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Year of The Dog standard

Welcome, Year of the Earth Dog! Dogs are loyal, faithful, honest, and have a strong sense of fairness so we will see these influences throughout this lunar year.  We should enjoy more harmony and a calmer time to exhale and regroup. This year will be more about the pack – the community, working together and honoring all types of relationships – as the priority.  The Dog will bring out truth, justice and kindness in us this year and is not a good time for confrontations since this canine guardian will be on the defensive. However, it can also be a wild dog blocking the plans, so use your wisdom to remove these obstacles. The steadfast Earth, or Mountain, aspect of ...

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Year of the Monkey standard

The year of the fire monkey 2/8/16 After 12 months of the dignified and surefooted Goat, the New Year of the Red Fire Monkey is going shake, rattle and roll! Monkeys are intelligent, witty, creative animals with a playful, restless nature.  They tend to be strong willed with few inhibitions or guilt and will happily test their (sometimes questionable) theories and take risks. These traits make for a year where anything can happen! The influence of the monkey will help us find new, unconventional solutions to old problems, and daring to be different will be the path to success.  While we can expect an economic upturn, the atmosphere may be one of upheaval and insecurity.  And rightly so – the ...

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Chinese Recovery Soup standard

It is officially soup season! The weather is chilly, the cold and flu bugs are making their presence known, and a hearty, warm soup is exactly what a body needs. Our grandmothers knew all about the wonders of bone broths, but books like Nourishing Broth have brought this knowledge to the foreground again. Chinese medicine has used soups and congees (rice porridge) for centuries for both nourishment and as a medicine. Below is a mash-up of Rebecca Katz’s Magic Mineral Broth1 and a traditional Chinese Herbal Soup. It is packed with nutrition plus has the added benefit of Chinese herbs to help with healing and recovery after illness, surgery or childbirth. It’s also a great way stay healthy – fight ...

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Special Clinic: Movement Screening July 30 image

MOVEMENT SCREENING FOR RETURN TO RUNNING AND EXERCISE Have you had an injury or pain that has kept you from returning to your prior exercise level? Are you interested in increasing your mileage or speed or just want to feel stronger while exercising? Yes? Then sign up for this movement screening to identify movement dysfunctions that could be potentially limiting you or causing your pain as you return to your sport and exercise. Method: You will be asked to complete a series of movements where faults could be occurring. Further breakdown of these movements will help determine where to focus corrective exercises. If pain is limiting your movement then further assessment will be completed to determine the source of this ...

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