This month we are highlighting women in wellness who inspire us and bring so much knowledge, joy and intention into the world of well-being. Every week this month we will be sharing an interview with one of them, learning more about their work, projects, recipes and visions for the future! We are kicking off the series with the amazing Zoey Xinyi Gong, founder of Five Seasons TCM, a BIPOC-founded boutique wellness brand that shares and modernizes the knowledge of TCM food therapy through educational content, functional products, and its avant-garde aesthetic. Zoey is a TCM chef and nutritionist born in Shanghai, China and currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
Journal — TCM
Transformational Foods for a Transformational Life
Welcome to the journal - an online, intersectional wellness platform - to connect, educate and inspire our international community.
Herbalist, Acupuncturist and Alchemist, Minka Robinson Stevens shares tips on how to boost your immunity this summer, which is especially important during this time. Di Tao herb Astragalus to the rescue! This tonic herb has a variety of benefits and centuries of use, more recently studied for its beneficial immune-modulatory effects, which may help us strengthen our protective Qi life force!
TCM YIN POWER BITES
Playing on the balance of Yin and Yang foods, Kiki Athanas has created TCM energy bites that incorporates both warming and cooling ingredients. Using Sun Potion Yin Power, this Traditional Chinese Medicine-inspired recipe is a great way to support harmonization of your body, mind and Qi!
MEDITATION FOR BEAUTY + RADIANCE
A simple and easy practice for beauty from within, Desirée Pais shares with us a Kundalini meditation that not only calms the mind but also makes the skin glow. A practice that only takes three minutes a day, this simple meditation is easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
AUTUMNAL OFFERINGS: How To Stay Healthy with the Season
Known for its beauty and bounty, Autumn is a favorite season for many. As we transition seasons, we turn to Chinese Medicine for its innumerable pearls of wisdom and a roundup of our favorite products for staying healthy and radiant this season.
ON ANXIETY. ADAPTOGENS. EMPOWERMENT.
This week Anxiety Coach, Amrit-Sadhana Khalsa, shares her holistic approach for overcoming anxiety and stress.... in this thoughtful article we learn how to create a healing latte made with Ashwagandha, Reishi, and Mucuna Pruriens along with a potent breathwork practice to cultivate a balanced, calm and empowered nervous system !
SUPER CHERRY RECOVERY SNACK
For Olympian and professional snowboarder Elena Hight, routines that support her "joints, muscles, and tissues are imperative." This recipe highlights Eucommia, a traditional tonic herb that works with the tart cherry to support flexibility and muscle recovery - the perfect adaptogenic treat for athletes!
COLIN HUDON / CREATOR OF LIVING TEA
"Every morning is an ecstatic tea moment for me. There is, however, a certain indescribable magic that happens when people come together and drop-in together over a beautiful tea. Everything becomes illuminated and glimmers, the senses sharpen, the moment opens, we feel our connectedness and the sacredness of Life." - Colin Hudon Founder of Living Tea, Herbalist, Acupuncturist, and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine