Back to writing


It seems like ages ago since I last wrote in this blog…because it really has been! In this time, I have become a full time self-employed Chinese medicine practitioner with a growing family of three children, two senior dogs, and a husband who is also self-employed. There’s never a dull moment and life is certainly…

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The Legend of the Sesame Seed and Immortality


  Black Sesame Seed / Hei Zhi Ma,  Image credit The Legend of the Sesame Seed and Immortality There is an ancient Chinese legend from the Qing dynasty that pays tribute to the importance of sesame seeds in one’s diet. It is said that during this time, a governor was sent to Yin Tai, a…

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Singing Our Way Through the Day


Hands up if you like to sing throughout the day (e.g. in the shower, in your car during your commute to or from work, school, etc.) If not, here let me get you started – Madonna’s ‘Material Girl’ has been playing on our XM radio 80’s station quite a bit lately and J, R, and…

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Rice Congee to the Rescue


What is rice congee, you ask? Also known as Shi Fan (water rice), in mandarin, rice congee is a porridge that is typically eaten in the morning but can be taken throughout the day in replacement to other meals. It is especially useful to prepare for babies starting solids, the elderly, those recovering from a brief illness, delivery or surgery,…

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Qi Gong


What is Qigong and what can it do? Qigong is a meditative exercise (which Tai Chi has its roots in) that can nourish and build Qi (energy and blood circulation), increase balance, decrease cortisol production, and increase strength. For more info, Daisy Lee of Radiant Lotus Qigong has a great introduction to Qigong on YouTube that you can…

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