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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Take It Outdoors for Better Health

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Much of my childhood was spent outdoors. It was a time when kids could run freely around the neighborhood and explore their natural surroundings without worry and very much supervision. For me this translated into turning over rocks in the woods to look for salamanders and time crouched by our neighborhood brook studying the minnows. Family time also meant time outdoors, hiking in nearby state parks, picnics, and vacations spent camping in the big woods. It was a good way to grow up and . . . → Read More: Take It Outdoors for Better Health

The Healing Wisdom of Nature

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I love reptiles and always have. As a kid, my idea of bliss was waiting quietly pond-side for frogs to emerge, overturning rocks in the woods in search of salamanders, and best of all—finding turtles. To my eight year old self, the greatest gift of nature was to see a box turtle crawl through my yard, plodding quietly on its way to who knows where.

Was I a weird kid? Maybe—I grew up in a large family, a little bit lost and needy among . . . → Read More: The Healing Wisdom of Nature