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Fear - Winter Water Element

Fear - Winter Water Element

We are now well and truly in the depths of Winter, rugged up and hibernating. Eating warmer and more dense foods, maybe taking some weekend naps, saying no to social events. We have moved out of the Metal Element of Autumn and drop down into the Water Element of Winter. And Amanda from Auricfields Kinesiology is helping us understand the physical and emotional aspects of this season. 

The movement of water is inward. It’s a yin element. Water will always find the lowest point and come to rest.

It is...


Busy is the New Black

Busy is the New Black

Ask someone these days how they are and the universal answer is "busy". There are variations on this - super busy, crazy busy, really busy, SO busy. Super busy is even in the dictionary. But to me, whatever the variation, they all fall into the same category of the most overused words of this decade.

Foodie. Journey. Unique. Authentic. Amazing. BUSY. 

Life is busy. It's true. We all work, either out of the home or in the home. We have family commitments, friendships to cherish.  Hobbies to attend to. Exercise regimes to maintain. Play dates for our kids, or...


Grief - Autumn Metal Element

Grief - Autumn Metal Element

As the weather turns colder and the leaves drop from the trees, we move out of Late Summer and the Earth Element and into the Metal Element of Autumn. And we are joined by Amanda from Auricfields Kinesiology to learn more about this beautiful season. 

The movement of Metal is downward. We are reducing, decreasing, dropping away of something in order to preserve or give life to something. Like the trees lose their leaves, we as human become reflective in this season and see what we want to let go of...


The 3pm Slump

The 3pm Slump

You had a decent sleep, you started your day well - perhaps with some exercise, a healthy breakfast. You've done a good morning's work and had a healthy lunch. So far, it's been a great day! Then the afternoon starts to dra-a-a-a-g, it seems that the clock is even going backwards...is that possible? Your eyes are getting heavy, your attention span is waning, your ability to retain information and your cognitive skills have plummeted. What on earth is going on?! 

If you were up early, by around 2-3pm your body is screaming for a nap. Or...


Ripen and Transform - Late Summer Earth Element

Ripen and Transform - Late Summer Earth Element

Late Summer. That little season in between Summer and Autumn. It's an unnamed season by some, whilst others call it an Indian Summer. Summer is still here, we have the same temperatures, but there's a definite shift in energy. There's thunderstorms and hot muggy weather. The mornings are that little bit darker all of a sudden and a little cooler, and there's a final burst of growth in the garden. 

In Chinese medicine, Late Summer is as important as any other season  

and is one of the Five Elements. This ancient framework of interrelationships describes how we are influenced in...