This is Menopause

“TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) sees menopause as a deep energy shift that extends beyond physical changes. It’s a natural and normal part of a woman’s life, yet it has the power to affect her mind, emotions and spirit.  Menopause is an energy gateway—a unique chance for a woman to prepare her body, mind and spirit for a healthy, long life. It’s a time when she can heal, strengthen herself, and balance and harmonize her energies. Menopause creates the opportunity for a transformation, a new beginning, as a woman becomes free to discover, pursue or complete her life’s mission and touch her spirit—and the spirits of those around her—in a profound and meaningful way.” If you would like to experience menopause this way, please get in touch..

This quote is an excerpt from my acupuncture and Qigong teacher, Grand Master Nan Lu who is based in New York. The book is titled 'Traditional Chinese Medicine: A Women’s Guide to a Hormone-Free Menopause'.
Here are some websites where you can learn more about Master Lu and his teachings.


How to explain the concept of living with nature.

At this time of year, mid December, it is almost Winter officially. The animals are quiet, there are not many birds outside and the ponds are starting to freeze over, nature is quiet and still. Humans are part of nature but we are a bit nutty at this time of year. It is a time of over indulging - over eating, over spending, over partying. If you love this buzz at this time of the year, that's wonderful. However, if you get a bout of the winter blues around this time of the year, they don't be hard on yourself and think you are the baa hum bug guy. Instead be proud of yourself for having the awareness that we are not aligned with the way of nature at this time of the year.