As Above; So Below: The Five Element Theory

Somewhere between 476-221 BC, the five element Creation Cycle was introduced in China. Fire melts Metal. Metal chops down Wood. Wood grows through Earth. Earth makes the banks that the Water flows in. Water puts out Fire. These elements describe five different types of energy associated with a pair of organs and different kinds ofContinue reading “As Above; So Below: The Five Element Theory”

Make Room For More Happiness

When it comes to finding happiness, there is help with Rick Hanson’s new book, Hardwiring Happiness. Our brains hold negativity making us more efficient at learning from negative experience and less adept to learn from positive ones. But our brains are constantly changing in structure, so if we learn to concentrate on the good, weContinue reading “Make Room For More Happiness”

The Cost of A Gallbladder

For the record, the bills for my emergency gallbladder surgery this past December keep coming. To date of the total $7906.11 billed, my Highmark insurance paid 75% leaving me with an outstanding bill of $1989.86. With this recent unexpected surgery expense, I was very eager to read Stephen Brill’s comprehensive article about our healthcare problems:Continue reading “The Cost of A Gallbladder”

Self Compassion Is An Art Unto Itself

If you’re going to be thinking, you may as well think big. Donald Trump I hate to admit this but I finally figured out the most important thing I am missing in my life is more compassion for myself. I’m already off on the wrong foot by not wanting to admit the deficit. If IContinue reading “Self Compassion Is An Art Unto Itself”