Category Archives: Seasonal Harmony

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Seasonal Harmony: Spring – Renewal/Reinvention

[Seasonal Harmony] Spring – Renewal/Reinvention By Ellasara Kling In the very beginning of the Nei Jing, Huang Di inquires of Qi Bo how it is that people do not live (we presume healthfully) to a very old age. In essence, … Continue reading

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Winter: A Time To Reflect

[Seasonal Harmony] Winter: A Time To Reflect By Ellasara Kling “The wise nourish life by flowing with the four seasons”  Nei Jing It seems that our already busy lives become even more filled with activities during the Winter months. Ironically, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Harmony — Everything Flows

[Seasonal Harmony] “Everything Flows” By Ellasara Kling Heraclitus of Ephesus (6th Century BCE) The cycle of the seasons, the regular rhythmical interchange of one season into another, can almost be ignored due to the technological advances of our modern life. … Continue reading

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How to Choose Food Using Chinese Medicine principles

[Season’s Harmony] Food – It’s More Than You Think By Ellasara Kling “Traditional medicine and food share a common origin” Diet Therapy is one of the healing modalities of Chinese medicine.  Diet Therapy is applied not only to alleviate ailments, … Continue reading

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Seasonal Harmony – It’s Summer

[Seasonal Harmony] It’s Summer Ellasara Kling We have now entered into Early Summer whose emotion is Joy! We are all happy to have left the cold of winter and the windy storms of spring behind, to shed our overcoats and … Continue reading

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Seasonal Harmony – Spring Food Consciousness

Seasonal Harmony Spring: An Important Time For Food Consciousness By Ellasara Kling Spring Season Is Presided Over By The Liver/Gall Bladder System. As Winter energetically recedes, Spring’s energy increases and we enter into the morning of the year. The energy … Continue reading

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Foods Have Flavors And Flavors Have Directions

[Seasonal Harmony] Foods Have Flavors And Flavors Have Directions By Ellasara Kling Five Element Theory provides a framework through which we can observe and understand the deeper connections between ourselves and Universal Flow/Natural Cycles throughout our lives. An understanding that … Continue reading

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Seasonal Harmony – Finding Harmony In Seasonal Eating

[Seasonal Harmony] Finding Harmony In Seasonal Eating by Ellasara Kling In times past, and until fairly recently in human history, eating with the seasons was normal as it was not generally possible to eat any other way. Food was obtained … Continue reading

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Foods For Late Summer

[Seasonal Harmony] Foods For Late Summer by Ellsara Kling “When internal energies are able to circulate smoothly and freely, and the energy of the mind is not scattered, but is focused and concentrated, illness and disease can be avoided.”  The … Continue reading

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Seasonal Harmony – Early Summer and You

Early Summer and You by Ellasara Kling “The wise nourish life by flowing with the four seasons and adapting to cold or heat, by harmonizing joy and anger in a tranquil dwelling, by balancing yin and yang, and what is … Continue reading

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