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Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Chinese Medicine, Useful Tips, Whole Woman Wednesday | 2 comments

Improve Your Digestion With These 3 Simple Tips

Improve Your Digestion With These 3 Simple Tips

  Welcome to Whole Woman Wednesday! Today’s topic is improving your digestion. In Chinese medicine, digestion is the main indicator that determines the state of your overall health. Many times, improving your health (or fertility, or immune system, or mood) starts with improving your digestion. A healthy digestion means that you don’t get gas, bloating, heartburn or feel sluggish after a meal, but rather feel energized and satiated. It also means having 2-3 well-formed bowel movements per day. When you’re digestive fires are burning at the optimal level, meaning your digestion is strong, you don’t experience strong cravings that aren’t good for you, like sweets, and greasy fried foods, and you are able to easily maintain a healthy weight. From a mental/emotional standpoint, a weak digestion in Chinese medicine means that you tend to worry, obsess, or overthink, and find it difficult to get moving, either physically or metaphorically. If any of this sounds familiar, today’s episode is for you! Click play above to learn my three favorite Chinese medicine tricks you can...

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Posted by on Mar 11, 2017 in Chinese Medicine, Useful Tips, Whole Woman Wednesday | 2 comments

Sleep Better Using These 3 Secret Chinese Medicine Tricks

Sleep Better Using These 3 Secret Chinese Medicine Tricks

  Welcome to my first episode of Whole Woman Wednesday! Today we’re going to dive into the topic of insomnia and the common desire to get better sleep. Getting good quality sleep balances your hormones, improves fertility, reduces stress, elevates your mood, makes you more alert and productive during the day, and even makes it easier to release weight. Consider your answers to these questions: Is it difficult for you to fall or stay asleep? Do you wake up drowsy? Do you lie awake at night beating yourself up about not being able to fall asleep? Are you waking up often between 1-3am? In today’s six minute video, you’ll learn my three favorite, little known Chinese Medicine tricks to sleep better tonight and every night. Plus, one bonus tip from one of my favorite spiritual teachers that will not only improve your sleep, it will also improve your life. And if you watch until the very end, there’s a blooper. Because I love bloopers. And I’m a dork. 😉 NOTE: All of...

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Feminism | 0 comments

Why I March

Why I March

  I march for my mom, medicine woman, single mother, who taught me to be my own warrior, seek spiritual growth, and to laugh.   I march for my grandma, ballroom dancer, breast cancer survivor, who taught me to savor beauty, live with grace, and sit with pain.   I march for my grandmother, matriarch, feminist, who showed me what it looks like to follow your heart, even if it means disappointing others.   I march for my fifth grade English teacher, Sally, who taught me the power of the written word, and that a shy, awkward girl matters.   I march for my high school English teacher and mentor, Judy, who taught me to leap when there was no net and to have faith one would appear. It always did.   I march for my closest girlfriends, who shine their brilliant minds and hearts on me and everyone around them, who have held me up through every challenging and celebratory time in my life. Goddesses, all of them....

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Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in Chinese Medicine, Fertility, Personal Development | 0 comments

How Healthy Boundaries Improve Fertility And Digestion

How Healthy Boundaries Improve Fertility And Digestion

  It may sound strange, but setting healthy boundaries can actually improve your digestion and fertility, according to Chinese medicine. Many of the women I treat who struggle to conceive also have several food sensitivities and/or digestion issues. These women also tend to be what we call Earth-type people in Chinese medicine. However, all of us have Earth energy, no matter what our type. According to Chinese medicine, each of us is made up of the five elements: Earth, Fire, Metal, Water, and Wood. Each element corresponds to a different organ system in the body. The Earth element rules the digestion. Symbolically, the Earth element represents how we “digest” the world around us, in all aspects. When there is an imbalance in Earth energy, one of the ways this imbalance can manifest is by not being able to discern between “self” and “other” when foreign bodies enter into a woman’s system such as food or the DNA of her partner when trying to conceive. Both of these instances are examples...

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Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Feminism, Inspiration, Personal Development | 0 comments

The Urgency Of Feminism For Men And Women + Resources Galore

The Urgency Of Feminism For Men And Women + Resources Galore

  The recent U.S. presidential election elucidated the massive amount of social, political, economic and environmental work that remains to be done in the world. For me, the issue that hits closest to home is gender inequality, also known as women’s rights, or feminism.   Women’s Rights Aren’t Just About Women   Not only do women’s rights affect the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of women–an aspect of feminism that interests me greatly as a women’s health practitioner–women’s rights also affect men and children. In fact, women’s rights affect the entire world. After all, women make up half the population on the planet. Anyone who has ever felt marginalized sees the world through that oppressed lens. They possess a hypersensitivity that those who have not felt marginalized do not possess–whether due to the color of their skin, sexuality, gender, physical capability, country of origin or any other state of being.   Men And Women Need To Communicate About Feminism   I am struck by the inherent ways that my husband and I view and process the world around us. I...

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