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Traditional Chinese Tips for Boosting Your Immunity This Fall
Autumn, according to traditional Chinese medicine, is the time of fruition, introspection, setting limits, protecting boundaries, taking in the pure and letting go, a time when the Lung meridian and large intestine channels take center...
Chinese Block Printing – A Dying Art
Woodblock printing has made significant contributions to the dissemination of information, insight, and creative inspiration. It is the simplest, and slowest of all textile printing methods; yet, it is able to produce fine artistic results,...
10 Teas to Enhance Meditation (Part 2)
Tea and meditation are an excellent combination, as both should be done slowly and calmly, and without pursuit. Tea's phytochemicals provide the ideal balance of stimulation and relaxation, allowing you to be fully immersed in...
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The Gurkhas: ‘Better to Die Than Be a Coward’
On 19 August 2021, a tweet from Gurkha Equal Rights announced that the hunger strike carried out by two Gurkhas and a Gurkha Widow “to the death” had ended after the Government finally agreed to...
Make Peace With Food and Diets Through Intuitive Eating
The desire to lose weight has become a norm in our Western society. According to a study by the US Department of Health and Human Services, in 2013 -2016 almost half of the US adults...
The Emperor’s Journey to the Moon Palace
A story from the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival By Ally Wang Wednesday, Sept. 21, marks this year’s Moon festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival. It's one of the largest holidays in China and in the...
Lapis Lazuli: Source of the Priciest Pigment on the Planet
Intense blue has always been an important color in traditional artwork as a means of symbolizing heavenly beauty, majesty, and perfection. One blue pigment is often considered to be the most expensive ever created, costing...
Salt Water and a Side of Lemon – Start Your Day With Solé
Solé (pronounced so-lay) is a traditional health drink dating back to Roman times. Legend has it that this drink was named after the sun when the Roman sun goddess blessed the source of this nourishing...
Singing Can Relieve Stress and So Much More
We are all familiar with the power of music. It can evoke a wide range of emotions, from lifting our spirits, to helping us process grief; yet singing can be even more powerful than listening...