Patience and the Mulberry Tree

“With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.” — Chinese Proverb Silkworms only eat mulberry leaves and the trees were grown traditionally for this purpose. The silkworm spins itself a silk cocoon that is made with a continuous thread of silk....

Positive Affirmations

What are affirmations? Affirmations are brief, positive statements, that are said frequently to challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts and cultivate positive thinking. Throughout our lives, we have been influenced by our environment, how we were raised and what...

How do you build resilience?

My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.”― Mizuta Masahide (17th century Japanese poet and samurai) We have the amazing ability as humans to be resilient in the face of adversity. Just as our world is filled with stories of suffering, it’s equally filled...

Love Your Liver

Function of the liver in Chinese medicine Spring corresponds to the Wood element, the color green, and the organ of the liver. The liver is in charge of filtration, detoxification, regulation of chemicals in the blood, and storage of vitamins and minerals. In addition...

Spring Energy Brings Renewal and Growth

Spring signals a seasonal change when the sun shines directly onto the equator; day and night are equal in length. Spring symbolizes a time of rebirth, renewal and new beginnings. In Chinese Medicine, the principle of the Five Elements views what is going on in the...
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