Winter

Winter is coming!  Having never watched Game of Thrones, I have no idea what that actually means & can only assume it’s enticing you to get prepared for the harsh reality that is the season. Prepared we shall be!  Those of you who watched can enlighten me.   In TCM, winter is a yin season. Yin…

Wellness

What does this word mean to you? It means something different to everyone. The definition according to the Google is “the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.” I can relate to that. To expand on that, I also think it means taking care of myself so that I feel…

WTF

There’s a lot of WTF health and wellness information that’s out there and it’s hard to figure it out, make sense of and what to believe. You may even think some of mine is WTF? I’m a big proponent of not drinking ice water as it’s hard on the body. You may think, wtf? I’ve…

Vinegar

Did you know vinegar is more than just commonly used in the kitchen to add flavor or acidity to a dish? Yeah, it’s a little unicorn and can be used for pickling and preserving, as a non toxic household cleaner, a drink to promote wellness, a beauty staple and used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to…

Vitamins

Vitamins are essential micronutrients that our bodies need in small quantities in order to function properly.  They perform a myriad of functions in the body like repairing cellular damage, converting food into energy, build bones, protect vision and immunity. Vitamins are not created by the body at all or in sufficient amounts and therefore must…

Vegetables

Have you ever wondered what is a vegetable? In olden days, the word meant living and growing, to give energy to or to enliven. Today, they’re more commonly known as being cultivated for food. I like to think of it as a blend of the two. Vegetables are edible parts of plants like flowers, stems…

Upside Down

Upside Down From my first teacher training. It’s one of the only times I went upside down w/out the help of a wall. It’s not pretty, but I did it. Thank you @suzannediano for capturing the moment and unwavering support. Some poses require a firm stance on one foot which helps w. stability, focus & balance. I’m into…

Ustrasana – Camel Pose

Ustrasana-Camel Pose Have you ever said “I’ve bent over backwards” meaning you went above & beyond? What if I told you that your spine isn’t only meant to go backwards, but it’s actually good for your spine & your overall wellbeing? . Yep, it’s good to backbend. We just don’t do it that often. If…

Urine

Yeah, we’re gonna talk about it because it’s important. It isn’t the most fun topic but you’ll learn something or at least giggle. . Urine indicates what’s happening in the body, yet we don’t quite know what to do with the information. I’m gonna enlighten you a little bit. 2200 characters isn’t enough to discuss…