Happy Lunar New Year
How is 2019 going for you? Have you been moving so fast you haven’t made space for rest and reflection? Or do you already wish you had a do-over for your New Year's Resolutions? If so, you're in luck. Not only is every moment a chance for a new beginning, February 5th is Chinese New Year’s Day—the beginning of the Spring Festival, China's longest and most important holiday. Because it starts on the second new moon after Winter Solstice, it begins on a different date every year between January 21 and February 20.
Year of the Earth PigThe Chinese zodiac has 12 years in its cycle, each one represented by an animal, which interacts with the cycle of the 5 elements. 2019 is the Year of the Earth Pig.
Astrologers say that people born in the Year of the Pig are honest, generous, and optimistic. While Pigs are reserved and careful to trust, they are loyal and ethical. Pigs are diligent, but they don’t over self sacrifice, and always make time for pleasure with family and tasty food.
In Chinese astrology, the Earth Pig is known to work for peace and social awareness while remembering that the goal is for everyone to be content and happy. The forgiving, generous, relaxed nature of the Pig should be a welcome relief after the tedious and sometimes confrontational year of the Dog. The Pig is the final animal in the zodiac, reminding us to embrace completion and let go of that which no longer serves us so we can make room for the new.
Commit to Creating the Experience You Want to HaveThe Chinese do not traditionally make New Year's Resolutions, however they do celebrate the transition from winter to spring. It is a good time to reflect and plant the new idea seeds that will sprout in spring. You can start by asking yourself: How do I bring out my best sense of reflection? What is the new direction and experience I want to have?
If you're having trouble, maybe it's time to take a lesson from the Pigs. Take a moment to connect with your 5 senses. Ask yourself what would I share if I trusted in abundance? How can I move forward without harsh judgment or regrets? How can I relax and enjoy more pleasure along my journey? Who can I invite to the dinner table to celebrate with?
If your intentions and resolutions include improving your health and well-being in 2019, I can help you with that. Get in touch and we can arrange an acupuncture appointment for a tune-up to boost immunity, pain relief, or stress reduction. And if you’re looking for mental and emotional resiliency to support you in creating the life you dream of, check out our Wisdom Workshops. The growing community is having fun exploring our true nature of wellbeing and how we can effortlessly thrive in work, relationships, health, and life!
Upcoming Events:If some of your reflections have you looking in the direction of less stress and more connecting with your spark, come learn the inside-out understanding that allows people to connect with their spark without any tools or techniques.
The next state of mind workshop is the last week in February. I know we're all busy, so put it in your calendar and click this link to register and save your seat:
In this uplifting workshop you’ll learn how your mind works, so you can enjoy more peace of mind and:
- Supercharge your performance
- Improve your relationships
- Enter the healing zone
Tuition is $20 and all proceeds will be donated to the Ceres Community Project. Ceres supports the resiliency of our community with nutritious meals for families coping with serious illness. And they empower youth by teaching them to grow, cook, and deliver the meals. If you're not familiar with them, check them out!
Online BookingExisting patients can book online here. Make sure you get a confirmation email and click "CONFIRM" in that email.
You can access our online booking anytime by clicking anywhere on our website that says "make an appointment" or "book now" and follow the breadcrumbs to "Existing Patients" and "Book Online". Existing patients are always welcome to call or email us if you prefer to schedule that way or you’re not finding any appointments that work for you online.
New patients need to call or email us to set up their first appointment because there is just too much information we need to share with you.
Gong Xi Fa Cai (Happy New Year),
Christina Ness-Hawks, LAc