A 2-Minute Peek Inside Healing Season (We Start Tomorrow!)

This is the last chance to enroll in  Healing Season: Practical Wisdom from Chinese Medicine and the Work that Reconnects . The next time I plan to offer Healing Season is January 2024. Today, I set up our private group forum, published the introductory videos, and started getting very excited about seeing everyone tomorrow! I made…

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Getting Better Can Feel Really Good

The things that are bringing us into better balance FEEL GOOD ✨ Trust your compass. Here’s what I say in the video: “Getting better can feel really good. The things that bring us into balance make us feel good. I’m sure that one reason I love to sing is that the Metal element in my…

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Healing Sunday / Healing Season

I had a dreamy Sunday morning a few days ago: I wrote down my dreams, practiced qigong and back rehab exercises, played guitar and sang myself some songs, breathed in gratitude with the green leaves around me – all before I emerged from my room. Then I had a yummy breakfast, followed by a little…

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What the Five Elements Really Are

The Five Elements are not like the atoms on the periodic table of the elements. They’re not the building blocks of matter. In Classical Chinese Medicine, in Daoist philosophy, the word xíng, which we usually translate as “elements,” could better be translated as “phases”. These five phases are processes. (Verbs, not nouns – hey! just…

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Episode 27: Your Healing Story is a Love Story (with Nisha Mody)

Turning Season Podcast Episode 27 Your Healing Story is a Love Story with Nisha Mody hosted by Leilani Navar turningseason.com

Which is easier to feel in your own mind and body:  The sense of living in The Great Turning (aka, our transition toward a life-sustaining way of being human on earth), or the feeling of “Business as Usual,” a way of being human that values being productive, consuming, succeeding, and never feeling like you’ve done…

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Stress Causes Disease – So What Do we Do?

We’ve all heard that stress causes disease. Chinese Medicine teaches us that about half our diseases trace back to how we relate to our emotions. And, the world right now – there’s a lot of stress, and a lot of emotion. So what do we do? A new round of Healing Season: Practical Wisdom from…

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Turning Season Episode 26: News On Refugees and Regenerative Agriculture in Uganda, Fossil Free Research, and The Revolutionary Love ProjectTurning Season

Click play at turningseason.com (or your favorite podcast platform) for 13 minutes of Active Hope to hearten you today, in the latest news episode of Turning Season Podcast. Hear about: the work of a young refugee in Uganda named Irenge Mudekuza Gloire, founder of Plethora Social Initiative, teaching permaculture and regenerative agriculture to fellow refugees…

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Self-Acupressure for Dry Eyes (my new routine)

Ok, now that I’ve admitted I have a problem… Here are the 6 points I’m massaging on myself daily for “severe, severe, severe dry eyes” (my eye doctor’s words). I’ve seen acupuncture, acupressure, and herbs help so many patients with their eye health and vision – so I have high hopes for what will happen…

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