Have you turned on your air conditioning yet? I don’t know what it is about 2020, but a hot and humid Small Fullness seasonal node is not what I expect from Minnesota. This year is weird. But hey, at least we are getting thunderstorms now. Last week we entered the second seasonal node of summer and this post will cover the diet and lifestyle changes we should keep in mind as we move more deeply into the season of fire.

Staying Cool during the Small Fullness Seasonal Node

Have you turned on your air conditioning yet? I don’t know what it is about 2020, but a hot and humid Small Fullness seasonal node is not what I expect from Minnesota.

This year is weird. But hey, at least we are getting thunderstorms now.

Last week we entered the second seasonal node of summer and this post will cover the diet and lifestyle changes we should keep in mind as we move more deeply into the season of fire.

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If there has been one comfort during the Corona-crisis it is the constant of change. The natural world’s impetus for change can’t be denied or prevented by any being, mammal or virus, on this planet. Nothing lasts forever and neither will this. Regardless of everything that’s happened since February, the seasons march on. Spring has shifted into summer. The expansiveness of summer is palpable and now more than ever you have the chance to harness that change for greater health. But first, a little explanation about why I’m telling you that summer started at the beginning of May. Cover image and featured photo by Karolina of Kaboompics.com via Pexels

Finding your Fire in the Beginning of Summer

If there has been one comfort during the Corona-crisis it is the constant of change.

The natural world’s impetus for change can’t be denied or prevented by any being, mammal or virus, on this planet.

Nothing lasts forever and neither will this.

Regardless of everything that’s happened since February, the seasons march on. Spring has shifted into summer.

The expansiveness of summer is palpable and now more than ever you have the chance to harness that change for greater health.

But first, a little explanation about why I’m telling you that summer started at the beginning of May.

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April is over halfway gone and summer is finally on the horizon. Our windows are at least cracked most days and Minnesota had its first thunderstorm. And with that rain and lightning came the final seasonal node of spring: Grain Rain. Like Clear and Bright, the Grain Rain seasonal node is both wood and earth, carrying the upward energy of generation and the tumultuous energy of transformation. There are steps we can take to harmonize these two energies, ranging from how to eat to how to journal. But as always, the first step to resonating with a seasonal node is to understand its flow. Photo by Rocsana Nicoleta Gurza from Pexels

Grain Rain: Transformation into Summer

April is over halfway gone and summer is finally on the horizon.

Our windows are at least cracked most days and Minnesota had its first thunderstorm. And with that rain and lightning came the final seasonal node of spring: Grain Rain.

Like Clear and Bright, the Grain Rain seasonal node is both wood and earth, carrying the upward energy of generation and the tumultuous energy of transformation.

There are steps we can take to harmonize these two energies, ranging from how to eat to how to journal. But as always, the first step to resonating with a seasonal node is to understand its flow.

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Summer is here! “Wait, what?” some of you are saying, “Summer doesn’t start until June 20th.” I get what you’re saying. Here in Minnesota it feels like we skipped spring altogether. Two weeks ago we had a 2 day blizzard with 20 inches of snow in the Twin Cities. Today we have a predicted high of 76 and the lilac bushes are running to catch up. But the way we think of seasons is…off. We are disconnected from the cycles of the seasons, the moon and the sun because we run off the calendars in our pockets and the light from our television screens. It’s a shame really. There is so much wisdom that our ancestors – all of our ancestors – had. Seasonal living and the ideas that come with it aren’t only rooted in Chinese medicine. Featured photo and cover image by Victor Freitas from Pexels

Summer Living: Utilizing the Season of Growth

Summer is here!

“Wait, what?” some of you are saying, “Summer doesn’t start until June 20th.”

I get what you’re saying. Here in Minnesota it feels like we skipped spring altogether. Two weeks ago we had a 2 day blizzard with 20 inches of snow in the Twin Cities. Today we have a predicted high of 76 and the lilac bushes are running to catch up.

But the way we think of seasons is…off. We are disconnected from the cycles of the seasons, the moon and the sun because we run off the calendars in our pockets and the light from our television screens.

It’s a shame really. There is so much wisdom that our ancestors – all of our ancestors – had.

Seasonal living and the ideas that come with it aren’t only rooted in Chinese medicine.

​Last December I posted a blog on living seasonally in the winter. Now, let’s talk about the summer.

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