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Grounding and Centering Your Earth Element

earth elementIn the Northern Hemisphere, we are now entering late summer, or the in-between season, before autumn starts. In the five-element theory of healing, this is associated with the Earth Element. This time is the peak of harvest for plants, the time of ripening of fruit and grains and when the energy starts to wane, becoming cooler in the evenings,...
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Summer - Fire Element

Fire FotorJune 21st, marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. In the five-element theory, the FIRE element is associated with the summertime. This is a time of year when the energy has the fastest growth and is the warmest. Fire element symbolizes the peak of Yang energy, young adulthood, the time of flourishing. Fire represents youthful energy,...
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Spring Rejuvenation: The Wood Element

SPRING Collage FotorMarch 20th welcomes the vernal or spring equinox for the Northern Hemisphere or the autumnal equinox for the Southern Hemisphere.  In the five-element theory, the spring season is associated with the Wood element. This element symbolizes the birth and fresh beginning stages of Yang energy. Wood represents new life and creation. Wood energy is ...
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Winter is Here, it's all about the Aromatherapy Bath!

waterWinter in the Northern Hemisphere has begun! In the five elements, this season is associated with the WATER element, the perfect time for inward reflection, rest and restoration. The associated organs of the Water element are the Kidneys/Adrenals and Bladder. The kidneys store the Essence or Jing, the genetic foundation of an individual. They ...
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Autumn is Here!

5elementIn the theory of the Five Elements, also known as the Five Phases, the season of Autumn is associated with the METAL element. The Metal element symbolizes the time of the harvest, gathering in, and the beginning stages of Yin. After the Fall Equinox the weather turns cooler, the nights are now longer than the days, the climate is dry as leaves dry ...
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Garden Herbal Harvest

hanging herbsOur botanical garden is so prolific this year! We grew German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), cilantro/coriander (Coriandrum sativum), peppermint (Mentha x piperita), rose geranium (Pelargonium graveolens var. roseum), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), yarrow (Achillea millefolium), thyme (Thymus vulgaris) and many other herbs. We have already processed many aromatic plants into dried herbs, hydrosols and infused oils.

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Strengthen Your Immune System Naturally

healthy lifeLiving a healthy, natural life today can be an overwhelming challenge. Schedules are stretched to the maximum, eating habits are poor and often eating on the run, environmental toxins are everywhere; and stress levels are at an all time high. All of these factors can impair our immune system. When the immune system is weak, the body becomes vulnera...
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Body Care Tips for the Winter Season

mntsBody care tips for the winter season:Drink plenty of room temperature water, no iced beverages.Add extra oil to your daily diet like Flaxseed Oil.Keep your body warm and covered when in the wind and cold.Get adequate rest and sleep.      Body Exfoliation:Dry brushing daily before a bath or shower.Stimulates blood and lymphatic flow.R...
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