Sometimes it’s fun not to be controlled. To go out with the girls (or the guys), have a glass of wine (or two - but no more than that for me because I’m a lightweight) and possibly something completely delicious for dinner. And dessert. Because what is dinner without dessert when you're out with friends and there are enough of you to share everything on the menu? Basically it isn’t dinner, that’s what.
If you have, don’t worry. We all have. You haven’t fallen off any particular wagon. You just had fun. Instead of berating yourself the next day, just relish that moment and make sure that you enjoyed it to the upmost. That is what matters. Having your cake, eating it too and enjoying every last mouthful.
The next day if you’re tummy or your head feel a bit off there’s a few things you can do:
Pop a bit of mandarin peel or a cinnamon stick in some water and sip on it like tea. Top it up. Enjoy frequently. Better yet - stick some in your water bottle, top it up with freshly boiled water...
Welcome to Summer! Even though we’ve been enjoying the warm weather for a little while now, the time is truly neigh for beach adventures. I for one am truly getting sandy and heading outdoors as much as possible to frolic in the waves. I’m not much of a swimmer but there is definitely something fantastic about paddling around in the surf and pretending to be a mermaid.
In Chinese Medicine we think of the body as a small version of the universe around us. As the seasons change, so should we. Humans should be adaptable; to flow with the seasons is to live in harmony. By doing this, we should avoid illness. Summer is a time to laugh, embellish in life, enjoy yourself and connect with those around you. There is such delight to be found in the warm weather and long days. You can be outside for hours, catch up with friends, play with the kids and generally just enjoy the world around you.
What happens to our Qi in summer?
Summer is the season of the FIRE element, its organ is the HEART, its fla...