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Aug 12, 2021

We find ourselves in a magical and gently powerful time of the year. Indian Summer, or the forgotten “fifth season”  blooms:  fruits ripen and fall from the tree, time slows, and evenings are warm and soft as we prepare for the final harvest. Now is the time to tune into the seasonal rhythms of Earth and embrace the sense of wholeness and balance Late Summer offers as we transition to Autumn.


In today’s episode of SOUNDFOOD, we welcome back the brilliant Colin Hudon. Colin is the founder of Living Tea, owner of Mountain Gate Teahouse & Art Gallery, acupuncturist, practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and one of our favorite human beings. 


In our conversation we explore how to nourish, protect and support the system as we shift from the element of metal to earth;  from the external to internal.  Colin guides us through this transition through a TCM lens and shares why and how this time is fundamental to our wellbeing. He invites us to refine our relationship with nature and pay closer attention to how we nourish ourselves through food, meditation, activities - and of course  - tea!


This episode is steeped with love and wisdom and will draw your consciousness inward, wherever you are. Settle in with a bowl of tea and tune in to the nourishing hummm that comes with stillness. 

Thank you Colin for sharing your deep presence and insights!


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Where to Find Colin and Living Tea: 

Living Tea

Living Tea on Instagram

Colin Hudon on Instagram

Mountain Gate Teahouse & Art Gallery

Mountain Gate on Instagram

Mountain Gate Tea Retreat

Join the Living Tea Club!

Living Tea Blog


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use the code  SOUNDFOOD for 10% off tea products! 

Use this link to claim your discount!


Additional Mentions in this episode: 


Everyday Sacred Modern Monk’s Wear by Jade Rose 


The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine by Ilza Veith

Rou Gui- Wuyi Mountain Cliff Tea

Skyward- Ban Tian Yao Oolong- Wuyi Mountain Fujian Tea

Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford

The way of the rope Exercise 

Secrets of Longevity: Hundreds of Ways to Live to Be 100 by Dr. Mao

Helping Ourselves: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Food Energetics by Daverick Leggett

Recipes for Self Healing by Daverick Leggett

The Zen Diet Revolution: The Mindful Path to Permanent Weight Loss by Martin Faulks

The Longevity Diet by Valter Longo

The Regenerative Business by Carol Sanford

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari



SOUNDFOOD Episodes Mentioned:


THE TAO OF LIVING TEA: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tea Ceremony, and Zen Wisdom with Colin Hudon


THE FUTURE IS SYMBIOTIC: Radical Indigenism and Lo-TEK Design with Julia Watson


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