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Woman's Balance - A Graceful and Transformative Journey

Woman's Balance - A Graceful and Transformative Journey

Balance is not about being perfect all the time, nor that your life is exactly rationed into equal parts. Instead, being in balance means you are in the right season for things to unfold and flourish in their appropriate time.  Learn how to find your center and stay balanced with qigong and nourishing herbal infusions

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Winter Qigong- Embrace the Yin

Winter Qigong- Embrace the Yin
According to The Five Element Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, winter is the extreme yin season. Each season has its unique set of qualities and attributes. Winter is associated with the internal organs; the kidneys, bladder, and adrenal glands. The colors are black/blue. The element is water. The sound is chui. Each organ holds emotions. The kidneys have the capacity to hold the spectrum of emotion. An imbalanced kidney or deficient kidney Qi holds fear, depression, paranoia. Balanced kidneys hold wisdom, awareness, and courage.
 
 
The practice of qigong in winter helps us fortify our will power and creativity so we can face our fears and raise our spirit.
 
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Receive Your Word of the Year! Introduction, Meditation & Journaling

Receive Your Word of the Year!  Introduction, Meditation & Journaling

Today, I’d like to share a popular tradition that I’ve grown to love with you because it brings me so much clarity in my life.  Before we get started, you’ll need to grab your pen and paper because I’m going to guide you through a meditation and journaling experience to receive your word of the year. 

 

Having a word of the year has become a guiding principle for me. My word is the filter, the focal point, in which all my activities flow. So today, with your permission, I’d like to lead you through the process of receiving your word, your compass, your focal point.

 

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Red Clover- A Nourishing Herb and a Catalyst for Self-Actualization

Red Clover- A Nourishing Herb and a Catalyst for Self-Actualization

Hey Beautiful, today, we’re talking about Red Clover Blossoms. I'll share with you why Red Clover is a wonderful herbal ally for women and for lung health. I’ll also share my personal and direct interaction with Red Clover. This is not a video that solely focuses on an impressive list of therapeutic qualities and phytochemicals of Red Clover. This video is primarily about the insights that I'm learning from Red Clover on a personal and spiritual level. Red Clover teaches us about protection, Qigong, receiving, reciprocity, deep listening, and self-actualization.

Red Clover is a cleanser and a healer. She helps things move through you so you can release and detoxify. And she helps you move through things. We are in a time of rapid consciousness shifts and awakenings. Red Clover helps protect and clear you as you move through the stages of awakening and self-actualization.

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Self Care Tips for the Summer Solstice

Self Care Tips for the Summer Solstice
At this time, 25 years ago, I was in a Zen temple meditating with the monks. I had just turned 21 years old. That is when I learned about The Bodhisattva Vow. The Bodhisattva vow is a vow taken by Buddhists to liberate all sentient beings. When I first heard about the vow, I was like, No, thank you! I'm not that much of a team player. I'll walk my own path, but I'm not about to try to liberate all sentient beings! That is way too much pressure.

As we approach the Summer Solstice, today's Apothecary Wisdom is dedicated to sharing insights about what this vow really means and what we as a collective are experiencing and what I'm processing personally. Today, I'll share insights, mindfulness actions, and self-care tips that promote emotional stability and spiritual connection to the greater cycles of nature. Continue reading