“What should I eat?"
This question is a common one in my healing arts practice. The people who come to me (maybe you are one of them!) are highly motivated to feel better, and they want to know everything possible about how to create sustainable healing. They know that food matters, but maybe aren't sure what's best for them and their health issues, or maybe they don't quite believe it'll really make a difference.
This is one of my very favorite topics. Here, I'm offering some places to start your own inquiry into food and mealtimes. Let me know how it goes!
Fatigue is one of the most common concerns that inspires people to explore acupuncture and herbs. “I am exhausted all the time,” they tell me. “I think I’m doing a lot right, and I just feel like I should feel more energized.” What could be going on there?
It’s time to stop guessing and start testing for these 5 potential underlying issues.
This time of year, oh my god -- it can feel impossible to feel relaxed and rooted in healthy food and lifestyle habits when constant holiday parties, “treats” hanging around the office, and potentially stressful family holiday trips and meals are all happening.
But there is really always a way to fully support yourself, no matter the environment, and it doesn’t have to involve contraction, bracing yourself, or over-controlling every aspect of your experience. Here’s what I’ve learned, friends!
How are you feeling right now? Totally energized, enlivened, full of vitality? Never been better?
“That sounds real nice, Aimée, but...no way,” you might be thinking. “I’m feeling pretty tired. Like, I’ve been dragging myself through the things I need to do each day. I can’t think, I feel like I could sleep 11 hours per night and still be tired, and I definitely don’t have enough energy to exercise.”
Maybe you have been feeling exhausted, or tired and wired, for a while now. Read on for the East Asian medicine understanding for why you’ve been so fatigued, and what you can do to support your energy.
Today, we’re taking a deep dive into how certain physical issues, thought patterns, and behaviors all connect, how they can show up in your health and in your life, and how to shift your energy and health to something that looks more like...
Feeling truly nourished. Living in integrity. Allowing things to cycle through to fruition, harvest, and completion. Feeding your appetite for new experiences and perspectives. Easily digesting, assimilating, and integrating of foods and ideas. Living from a bottomless well of energy that is constantly being replenished. Giving and receiving support in balanced exchange.
Sounds amazing, right? That’s what the earth phase, one of the five in Chinese five phase theory, looks like when it’s in full, glorious, energizing balance, and it’s the foundation and center of your best possible health and life.
Setting yourself up for healthy travels is super high-level self care. A little bit of one-time preparation, and you’ll be set for a year of trips, with nothing you have to think about or do in between! Simply use my checklist to prepare for your next trip -- you’ll learn a few things you can bring to boost your immunity, eat healthy, adapt and rest well, and keep your physical and energetic space clean and fresh. Trust me, future you will be singing your praises when you stay energized, healthy, and vibrant (and, bonus, successfully avoid all weird plane / hotel food. NO THANKS.).