The Great Way is Not Difficult For Those Who Have No Preferences

The Great Way is Not Difficult For Those Who Have No Preferences

–Faith in Mind– Xin Xin Ming 信心銘  By Seng Can 僧璨 (550ce). The Third Patriarch of Zen after Bodhidharma, and the Thirteenth Patriarch after Siddhartha Gautama Buddha. Opening verses of the poem…. The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction

Return to the Rhythms of Nature

Return to the Rhythms of Nature

~Healthy & Graceful Aging~ Lifestyle does matter when it comes to health — strong family connections, nutrient-dense food, and physical activity are the keys to longevity in the “Blue Zones,” the geographic locations that most centenarians call home. The Nourishing Life method has its roots in the ancient Chinese science of wellness, longevity, and potency called Yang Sheng, which literally

Yoga and Thyroid Health

Yoga and Thyroid Health

The thyroid is a gland located in the lower neck that secretes hormones through the circulatory system to maintain harmony among all organs in the body. A part of the endocrine system, the thyroid controls your metabolism, regulates your body temperature, maintains energy levels, ensures healthy menstruation, and plays a key role in brain and nervous system development. During pregnancy, thyroid hormone controls fetal

The Kidneys and Reproductive Vigor

The Kidneys and Reproductive Vigor

The Kidneys and Reproductive Vigor – It is very common to be in some ways deficient (for example: tired and needing a lot of sleep, mostly cold, and sluggish and heavy feeling) and in other ways excessive (breast pain, knee and back pain, pain with menses, excessive emotionality). Often times, the two seemingly opposing issues are actually related. This internal

The One Energy

The One Energy

Flow of fertility – Chinese medicine’s view of infertility suggests that somehow the body has become disconnected from nature, from itself, and from life. We don’t really even use the label of infertility in Chinese medicine. Yes, we talk about that disease expression, but it is understood as a superficial manifestation of a deeper individual imbalance. Life, fertility– is really

Stress and fertility

Stress and fertility

I do not think people realize how subjective fertility is to the host: our bodies and minds. When the host is functioning at a sub-optimal level, one of the very first things to go is fertility. Stress can come from environmental toxins, emotional factors, toxins in our food, water and air. I am not a real alarmist about these things,