Aroma Acupoint Therapy for your bedtime routine

Have you tried Aroma Acupoint Therapy? That's when I put an essential oil on my fingers and apply it to an acupuncture point on your ear or body. How relaxed do you feel after that? What if you could do it at home for your kids before bed to help them sleep, support the immune system, and nourish the digestive system? Great idea! I made this video for you:

It’s time to make some inner compost, friends!

The summer is waning and we are entering the Autumn which is the season of the Metal element. It is the time when Mother Nature has provided the harvest leaving plants and trees bare. As another growing season ends, plants die and leaves fall to return to the earth to nourish the soil for next year’s growing season.

Much like the trees let go of the leaves they no longer need, this is a time for people to let go of the old, stale waste in our own lives to make room for new growth and ideas. This season brings us back to our core, revealing what we no longer need and should rid ourselves of, and reminds us of what is most important in our lives.

As we let go of things, we grieve and mourn, the emotions of the Metal element. We grieve the separation from those we have lost and things that no longer serve us. The grief is what cleanses us from that which we no longer need in our lives.

Metal is associated with the Lung and Large Intestine organs. The large intestine quite literally lets go of the waste that the body does not need. The Large Intestine does this on a metaphysical level as well, cleansing us of the junk we are surrounded by daily. This cleansing allows us to experience and enjoy the beauty and purity of our surroundings.

While the Large Intestine is letting go, the Lungs are doing their job and taking in that which is fresh and crisp. The Lung works beautifully in a cycle with the Large Intestine to take in the pure and eliminate the impure.

Now is a wonderful time for you to release your clutter to allow room for new experiences, feelings, ideas, and things within your space. Go through your closets, drawers, desk, etc and donate or sell what someone else can use and throw out anything else that you do not need. Take deep breaths, taking in the pure clean air and breathe out negativity, pain, and thoughts and patterns that no longer serve you. Find what adds value to your life and let the rest go.

This is a time to rest and conserve energy after expending so much energy during the Summer. The earlier sunsets remind us to slow down, bringing the energy of the vibrant fire summer season inward.

Happy Lunar New Year! Year of the Yang Fire Monkey

Welcome to the year of the Yang Fire Monkey! Get ready for a year that is pretty much the complete opposite of the Yin Wood Sheep year we just wrapped up. The Yin Wood Sheep year was a year of introspection, focusing on balance, renewal and growth. It prepared us to jump into this Yang Fire Monkey year, which will be characterized by change, innovation and expansive movement. This is your opportunity to move forward with all of the plans you made during your contemplative quiet time. 

The Fire Monkey is passionate and lively and will shake things up this year. Risk taking will be rewarded and even the most ambitious plans can succeed this year. The monkey is clever, creative and tricky and will keep you on your toes. 

It is a year of challenges where people will need to take risks in order to move forward. While it will be a great year for investing, entrepreneurship and finances, it is important to be cautious and aware of who you trust when choosing your business relationships. 

The fire element is associated with the heart and embodies passion, joy, creativity and strength. This is the time to blaze a new path or take a chance you might not otherwise have the courage to take.

The Fire Monkey is unpredictable, so it is wise to remain flexible and to avoid getting stuck in repetitive patterns. Keep your mind focused on your goal, go with the flow and be BOLD and you will navigate this exciting year gracefully. 

Gong Xi Fa Cai!