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Breathe Your Way Through

by Kammaleathahh Livingstone, LMBT NC #4044 Breathing is rich with meaning, integrated into everything we do, feel, and think. Multiple traditions tout it as the fundamental tool for quieting the mind, and keeping the body vital and vibrant. As many say: The Breathe – sits right on the point between voluntary and involuntary patterns of…

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Healing Porridge – Congee

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Congee is a grain based, medicinal porridge served for centuries in traditional East Indian and Chinese homes. It is as common in some homes as pizza & mac and cheese are here!  This is an easy and affordable dish to incorporate into any diet.  It is used preventatively to promote good health and strong digestion….

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Healing Yogi Tea

As the seasons change, warm tea sounds more and more appealing.  Yogi tea has wonderful health benefits beyond the chemistry of the ingredients and this is a wonderful addition to any routine.Cardamon, cinnamon, and clove all improve digestion and thereby improve metabolism.  Cardamon and clove especially arouse the digestive power, awaken the spleen/pancreas complex, and…

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Making Bread & Slowing Down

I made bread yesterday.   I shopped at my favorite grocery store, Deep Roots Market, and got the freshest ingredients.  I pushed and folded, then pushed and kneaded my afternoon away to produce a lovely, earthy, yet also heavenly golden delicious loaf. I slowed the day down.  I paused during each rising.  I stirred with my…

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Age of Anxiety

We as a society have survived many things.  In the recent past we survived the great depression, westward expansion, the cold era, the time of irrational exuberance, and now it would seem we are asked to survive the age of anxiety.  WE CAN DO THIS. When we feel anxious, it is because two simultaneous things…

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How Often Should I Come in for Wellness Treatments?

How often one should get a wellness treatment is a matter of individual preference and professional judgement. We can say, at least, getting a health maintenance acupuncture treatment four times a year — preferably around the turning of the seasons — is a valuable way to keep healthy, vibrant, and vital.  This is what has…

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