The Pericardium is the sheath located around the Heart. In Chinese Medicine, the Pericardium is known as the Heart Protector and its primary function is to control boundaries. Perhaps it is due to the time of year (following the chaotic holiday season) but as of late, I often find myself treating the Pericardium energy.   Why is it so challenging to maintain healthy personal boundaries for ourselves during our day to day lives? Doing tasks we don’t want to do, going to events we don’t care to be at, or hanging out with friends who have become toxic for our wellbeing. We are all guilty of it. When it comes to being respectful to our own mind, body and spirit,…


The Root of Anger



August 9, 2017

Anger is one of the six basic emotions. It can take form as frustration, irritability, or even a short tempered response (only naming a few). Although classified as basic, this emotion should be noted as also having potential to be very disruptive. Constantly feeling anger or projecting anger out into the world can cause inner and outer turmoil. Chronic forms of anger often and eventually lead to regrettable actions or even forms of hate. Attempting to bring a different perspective to this emotion, even though potentially disruptive, at the root, most times this emotion just seems as it is classified, as simply basic. While the emotion can be very powerful, often anger felt in a moment, is not always the…


It is difficult to write about something that many suffer from, but is unseen. It is also difficult to write about something many may never understand because it is unseen. However, the fact remains, anxiety, depression, and all other emotions in between can be a constant struggle for many. Despite the awareness, talking about emotions continues to be a difficult topic to address. So, why the avoidance or embarrassment? After all, we are strong beings — not fragile little porcelain dolls — but it appears there is a stigma to any form of mental illness in humans. From experience, it seems most of the stigma ties to the fact that anxiety, depression and other mental emotional imbalances are not visible…


Sunday, November 1st marked the end of Daylight Savings time and the beginning of darkness before dinner. The leaves are changing colors and have begun falling, the air has turned crisp, and soon all coffee shops will be offering eggnog lattes. Even though this time of year offers so much beauty, it can also be an emotionally difficult time for some. Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka SAD) can begin as early as September and last through March. Researchers are not exactly sure why some struggle with SAD but, believe there is a link due to the lack of sunlight during the fall and winter months which disrupts the body’s internal clock, leading to signs of depression. Sure, the beauty and the…