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Earth Element

Posted by taragrant on January 1, 2018
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Continuing our hero’s journey [Read more here], we see our hero journeying down a dirt path after leaving her monotonous homeland. She is so excited to see her home fade into the background, a song bursts from her lips. She feels the earth beneath her feet and as she gets further away from the warm dry lands of her home, the terrain changes. She is following the hero’s journey from known to unknown. Her feet
In tribute to this glorious new year that begins with a full super wolf moon, I am posting a recycled new years wish written by my favorite author, Neil Gaiman: This wish is relevant to the super moon taking place on New Years Day, an advantageous platform to align your new years intentions with the universe. Be kind. Astrologically, this super moon is in Cancer which is rich with feelings. Cancer is a water sign,

Upside Down

Posted by taragrant on December 30, 2017
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I find myself drawn to a lot of activities that involve being upside down. I really enjoy being upside down because it gives my brain a new challenge and it expands the way the I must look at things. Trying to accomplish activities upside down and turned around is difficult at first, and then you figure it out and remember that your brain is pretty good at adapting to new situations. When we’re facing a
This begins a series of posts about the Five Element cycle that is used in the theory of Chinese Medicine. To help people understand this cycle more, this series of posts will overlay this cycle with the Hero’s Journey, as first described by Joseph Campbell. I am drawing these parallels because the cycle describes a sort of story, a cycle that generates one element to the next and interacts with each other dynamically. The hero’s

Potential Energy and Acupuncture

Posted by taragrant on December 28, 2017
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In chemistry, you learn about something called potential energy. Potential energy is stored energy that is available for use at any moment, under the right conditions. For example, water behind a dam. Why am I writing about chemistry concepts on an acupuncture website? Because everything is connected. We are all made up of kinetic energy (motion) and of stored energy. Acupuncture helps to release of energetic blocks and facilitate the smooth flow of qi (energy)