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Nourishing Life Deeply: A Meditation

One of my mentors wrote: “Throughout my path of attempting to know all that pertains to fertility, the ultimate question became, from whence does life arise? And its answer, of course, remains a mystery.”

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Infertility & Stress: The Middle Way

I often find myself surfing that fine line between optimism and pessimism with patients. Somewhere on the spectrum of hope, deep investment in outcome, fear, control, letting go, surrender and acceptance.

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Your Body is a Garden: 5 Things To Do To Nourish Your Soil

The longest day of the year is fast approaching, Summer Solstice marks the official beginning of summer. In Chinese medicine, Summer is associated with the Earth element, which on a physical level embodies the support, strength and solidity of our muscles, tissues and organs; healthy flow of blood in vessels; and digestion of our food and fluids into energy and nutrients.

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Your Guts and Stress: The Connection and How to Fix It

Have you ever had a ‘gut’ feeling about something? Have you ever felt so nervous that you had butterflies in your stomach and felt queasy? Has stress ever caused you diarrhea or constipation? I think most of us have had some experience of the connection between our thoughts and emotions and our guts.

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The Year of the Monkey: What Does it Mean?

The first full moon of the lunar new year is still growing as it leads us fresh into the year of the Fire Monkey, which officially began on February 8th.  The lunar new year is celebrated for 15 days, as the first moon grows into its ripe fullness.

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The Science of Kissing

This morning, as I left for work, and we had our usual goodbye peck - my husband Sean, in his usual nerdy-know-it-all way said to me “Did you know that there’s testosterone in my saliva and when I kiss you, it increases your libido?”

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