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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 physical, emotional and spiritual health with a new perspective, and-quite simply–a renewed outlook. While some of the ideas and concepts derive from the lessons I’ve learned during my training as a doctor, much of what ties this together is pure common sense. Indeed, my lifelong study and fascination with nature has been pointing me in the right direction all along.

In order to emphasize the importance of honoring nature and its cycles, the schedule for these bi-monthly letters will align with the phases of the new moon and the full moon. Today’s installment will remind you that we are in the New Moon phase, a time when heightened mind activity means we are at our most cerebral. The New Moon is a good time for reflection, taking stock and a brief period of physical rest to collect ourselves before we engage in the business of the month. So, please take the time to consider how important it is in our busy lives to check in with nature now and then.

In Native American tradition, May brings the Planting Moon. It’s fitting to start these letters now, as I hope that each installment will provide seeds of information for you to plant in your mind and life in hopes that you will be able to reap the skills for living to your fullest potential.

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