What I'm reading, writing, thinking about and indulging in this week
Spring Salad: Denise and I have been talking about the energy of Spring and sharing supportive practices of all kinds this month on TCMTalk. In that spirit I'll be making this gorgeous shaved fennel salad to support my Liver organ system and wake up my tastebuds for springtime!
Clay-Crazy: I've been reading about and experimenting with clay based masks as I get ready for the Sanctuary Spa Day treatments I'll be giving on May 1 in Berkeley! I loved this article from StyleCaster about the benefits of different types of clays for skin.
Goddess of the Spring Sun: I was captivated by this image of Japanese Goddess/Bodhisattva Kishi-Mujin, portrayed in this painting by contemporary Japanese artist Ozuma Kaname with a very charming mother dog and her puppies. Kishi-Mujin governs easy childbirth, as well as springtime and renewal. I wasn't able to find a lot of information about her online, but this article and this one had some interesting info about her origins and observances.
Have a great weekend!