Chinese Year of the Rat

Tonight it is New Moon and tomorrow is Chinese or Lunar New Year (as that is when the New Moon falls in China’s time zone). So both a monthly cycle and an annual cycle are ending. Not only that, a rotation of the 12-year Chinese Zodiac is also finishing, as 2019’s Pig is the last…

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Fire Element, Heart and Women's Health

Do you ever have days when you wake up feeling especially bright, happy, energised, out-going and confident? More ready than usual to take on the world and get things done? If you do, then you are experiencing the ‘Fire’ days of your own energetic – and, perhaps, menstrual – cycle. In the Chinese Five Elements,…

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It’s not easy in the modern world to inhabit a human body in a way that nurtures self-love, well-being and empowerment. There are so many things – from abuse, trauma, illness, disability, discrimination to media images of ‘perfection’ or just a thoughtless comment – in childhood and later life that disconnect us from the essential,…

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International Women's Day 2018

International Women’s Day 2018: What has Changed in the Past Year? On the face of it, it seems like a lot has been happening on gender equality since International Women’s Day 2017! I wrote then that the time had come to bring real and lasting change to redress the world’s deep-seated gender imbalance so that…

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Five Elements and Our Inner World

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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