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...

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...

Fill Your Year with Self-Care and Happiness

With the new year often comes new year’s resolutions and a lot of messages out there that emphasize a “New Year and a New You.” But I want to de-emphasize the part about having to change yourself for the better or the idea that you have to reinvent yourself for the...

What’s the heart got to do with it?

In my Masterclass Video I highlighted two points Tan Zhong and Guan Yuan. In this post, I’ll talk more about why these two points are important for cultivating your Qi. Qi means vital energy or life force. Qi represents the different functions and transformations of...

Breathing Roots Meditation

Breathing is essential to life. The tragic event in Minneapolis when vital breath was violently taken away from George Floyd sparked demonstrations and civil unrest throughout the country. These events over the past weeks have weighed heavy on my heart and mind. The...
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