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Anyone for detox?

Anyone for detox?

Following on from the last post where my body was stiff but became soft, supple and full of joy through some creativity – I decided to further support that by doing a little detox. Usually at easter I get almost a week to myself as the kids are...

Ohhhh Sooo Stiff

Ohhhh Sooo Stiff

Much of Chinese Medicine is founded on the balance of the five elements: Earth, Metal, Water, Wood, and Fire. At the moment we are in Spring, the time of Liver/Gallbladder and the element of wood. Soon we will move into early Summer, the time of...

Cooking that has food for thought

Cooking that has food for thought

Cooking that has food for thought - Family News & Advice | Parenting, Marriage & Kids | The Irish Tim - Tue, Apr 01, 2014. Click on the link to see the article and the video which is all about loving food, living life and the drop in...

Spring into Summer

Spring into Summer

Shake off the fog and stretch out into clarity and joy 9-11 May 2014 Blow away the cobwebs, let go the dark winter and spring into the light of summer. Now is the time for renewed energy and new beginnings. So shake off lingering winter blues and...

Competition Time

Competition Time

People are always asking me what they should eat, by clicking on the free app it will give you the answer. Also when you click could be in with a chance of winning a copy of my new book Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking.  Simply click on...

Entering… the Time of the Skip

Entering… the Time of the Skip

Cooking and Eating for the & Liver and Gall Bladder Saturday 15th March 2014 Hi hi – spring is springing – sap is rising and light is beginning to pour in – much as I love the dark nights with a cozy fire and the practice of being in the flow...

and… Action!

and… Action!

Recently I’ve been craving coffee, delicious dark bitter sweet coffee. I thought it was because I was busy with a list of jobs as long as my arm and I needed a little shot of energy. But when I looked a little deeper I realised it wasn’t to sustain...

Source of Life

Source of Life

A Restorative Retreat focusing on the Water Element in Chinese Medicine 17-19 January 2014 Winter in Chinese Medicine is the time for the Water Element which governs the Bladder and Kidney. The water element is where our constitutional energy is...

Ancient Wisdom – Modern Kitchen

Ancient Wisdom – Modern Kitchen

We’re back ? with lots and lots of new, easy healthy recipes. The Whitefriar Community Centre is an inner city Dublin based community group that funds my cooking classes which mix Traditional Chinese medicine and the energy of food to make tasty...

Cooking and Eating for the Lung/ Large Intestine

Cooking and Eating for the Lung/ Large Intestine

Saturday 9th November 2013 The lung and large intestine are responsible for physical vitality and immunity. They take in essential oxygen and eliminate waste whilst maintaining a necessary physical, mental and emotional protective boundary. At this...

Lying in the Sweet Summer Grass

Lying in the Sweet Summer Grass

As I write my head is a whirl, a mess of knotty thoughts that won’t unravel. I’ve had the bones and the desire to write this post for a few months now about the stomach spleen and how it’s responsible for energy transformation and distribution, yet...