How’s Your Harvest?

In Chinese Medicine, there is an extra season - Late Summer - which is associated with the Earth element. It corresponds to this time of harvest, as the peak of summer moves into the decline of autumn. In some traditions, it is also the time of transition between all of the seasons - the still point as one ends and the next begins. It is a time of nourishment, of gathering and storing. It is the last chance of [...]

How to make the most of this summer – despite COVID 19

Well, according to the Chinese solar terms, we’ve now moved into summer.  And once again I'm writing about the benefits of tuning into the energy of the season, whilst we’re still in circumstances that make that tricky. Perhaps the transition of “Stay Home” into “Stay Alert” gives us a little more opportunity to be outside.  However, we're still living with the reality of a pandemic so this summer is likely to be an odd one. But, as I’ve said [...]

The Joys of Spring?

So I would normally have sent out my tips for a healthy, happy spring by now but I paused because of the coronavirus situation.  I questioned if it was relevant or even superficial. Spring is when we welcome the longer, lighter days and a return to a more external life. It’s a time of renewal, growth, vision, inspiration and hope.  And that seems at odds with what's going on and the distress and fear I’m encountering regularly in my [...]

A Winter Survival Guide

Winter can be a really tricky time.  The cold and dark means that we tend to live a more internal life.  For some this can cause fear, isolation and sadness. Energy levels naturally dip and if life is expected to continue with the same level of drive and exertion, problems can arise. Sometimes, it's the busy-ness of life that stops us sitting with ourselves, knowing ourselves, and being OK with ourselves.  If we're not happy with ourselves, then this [...]

2019-12-18T15:39:01+00:0018 December 2019|Categories: Seasons, Winter|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments