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90 Days to a Healthier You: Start With a Clean Slate in 2023
Vivian Takafuji
Lifestyle Medicine Monthly Challenge

The last quarter of the year is an optimal time to pause, reflect on events and assess what goals remain before the end of the year.

We all have personal milestones to achieve and although it can bring up anxiety and frustrations, this self-assessment is an important aspect of living a life to its fullest. Only by being aware, true and honest to ourselves can we make positive lifestyle changes, and find a sense of inner peace and happiness.

In Chinese Medicine, this time of the year corresponds to the energies of the Lung and the Metal element.

As the outside temperatures start to cool and the humidity in the air lessens, it is an important time to nourish our Lung Qi (energy) with soups, broths and moistening fruits such as pears and apples.

Also, with the leaves falling from the trees, this is a time to let go of past hurts and resentments, and to allow a grieving process to happen, if necessary.

Akin to the cutting nature of Metal, it is the optimal time to distinguish what is important and what is not in our lives, to “cut out” what is not best serving our health and wellbeing.

Consider an acupuncture treatment or herbal consult to address any respiratory issues and to keep your immune system strong during the cold/flu season. Autumn is the ideal time to make a clean slate so you’re able to start fresh in 2023!

Thriving Magazine October 2022 Issue 16

Thriving Magazine • Issue 16

Our October issue looks how we can make positive changes in our mindset and behaviors over the last 90 days of the year so we're starting 2023 with a head start (and skipping the resolutions!). Enjoy!

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