For a moment, picture yourself outside on a warm, sunny day. Imagine you’re barefoot and running through a field of lush, soft grass. You might even find the corners of your mouth turning up toward your ears thinking about it. Feel-good elements aside, there are unquestionable benefits to spending time outside. These benefits include increased
Grief is awkward, and tragic, but can even be beautiful – if only we are bold enough to share our story.
By Shaina Painter, MS, CNSc
Diet culture has become pervasive in western culture in the last few decades, from the latest detox tea to “intuitive fasting.” It’s an industry worth more than $78 billion. And it’s growing, with as much as 49.1% of people dieting to lose weight.
The principle of equanimity is all about balance, resilience, and equilibrium. But it doesn’t mean that we must accept a life of passivity, in which we exist without emotion, without vibrancy, without humanness!
By Maritza Bollain y Goytia, L.Ac.
Tai chi and qigong have recently gained popularity as more and more clinical research has validated their effectiveness and as more people have sought out alternatives to traditional Western approaches to supporting mental health.
Tea has continued to be a source of self-soothing. There’s lots of scientific reasons that we might have these reactions to tea (the polyphenols regulate insulin, which stabilizes our moods, the aromatherapeutic psychosomatic benefits), but what may be most impactful is transforming mere tea drinking into a ritual steeped in love.