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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | July 26th, 2010

Wholesome Moon

How healthy are you, really? Most people’s initial reaction to this question is to say they’re “pretty healthy.” They’ll answer the question based on the conventional idea that “health” means “the absence of disease or injury,” and they’ll give themselves a pass.  For many others, in particular those who are dealing with illness as typically defined in…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | July 11th, 2010

Summer Moon

From the Chinese perspective, there is an abundance of yang energy during the summer months.  This energy is different from what we experience during the spring – the season of birth – when shoots are just rising from the ground.  During the summer, nature’s energy is hard to miss. The flowers are in full bloom and the bees…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | June 26th, 2010

Knowledge Moon

In our culture, we are taught to over-analyze everything. We prize intellect above all other means of obtaining information, and as a result we often lose connection with our inherent, natural source of knowledge. This imbalance compels us to go crazy trying to “figure out” how to live, when the reality is that not everything…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | June 12th, 2010

The Lotus Moon

The new moon in June is known in some cultures as “The Lotus Moon,” a very powerful metaphor for nurturing beauty and positivity in our lives and in ourselves. The lotus roots in mud, and out of the murky water, it produces a most beautiful flower. The symbol of the lotus assures us that a…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | May 28th, 2010

Cycle Moon

Today’s letter will remind you that we are in the Full Moon phase, a time when the moon’s gravitational effects on the planet are at their greatest.  Just think of the tides. It is commonly joked that the moon exerts a considerable degree of influence on human beings and it is regularly discussed how  people’s passions and…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | May 14th, 2010

Planting Moon

Welcome to the first issue of the new Skillful Living Bi-Monthly Letter. By focusing on different aspects of what I term Skillful Living, I hope that these letters will provide you with insights on how to implement positive change and live a happier, healthier and more skillful life. They will guide you to approach your…

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