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Putting the U back in Universe This is an extraordinary time. I was thinking about how over the last few decades as a therapist, people have come to see me one by one for an individual issue. It could be emotional, like a relationship breakdown or a death, or…
I see more people than ever before struggling with exhaustion – heavy eyes, heavy body, feel like they could sleep standing up and are totally unmotivated. There’s plenty of theories out there on why this is, but toxic or unsettled chi is certainly playing a role. We are in…
‘Follow your heart’ is common happiness advice. Even Steve Jobs famously said it. Less common is effective ‘how to follow your heart’ advice.   Chinese medicine has this sorted. Its lineage is the spiritual seeking sages of ancient China, and the heart is not just a pump, it is…
We know life will end, and we know it will never end. And we know both these things (subconsciously) at the same time. This makes life tricky for us humans. Having a temporary body that is home to an eternal soul can be confusing. Chinese medicine gave this some…
If you’re feeling toxic, ‘off’, bloated and heavy after eating, and are reacting badly to more and more foods, it’s natural to try to change that with radical diets and fasts, because you feel it in the gut area. But the cause of those symptoms is stagnant chi and…
Spirituality is the movement towards your true self. It’s a journey as they say, but not a smooth one, which they don’t say! There’s obstacles, and twists and turns ahead. If you know what to expect it’s going to be a smoother ride. So, based on my experience, here’s a…