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With thanks today to Senator Scott Ludlam, who shared this juicy science on social media today. Health Benefits from Nature Experiences Depend on Dose We show that people who made long visits to green spaces had lower rates of depression and high blood pressure, and those who visited more frequently had greater social cohesion. Higher... 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 →
This full moon just past - while making pesto - The Eloquent Gardener suggested we invoke The Winds of Change with a simple ritual. It's amazing the flashes of inspiration which come when you're in the kitchen! After dinner, we headed off beneath the moon to the seaside and a fierce wind, all set with... Continue Reading →
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September is such a busy month, with acupuncture and herbal medicine seminars, peer reviews and renewed focus and energy for ideas and projects. During a recent online forum, Robin Marchment shared this gem. It's a beautiful counterpoint to the busyness of the season. Great discourse on the four seasons and harmonising the spirit 四气调神大论篇第 春三月，... Continue Reading →
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