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Chinese Year of the Dog

Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog

By Tiffany Bown | Feb 19, 2018

Happy Chinese New Year of the Dog! Xīn Nián Kuài Lè 新年快乐! Or Happy New Year! On February 16th, we said goodbye to the Chinese Year of the Rooster and hello to the Year of Dog. In China, the Lunar New Year – which falls at the January-February new moon – is a big deal.…

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Chinese Metal Element

Eat yourself well this Autumn

By Tiffany Bown | Oct 12, 2017

Autumn gives us a great opportunity to adapt our diet to help to clear stagnant energy from our body, to heal our Lungs and Large Intestines, and to nourish ourselves and strengthen our immune systems ready for the Winter. To help you choose the best foods to heal yourself this Autumn, I’ll start with a brief…

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Equinox: balance is always fleeting

By Tiffany Bown | Sep 22, 2017

Equinox: balance is always fleeting My husband (ever the cynic) loves to tease me whenever I am ill or have some niggling pain. “You should try doing Yoga or Qigong”, he says. “It might do you good.”   Today, as nature passes through this moment of balance between light and dark on the Equinox, she…

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Italian House for Holidays and Yoga Retreats

Yoga Retreats: a New Life for my Italian House

By Tiffany Bown | Sep 7, 2017

Yoga Retreats: A New Life for my Italian House It’s been quite a summer. In the course of a month, my Italian house has taught me a lesson and found a whole new life for itself. I left for Italy in early August to bid farewell to my old home in Umbria and to undertake…

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Five Elements and Our Inner World

The Five Elements and our Inner World

By Tiffany Bown | Jun 5, 2017

This is Part 2 of my ongoing Five Element series. Read Part 1. How am I today? I’m feeling a bit energetically wobbly. My eyes are mildly stinging, my insides feel contracted, I’ve got a lump in my throat, I’m a bit stuck in getting started on writing this, I’m sensitively tearful and I noticed…

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Five Elements Cycle

China’s Five Elements: a Map for Good Health

By Tiffany Bown | Apr 24, 2017

The 5 Elements: a Map for Good Health How do you make any sense of the constantly changing states that move through you? The fact that some days you wake full of energy and some days you feel drained; that some days you perhaps feel inexplicably tense, sad, distracted or hopeless, but on other days…

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Spring blossom

Why is it So Hard to Step into Spring?

By Tiffany Bown | Mar 6, 2017

Why is it So Hard to Step into Spring? Spring is the season of bursting forth from cold, dark months of Winter stillness, the season of upsurging energy, of vibrant activity, of new beginnings, of growth, of hope, of optimism, of exuberance, of creativity and clear vision. Right? So why is it that, with the…

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day – let’s bring real change

By Tiffany Bown | Mar 2, 2017

On International Women’s Day, Let’s Bring Real Change At January’s Women’s March, millions of people stood up globally to demand change, to demand respect and truly equal rights for the women of the world. On International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8th, women will make themselves heard again (one proposal is to join an International Women’s Strike…

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Spooky Halloween energy

Spooky Halloween New Moon

By Tiffany Bown | Nov 1, 2016

I’m wondering if anyone else has sensed a particularly spooky otherworldliness, a shift in energy or inexplicable emotional sensitivity in these few days? If yes, this might be because the deep Yin darkness of the transformative Scorpio New Moon (almost) coincided with yesterday’s Halloween, which marks the eve of today’s All Hallows Day or (in Mexico) the Day of…

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