Author Archives: Kelly Kaeding

The Magical Mystery Soar part 2 – the Green Laughing Dragon

This is the year of the yang wood dragon. The wood element is related to spring and the sprouting up and opening of new life (yang). Green is the color that symbolizes spring and wood, which is considered the beginning of the 5 element cycle. I love the image of the green laughing dragon – […]

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Year of the Dragon 2024 – the Magical Mystery Soar

Today is the first day of the Yang Wood Dragon year. Happy Lunar New Year to you all. The mysterious magical affable dragon symbolizes connection, transformation & freedom. Dragons have a strong sense of purpose, feel connected to their path and have trust in their way of being and seeing. We can all borrow that […]

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Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

James Nestor’s book is a non-fiction page turner. I recommend it if you are interested in potentially improving your health by simply breathing a little better, and the learning about the history and scientific insights of pulmonauts from around the world over the last couple centuries. He reviews the anatomy of the nasopharynx and jaw […]

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Moxa Season and Moxa Heat Packs

As we head towards winter, one way to strengthen our Qi is with the use of moxibustion, which is the burning of the herb Artemesia vulgaris ( mugwort Ai Ye). November is fall moxa season, during which time moxa can penetrate more deeply than usual into the “Life Gate” or Ming Men (aka Lower Dan […]

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FREELY MOVEABLE JOINTS

7-10 December 2023 in Burlington VT Advanced Zero Balancing class taught by Michele Doucette JUST ADDED, by popular demand:  FREELY MOVEABLE JOINTS What is more fun than a freely moveable skeleton? Join this joyful, creative and clinically essential class and set things in serious motion in your ZB practice!  We will explore all the non-foundational joints like […]

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Zero Balancing I

14-17 December 2023 in Burlington Vermont ZB I is a 25-hour professional, hands-on, body-mind therapy training, taught by Michele Doucette DC at Vermont Acupuncture and Wellness – 161 North Street in Burlington Vermont. 25 CEUs for MT, PT, OT, DC (VT), LAcRegister before Oct 14 at $595, Nov 14 at $695, $795 thereafter What is […]

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Okra and Onions sauteed with Spices and Tomato

Masala Bhindi I cannot think of anything I would rather do with okra than make this. If I get eggplant from my CSA, look out! Kelly is making Indian food all weekend. I posted this receipt over 10 years ago and it’s still true. Get the spices measured out and ready, then Heat: 2 T […]

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Belamcanda chinensis, She Gan

aka Leonard Lily and Blackberry Lily Belamcanda is bitter & cold and enters the Lungs. It clears heat and transforms phlegm. It is used for coughs and wheezing with phlegm obstruction, and for sore throat with swelling and painful obstruction in the throat. It breaks up clumps to drain heat. This is only used short […]

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September Supplement Sale

Tomorrow until September 14, I’m offering 20% off on all supplements in my Fullscript dispensary. You will have access to the whole catalog, and you can check out my Favorites. Fullscript ships fast, stocks professional-grade trusted products, and ensures your supplements are safe and effective. Make sure you sign up for your free account to […]

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Pharaoh Lake Wilderness

I just got back from a spectacular backpacking trip at Pharaoh Lake in New York. The lake is the largest undeveloped lake in NY and is just 2 hours away. While I heard it rained all weekend here in Burlington (except during Art Hop Friday night), we had perfect weather. Thundershowers only a night. We […]

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