Summer, Summer, Summer!

I love summer for so many reasons! Sunshine, warmer weather, fresh local produce, gardening, trail riding…the list could go on.  Did you know that there are seasonal rhythms? Our bodies change as the seasons change, and in traditional Chinese medicine, summertime is a time of motion and energy. During this period, we have our greatest […]

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Can A Walk In The Forest Make You Healthier?

In Japan, they call it shinrin-yoku, a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing,” using all 5 senses to experience it fully.  Others call it “Forest Therapy.”  My husband and I like to call it trail riding and horse camping, and both are our way of connecting with nature and de-stressing. […]

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The Importance of Blood Sugar Balance

Blood sugar is one of the key foundations of optimal health, and many functions in the body depend on it being at a healthy balance. Often called blood glucose level, it is one of the two most regulated systems in the body. The other is oxygen delivery to the cells. Without these two systems, your […]

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It’s All About Balance

I love the word “balance,” because I feel that life is all about balance – whether it’s your emotions, your stress management, your diet or even your ability to have fun. One of my passions is to encourage others to live a balanced, healthy life.   I think the reason for this is that finding balance […]

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Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning The Dynamic Duo

I’m so happy that Spring is finally here! It’s a time of reawakening and coming into bloom with renewed energy, not only in the gardens and flower beds but in our lives too. According to traditional Chinese medicine, spring is the time in which the liver and gallbladder need to be nourished. Although you want […]

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Are You Stuck in Sympathetic Dominance?

The autonomic nervous system includes the parasympathetic and the sympathetic systems. The parasympathetic system is in charge of the organs and their functions, while the sympathetic system is in charge of the fight or flight response to perceived danger or stress, whether that means running from a dangerous animal, being stuck in a dreadful job, […]

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Are You Getting Enough Potassium?

Potassium is an essential mineral used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body, and it performs many essential functions, such as regulating the heart, balancing the electrical potential of the body, helping to regulate your body’s fluid levels, aiding in muscular function and waste removal, and helping keep your nervous system functioning properly.  […]

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Gratitude Can Help You Be Healthier

We all know that Thanksgiving happens in November. It’s the one time a year we stop for a minute and express gratitude for all that we’ve been blessed with. But what would happen if we extended the tradition of giving thanks throughout the entire year instead of just during this holiday season? I’m a firm […]

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Keeping Balance In The Body: The Lungs & Large Intestine

Every organ in traditional Chinese Medicine has a partner – one is yin, the other yang.  The lungs are yin, and the large intestine is yang, and they work together to keep balance in the body.  The lungs are responsible for taking in the new.  This manifests physically as breathing in the clean, crisp fall […]

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Essential Oil Fall Diffusing Blends

Can you believe summer is coming to an end already? The first day of Fall is right around the corner! The leaves are beginning to turn colors, and I find myself reaching for my sweater each morning as I head outside to do my barn and horse chores.  As autumn sweeps into our lives, I […]

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