Today is National Period Day. It is a celebration and a reminder that we should not be ashamed of our power. It is emblematic of our strength; we maneuver the world despite the normalcy of bleeding for days. Our periods are natural and it is part of the cycle of creating life.
I also recognize that women still face social stigmas, which can be felt more acutely by young women who are still coming to understand their bodies. As a holistic care practitioner, I am mindful of t
Spring is a chance to get rid of winter habits and make room for a fresh restart. While spring cleaning can feel overwhelming, here are easy ways to jumpstart this process. Clear out your mind. Engaging in a mental detox activity helps eliminate distractions. Take a nature walk without technology. Observing nature’s gifts can help you focus and appreciate the small details. Pause and do nothing. Set a ten-minute timer and lay on the floor. This activity disrupts our always-on
Every few years, our bodies mature in ways that we have to learn to embrace. Subtle changes that become glaring to you: the new curves, the stubborn stomach pouch, the surprising freckles, and the new frown line that becomes a staple on your face. Also, those new morning aches and pains and occasional night sweats that become common place. I’m learning to age with grace and gratitude.
In Chinese medicine we are taught that your essence “jing” is considered to be the underp
Weight loss is a complicated issue. Any successful program includes a healthy diet, exercise and stress reduction. Many people are adding acupuncture to their weight loss plan and having great success. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been proven to assist in weight loss. Acupuncture is not a miracle cure, but it is very effective in making it easier to lose weight and maintain that loss. Keep in mind that just like any weight loss program, you must be willing to modify