Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. Gary Snyder
I'm not showing you any images with this one. Head over right now and read this interview with Katie Holten and see the examples of her work, and then you might want to create your very own arboreal alphabet. Or perhaps, instead of trees, you might choose flowers, or leaves, or birds, or insects or fish;... Continue Reading →
A new purchase, and an older one. Lara Briden's Period Repair Manual: Natural Treatment for Better Hormones and Better Periods Esther M. Sternberg's Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Well-Being Does the world make you sick? If the distractions and distortions around you, the jarring colors and sounds, could shake up the healing chemistry... Continue Reading →
During pre-conception care, one of the things I discuss with couples is the "fertile window", and that there's a lot of chemical signalling going on between sperm and the egg. In these discussions, essentially we're working to ensure that there will be several million healthy, active sperm waiting in the fallopian tubes before ovulation occurs, quietly communicating with the... Continue Reading →
Well, I had no idea last week, when I wrote this post, that it was Sleep Awareness Week. Who knew? Information-overloaded like so many of you, I almost missed this gem of an article. There are so many good ideas here. Let us know in the comments what's most appealing to you.
Yesterday somebody asked me if acupuncture for insomnia has been proven effective, so I checked a meta-analysis, and quickly reviewed "insomnia". Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep and/or the inability to remain asleep, with non-restorative sleep lasting for a month or more. Anyone who’s experienced insomnia understands how this can affect their quality... Continue Reading →
Do plums and fish and the tango go together? YES! Brisbane acupuncturist and home cook Margi Macdonald invites you to make this piquant autumn relish, and enjoy some mighty fine music.
Planning for a baby, and want to maximise your chances of an easy, natural conception? Already trying and it's just not happening? My friend and peer Peter Kington has some wise, important guidance for you over here I urge you to take a look, identify the elephant in your room, and change what needs to... Continue Reading →