Nature’s Healing

A Sugar Pill for the Planet

In early scientific experiments, scientists would give a drug to a group of test subjects and then report, for instance, that “70% of the participants improved due to this drug.”… Read More

Once More with Feeling

If you’ve ever done something reactionary, without thinking it through, there was a certain element that spurred you to act even though you might not have been aware of it…. Read More

I M Here 4 U

I once took a required course in a subtle form of bodywork called Jin Shin Do. Rather than pressing, kneading, or stroking, the practitioner simply rests her fingers on specific… Read More

Tips for Kicking a Cough

Back when I was a graduate student doing my internship in Chinese Medicine, I got my first patient whose chief complaint was a lingering cough, and I remember thinking, “This… Read More

Are Clocks Boring?

This morning I felt a slight pang of sadness when my seven-year-old daughter told me, “Clocks are boring.” She was looking at a silver ladybug on a chain. The ladybug’s… Read More

The Language of the Seasons

Sometimes I think about moving to a place where it’s always warm, like southern California or Hawaii, but it seems that every time I mention it, there’s someone around who… Read More

Nature’s Crystal Ball

Of all the ancient books that are still widely read, one of the most unique is the Yi Jing (often referred to by its old spelling, I Ching), The Book… Read More

The Magical Life

Previously, I wrote about being guided by a teacher to engage with Nature, and how I came to recognize how essential this is for whole health and a deeper understanding… Read More

Go Be Fascinated

A professor of mine once admonished me to stop reading books. “Throw them away!” this burly Iranian man growled. The thing is, I love books. I love the typefaces and… Read More