Category: The Elements

by Chelsea Roffey   Recently, I had the pleasure of Chelsea coming to my home.  We shared tea, great company, and good music.  We discussed the Slow Living Movement which contributed to her informative and interesting piece below.  Enjoy!      

Stomach and Spleen The mysterious powers of the earth create humidity in Heaven and fertile soil upon the earth.  They create the flesh within the body, and the vicera they create the stomach.  Of the colours they create the yellow colour and they give the human voice the ability to sing… of the flavours they […]

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” Lao Tzu According to Chinese philosophical thought, Tao is the fundamental intelligence which underlies everything. Tao gives rise to qi and qi gives rise to yin and yang. From yin and yang we have the […]

Early philosophers of TCM believed that tao is the creative force of the universe, all pervading, beyond form and material substance. Tao means the way and this also represents a method of living in harmony with our environment and beyond. Living in such a way was not so much about living a life free of […]