15 March

Portland Mercury Features All and One’s Thai Facial

Portland Mercury’s Elizabeth Mollo tried out Beth’s Thai Herb & Jade Stone Facial! Click this link to read about the cosmetic and stress reduction benefits she received from her treatment!     “One doesn’t realize just how much stress and tension is held in the muscles of the face and jaw until a qualified person works […]

20 October

Incorporating Gratitude Into Your Life

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If you’re anything like me, the shortening days of the fall months can negatively impact my mood. I have found that there are a few things I can do to stay positive during this seasonal transition. I try my best to get outside and move my body despite the weather, keep social engagements with friends, […]

6 October

Beating the Common Cold with Foods in Chinese Medicine

It’s that time of year again when the common cold becomes more common. The best medicine is prevention and there’s a lot you can do at home. Getting plenty of rest, moving your body in a way that brings you joy, breathing mindfully, staying hydrated and eating well are all great ways to maintain health […]

7 September

Keeping a Routine in Autumn

According to the seasonal patterns of Chinese medicine theory, autumn is the time of year that it is most important for us to keep to a routine. Many people find that getting back to a routine helps them reign in the wild and crazy times they had throughout the summer and to settle themselves into […]

22 May

Mental Health: Anxiety

Here’s a feeling most of us have experienced to a greater or lesser degree at some point in our lives. Many of us feel it as a tightening or gripping sensation in our chest, while others may feel sudden shortness of breath or just a strange disoriented feeling. Personally, I’ve experienced many different degrees of […]

8 May

Mental Health: Depression

Our bodies are amazing at telling us when something is out of balance and needs to be restored. We come down with a cold when we’ve been working too hard, we get heartburn when we eat types and amounts of foods that don’t agree with our digestion, we feel a pit in our stomach when we go along […]

7 April

Why Meditate?

Choosing and committing to meditation as a practice is the single most important aspect of forming a meditation experience that truly takes us deeper and begins to change our state. If we go to the gym regularly, but sit at a machine with little or minimal weight or resistance, we will see minimal results.  As in any […]

16 March

Knee Pain Exercises

Ahh spring! The days are getting longer and the weather is completely unpredictable, but that doesn’t stop us Oregonians from getting outside after a long, dark winter to run and hike and walk and play. But along with all our renewed activities some of you may be experiencing some knee pain. While some cases of […]

13 February

Astrology & Relationships

Relationships. Without them, most of us feel that something vital and necessary is missing from our lives, and what we yearn for above all is a relationship with someone who makes us light up and come alive. However, as so many of us have discovered, this is easier said than done. Why? Why is this so difficult? After all, […]

11 February

2016: Year of the Fire Monkey!

Last weekend I was fortunate to be able to attend the Chinese New Year celebration at the Taoist Studies Institute in Seattle. The evening began with a wonderful array of Chinese food including roasted duck and scrumptious stir-fried vegetables. This was followed by a presentation about the construction of the new hand carved mountain gate (this is […]