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Year of the Horse – 2014

Year of the Horse – 2014

January 31, 2014 is the start of the Chinese Year of the Wood Horse or Green Jade Horse because there will be good luck and more wealth coming for many people. The Horse is a fundamentally a Fire creature, so this year the elements of Wood and Fire are in harmony with Yang Wood sitting on top of Fire. The Wood Element is very powerful and strong this year and feeds the Fire well, so the Fire energ... »

Southern Style Cornbread Dressing – Gluten Free

Southern Style Cornbread Dressing – Gluten Free

  My father was from Virginia and loved Cornbread Oyster Dressing. I love it too but I never did convince my kids to like it, so in order for them to eat Cornbread Dressing at Thanksgiving, I had to use Pork Sausage instead. And, I have to admit that it is really good too. I love the smell of the onions and celery cooking together and then when you add the Poultry Seasoning or sage, well, it ... »

You wear your heart on your face

You wear your heart on your face

The heart is an incredibly mysterious organ as it is considered a bridge between the brain and the body, and is known as being the carrier of the emotions. Modern languages around the world are full of references to the heart and this organ is usually described in ways that have little to do with how fast it beats or how well it functions physically! This mysterious and powerful organ is considere... »

Welcome in the Year of the Snake!

Welcome in the Year of the Snake!

This Sunday (February 10) marks the start of the Chinese Year of the Yin Water Snake or Black Snake. The snake is fundamentally a fire creature, so this year the elements of fire and water are in opposition with water sitting on top of fire. In the destructive Five Element cycle, water puts out fire, but the fire element is ultimately stronger this year, which should create some interesting energi... »

Help Kids Be Who They Are

As a mother, I wanted the best for my two sons and still do, even though they are now adults. I too read all the parenting books to look for the best advice on how to be a good parent. And, of course the first person I turned to was my mother. I was raised in a Chinese family, but luckily I didn’t have a Tiger Mother, with incredibly high standards for education. I had the Dragon Mother instead! S... »

Taking Charge of Your Health with Facial Diagnosis

  Prevention is always better than finding a cure and one of the best ways to save money on health care is to not get sick in the first place! So it follows that if you monitor yourself carefully, you can often catch a potential illness and redirect it by making different lifestyle choices. How do you monitor yourself? Well, one way is to use Facial Diagnosis, a tool of Chinese Medicine, wher... »

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