seasons

How to Preserve and Persevere in the Winter Months

by Erin Kumpf In Chinese theory, the passing of seasons is a reflection of the oscillation and interchanging of yin and yang: from the utmost yang (the brightness and heat of mid summer) to the utmost yin (the quiet, inward, solitude of winter.)  We are now deep into to winter.  Energetically, winter is associated with slowing down, of storage, and

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Ayurvedic Tips to Invite the Light of Spring

by Karen Mandell Late winter to early spring, from March to mid-May, is a Kapha (Earth element) watery season of warming temperatures. Outside, snow melts, making the rivers full and muddy. Warm temperatures encourage tender young sprouts to grow, and everything around us begins to wake up after a long winter’s sleep. Our internal landscape reflects Mother Nature’s actions. Spring is

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Seasonal Eating in Transition from Winter to Spring

by Lara Zakaria, RPh HHC During the long, harsh winter, have you noticed you’ve been eating foods heavier than what you typically crave? Have you gained some extra winter weight? You’re not alone. During winter, our bodies crave hearty meals and sedentary lifestyles. In fact, this response to cold temperatures and shorter days is rooted deeply into our DNA. Winter has traditionally been a

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