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With permission form Oakland-based  Energy Matters Acupuncture & Qigong, we occassionally re-print excerpts from their 1-Minute to Better Health newsletters. Click below to find tips about how to stay healthy in the fall. Click here to find past 1-Minute to Better Health articles or to...
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Many people with mobility issues live independently and function quite well. Also many of us know people who might be at risk of falling. Watch this helpful YouTube video to see a variety of ways to safely get up from the floor after a fall. Be sure to watch to the very end to see how someone who...
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Student's Question:  When doing the external movements,what I should pay attention to internally? My mind intent "Yi?" In other words where should my mind be focused on at any point during the form? Or should my mind be empty and the movement itself will move the qi? I look at it   like a mantra...
Spring focuses on the Wood Element, and is the optimal time for cleansing and supporting a healthy Liver and Gallbladder system in the body. The easiest way to do this is to take advantage of the offerings at your local farmer's market. Select the current spring vegetables to prepare. They help to...
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This is not a celebration about all the recent rain in Northern California (yay!); rather, this is about hydration. You might think summer is the time to be reminded about hydration, but many people actually have a harder time drinking enough water during the winter.Toting a water bottle is a...
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Order from Amazon.com. In Finding Yourself in the Kitchen, Dana Velden asks you to seek deeper meaning in this space and explores what cooking can teach about intimacy, failure, curiosity, and beauty. Finding Yourself in the Kitchen is a book of essays, each focused on a cooking theme that explores...
What a treat it was to eat at this combination tea house/Chinese restaurant. The owners hail from Jingdezhen, China, a town known as the, "...porcelain capital of the world." So the cooking styles, emphasis on fresh ingredients, menu selections, and even the products available for sale, are meant...
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TED.com video. (12 minutes,  20 seconds). Speaker: Dr. Daniel  Levitin, Neuroscientist You're not at your best when you're stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive...
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                        A wonderful website, chuck full of ideas, advice, recipes and any other topic of interest for people who like spending (or want to spend a little more) time in the kitchen. This is a fully engaging website—efficient, intuitively well organized and a website that both new...

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