When I think of oysters my next thought is of the painting the Birth of Venus by Botticelli. A beautiful young nude woman……standing on a scallop shell. Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. The oyster was similarly honored throughout Asia with its various components; the shell, the meat, and the pearl being valuedContinue reading “Oysters, Oyster Shells, and Pearls: Beauty, Anti-aging, and Fertility”
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What does it mean for Autumn to be in the Metal Phase?
With the Fall Equinox we welcome Autumn Season. We start to observe in our environment a slowing down of growth. This season reflects the conclusion of the seeds we have sown, both figuratively as well as in the material world. We will spend the next months harvesting and preserving flora and fauna in preparation forContinue reading “What does it mean for Autumn to be in the Metal Phase?”
Insights on Late Summer according to Traditional Chinese Medicine
The yin-yang symbol shows us that an abundance of yin gradually turns into yang until there is an abundance of yang. Then the yang in excess starts to turn into yin and the cycle continues. We are now leaving summer, a time of exuberance and outward flowing energy. Summer is when many of us areContinue reading “Insights on Late Summer according to Traditional Chinese Medicine”