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Sleep Better Using These 3 Secret Chinese Medicine Tricks

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

  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...

Why I March

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

  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...

How Healthy Boundaries Improve Fertility And Digestion

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

  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”...

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