Qualities and Characteristics of the Elements

By Stephanie Surach In Chinese tradition, there are five elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. No surprise that the elements are connected to the natural world, but the qualities and characteristics that we express are also connected to the elements. It is normal to have an element out of balance. We are human after…


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In which I Give up Doubt: Defeating Self-Sabotage Part 5

by Stephanie Surach This is the last in a five-part series in which I write about the six emotions that prevent us from fulfilling our true selves. Doubt: the feeling of uncertainty or the lack of conviction. In this post, I write specifically about self-doubt. Self-doubt is a manifestation of fear (which I previously called…