DSC02551 300x225 - A Small Collection of Joyous Things: Solstice EditionSummer is here! This series actually began as a way to bring myself more into alignment with  joy, the emotion associated with the season of summer in traditional Chinese medicine. Regardless of whether we adhere to Eastern or Western health practices (or a combination of both!), as we shift throughout the year, it’s important to check in with ourselves and take note of the changes in the environments and energies surrounding us, making adjustments as appropriate.

To me, summer should be all about facilitating the enjoyment of that extra daylight : )

I actually managed to get away for a few days and  am spending the weekend with my mom at the beach. I can’t think of a better way to welcome a new season.

In lieu of my regular list, let’s just say cheers to summer!

What are you looking forward to this summer?