Last year we discussed the importance of building up your immunity and Qi when Autumn begins and Summer wains (you can read more on that here.) In Chinese philosophy we are also affected by seasonal change emotionally; a deeper understanding of this can help us live more harmoniously with the seasons.
This is an old family recipe made with spelt and almond meal, it’s super dense and full of fruit. Ideal for big family Christmas or to last the entire holidays, you could easily half the recipe if you don’t want such a large cake. Best made a few week in advance.
Spring is an amazing time in the garden, as Yang emerges from the extremes of Yin we see blossoms and growth everywhere. Liver energy is highest during Spring giving us the momentum to move forward into Summer and the opening of the heart energy.
Do you struggle to fit breakfast in in the mornings? It seems to be a common theme with our busy lifestyles. In clinic we frequently brainstorm ways to help people get this all important meal in.
Hot cross buns are simply the best, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like them. Lucky for me my husband loves baking bread. This is his hot cross bun recipe.
Here at Quiescence we believe you should practice what you preach! We shared this Into Mind post focussing on the fresh start effect to kick start the new year with the “30-Day Minimalism Challenge”. This February, Annalise decided to take on the challenge herself.
So much of Chinese philosophy is grounded in balancing yin and yang, and this goes for exercise too. Often times if we are a yang personality, or we’ve had a particularly stressful day, we are drawn to more energetic forms of exercise.