Be joyful, active, and social

Summer is the time of year that resonates with the Fire Element in Chinese medicine. A healthy Fire energy is expressed in a joyful, friendly manner and a clear and peaceful mind. Engaging in social activities, putting your energy into your community and enjoying social events are expressions of healthy Fire energy. If we have not taken good care of ourselves in the winter and spring, it may be difficult to really flourish, like the plant life that is so luxurious and beautiful in summertime. For more tips on eating well to support your Fire Element, see Paul Pitchford’s Healing with Whole Foods, from which the accompanying dietary tips for Summer were taken.