Kathleen's Blog

Case Study: "I just had the perfect period!"

Apr 09, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
Have you ever sat around with a group of other women and compared notes on your periods? Someone might say they get the craziest cravings while on their period. Another says that they can’t believe how much blood she can lose without passing out. The woman sitting next to you may say that she misses out on an entire day and a half because she can’t even muster the energy to get out of bed.

Self-Care 101: When to Prune and When to Reorient

Apr 01, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
Are you someone who lives in service of others? Perhaps you are someone who will skip a meal to make sure that project gets done at work. Perhaps you are the kind of person will walk out the door and forget your shoes but you will always make sure your kid gets to school dressed and on time. Perhaps you are someone who will drop your own errands to give your friend a ride to their appointment they should have arranged ahead of time.

"Kale Yeah!" Caesar Salad

Mar 25, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
BC spring is confusing isn’t it? This brief window of warmth that we got a few weeks ago made me crave salad weather. Here is my recipe for kale caesar salad that is so easy to whisk up as a side to any dish or as a main course for lunch (just add salmon or chicken on top!).

Wood Element: Tips for Renewal and Balance in Springtime

Mar 02, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
After the depth, introspection and hibernation of Winter, Spring is always a welcome sight. Here in Vancouver, we just had a late season snowfall that blanketed the entire city in a flurry that made me want to stay snuggled up in bed for just a bit longer. This week, however, we’ve had moments of blue sky peeking through the clouds.

Is This the Missing Ingredient In Your Fertility Care?

Feb 25, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
How many of these statements do you identify with?
“Why is it so easy for everyone else to have babies except for me?”
“It’s so hard whenever one of my friends announces that they are pregnant. I want to be happy for them, but I can’t help but feel resentful that it’s not my turn.”
“I feel broken.”

Relationship Problems? Take this Lesson from the Fire Element

Jan 31, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
Despite the fact that I am a self-professed tomboy who grew up skateboarding and tumbling down streets on BMX bikes with my brother and all the

Challenges of the Fertility Journey: When Fear Overpowers

Jan 22, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
Imagine that we’re watching a movie together and on the screen is a really lovely scene. A wholesome family is in their mini-van.

Five Element Acupuncture for Depression

Jan 14, 2018 | KATHLEEN LEE
Most acupuncture that is practiced today is called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and focuses on the physical ailments the body expresses.

My New Year's Mantra: Soften

Dec 28, 2017 | KATHLEEN LEE
One of my best friends chooses a “theme” every year.

Five Elements - Water: Winter is the Time for Restoration

Dec 19, 2017 | KATHLEEN LEE
In Chinese Medicine, Winter is associated with the Water Element.