Thursday, September 24, 2009

Check out the Showtime House in Tribeca

NOW OPEN: Metropolitan Home’s Showtime House

With six Showtime original series as their inspiration, 14 renowned designers have transformed two New York penthouses into the ultimate multimedia showhouse.

visit the house

Dates: September 12th through October 18th, weekends only from 10 A.M.–5 P.M, the house will be open for public tours. Note: Opening weekend (September 12 – 13th) is sold out.

Location: Tribeca Summit Loft Condominiums Penthouses C & E, 415 Greenwich Street, New York City

Tickets and Proceeds: $20 per person, with all proceeds from the ticket sales benefiting the non-profit organization Housing works

LXTV is going to begin airing the Open House segment on Sept. 27. If you’re in NY, it will be Channel 4 at 8:30am.Check it out series on Showtime on Demand. MDA studios asked Patrick to design and build some corian/walnut pieces for the Showtime House The Californication room was an amazing success!! Sexy and Fun...Sleek and Naughty Patrick looking dapper in Blue...
Our house filled with lovely furniture...can't complain

I'm working with recycled fabric, tea dies,beads,oils, and herbs I found in NY or on my trip (Arizona,California,France,Switzerland)
Getting ready for the Holiday Design Sale"Gift on Grand",and other Ventures. Making,jewelry,oils,salts,candles,clothing...
I will keep you posted.
( availability,stores,commission orders,etc)

My new obsession(Bracelets,and necklaces) takes a long time to make them but they are worth it!! Full of good intentions and healing secrets... each one has something special weaved,sewed ,packed with LOVE....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Autumnal Equinox

Just got some amazing acupuncture from Dr. Weng..still a few appointments left email lisanelsonlevine@gmail...And all I could say was "that felt so seasonally deep!!!"not realizing the date .... The end of summer entering Autumn have a blessed transition I hope this information helps the journey....xoxo
“In the three months of autumn all things in nature reach their full maturity. The grains ripen and harvesting occurs. The heavenly energy cools, as does the weather. The wind begins to stir. This is the changing or pivoting point when the yang, or active, phase turns into its opposite, the yin, or passive, phase. One should retire with the sunset and arise with the dawn. Just as the weather in autumn turns harsh, so does the emotional climate. It is therefore important to remain calm and peaceful, refraining from depression so that one can make the transition to winter smoothly. This is the time to gather one’s spirit and energy, be more focused, and not allow desires to run wild. One must keep the lung energy free full, clean, and quiet. This means practicing breathing exercises to enhance lung Qi. Also, one should refrain from smoking and grief, the emotion of lung. This will prevent the kidney or digestive problems in the winter. If this natural order is violated, damage will occur to the lungs, resulting in diarrhea with undigested food in the winter. This compromises the body’s ability to store in winter.” - Huangdi Neijing Suwen

  • Element: Metal
  • Color: White
  • Nature: Yin
  • Organs: Lung and Large Intestine
  • Taste: Spicy
  • Emotion: Grief
A Time of Reflection

Fall is the season associated with the metal element. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the metal element governs the mind, organization, order, and stability. We tend to be more reflective, turning inward to our work, our families and our homes during this time. It is a time to organize and prepare for the winter season ahead and a time to reflect on our lives.

Emotionally, this is the season associated with grief and sadness. It is important to keep the mind clear and “let go” of negative emotions, which can impact health more strongly during the fall.

Lungs and Large Intestine

Fall corresponds to the lungs, skin, and large intestine. The lungs and large intestine are in charge of respiration, digestion, and elimination. Common symptoms associated with lung and large intestine imbalances are respiratory problems, such as asthma, shortness of breath, frequent colds, and sinus infections, as well as constipation and skin problems.

The body is particularly susceptible to wind and cold during the fall. Dryness can cause symptoms of coughing, dry nose, sore throat, dry skin, dry hair and scalp, dry mouth and cracked lips, and hard and dry stools. Adding more nourishing yin foods to your diet can promote body fluid, soothe the lungs and protect you from dryness.

Eating with the season

In the fall, eat fewer cold, uncooked foods — such as salads — and more warm, cooked foods. Switch from salads to soups and steamed vegetables such as winter squash, winter peas, broccoli, sweet potatoes, and yams. Incorporate yellow and red foods into your meals. Start your day with hot oatmeal.

Here are some more warm and nourishing foods and herbs to add to your fall diet:
  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Beets
  • Bell pepper
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Cinnamon
  • Cranberry
  • Figs
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Grapes
  • Horseradish
  • Leeks
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Plums
  • Pomegranate
  • Pumpkin
  • Red cabbage
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Spinach
  • Thyme
  • Whole grains
  • Wild rice
  • Winter squash
  • Yam
    Protecting Your Lung Qi
    Lung 7
    is one of the most powerful points on the lung meridian points. It is a popular acupuncture point to use for stopping a persistent cough and relieving a sore throat. Besides treating those symptoms, LU 7 is often used to treat conditions related to the head and neck, such as headaches, migraines, stiff neck, facial paralysis, and toothache.

    LU 7 is considered to be the “command point” of the head and neck and is also used to improve circulation in the brain and stimulate memory.

    This acupuncture point is located above the wrist on the inside of the arm. To find this point, interlock your thumb and index finger of one hand with those of the other, the point lies on the edge of the index finger, in a depression between the sinew and the bone.

    Stimulate this point on both hands with the tip of your index finger for approximately 30 seconds or until your cough subsides.

At the autumnal equinox (Sept 22, 2009; 5:18 P.M. EDT), the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator, from north to south; this marks the beginning of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thanks for all the wishes!!! Right back at you!!

I wanted to send everyone a wish I received so many yesterday that I have to share!!! Thank you all you angels who made me feel so special yesterday!!!!

Every year ,If the universe allows, I go see a movie for my birthday. I love going to the theater alone there is something sacred of falling deep into a story and using those god given senses a goon run. This year it was "Bright Star" a poem and a love story of John Keats. I won't say much but the whole experience was lovely!! I believe that my heart opened that door to let me feel out certain experience in the past that still lie dormit ready to heal.
So This is why I love movies so much!! I feel there is a form of healing here that touches corners we forget that exist . To let emotions rise and release is the same practice of most healing modalities... At some point a movie therapy class may be just what the heart ordered... Be inspired ...
Today let Poetry inspire you...

"I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute." – John Keats in a letter to Fanny Brawne


By John Keats

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art---
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature's patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors---
No---yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillowed upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever---or else swoon in death.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Please join my good friend Lisa Levine in September...

i love you no matter what
Hello friends,
September is a full one. A new year really, in every moment, in every gust of wind and every rustling leaf. Be sure to take some time out for You.! We have some really awesome events happening in the next two weeks: A breathwork Circle next thursday, a yoga retreat upstate and a visit from Dr. Weng. I hope to see you everywhere.

b r e a t h w o r k t h u r s d a y S e p t e m b e r 1 7 t h trust

do you have it?
do You trust?
what does it feel like when you have it? and
what does it feel like when you don't?
are there places in our lives where there could be more trust and How do we cultivate this?
let's let go of worry,
let's let go of fear.
let's let go of fear
let's let go of fear.
Let's breathe it out.
& invite TRUST in.
Breathwork Circle
thursday, September 17th 2009
$25 please RSVP

we will use a transformational, active breathwork meditation to get out of our heads, out of our fears & into a place of trust, into the realm of Spirit.

no prior experience in necessary
97 green street g3
brooklyn ny, 11222
y o g a r e t r e a t u p s t a t e . . .

I am very excited to collaborate with the lovely folks at Heartland, a retreat center upstate. Next weekend, September 18th -20th there will be a yoga retreat with Paul Manza and Julianna Takacs. I will be giving body, energy and breathwork treatments when you are not downward dogging. The retreat is $225 for the weekend and includes all meals and accomodations. I will be offering sessions at a special rate of $60 per hour for the weekend. Please see their website for so much more inspiring information:

A c u p u n c t u r i s t D r. W e n g . . .

I am happy to announce that Dr. Weng will be returning to Brooklyn September 21st through the 24th. We are so blessed to have her here, if you have not had a treatment from her, I can't recommend them enough!

Dr. Mei Jen Weng is a licensed acupuncturist, oriental medicine doctor and Ph.D. She has treated people on Amma's tours throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, and the United States. She is a graduate of Chung Shan Medical College in Taiwan and Yuin University of Chinese Medicine.

Dr. Weng is not only a highly skilled master, she is a powerful intuitive and energetic healer. Patients who have received treatment say she is particularly gifted in facilitating the rapid release of buried emotional blocks and past traumas which made them depressed, sad, or chronically ill.

Dr. Weng treats both men and women. Her vision is to "free people". She particularly supports the liberation of women and the Divine Feminine so that people can express greater joy, energy, peace, health and creativity in their lives and world service.

Treatments are $60.00 per treatment. Proceeds benefit Amma's worldwide charities.

A Doctor of Chinese medicine and Amma Devotee who recently received treatment from Dr. Weng said, "She is truly a master. When I watch her work, I see how I can improve my own practice."

Treatments will be in Brooklyn:
97 green street g3
between franklin and manhattan
the G train , Greenpoint avenue stop
please email Lisa to book appointments:

OM Amriteshwaryai Namah

Friday, September 11, 2009

An interegal being knows without going, sees without looking,and acomplishes without doing.-Lao Tzu

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's retrograde and Im feeling fine...

In the beginning
There was neither existence nor non-existence,
All this world was unmanifest energy...
The One breathed,without breath,by Its own power
Nothing else was there....
-Hymn of creation,The Rig Veda

Since it is retrograde I thought I would post a picture from about 2 years ago. This was an interesting time for me. This is the moment it all started to change for me in my work, my relationship ,everything. In retrograde we get a chance to slow down and address where we were and where we are. Letting go of the past a little more each time and become an observer .
I recently lost a very special person in my life and I have had a hard time writing my blog. I apologize it took so long... In this time of retrograde breathe deep and just be present. Just like life it will pass soon be in the now and you can truly experience life to the fullest ...
Much Love on your own Journey xoxo Tamika