The unfolding

2020-08-02T20:18:53+00:00August 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

People often ask me how I got into Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, I have a long and short version of my story. Here is the long version with a bit of a surprise update if you make it to the end. My introduction to complementary medicine began with my parents, who were born in the 1960’s. [...]

Earth Day, Earth Week, Earth Life

2020-05-07T01:02:29+00:00April 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have always wanted to be a part of a revolution. I am a child of environmental activists and I can remember sitting down with my father and asking him to tell me stories about fighting against nuclear power in the seventies. I was so eager to know the feeling of full immersion in a cause [...]

Practices to assist you in times of uncertainty

2020-05-07T01:01:30+00:00April 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hello my friends, Here are some gentle practices to assist your body-mind through these times. Use these tools when you are feeling out of connection with yourself or experiencing symptoms of grief, anger, pain, and anxiety.   Start with a pause, a pause to breathe and remember stillness   Put a hand on your body   [...]

Medicine Cabinet

2020-04-15T22:11:40+00:00April 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Teas & Tonics For the Spring:   ~Peppermint tea and a teaspoon of honey   ~Warm lemon water upon waking   ~Quick fix: apple cider vinegar, warm water, and honey and/or a dance party in your living room to your favorite song!!!   With love Melody

Spring within a Pandemic

2020-04-15T22:41:48+00:00April 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Hello beautiful souls. I hope this message finds you well. It is with a tender heart and meandering mind that I share with you some useful resources for the present time. Firstly, however this spring season and pandemic has and continues to affect you please know that, no matter how you feel right now, you are [...]

Bone Broth or Vegetable Broth

2020-05-07T01:06:23+00:00February 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bone broths are deeply nourishing and soothing to the digestive tract and a great way to build blood, tonify and nourish the kidneys in cold winter months. Basic recipe and add meat of choice or no meat at all. 1 pound free range/organic/grass fed/wild; chicken, beef, or fish 10 cups of water Small handful of bay [...]

Winter

2020-05-07T01:07:21+00:00February 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Feeling into winter. We are in the true depth of winter now and I can feel it in my bones. When the cold air flows over my bare skin and exposed face in the cold ocean, I feel my aliveness. In Tofino, a real moist west coast cold resides in the environment. I have noticed that [...]

Autumn Inspiration

2019-12-18T17:36:48+00:00December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Autumn season is the season of harvest, where we receive the growth the growth of spring and summer. "the seeds we have sown, now we shall reap" ~Elson M. Haas Autumn is the season of gathering natures products before winters rest. Fruit, vegetables, nuts and grains are in abundance. As a symbol of harvest and Halloween/Samhain [...]

Late Summer Recipe

2019-12-18T04:57:35+00:00December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Baked Yam fries w/chives and cashew aioli Cashew sauce 1 cup cashews soaked for 30 min ¼ cup lemon juice salt to taste 1 clove roasted garlic if tolerable Yams large yams backed for 30-45 min at 350 degrees F with 1 Tbs. coconut or avocado oil handful of chives to sprinkle on top little sprinkle [...]

Late Summer

2019-12-18T04:45:40+00:00December 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Late summer is a time for slowing down after the outward and expansive summer. This season is an opportunity to do grounding practices, spend more time indoors, shift eating patterns to warming and nurturing while connecting to the element of earth. Represented by the organs of Spleen and Stomach, this is the idea time to heal [...]

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