Crispy Walnuts for Kidney Qi

June 30, 2022 by Elaine Katen

Roast these nuts as a snack or as a compliment to any meal. The essence of walnuts goes to the Kidney’s.

Seasonal Healing: Nature as Your Guide

by Elaine Katen

In traditional Chinese medicine we see Nature’s frequency shifting in each and each resonates closely different organs. Make Nature your guide to self-healing.

Fall: Lung and Large Intestine

Winter: Kidney and Bladder

Spring: Liver and Gallbladder

Summer: Heart and Small Intestine

Use specific Qigong practices to tap into the frequency of each season.  If you can’t join us, then use this posture, The Dragon Stands Between Heaven and Earth to merge with Nature’s inherent wisdom.

Understanding Self-Care

by Elaine Katen

You are a manifestation of your entire blood lines. You carry inherent wisdom from your ancestors.  Your bloodline connects with your spiritual wisdom.

In this life you face different emotional and physical issues.To deal with them we must know who we are.

Simply Simple Seaweed Soup

November 29, 2021 by Elaine Katen

Eating This Fall

September 28, 2021 by Elaine Katen

The Lung is a delicate organ. There are specific foods and tastes that directly support healthy Lung function. In the Five Element Consciousness Framework the Lung and Large Intestine share a partnership.  Their frequency is associated with the fall season. Below is a short list to get you started.  During the Fall 10-Day program a complete eating plan will be offered.

Pungent and spicy will enhance Lung function while bitter will help in the Large Intestines desire to let it go!  Saute, bake or boil these foods.  Be sure to include tea with your meals.

Foods to Eat Now for Letting Go

  • Bitter melon
  • Bitter greens such as Broccoli Rabe, Dandelion, Escarole, Arugula
  • Endive

Select Seasonally Harvested Foods.  A few Choices Include

  • White Radish
  • Sweet Onions
  • Lotus Root
  • Dried Lily Bulb*
  • Pears
  • Apples
  • Honey
  • Almonds including almond milk
  • Spices such as cayenne pepper

*Lily Bulb Recipe

  • 2 lily bulbs
  •  1 tbl. oil
  •  1 teasp. salt
  •  1 clove of garlic, diced
  •  1 teasp. mushroom seasoning
  • scallions, cut into 1 inch slices
  • splash of wine
1. Cut the tops and bottoms off the bulbs and separate the petals. Set aside.
2. Heat a wok and add the oil and salt.
3. Add the garlic and saute until lightly golden.
4. Add the lily bulb petals. Toss for 1 minutes then add the mushroom seasoning.
5. Add the scallions and continue to cook for 1 more minute.
6. Add a splash of wine and serve.
Chrysanthemum Tea
  • Boil 5 cups of water
  • Add a handful of chrysanthemum flowers and let cook for 3 minutes
  • Remove from flame and let steep for 10 minutes
  • Add at least 2 teaspoons of honey
  • Drink several times a day
Goji Berry Tea
  • Boil 5 cups of water
  • Add a handful of goji berries and let boil for 3 minutes
  • Remove from flame and let steep for 10 minutes
  • Add at least two teaspoons of honey

Check out our 10-Day Strengthening Your Life Force, Autumn Qi Enhancement

Fall Equinox Meditation

September 22, 2021 by Elaine Katen

Delta Variant and Other Mutations

August 9, 2021 by Elaine Katen

I have deep concerns about the limited steps we are taking to prevent the Delta variant and other mutations. I shared my perspective in Tao of Morning Qigong class. I’d like you to listen too.

Vaccinated, not vaccinated, your body still needs additional support. The body will use all its resources to protect you and help you go through these challenging times. In doing so, the immune systems become stressed and your awareness on how to partner with the body is key to successful outcomes.  Please share this information with your family and friends.

Morning Qigong

December 6, 2020 by Elaine Katen

Consciousness shows in the body through health or illness. This Qigong practice, taught during Morning Qigong opens areas that may be holding onto energetic messages. Slowly, from the ankle up, joint by joint, allow the body to find greater flexibility and deeply heal.

New sessions start the beginning of each month.

Women Have Unique Abilities.

November 11, 2020 by Elaine Katen

Fish and Tofu Soup for Healing

October 11, 2020 by eric.grissom

Making soup doesn’t need to be difficult! With just a few ingredients, and in a short period of time, we can create a delicious pot of soup that will last a few days.

This soup includes ingredients that support Kidney (fish, tofu), Liver (scallions), Heart (tomato) and Stomach/Spleen (ginger). Salt water fish supports healthy Kidney function. Be sure to purchase wild-caught, not farm raised fish, to avoid ingesting genetically modified foods. When you cook with fish, follow this tip: always use ginger!


  • 1 Package of tofu
  •  ¼ Pound of cod
  •  5 Tablespoon of sweet potato starch
  •  1 Tablespoon of wine
  •  3 teaspoons of salt
  •  2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  •  1 Tomato, cut into 1/4 inch slices
  •  2 Scallions, diced
  •  ½ teaspoon of sugar
  •  1 quart of boiling water
  •  5 slices of ginger
  •  Drizzle of sesame oil

Cut the tofu into 1/4 inch cubes.
Hint: Freeze tofu before cutting.

Chop fish so pieces are about a 1/8 of an inch and place in a small bowl.

Add mushroom seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of sugar, wine and mix well.

Then add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and mix well again.
Hint: If the mixture is not thick, add one more tablespoon of cornstarch.

Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon of oil over the fish mixture and mix well.

Set aside.

Heat the wok and add the remaining oil and salt.

Add the tomatoes and half of the scallions to the wok and toss for one minute.

Add tomato mixture to a pot of boiling water.

Add remaining salt, diced ginger, and remaining cornstarch to soup.

Mix well.
Tip: When adding cornstarch during this step, mix 1 teaspoon of cold water to cornstarch before adding to the soup.

Slowly drop the fish mixture into boiling water. Allow the fish to cook for 2 minutes.

Add the remaining scallions. Drizzle the sesame oil over the soup and serve.

Option: Add pepper or spice to soup