Your Insider Tip for Easing Anxiety

You’re successful. You’re driven. You get sh*t done. You keep it together… No one at work would ever imagine just how anxious you are, underneath it all. Imagine yourself gliding out of bed in the morning, calm and happy. Steady, even in the face of all the things you need to get done, and all…

Bloated Before Your Period?

Do these 4 things to get back into your regular pants again Are mumu dresses and/or elasticized waistbands the only comfortable thing for you to wear during PMS? Good news! Treat your liver and spleen right, and you’ll have the best menstrual cycles ever. Stress and other factors can make your liver Qi stagnant, and…

Your Second Spring: Making the Most of Menopause

Whether you’ve been dreading it or longing for it, TCM considers menopause an important and valuable shift in your life, both physically and spiritually. Your menstrual cycle results from your heart energy descending to the kidneys to produce either your period or a baby. So for about 40 years of your life, a large portion…

Do You Know How to Align Yourself with the 5th Season of the Year?

Yup! 5 seasons, not 4! It’s short, but powerful, and pivotal. Late summer, which lasts from late August to Autumn Equinox (which is Sept 22 this year, in case you were wondering), belongs to the Earth element. This brief season marks the beginning of the transition from spring and summer’s yang energy – which is…

4 Tips on How to Make Healthy Habits Stick

1. Start small. Pick on new habit at a time and commit to it. Trying to change too many things at once is destined for failure. 2. Just 1min/day! Do your new habit (or the first part of your new habit) for one minute, every day. As the habit becomes more established, increase your time…

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Heart

According to TCM theory, your heart… Holds the energy of over-excitement, over-stimulation, and manic thinking when weak. Connects to your tongue. Cankers on your tongue? Speech problems? Your heart energy is out of balance. Reveals its health in your complexion/face. Want to freshen up your complexion and reduce baggy eyes? Learn how here. Houses your…

Do These 5 Things to Get Better Sleep

You Work Hard. You Deserve to Sleep Hard. Ditch caffeine. Coffee, tea, and dark chocolate all have caffeine in them, which interferes with your adenosine receptors. That means that you’re tricking your brain into staying awake even though your body is tired. (Trust me, I KNOW how hard it is to quit coffee. It used…

What To Do When You’ve Got Back Pain for “No Reason”

The key to getting better sooner is to address it on both a physical level and an emotional level. Follow these 4 simple tips: Work on accepting whatever major change is happening in your life. You can choose to resist it, but your new reality is here whether you like it or not. Your spirit…

3 Reasons Why this Summer is the Right Time to Open Your Heart

Your heart is the ruler of the summer season, according to TCM. That means your heart is at its strongest; it’s Qi and vitality are at their peak. Heart energy is expansive – it receives blood (think nourishment, love, vitality), and immediately sends it right back outward. And it’s well-rewarded for doing that, because it…

Why Your Spleen Wants You to Meditate

Meditation is one of the best spleen building exercises you can do. Even 5-10 minutes a day can make a huge difference over a couple of months. You’ll see improvements in all sorts of areas of your life you might not have thought were related at all! Focus>Worry. The spleen is in charge of your…

Why Does Cupping Make You Feel So Relaxed?

If you’re feeling stressed and anxious, one of the best things you can do for yourself is get some cupping. It’s one of the fastest and most effective techniques for helping you relieve tension and pain, and feel refreshed and grounded. With everything that’s going on in the world right now, this kind of self-care…