health

How to reduce stress without spending tons of money on a yoga retreat: Go on a mini-retreat.

Contributed by:  Bridget Fujioka Stress is an all too common occurrence in our daily lives, and now with the holidays around the corner, we experience the feeling even more. But, why is stress such a common occurrence and how do we cope with it? To understand how to manage it, we must first understand how stress works. Stress is a

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Five Reasons Why Touch Is Good For Your Health

Contributed by:  Lola Rephann Touch is essential for well-being and emotional balance. In our society today, we’re often over-sexualized and under-touched. Fed a strange diet of messages that say we must be sexually attractive and provocative to merit touch, there is no model for non-sexual yet intimate healing contact. Even within our own families, we’re not guaranteed touch as many children

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Tips to Keep Your Lungs Clear and Your Intestines Happy During Autumn (includes a simple recipe to support Lung Health)

By Erin Kumpf D.A.C.M. “In the end, the treasure of life is missed by those who hold on and gained by those who let go.”  ~ Lao Tzu Cool, crisp mornings, cornucopias of red, orange and yellow hues, all things pumpkin and a reluctant acceptance of shorter days and longer nights.  Welcome, autumn.  Its been a while since we’ve seen

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Harness the Energetics of Spring by Cleansing Inside and Out

by Erin Kumpf LA.c MSTOM SPRING IS HERE. (I know you are as excited as I am about this statement.) As we move from the uber YIN, cold, retracted, inward and downward flowing, introspective season of winter (dominated by the Kidney energy and WATER element) we are beginning the transition into the season dominated by the LIVER and WOOD energy.

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Compassion

by Erin Kumpf, L.Ac “The Compassionate Sage acts on that aspect of our lives that is distinctly human. It affects what the Chinese call “Shen” or Spirit. The Spirit is what is outgoing, advancing, and connects to life; it centers us and allows us to reach out. It allows affinity and clarity, and when it’s not nourished properly we can become scattered and

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The Dark Side of Blue Light

The average American spends 11 hours in front of a screen. Whether it’s your phone or laptop or television, we’re increasingly glued to our screens these days. Research has shown that blue light from screens, especially at night time, has a negative effect on health. Although studies haven’t conclusively proven the reason for the negative effects, research has shown that

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