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Category: Happiness

Summer, Fire, Joy, and Cooling Foods

The Chinese medicine element associated with summer is, not surprisingly, fire. The fire element is special because it provides that spark which inspires love for others as well as enthusiasm for new ideas and perhaps even an adventure. Summer is the season of the year that is most yang. High yang means heat, maximum activity,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 22, 2018

Attracting Good Fortune in the Year of the Fire Rooster

This year, the Chinese New year falls on January 28th when we enter the year of the Fire Rooster. The name sounds rather exciting doesn’t it? It is, so be sure to check back here in a few days when I will post an in-depth article explaining this fiery Rooster year. Today’s post is to help: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on January 24, 2017

Why Am I So Tired? 6 Possible Causes of Fatigue

Today we have a guest blogger Evlin Symon. She’s going to pass along some helpful information on the causes of fatigue and choices we can make to improve our energy levels. With a more demanding lifestyle, there are many factors that can lead to the onset of fatigue. With extended working hours and the rise: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on June 14, 2016

Black Friday Protest

The Doctor is in, more good advice from my mom,. Dr. Linda Edelstein. Read this BEFORE you begin your holiday shopping! I’ve been invited back to my favorite blog to talk about simplifying your life. The timing for this topic is perfect. We are entering a month long spree that ought to be named, “Adding: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on November 25, 2015

Musings About Detachment, Health and Happiness

A few weeks ago I was sitting by a lake with one of my favorite cousins Jessica. Jessica has a very calm voice, often soothing in nature. I know that she has strong opinions and emotions (as most of us do, at least occasionally ;). I admire her skill at detachment, and do not be: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 27, 2015

Heart to Heart

Valentine’s Day bombards us with movies, TV specials and a landslide of things to buy to show our ‘love’.  The flowers sellers and candy manufacturers  are working around the clock. Don’t get me wrong; jewelry is great. I’m a fan!!! I also think that flowers and candy, especially chocolate, brighten the day, but let’s think: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on February 12, 2015

Happy New Year! May 2015 Bring Us All Much Joy!

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” — TS Eliot, Little Gidding

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Posted By: tcm007 on December 31, 2014

Parenting and The Vulcan Mind Meld

Are there any Star Trek fans out there? Well, I am one, of both the original and The Next Generation. Going back decades (but that’s why reruns are a wonderful invention),  there was an episode of Star Trek called “Devil in the dark”  (1967). The story was about the Horta, one of the few life: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on July 25, 2014

We Feel Different Emotions in Different Parts of Our Body

A very interesting post from my mom’s blog ‘Life Ain’t For Sissie’s’ Body Maps Finnish researchers induced different emotions in 701 participants from Western Europe and East Asia and then asked them to color the portions of body map of where they felt increasing or decreasing activity during the particular emotion. Despite the cultural differences,: Read More

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 30, 2014

Something to Think About

 “The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” Flora Whittemore

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Posted By: tcm007 on March 1, 2014
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