June 2021 | Bold

  June 2021 | Bold Live on this precious earth, where the sun is strong and the water waves are gentle. –Haizi, “Living on this Precious Earth” Wellness tips for the Summer Solstice On the day of Summer Solstice (on June 21 this year), the sun almost directly shines on the Tropic of Cancer. Daytime lasts the longest in the northern hemisphere in the whole…

May 2021 | Embrace

  May 2021 | Embrace May all the uneasiness be blown away by the summer breeze while the joy and happiness bloom like the summer flowers blossoming in the bright and vigorous season. The Beginning of Summer No idea whether you share the same feeling with me. When you opened the door someday this May, the scorching sun and the green mountain in the distance…

April 2021 | Cleanse

April 2021 | Cleanse GRAIN RAIN IS THE LAST SOLAR TERM OF SPRING According to the Florilegium (Qun Fang Pu in Chinese),  “the Grain Rain comes in 15 days after the Bright and Clear. Rain represents the harmony between the heaven and the earth, and it vitalizes the grains.” The Grain Rain literally means “the rain nourishing the hundreds of grains.” From this day on,…

March 2021 | Stretch

  March 2021 | Stretch The red peach blossoms were moistened by the night rain, The green willow leaves were dampened with the fog of spring, The fallen petals are waiting for the servant to clean, The hermit is sleeping, though the warblers already started to sing. — The Joy of Pastoral Life by Wang Wei WHEN INSECTS ARE AWAKENING COMES THE TIME OF STRETCHING…

February 2021 | Revive

  February 2021 | Revive The soft wind sends message for thy flower, while the rain washes away the Spring dust. — Shen Fu, 1808 COMPLY WITH THE SEASON, ENCOUNTER THE SPRING “LI CHUN,’ THE BEGINNING OF SPRING FEBRUARY 3, 2021 IN THE YEAR OF THE GENG ZI (YEAR OF THE RAT), THE 22ND DAY OF THE TWELFTH LUNAR MONTH Since the establishment of the…

January 2021 | Solidify

  January 2021 | Solidify TONIFY IN WINTER FOR THE COMING SPRING The ancient Chinese divides each year into 24 terms based on observations of the sun’s annual motion. Each term reflects the changes in climate, natural phenomena, and agricultural production. Originally, the 24 terms were for guiding farmers on their agricultural practices, but Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) also has a comprehensive and thorough understanding…