Going Yinward: Preparing Body and Mind for the Autumn Season

As the Late Summer concludes and pumpkin spice everything hits the shelves, the cosmos of our world shifts into its next seasonal cycle. There’s the hint of a chill in the air, the leaves have begun to turn, that summer glow has sadly faded, and life seems altogether a little more serious than it did a mere month ago. Behold the Autumn Equinox.

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Sarah Biffen
Welcome to Earth!

If you’ve been noticing both your hair and the number of showers you want to take in a day increasing, you’re feeling the effects of our current mini season – Late Summer – ruled by the Earth element. This shorter season is recognized by Chinese Medicine as starting from approximately the third week in August through the Fall Equinox. It’s characterized by everything from full gardens to farmer’s markets and even the humidity being in full bloom.

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Just Be Cool

If you’re in New York City like us, then you know the past few days have been intense. Even with the thunderstorm the other day (which I don’t think anyone planned for), the heat just will not give us a break! But no matter where we are, we need some easy steps to take care of ourselves to survive through the end of the summer. 

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Bone Broth...The Real Chicken Soup for the Soul

Yes, it’s delicious. Yes, it’s kind of a fad. No, it’s nothing new!

At this point much of the general population has at the very least heard of bone broth, and along with it a chorus of health experts extolling upon its healthy healthiness. Some are in the “ew” camp, other’s in the “yum” camp. Either way, this fad has something to it.

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Sarah Biffen
This is Fine...

In today’s world of uncertainty and chaos with regards to politics, insurance, education, environmental issues and even knowing how long it’ll take you to get to work most days; how do you tell busy people that adding something else into their already maxed out schedule is really in their best interest? Especially when that thing entails a person sticking you with needles?

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