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Vitamin Chi Wellness

Heart and Hustle: Healers, Movers and Shakers

Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Paulette Rees-Denis on her program, Heart and Hustle. Paulette is a transformational leader who talks to the most interesting and inspirational healers and leaders when she’s not teaching dance. In this talk, we discuss women’s health, menopausal changes, scheduling self-care, and comedy.

Let me know in the comments what was most interesting to you! Thanks for listening!

Jennifer Mason
To Yin-finity and beyond!
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Yin Yang is more than a popular tattoo design--it's the basis of our medicine and the philosophy of Taoism.

It's black and white, cold and hot, male and female, but it's NOT good and evil.


It's tempting to see stillness, cold, boredom, silence, and winter as "bad" because they're not our favorite. We like sunshine and parties and summer. But endless summer, parties, and sunshine leave us exhausted and burnt out.


That's when we crave Yin.


Sometimes we mistake it for needing another coffee or energy drink to keep going. We need stillness, boredom, sleep, and quiet. It gently replenishes and soothes us.


If you're feeling prickly, exhausted, frazzled, and you're reaching for your favorite energy drink, consider reaching for some Yin instead.


Take a nap.

Stay in tonight and don't look at a screen.

Make some soup.

Put dark green vegetables in your body.

Be bored.


I know. It's horrible.

But then something happens--your bounce comes back. You begin to dream again.


Yes, Eastern medicine has yin supplements that I can prescribe (and I take them daily with my morning beverage,) but you can increase your yin by yourself too.


PM me if you want to chat about your yin, anxiety, or anything else about your health and wellbeing. And enjoy the start of our dark yin seasons.

Jennifer Mason
Thawing out a "frozen shoulder"

Have I mentioned how much I love treating neck and shoulder pain? 

I must have mentioned it a bunch I got a call asking me for more info by my friend, Shannon Perry from the website genneve.com. Did you know that post menopausal women are more likely to have shoulder problems?

Read all about it here!

And if you have questions about your shoulder, you know who to call. (It's me! Call me!)

Jennifer Mason
New Free Workshop Tomorrow, Saturday, September 23rd at 2pm

Is it Menopause?

 

 It's not something that we often talk about--especially if we're still trying to look like we're in our 20's and mostly getting away with it (and you are, you are!) but we're all headed for the big change.  I originally called this "What Your Momma Never Told You About Menopause" because my mom didn't tell us anything. She just yelled at us.  But there's a lot to know! And there aren't many "Coming of Age" books for us 40+ year olds. Come learn about some common patterns, what to avoid and what to embrace, in good company and with some nice snacks and maybe sangria.      RSVP here!   Saturday, September 23rd from 2-4pm  3354 Felton Street  San Diego, CA 92104  If you get lost, call (619) 341-4288  I'd love to see you there!

It's not something that we often talk about--especially if we're still trying to look like we're in our 20's and mostly getting away with it (and you are, you are!) but we're all headed for the big change.  I originally called this "What Your Momma Never Told You About Menopause" because my mom didn't tell us anything. She just yelled at us.

But there's a lot to know! And there aren't many "Coming of Age" books for us 40+ year olds. Come learn about some common patterns, what to avoid and what to embrace, in good company and with some nice snacks and maybe sangria.  

 RSVP here!

Saturday, September 23rd from 2-4pm

3354 Felton Street

San Diego, CA 92104

If you get lost, call (619) 341-4288

I'd love to see you there!

Jennifer Mason
My first podcast interview

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jill Angelo of Genneve, a company that specializes in making the menopausal transition easier for women, not only with their products but also with information and a community for discussion.  She was asking me about fascia because she knows how "fascia-nating" it is for me.  Did you know that women in the 40's have more shoulder problems and tendon problems in general as they lose estrogen? We all have to do what we can to keep moving!

Give it a listen and tell me what you think! 

Jennifer Mason
Downtown Lunchtime Learning Workshop
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When:  Tues, September 19, 2017  12:00-1:00pm

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Where:  1111 Sixth Ave, 3rd Fl  San Diego, CA 92101

Why:  Learn something new while lunching. And get a ticket out of pain.

This talk is for you if you've been struggling with persistent shoulder or neck pain, or if you have the numbness that extends down your wrist. We'll look at how why this pain is so common and what you can do to keep it away. Jennifer Mason is an acupuncturist who has specialized in treating neck and shoulder pain since she herself experienced both the injury and the healing of it. Join us if you're interested in knowing more about this very common condition and if you'd like to know more about what you can do for it. Bring a lunch or enjoy some light snacks. I'd love to see you! Message me with any questions or comments.

 

 

Jennifer Mason