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
by Janel DuRoss I truly enjoy the festive energy of the holiday season, there’s a certain specialness and mystery or ‘rasa’ in the atmosphere that makes this time of year fun and cozy. Although, I much prefer warmer temperatures like 90 degrees, I like how nature inspires our body and mind to slow down. It’s a time to restore
by Erin Kumpf, L.Ac Ahh…winter. For the blessed individuals who relish in the sub-arctic cold and continue to frolic in the snow come mid February, another few weeks of winter is no big deal. For many, however, this time of year often means increased lethargy, depression, irritability, bouts of crying, poor sleep or increased need for sleep, diminished libido, difficulty
by Karen Mandell Winter officially begins on December 21, the date of the December solstice, or what we in Jersey City, north of the equator, refer to as the Winter Solstice. On this day the Earth is at its farthest distance from the sun in our hemisphere. As a result, we experience this day as the shortest of the year.
By Lara Zakaria, RPh HHC Being sick sucks. I know this, you know this… so why don’t we just avoid it to begin with? When we get sick, it’s usually due to a combination of factors that result in a weakened immune system which then allows a virus or bacteria to multiply and wreak havoc. I like to compare your