What is the Wood Element?
In the Five Element System, The Wood Element is the most yang. Yang represents active, expansive, light, hot, and outward energy. It's no surprise that Wood corresponds to spring - a time of growth and expansion as seeds sprout, trees and plants grow, and animals give birth to and nurture their young.
Emotional and Spiritual Aspects of Wood
The emotion anger is associated with the Wood Element and while many of us think of anger as a bad thing it's actually a normal…
Eyelid Infection[/caption] It can be miserable for all parties when your child has itchy, red, irritated or swollen eyes. Kids want to itch and rub their eyes which generally makes the problem worse. These symptoms are usually caused by allergies, pink eye (conjunctivitis), blepharitis (eyelid infection/inflammation) or styes. I’m going to share with you a few remedies and techniques to help your child’s eyes heal faster so you can stop saying, “Don’t rub!”
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What does stress look like in your life?
Is it too much to do with too little time? Trying to do it all perfectly? Guilt that you're not doing enough? Too little downtime or zero time to yourself? Or perhaps you have toxic people or relationships that zap your energy? An unhealthy work situation? A long commute? No matter what the stress is, we all have it in one form or another.
In Chinese medicine, stress affects the Wood Element first!
I daresay that modern Western culture, with its emphas…
Is your life what you imagined it would be?
Have you ever felt like you're going along in life and suddenly realize that even though you're doing what you thought you should, it isn't making you happy anymore? Maybe you're exhausted. Or you're not happy in your marriage, job, or life situation. You're not the parent you want to be or the person you used to be. Even though you're doing what you (or others) think you should it's not filling your soul. There's not enough fun, rest, or play in you…
It's so easy to get overwhelmed with all the things that have to been done and schedules that we juggle. To help manage this, every Sunday night I review my schedule and to do list for the week and pick a word or phrase as my mantra to help me find more ease and flow. This week will be very full, so I'm picking the phrase "Be Present" as my reminder to take things one at a time. Feel free to save this photo to your phone and use it to remind you to Pause. Breathe. and Be Present. What's your wor…
In the Five Elements, the energy of the Water Element calls us to go within, to tap into our higher self and our own deeper wisdom. BUT... that does NOT mean we have to go it alone. How will you call in support this week? What can you delegate to lighten your load? Support is there. You simply have to ask!!
Gratitude to Kendra Knight Photography for the gorgeous photo! #5elementway #water #support
Connecting with nature is so powerful - it's like hitting the reset button. All our problems seem smaller when we're immersed in the natural world. This weekend I'm heading to the beach to get my toes in the sand! Last week it was a walk in the woods. Such a great way to recharge! What are your nature plans this weekend? Now is the time to nurture your Water Element! Check and see if yours balanced...
Special thanks to Kendra Knight Photography for the gorgeous photo!!…
Raising a child in today’s world can be so confusing. With each child’s own unique personality, knowing what they need to reach their full potential can be an ongoing challenge for most parents. Check out my interview with Rebecca Risk as we discuss my book Heal Your Child from the Inside Out: The 5-Element Way to Nurturing Healthy, Happy Kids, as I explain the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine and how you can use them to relate to each child on their own terms.
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