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Martial Arts

Reflection points

Photo by George Hiles

    My son’s tournament competition time was 7:30 a.m. and mine was 12:30.  Due to Covid, everyone was divided into smaller groups in various locations for safety. He’s nine, and gets nervous, and I’m not sure how much he’s really ‘into’ the competition part of taekwondo. He doesn’t seem particularly cutthroat in his endeavors, but is more into the fun, community, and exercise.   As we pull into the…

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Professor Dad and Me

Homeschool science: review of Generation Genius and Science Detective

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It can be SO hard to pick out curriculum! It seems to be feast or famine–sometimes I find too many options, sometimes I can’t find anything. Last summer, when planning the upcoming school year,  I decided I wanted a more formal science curriculum. It was time to level up from the basic videos and book series like Magic School Bus. But how? I had flashbacks of sitting in science class…

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Herbal medicine

Is Xiao Yao San (Rambling Powder) over-prescribed?

Harmonizing is the central focus of the most-prescribed herbal formula (in the US) Xiao Yao San, for good reason. In both TCM and 5E, the Wood – Earth dynamic is the cog-wheel of daily life. It’s the engine that keeps it all going, the Gu qi / Spleen qi that is a foundation for every other function: building blood, circulating blood and qi, maintaining yin and yang. The Liver keeps…

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Professor Dad and Me

Professor Dad and Me: the next Chauhan family adventure

Professor Dad and Akshay building a catapult

Announcing.. Drumroll please… Professor Dad and Me!  My son has wanted a Youtube channel for a couple of years now, and I just couldn’t get myself together to make it happen for him until now. With cold weather and Covid, we’ve got the time to get this ball rolling. Well, at first it feels like pushing the darn thing uphill, but now we’re rolling on flat ground.  ProfessorDadandMe is my…

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Book Reviews Books I've published Herbal medicine

thankful for reviews from readers…

I’m so, so thankful for some of the amazing reviews readers have left for my books on Amazon. I had to come here and share this review for Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Herbal Medicine, published in April of this year. 5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended Reviewed in the United States on July 23, 2020 Verified Purchase I am a retired medical doctor wanting to develop a basic working understanding…

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Books I've published Mindful Charlotte Mason

Modern Copywork: No.1 Ladies Detective Agency

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I love books that transport me somewhere new, and Smith’s “Number 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series does just that. I get this urge to visit Botswana after reading these stories, and imagine I could go there and visit the characters. There are twenty books in the series, and the earthy groundedness of Precious Ramotswe will remind you of all that is good and decent in humanity.    The second blog…

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Book Reviews Books I've published Mindful Charlotte Mason

Modern Copywork Series: Frances Mayes and Under the Tuscan Sun

Copywork is, to me, one of the gems of the Charlotte Mason education style. There are variations, with people staying faithful to the stricter and religious guidelines while many choose to modernize. I remember reading in Charlotte Mason groups of the opinion that ‘most of what has been published since 1980 has been twaddle’, or dumbed down, lesser-quality writing.   But I love books and I love SO many books…

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Books I've published Mindful Charlotte Mason

Homeschool Workbook and Calendar

In case you missed it, I published a book this year! In April Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners hit the shelves. Writing it was a lot of fun and work, and I totally want to do it again.   So…   I am self-publishing a series of homeschool books. The first is a print edition that is homeschool workbook, planner and academic calendar all in one. Section 1 is a…

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Book Reviews Herbal medicine Uncategorized

countdown to my book release!

After working for months, it finally seems real! Chinese Herbal Medicine for Beginners is being published in less than a month, and I’ve got some great photos and previews of what it is going to look like. The publisher did an amazing job illustrating it with beautiful color photographs. The book is written for the complete beginner to Chinese herbal medicine, so no previous knowledge is necessary. If you like…

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Herbal medicine Martial Arts

the ancient health secrets of martial artists

How can it help me? Why would an athlete with an injury, a runner dealing with runner’s knee, your Grandpa with a bad back, your Aunt with shoulder pain, care about all this martial arts remedy mumbo jumbo?   Because they spent CENTURIES developing ways to: Strengthen themselves for training Prevent injuries Treat new injuries Care for chronic issues and ongoing pain   Martial arts are ancient. Sources suggest that…

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