Chinese Medicine and the Art of Letting Go

Chinese Medicine and the Art of Letting Go

Are you feeling pissed off? Angry? Upset? Irritated? Frustrated? Agitated by things that are beyond your control? It’s a good time to Let Go. We choose to let go, not because we are detached and unfeeling (or apathetic), but because we make a conscious choice to...
Basil & Chrysanthemum Tea for Headache and Stress

Basil & Chrysanthemum Tea for Headache and Stress

When stress rises and brings on a headache, these three soothing herbs work together to calm the nervous system and relieve pain and tension in the head. Common kitchen basil is not only delicious in pasta and salad, but also makes a wonderful ingredient in herbal...
Homemade Chai Tea Recipe

Homemade Chai Tea Recipe

I had my first taste of real, homemade chai while working at an Indian restaurant years and years ago. It was such a revelation after only having the boxed, overly sweetened, steamed milk concoction served by the big coffeehouse chains. This chai was totally...
Chamomile: a Healing Herbal Powerhouse

Chamomile: a Healing Herbal Powerhouse

Ahhh.. chamomile…the humble herbal tea is actually a powerhouse of healing. This delicate flower is a potent calming and anti-inflammatory herb that can be used for tummy aches, anxiety, sleep, and pain. It is super versatile, extremely gentle, and delicious to...
Make Your Resolutions Work for Your Element

Make Your Resolutions Work for Your Element

Use the 5 Element System to Help You Make More Productive Resolutions Confession time: I love New Year’s resolutions. I find the process of imagining the coming year and writing lists of things I would like to accomplish very, well, fun. What can I say, finding...