupuncture help during Hepatitis A outbreak?

30 Sep 2017
How can acupuncture help during Hepatitis A outbreak?

The recent outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego has lead to 17 deaths to date, 461 infections and 315 hospitalizations. The region’s top public health official said she hasn’t seen any signs of a slowdown in the public health emergency. Public health officials have said that the strain of the virus that is causing the outbreak is commonly passed from person to person rather than through a particular food or drug. The virus is present in people, and unsanitary conditions allowing it to spread. San Diegans have been asking how they can protect themselves from this potentially fatal disease. We thought it would be helpful to know that acupuncture.

New Moon, Autumn Equinox: Exciting time of renewal and reset

16 Sep 2017
New Moon, Autumn Equinox: Exciting time of renewal and reset

The New Moon and Autumn Equinox can be an exciting time of renewal and reset. Now is the time to embrace change and rejoice in the transformations that have taking place both individually and collectively.  As a result of the tremendous inner growth we have gone through, we are emerging as beautiful butterflies no matter how this might look on the outside. This is also the time of year to dig deep and clear out cluttered spaces within and around us, in order to create space to plant new ideas and endeavors as we adjust to this new season. Taking quiet time for ourselves as well is also very valuable.

Loving Ourselves and Each Other

05 Sep 2017
Loving Ourselves and Each Other

So how is everyone feeling after this intense past month of healing? This full moon is about loving the aspects of ourselves and each other that we consider unlovable and integrating the changes that have taken place in us during this transition. This is an adjustment period of balancing body, mind, and spirit. By tuning inside ourselves and breathing deeply, we are at choice instead of reaction to outside stimulus and old ways of being that no longer serve us. Pausing helps us let go of control and go with the flow by honoring our emotions and moving through them instead of stuffing them in or lashing out. My relationship.

New Moon Solar Eclipse

17 Aug 2017
New Moon Solar Eclipse

The build up of New Moon and Solar Eclipse energies are upon us! This is the time to look within and all around us to see what is no longer working in our lives and to let go and make room for what does. These intense spiritual energies are here to help us to bring to light that which has been in the shadows for deep healing. As a nation we are individually and collectively experiencing what is traditionally considered “the dark night of the soul”. In Oriental Medicine, the healing process is based on a holistic approach of helping the whole person, by balancing body, mind and spirit, instead.

Powerful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

04 Aug 2017
Powerful Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

Wow! This is a powerful full moon accompanied with a lunar eclipse to help amplify the energy of letting go, setting our intentions, taking action and transforming into our best selves. Making this an exciting, and can be freighting, time of growth and self-discovery. Chinese ancestors believed that eclipses were evil because the sunlight was blocked out and darkness occurred. They used to bang pots and pans to scare the evil spirits and dragons away.   However, this is actually the time to accept our shadow self, the perceived unlovable aspects of ourselves and each other. The Universe is encouraging us to embrace the unknown and go with the flow. Let.

Jump into the heart of the matter and live your dream

21 Jul 2017
Jump into the heart of the matter and live your dream

New Moon energies in Leo are all about jumping into the heart of the matter and being courageous living your dream! It’s time to take heart-centered action and be clear about your intention. Coming from love, acceptance, and compassion promotes self-care and healing for those around us. Excess stress during the summer months causes disharmony in the heart meridian, energy center. This is an excellent time to reflect on balancing body, mind, and spirit and reset wherever necessary to maintain good health and a joyous attitude. In Chinese Medicine, the Heart Meridian, the Fire element, controls the emotions, and houses the spirit, Shen. During these hot, humid days of summer.

Choose Joy, Let Go of Worry and Suffering

07 Jul 2017
Choose Joy, Let Go of Worry and Suffering

Happy July! Summer is here, vacation is near, happiness abounds! The theme for this full moon is to choose joy, let go of worry and suffering, contemplate healing possibilities and enjoy. In order to create emotional, physical, and spiritual balance it is necessary to establish boundaries.This is essential to coexist peacefully with others. We all need to learn how to get along and not lose ourselves in the process, to flourish in love instead. In Oriental Medicine, summer is the season of Fire, the Heart meridian, energy center of love. It is also partnered with the Small Intestine meridian, the energy center for separating the pure from the impurities. Just.

Summer Solstice Super New Moon

21 Jun 2017
Summer Solstice Super New Moon

Super New Moon in Cancer, the sign of home, emotional well being, and water is happening on Friday, June 23, just after the Summer Solstice, the official start of summer! We have all been feeling the heat, it is best to drop in deep and ground in love and stay out of our heads and drop into our hearts to avoid over heating. Get into the ocean if possible to cleanse and neutralize your energies. I have been feeling very blessed indeed to have swam in the sea. In Chinese Medicine, the summer element is fire, heart and small intestine meridians, joy and/or anxiety, the color red, taste bitter, a.

Celebrate Full Strawberry Moon

08 Jun 2017
Celebrate Full Strawberry Moon

It’s the start of the new month and new season, we have every reason to celebrate. Life is in full swing, much of the inner work we have been encouraged to engage in is coming to fruition with this Full Strawberry Moon, named for marking the time to pick strawberries. We can take a breath and enjoy the moment. Transformation is happening, relax and play, and feel a sense of completion while moving into a higher state of being, consciousness, and dropping into our hearts. This fiery energy will continue to assist us to evolve into greater love and compassion, something we all need to share and receive! We are.

Super New Moon Brings Spirit of Lightness

24 May 2017
Super New Moon Brings Spirit of Lightness

The Super New Moon in Gemini brings a spirit of lightness and well being, something we can all appreciate! It’s also time to begin new activities and fulfill new ideas, while letting go of old habits and embracing the unknown with joy. This is the time to accept the healing changes that have been taking place within and jump into our hearts and shine brightly to uplift ourselves and others. This past year has been a deep healing period of old wounds and fears around loving and being vulnerable for many people I have seen in the healing rooms at Wonderworks, myself included. I am deeply touched by the willingness.

Unpredictable full moon brings matters to a head

10 May 2017
Unpredictable full moon brings matters to a head

When you find yourself up at the crack of dawn with the full moon shining in your window wondering what went wrong, pause take a deep breath, and let go knowing everything’s ok. The Full Moon this month in May is unpredictable, bringing matters to a head. All that goes bump in the night is not wrong but it just might be a sign that it is time to move through and celebrate you! Full moons are about letting go of old ideas and behaviors that no longer work anymore. It is the time to evolve into our Higher Self. Time to embrace love, especially of self, because without love.

Intense time of growth and rebirth

26 Apr 2017
Intense time of growth and rebirth

In Chinese Medicine, spring is the season of the Wood element, which is controlled by the Liver and Gallbladder organ systems. The characteristics are flexibility and clarity at best, and at worst, confusion and anger. This has been an intense time of growth and rebirth, with lots of twists and turns and ups and downs. The purpose is to create a larger container in which to function on this Earth plane. With the New Moon in Taurus, a sense of stability is being created to help ground these new growth energies into being. I have seen a lot of people lately who need help with growing pains, myself included, that.

WonderBlog pink full moon pregnant with love and life

05 Apr 2017
WonderBlog pink full moon pregnant with love and life

The Full Moon on April 11, is called the Pink Moon and is pregnant with love and life possibilities. The earth is ripe with life sprouting up all around us. Vibrant colors and increased light create renewed energy and motivate us into action. During this heart-centered Aries time, be sure to get lots rest to replenish your vitality and get ready for more action and adventure. In Chinese Medicine the moon cycle corresponds with the Yin aspect, which is restorative, and represents the internal, quiet, dark, contemplative nighttime feminine essence necessary to nurture life. As opposed to the Yang aspect, which is daytime, hot, bright, active masculine essence. Both are.

New Moon Surrender to the Unknown

24 Mar 2017
New Moon Surrender to the Unknown

The New Moon Monday, March 27, in Aries, the Fire element. is all about letting go to make room for more of what serves us and those around us best. Unfortunately “best” is not always how we think it should be. This is where trust and faith, surrendering to the unknown, and taking a leap of faith is very helpful. Along with the action stimulating Fire element, we are being graced with lots of the Water element in the form rain, to clean the air and nourish our souls. The drought is over, we can let go and relax and go with the flow. This new moon is all about.

Spring equinox time for renewal and balance

17 Mar 2017
Spring equinox time for renewal and balance

Spring is in the air, flowers blooming everywhere! Spring Equinox is the time of renewal and balancing, equalizing the energies between the winter and spring seasons. Bringing in much needed light, warmth, and new life in nature and ourselves as well. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Spring is mainly associated with the wood element, which is known for its strength and flexibility. From a spiritual perspective, the wood element is said to house the “hun” which represents the Spirit that enlivens and sustains us throughout life and is said to move on after death. Spring, in Chinese Medicine, also connects to the color green associated with healing, the emotion of anger.

Archetypical nurse makes an amazing healer

10 Mar 2017
Archetypical nurse makes an amazing healer

This Sunday, March 12, at 8am we have a Virgo Full Moon at 22 degrees.  This moon is the archetypical nurse and makes an amazing healer. Those touched by this moon need to look after themselves first! If not, they will burn out in their caring roles very quickly if they neglect themselves. Oh my, I am already feeling the buildup of this full moon energy, insomnia, agitation, and anticipation, as I look at the clock at 2am, realizing I need to get up in a couple of hours.  I had planned on doing early morning meditation for two hours starting at, 5:30, in honor of International Women’s Day, when.

New moon solar eclipse wave of new energy

25 Feb 2017
New moon solar eclipse wave of new energy

  The New Moon Solar Eclipse falls in the intuitive and watery sign of Pisces on February 26th.  This Eclipse is going to bring a wave of new energy that will help all of us to start looking ahead to the new.  Pisces energy is all about inner reflection, intuition and higher consciousness.  This is a wonderful energy that will join us for the months ahead, making it a perfect time to think about our spirituality and the deeper meaning behind your life.  Whatever has been cleared from your life in recent months is now dissipating and the New Moon Solar Eclipse will help you to get an idea of.

Choose Love Make Room For Something Different

10 Feb 2017
Choose Love Make Room For Something Different

Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, because it’s all about love. Giving it to ourselves, and sharing with others, goes a long way to healing the planet. It is our life lesson to learn more, grow more, share more, be more love and go forth with an open heart. Choose love, choose acceptance, choose peace! The very act of choosing is empowering. The full moon on February 10 and lunar eclipse, which will amplify the energy, is all about completion and making room for something different. Change is happening, whether we like it or not. It’s best to focus on the positive and take action accordingly whenever possible..

Year of the Fire Rooster

27 Jan 2017
Year of the Fire Rooster

I just had a thought, “what if is everything is okay? And we can have everything we want…love, peace and happiness? And let’s throw in health and prosperity for good measure!” This is possible despite the political turbulence, social unrest, and all the other situations out of our control. The secret is to stay true to our inner truth and focus on love, let go of fear. The theme for the New Moon on Friday, January 27, is being flexible and persistent in what matters most. Reviewing our intentions and goals for the New Year and resetting, adjusting where necessary. New moons give us this extra energy and motivation where.

Wolf Full Moon Go Out and Howl

11 Jan 2017
Wolf Full Moon Go Out and Howl

January 12 is the “Wolf” Full Moon, time to shine, go out and howl, let your dreams out for the New Year for all to hear! January is traditionally the time of year to reset, get inspired, and commit to our goals, dreams and desires. In numerology, 2017 is a “1” year, which means new beginnings and manifestations with renewed energy for embracing our dreams and developing our talents and sharing them with others. First we must embrace ourselves, love and accept ourself before we can be right with the world. Full moons are perfect times to let go of all that no longer serves us, old habits, relationships, and.

Cultivating Energy of Desire

28 Dec 2016
Cultivating Energy of Desire

This new moon in Capricorn is excellent for cultivating energy of desire, inspiration, and passion to make your dreams come true in the New Year!   By focusing on taking the spiritual high road, compassion, kindness, and patience with ourselves and each other, long lasting happiness and good fortune are possible! We have just entered the Winter season, which is the Water element and the Kidney organ system in Chinese Medicine. The Kidney organ system effects our bones and joints and features the qualities of salty and cold. On the emotional level, we may experience the dichotomy of fear and faith. This is the time of year to slow down, hibernate,.

Cold Moon Return of the Light

13 Dec 2016
Cold Moon Return of the Light

The Full moon on December 13 is called the “Cold Moon” because it occurs at the longest, darkest time of year. It is also another Super moon, which appears larger and brighter than regular full moons. Now with a meteor shower happening and the Winter Solstice, on December 21, this is energetically an exciting time of year. Traditionally, this is a time of celebration of the returning of the Light and can fill us with good cheer. Keeping up with all this celebration increases our need for self-care. In Chinese Medicine, taking time out to rest is an excellent way to cultivate energy to maintain good health and balance and.

Share and Build Community

28 Nov 2016
Share and Build Community

The new moon, on November 29, is all about sharing ourselves and building community based upon love and healing by choosing another more compassionate, balanced way of being and doing whatever it takes to let go of the old, negative ways that no longer serve us. It is time to realign our body, mind, and spirit to create unity and health within ourselves, which is reflected outward and is so greatly needed now. In Oriental Medicine, we are in the grief/letting go cycle, which the lung/large intestine meridians are responsible for during the Autumn season. Forgiveness is key to letting go in order to transform and move through blocked energy,.

Super Moon Let Go, Trust in Divine Order

11 Nov 2016
Super Moon Let Go, Trust in Divine Order

The Full Moon on Monday, November 14, is another super moon where the Moon, in its orbit, is closest to the Earth. And the full moon hasn’t been this close to the Earth in 68 years and won’t be again until November 25, 2034! This may explain why such high energy is building around this record-breaking super Full Moon and the results of a landmark election just happened. Big letting go and trusting in Divine Order is necessary now! The need to dig in deeper still and anchor in love is what is called upon individually and collectively to raise our consciousness, which leads to greater health, happiness, and vitality.

Dig Deep to Reveal Hidden Truths

29 Oct 2016
Dig Deep to Reveal Hidden Truths

New moon in Scorpio, my birth sign! This is a powerful, magical, and transformative time of year to dig in and dig deep to reveal hidden truths and desires and get to the heart of the matter. New moons are all about new beginnings, new openings, and new possibilities. This is a wonderful time to embrace heart desires and make dreams come true. By focusing on the positive possibilities, we can lighten up and have an easier time managing difficult times and circumstances. At Wonderworks the intention is to help people heal and balance their body, mind, and spirit in order to feel greater love and freedom so they can.

Give Voice to Your Intentions

15 Oct 2016
Give Voice to Your Intentions

The Full Moon energy in Aries this month is a part of our Planetary Qi and contributes to the building of our internal energy. The quality of our diet, exercise, and the air we breathe all influence our energy levels. In Chinese Medicine, this is the season of the Air element, which is directly associated with the Lung meridian  and the Large Intestine meridian. The Lung system cultivates and regulates respiration and circulation of Prana, our life source. This system is also responsible for promoting the function of air volume, which controls our speech and the strength of our voice. The Large Intestine system is responsible for letting go of.

Fall Into New Endeavors and Adventure

30 Sep 2016
Fall Into New Endeavors and Adventure

Fall into new endeavors, adventures, and realms during the New Moon in Libra, it’s the perfect time to create balance. The transition between summer, yang/outward actions, and autumn, yin/inner reflection is an importance time to establish equilibrium to cultivate good health in body,mind, and spirit. As we weather possible outer turbulence, focusing on a desired outcome, such as peace and tranquility, enables us to stay grounded and generate the power needed to initiate new outcomes. In Chinese Medicine, the ancient concept of balancing polarities is expressed in the symbol of yin/yang. Here we see an image of maintaining the center while embracing all aspects of being. The Autumn season is related to the Lung and.

Bring Your Goals and Dreams to Fruition

16 Sep 2016
Bring Your Goals and Dreams to Fruition

On Wednesday I woke to the exciting news Dylan Rose was born! My friend and patient, Nicole, called and said the birth was very fast and painful. After months of waiting, she is finally here, what a joyful experience to hold her baby! I feel blessed to part of this miraculous process. Nicole and I bonded during her pregnancy. Acupuncture helped with the healthy development of her baby, and also with her depression, anxiety, and energy. That is what this full moon, eclipse period brings, powerful energy to help bring our goals and dreams into fruition. I am helping many people this week who are experiencing underlining stress and anxiety. With acupuncture and herbs, they are.

Focus on “Being” Instead of “Doing”

31 Aug 2016
Focus on “Being” Instead of “Doing”

As we transition into Fall, the New Moon and Solar Eclipse on September 1st, helps motivate us to stay present and focus on “Being” instead of “Doing”. By cultivating our excitement about the changes taking place instead of anxiety, we discover new possibilities. We are also entering a period called Mercury in retrograde for the next three weeks, a perfect time to reorganize and reflect on our lives. But when this planet that rules communication goes backwards, it can also create difficulties and stress in communication and problems with technology. Knowing this is an influence of Mercury retrograde, can help us let go of judgements and frustrations and not get.

Celebrate Heart-Centered Growth

18 Aug 2016
Celebrate Heart-Centered Growth

As we near the end of summer, this full moon encourages us to pause and celebrate all of the heart-centered growth we have been enjoying. It is important to acknowledge our healing as we transition into new endeavors. This transition period can cause some confusion and doubt as to what is happening. This full moon is also a great time to let go of what does not work. Many people came into their healing session today wondering why they felt out of sorts and so emotional. When I mentioned we are on the verge of a full moon, they said “Oh that explains it!” Just like the tides are affected by.

Balance in Love and Relationships

02 Aug 2016
Balance in Love and Relationships

Hello and good day my fellow life travelers! I am delighted to share and connect with all of you!  The theme for this New Moon in Leo, the fiery heart-centered planet, is balance in love and relationships with self and others, which is required in order to create harmony in the world.  Balance within body, mind, and spirit is easily attainable by taking a deep breath, letting go, and focusing on the moment. In Chinese Medicine, the importance of maintaining balance in the heart meridian is essential to maintain health.  The Heart Meridian is the ruler of all the other organ systems in our body.  Imbalances in the smooth flow.

Celebrate Transformation

18 Jul 2016
Celebrate Transformation

Happy Full Moon! A wonderful time to celebrate our great efforts of transformation that we’ve been experiencing these last few months. Hopefully your transformations have involved completion, and letting go of fear and embracing greater love, truth, and healing! During the season of Summer, the Heart meridian energy center is dominant. In Chinese Medicine, the heart functions include blood circulation, as well as housing the mind and spirit, consciousness, thinking, memory, sleep, taste and speech. It’s so important to establish and maintain balance of the Heart meridian to create good health in body, mind, and spirit. Otherwise disturbances in the mind-body connection can result in insomnia, anxiety, headaches and stomachaches..

New Moon of Independence

04 Jul 2016
New Moon of Independence

The theme for this New Moon is self love, which is perfect for  Independence Day!  It is very liberating to love and care for oneself whole-heartedly. When we  accept and forgive ourselves, focus on love, and let go of fear, we enter the timeless present and create a lightness of being which is reflected in positive relationships. Often we do for others to the detriment of our health and happiness, which can also create stress in our body, mind and spirit. As well as cause stress in our relationships. Healing sessions are an excellent way to let go and focus on self healing. This helps create greater love, compassion and.

Full Moon Summer Solstice

20 Jun 2016
Full Moon Summer Solstice

We are on the precipice of an exciting time of year…summer! This year summer is coming in with a tremendous force; we will be having a full moon and Solstice on the same day! This is an auspicious day indeed because the last time this happened was 30 years ago! This rare and powerful energy is a much-needed opportunity for letting go, transformation, and improvement both individually and collectively. Creating a ritual to honor and celebrate this time will help keep us focused on positive outcomes. Being flexible and adapting while keeping the faith will manifest our dreams. In Chinese Medicine, the Fire element is associated with summer and the.

Nourish Life – Manifest New Moon Dreams

05 Jun 2016
Nourish Life – Manifest New Moon Dreams

Having just returned from the Hawaiian Islands Saturday, where I was immersed in nature for 10 days, I am feeling weirdly out of place here. I am reminded to stay focused on the New Moon message of trusting in the process of life and staying positive, while planting new seeds of personal and professional desires and goals. It is a choice of attitude on how I want to experience my life no matter where I am or what the circumstances are. So I took a nap, got on my bike, bought groceries, and am starting to feel at home again. Life is good! The New Moon is the ideal time.

Full Moon Rebellious Qi

21 May 2016
Full Moon Rebellious Qi

Full moons are all about letting go, completion, and trusting the process. This is part of the natural life cycle. Often this can bring up issues of control, which can create disturbance in the energy flow. In Chinese Medicine this is called Rebellious Qi. That is when the energies in the body, mind, and spirit run contrary, and we get stuck causing dis-ease within our system. In addition, we have been in a Mercury Retrograde cycle, when the planet spins backwards, since April 28 and ending on May 22. This period can cause difficulties with communication. However, it is also a wonderful opportunity to review, refine, and explore our dreams.

The Fairy Godmother of Motherhood

07 May 2016
The Fairy Godmother of Motherhood

Happy Mother’s Day! A joyous day to celebrate the miracle of life with the people we love! I am blessed to have twin sons, Jake and David, who are 29 years old. I remember the day I gave birth all those years ago as being the most amazing day of my life! Those two perfect, precious babies, have now grown into these handsome, loving men. We enjoy each other’s company and are going to the Padres game on Sunday celebrate our special day. Throughout the years in my healing practice, I have helped many people experience the gift of life as well. I feel like a fairy Godmother helping make.

Full Moon Madness

21 Apr 2016
Full Moon Madness

Mystical, magical full moon time! It’s rumored to be a green full moon, first time in a hundreds of years! However, I woke up to a golden full moon out my bedroom window. This is a powerful energy supporting us to let go of old ideas, desires, and/or behaviors that are not working anymore. Anything is possible! During this intense transition period, I am seeing a lot of people suffering going through difficulty with sickness or tragedy. It is important to remember that sometimes it gets worse before it gets better. Like the saying goes, it’s always darkest before the dawn. Transformation is happening even if it doesn’t look like.

Winds of Change

07 Apr 2016
Winds of Change

Wonderful possibilities for transformation are available every moment of the day. This is true in nature and for us as well. This is the time of year when we can actually see change in progress.   As nature blooms and prospers with the elements of air and water, so do we with are our thoughts and actions. The body, mind, and spirit connection is the key element in holistic healing. As we think, we create. This is a powerful aspect of our being which can either heal us or hurt us depending on our focus. If we are out of balance for too long, stuck in a negative rut, experiencing long-term.

Spring Equinox – Reminder of the Importance of Balance

20 Mar 2016
Spring Equinox – Reminder of the Importance of Balance

Spring Equinox is the day of equal lightness and darkness, the transition between Winter and Spring. This time may challenge us in mind, body, and spirit, as Mother Nature is showing us the importance of balance, embracing the totality of being. I am off to the desert to explore this theme. In Chinese Medicine, we have just emerged from Winter, or the Water element, which is more internal, a time to recharge our batteries before bursting forth into spring. Spring, or the Wood element, is the exact opposite. An exciting time of new beginnings. It is external: wood grows and expands. Wood is associated with anger and creativity; achieving goals and.

March Time For Rebirth and Transformation

06 Mar 2016
March Time For Rebirth and Transformation

As I sit in the park enjoying this beautiful March afternoon, I notice life happening around me. Spring is in the air, happiness everywhere, children running to and fro, families gathering for a picnic, the sound of laughter and romance are tangible. Leaves blowing from the trees, hawks circling in a cloudy sky, and life force flowing create a sense of harmony. March is a time for rebirth and transformation. After months of stuck energies, lightness of being can be felt. The water element of Pisces focuses on the emotional centers of the heart and the will to help dreams come true. The new moon energies and a powerful solar eclipse.

Year of the Fire Monkey: Take Risks with Light-Hearted Playfulness

08 Feb 2016
Year of the Fire Monkey: Take Risks with Light-Hearted Playfulness

Happy Chinese New Year! The year of the red fire monkey. This auspicious day also falls on the new moon. This is a perfect time to start something new or go forward with goals and dreams that the winter months may have stagnated. The theme for fire monkey, is taking risks with a light-hearted, playfulness. We are also celebrating Leap Year and Valentine’s Day to enhance are sense of wonder! Originally Valentine’s Day was called the Day of Sweetness because Spring is on its way. Traditionally, a day for lovers and couples. This day can create loneliness if you’re single, which I am. The benefits of being sweet to one’s.

Therapeutic Transformation in Winter

21 Jan 2016
Therapeutic Transformation in Winter

As we transition through the weathering storms, I find myself in and out of hibernation mode. This is a natural state of being in Winter, connecting with oneself on a soul level is very therapeutic and transformative. However, after awhile too much isolation can cause stagnation and pain and I start to feel lonely. I am grateful to connect with others to create balance and enjoy the benefits of living a healthy life. One of my greatest joys is my life work. I love coming the office to help others’ create a healthy, happy life as well. It was not always the case. Thirty years ago I was in the.