Healing the Earth Element

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Healing the Earth Element

Based on the Five Element tradition of Chinese medicine, Healing the Earth Element is a one-on-one consultation series designed to help you heal your digestion, regain your vitality, and live with more comfort, ease, and joy.

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Heal your belly

Is bloating, indigestion, sluggishness, weight issues, irritable bowels, or other digestive issues taking over your life? Feeling confused about what to eat and tired of avoiding the foods you love? I’d like to help you with that. I can teach you simple, natural tools to relieve discomfort and heal your digestion—so you can savor food and life again.

Nourish your soul

Like a garden, you have needs that must be filled to be healthy and fruitful. I can help you reconnect with the part of you that knows just what you need to feel nourished and fulfilled at any given time. You’ll gain insight and clarity to help transform emotional challenges, tap into your superpowers, and live the life you want to live.

What’s the Earth Element?

On a physical level, the Earth Element regulates digestion—delivering nourishment throughout the body while storing some away for later. On a deeper level, it helps us feel stable and secure in our minds, and comfortable and at home in our bodies. It also allows us to feel satisfied and fulfilled and to fully savor the pleasures of life.

Unfortunately, it’s not always that easy.

Earth out-of-balance

In our hectic lives, it’s easy to become disconnected from this innate wisdom. Instead, we work ourselves to the bone, give more than we have to give, and deny ourselves the real nourishment we need to be healthy and happy. Then we collapse into bed at night and start all over again the next day.

This can lead to all sorts of discomfort, including some listed below.

Symptoms of depleted Earth

Bloating
Indigestion
Constipation
Loose stool
Abdominal pain
Nausea
Irritable bowels
Acid reflux

Weight gain
Weight loss
Sugar cravings
Overeating
Excess phlegm
Candida
Brain fog
Cold hands and feet

Anxiety
Overwhelm
Overthinking
Excessive worry
Perfectionism
Ungroundedness
Uncenteredness
Deprivation

Fatigue
Exhaustion
Discomfort
Weakness
Neediness
Low motivation
Dissatisfaction
Resentment

The good news

There are simple things you can do to heal your digestion, regain your vitality, and live a healthy, fruitful life.

It doesn’t require a special diet, a magic supplement, or an intensive workout routine. All it takes is a few practical tools that you can use anytime, anywhere—no matter how hectic life gets.

Read on to learn how.

Introducing…

Healing the Earth Element

An ancient approach to digestive health and wellness

Based on the Five Element tradition of Chinese medicine, Healing the Earth Element is a one-on-one consultation series designed to help you heal your digestion, regain your vitality, and live with more comfort, ease, and joy.

Through a series of private phone and video consultations, you’ll learn how to identify the Earth Element in your daily life, recognize when it’s out of balance, and learn simple ways to turn it around. Themes include Good Enough, Home, Comfort, Digestion, Rest, Grounding, Needs, Receiving, Generosity, and Satisfaction—but the details vary widely depending on your constitution, health, and lifestyle.

Each theme builds on the last, revealing an ancient recipe for digestive health and vitality.

I’ve heard enough. I want in!

This program is especially for you if…

You struggle with digestive issues
You have trouble losing or gaining weight
You feel exhausted and spread thin
You feel scattered and overwhelmed
It’s not easy for you to feel “at home”
You long for more comfort in your life
You worry about not having enough
You have trouble calming your mind
You often put other people’s needs ahead of your own
You have trouble asking for help
It’s easier to give than to receive
You have trouble resting or slowing down
Nothing you do feels good enough
Life feels dissatisfying and just plain blah
You hunger for something, but you’re not sure what

What you get every month

2 Private phone consultations (60-min)
Digital recordings of all sessions
Personalized tools to take home
Ongoing support

(See details below)

Private phone consultations

The first month’s sessions are devoted to getting to know you better. We’ll dig deep into your medical history, current health concerns, and your constitution from a Chinese medicine perspective. The more I learn about you, the more I can help you.

After that, each month (give or take) is devoted to an aspect of the Earth Element. We’ll take an honest yet compassionate look at how Earth shows up in your daily life, based on the ten “themes” listed below. Most importantly, you’ll learn what healthy and unhealthy Earth feels like in your body and mind—and what you can do to bring it back into balance.

Monthly Themes

Good EnoughHomeComfortDigestionRestGroundingNeedsReceivingGenerositySatisfaction
Good Enough

Do you have a sense of when something is good enough, just the way it is? Or do you try to do more, give more, refine more, earn more, be more—even to the point of depletion? Recognizing when something is sufficient doesn’t just save you time and energy. It might even save your life.

Home

Does your home feel like a place of comfort and restoration? Or a constant reminder of what needs to get done (but isn’t)? We’ll explore several ways to feel more at home—both in your physical residence and in your body. Especially your body.

Comfort

We’ll take a close look at the subtle (and not-so-subtle) reasons for your discomfort, and how you can feel more comfortable in your own skin.

Digestion

This entire program is devoted to digestive health, but this section takes it even deeper. We’ll go beyond diet and physiology and explore the root of your digestive symptoms. You might be surprised by what your body’s trying to tell you.

Rest

You already know you need rest, but getting enough of it is another story. Together, we’ll explore the real reasons why you work so hard.

Grounding

We all feel overwhelmed or scattered once in a while, but when this becomes your typical state, something’s gone awry. We’ll explore the differences between grounding and centering, why they both matter, and what you can do to get your feet back on the ground.

Needs

Just like a garden, you have needs that must be fulfilled to grow and thrive. You don’t judge the cabbage and potatoes for soaking up the sun, water, soil, and nutrients, do you? I didn’t think so. This section is devoted to tending to your needs in a way that benefits everyone.

Receiving

You give so much but receiving is a different story. We’ll take a closer look at the thoughts and beliefs that contribute to this one-way street, and how to thoroughly enjoy the “gift” of receiving.

Generosity

Do you ever overcommit or offer more than you have to give? Your caring, generous spirit might be a noble virtue, but it can get you into trouble if you’re not careful. This section is devoted to managing your “resources” so you can sustain (and even amplify) your ability to give to others—without draining yourself in the process.

Satisfaction

Most of us dream of living a deeply satisfying life, but focusing on satisfaction alone doesn’t usually get us there. You must first develop other key ingredients that allow satisfaction to be possible. No skipping ahead. This is where all of the previous topics come together to create an easy-to-follow recipe for a healthy, fulfilling life.

Digital Recordings

All sessions are recorded (unless otherwise requested) for your future reference. That way we can both relax and be fully present during our time together. And you may need a gentle reminder, now and then.

Personalized tools

Each month, I’ll give you customized practices—sometimes just one, sometimes more—related to the current theme (see list above). This may be in the form of nutrition therapy, lifestyle support, acupressure, Qi Gong, heart-opening exercises, and theme-specific practices. Recommendations vary greatly depending on your symptoms, constitution, and lifestyle.

Ongoing support

You don’t have to do it all by yourself. I’ll check in with you every week to answer your questions and to support you along the way. I’ll also be stewing over how I can help you throughout the month.

You set the pace

While there is a strategic order to the themes, how long you choose to spend on each is entirely up to you! If there’s an area that’s no sweat for you, no problem. We can cruise through and rejoice at your strengths and the fruits of your labor. And if there’s an area that’s a doozie for you, we can spend as much time as you’d like. You can even schedule an “add-on session” when you need an extra boost.

A fair price

I’m not going to give you a song and dance about how much more this program is worth and what a bargain you’re getting. This is the price that feels fair to me at this time, and I hope you’ll get something priceless in return.

$395/month

Satisfaction guarantee

There’s no commitment required (beyond the one to yourself). If you’re not 100% whole-heartedly satisfied, you’re welcome to cancel anytime.

In case you’re wondering…

Who is this program for?
Maybe you’ve tried the full gamut of special diets, supplements, pharmaceuticals, natural remedies, and self-help books, but you still don’t feel well. Or maybe you’re just getting started on your quest for better health. Either way is fine by me, as long as you’re willing to take an honest look at your habits and beliefs (with an open mind and heart) and are willing to play an active role in your own healing.
Who is this program NOT for?
If you’re looking for a “magic pill” or other quick fix and you’re not willing or ready to devote some time and energy to your own self-care, this may not be the best investment for you—at least for right now.

If you have a severe medical condition, I may refer you to a healthcare provider (if you don’t already have one) to work concurrently with or in lieu of this program.

How long is this program?
There are 10 main Earth Element “themes” in this program. I recommend focusing on one theme per month, but this can be concentrated or stretched out to meet your needs and learning style.
What if I need more time?
There’s noooooo rush to the Earth Element. Like a hearty squash ripening on the vine, some things just take time. If there’s a theme that you could use more help with, we can extend that section for as long as you need (same monthly fee applies).
What if I need a break?
Life happens. If other priorities make it too difficult for you to focus on your sessions and home practices, you’re welcome to hit “pause” until you’re ready to continue. If you need longer than 2 months, you may be asked to withdraw from the program until you’re ready to delve in fully. This is something we can talk about if/when the time comes.
How much time will it take?
The principles and practices in this program are simple, but not necessarily easy. Building new habits takes time, energy, and as much self-compassion as you can muster, but I assure you, it will be well worth it. As one of my Chinese medicine teachers said, “I’m throwing you stones. It’s up to you to make jade.” In other words, the more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it.
Will this program heal me?
In the Five Element tradition of Chinese medicine, each season holds an opportunity to heal a particular Element. We can make massive changes in our lives and experience significant healing in the turn of a season. And if we don’t heal everything, it’s okay. The season will come around again. This program is similar. You’ll most likely gain tremendous insight and do a whole lot of healing during our time together. And what you don’t finish healing right now, you can revisit again later. The tools are yours to keep for the rest of your life.
When can I schedule sessions?
Appointment times are available on a first-come-first-serve basis between 9:00 am and 1:30 pm Pacific Time on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (with occasional exceptions). You’ll gain access to an appointment calendar when you sign up for the program, and you can begin scheduling immediately. You’ll also have the ability to cancel and change your appointments anytime through your Belly & Soul account on this website.
How will I be billed?
Your credit card will be automatically billed each month until you decide to end the program (which you can do anytime).
What if I don't like it?
No problem. If you’re not 100% whole-heartedly satisfied with this program, you’re welcome to cancel anytime.

Got more questions?
Feel free to drop me a line anytime!

What folks are saying

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Since this is a one-on-one program, I only have a handful of openings available. Once those spots are taken, the dreaded “join waitlist” button will return. So if this program speaks to your belly and soul, please join me now!

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