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The Pitfalls of Winter and How to Avoid Them earth element winter season Jan 17, 2023

The Earth element in Chinese medicine corresponds to what we might think of as the ending of each season and is related to the concept of transformation. Although the Earth element is often...

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Extraordinary Sources for Winter Nutrition nutrition water winter season Dec 29, 2022

Chinese medicine’s health “encyclopedia,” the Neijing Suwen, translated as ”The Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor,” says that the corresponding relationship among...

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Transcending the Emotion of Fear emotions fear winter season Dec 22, 2022

Energetic Winter

The Kidneys are the Root of Life, Regeneration and Vitality

During the winter months all things in nature wither, hide, return home, and enter a resting period, just as lakes and...

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Emotions of Energetic Winter emotions water winter season Dec 15, 2022

Along the trail’s edge

beside a sparkling river

in the willow shade,

I lingered to take a nap—

lingered, and I’m still here.

—A Japanese Zen Poem, translated by Sam Hamill

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