About Lynn

lynn jaffeeLynn Jaffee is a licensed acupuncturist and the author of the book, Simple Steps: The Chinese Way to Better Health, a clear and concise explanation of Chinese medicine for the lay person. She is co-author of the book, The BodyWise Woman, a personal health manual for physically active women and girls. Read more about Lynn...

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Downsizing, Chinese Medicine, and the Meaning of Junk

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This summer after years of discussion, my husband and I decided to downsize our living space. As soon as we made the decision, things started to happen far faster than we ever imagined. Our home of 18 years sold in about ten minutes, and the buyers wanted us out quickly as they had a short closing date and kids starting school in a new district.

My husband and I were left with what felt like the insurmountable job of cleaning out almost two decades . . . → Read More: Downsizing, Chinese Medicine, and the Meaning of Junk

The Nature of Clutter in Chinese Medicine

Clutter!  It’s unsightly, messy, and chaotic.  It makes you feel unsettled or downright anxious when you walk into an area full of…stuff.  It seems that in our unending drive as consumers to acquire more things, clutter is becoming more of a problem.  In fact, there’s a TV show about clutter to the max in the form of trash houses, called Hoarders.

People over-accumulate things for a couple of reasons.  One reason is to hold onto the past.  If your basement is full of record . . . → Read More: The Nature of Clutter in Chinese Medicine