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Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Herbs, Yoga, and Women's circles by Masha Schmidt, L.Ac

Monthly Newsletter

monthly newsletter for River Alchemy with seasonal tips and goodies!

September News


Are you excited for September - crisp leaves, sharp pencils, apple picking, and cozy sweaters? Or are you one of those beach babies that holds tight to summer in your sunblock slathered little hands?

Of course we all have a favorite season (mine is Spring because I'm addicted to hope), but true wellness is the ability to transition smoothly between seasons. That includes gratitude, dietary, and lifestyle practices suited to each phase.

The Element of Metal is concerned with discipline, discernment, purity, and order. It is where we determine what is valuable to us. (Virgo, anyone?)

Metal dominates the Autumn - and the work of the season is discernment. What needs to be released in order to survive and thrive in the dark half of the year? Each tree transforms then releases its leaves with grace. As humans, we hold on with superglue, even to things well past their season. This creates discomfort in mind and body, with little benefit. The more adaptable we become, the more joy is available.

As many of you know, I'm back in school too - fulfilling a 20+ year dream of obtaining Certification as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. We are in a time of redefining drug and addiction culture - and holistic health must become part of that discussion. My first offering on this subject is the Addiction Alchemy cleanse (details below), with much more coming soon!