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  • Late-summer in Chinese medicine is associated with the Earth element, which is just one of the five Chinese medicine elements that also include: Metal, Water, Wood and Fire – each associated with one of the seasons of the year.
  • Late-summer is associated with the Spleen, Stomach and Pancreas organ systems, you can nurture your Earth element and associated digestive organs through your diet.
  • Resist the temptation for excessive amounts of cold drinks or raw food and salads, as the stomach prefers warmer foods, which will help ease the digestive process – porridge or congee is a perfect example of this.
  • The Earth element is associated with the taste of ‘sweet’, so eating and drinking slightly sweet foods nourish this element and associated organs.
  • This element is associated with the emotion ‘worry’ that is often caused by over-thinking.
  • Be mindful of balancing the feelings of worry or anxiety, as you may be particularly sensitive to this form of imbalance.

 

National Wellness Month

  • All during August, National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines.
  • Create wholesome habits in your lifestyle all month long and see how much better you feel!
  • There are numerous ways to make small changes.

    • Increase your water intake.
    • Add more fruits and veggies to your meals.
    • Monitor your sleep and make adjustments for better sleep habits
    • Join a yoga, walking, or aerobics class.
    • Learn to meditate.
    • Come in for a tune-up
 
National Happiness Month
  • Happiness Happens Month is celebrated annually in August.
  • It is dedicated to celebrating things that make you happy.
  • Happiness is contagious and sharing your happiness can bring a smile to someone’s face.
  • Happiness can be found in even little things that we might not notice
  • Spreading the same joy amongst others can help make the world a better place.
  • What makes you happy?