The second episode of Jill Blakeway’s new podcast GCH (Grow.Cook.Heal.) is now available, along with program notes and recipes on her website! Jill reflects on why it can feel good to hold on to resentment, but even better to learn how to forgive and also chats with three guests. Read
by Sasha Lipton
About two years ago, seemingly overnight, something within my body changed. I went from having skin that was consistently smooth and clear to being excited anytime there were only a handful of blemishes on my face. New pimples were appearing on what seemed to be a daily basis, but they were concentrated solely around my mouth; mainly on the sides of my chin and around my lips. After visiting countless doctors in an attempt to understand what was happening with my skin, it seemed that they were all suggesting the same remedy: birth control or oral antibiotics. Read
Taoism is one of the many ancient philosophies of Asia – it’s sometimes called a religion, but really it’s more of a philosophy – and one thread of Taoist thought for 2,000 years has concentrated on the idea that the happiest and best way to live is in harmony with the natural flow of energy in the universe. Read
It looks a bit like a water lily and is the national flower of India.
It’s a symbol of purity in both the Buddhist and Hindu traditions.
It’s prized for it’s healing properties throughout Asia.
It’s the lotus plant! Read
If there’s one Asian herb that everyone has heard of, it’s ginseng – Panax ginseng to give it it’s full name. It’s often thought of as a stimulant, although Ginseng is actually more sophisticated than that. In traditional Chinese herbology, we use it to strengthen digestion, improve lung function, reduce anxiety, and increase energy. Read