Lotus Institute News

Year of the Red Rooster 2017

January 07, 2017 Lillian Bridges

January 28, 2017 is the start of the Chinese Year of the Red Rooster. The Rooster is Yin to Monkey’s Yang and many of us are still reeling from the Monkey’s shenanigans around the world! The Yin nature of the Rooster forecasts a calmer year and should bring a lot of relief from the shock, strain, tension and anxiety of last year. However, the elements are still in opposition - Yin Fire over Yin Metal, which is very similar to last year’s Yang Fire over Yang Metal. Many of the same issues are still around, but most new events will...

Chinese New Year Lucky Foods

February 01, 2016 Lillian Bridges

Here's a list of lucky foods to eat during the Chinese New Year celebration period from New Year's Eve, February 7th to 15 days after New Year's Day, which culminates in the Lantern Festival. The traditional Chinese New Year celebration begins with a New Year's Eve Reunion Dinner, bringing together family and friends and of course eating lucky foods.  Then, what's eaten on New Year's Day is also very important.  But you have over 2 weeks to eat all of these lucky foods. If you would like some ideas on how to cook with them, I have many recipes that include...

Lillian's Radio Interview

January 19, 2016 Hendrik Kappen

Lillian was a guest on the Voice of America Radio Network on the show Falling Through the Cracks, Feel Alive and Thrive, hosted by Dr. Rebecca Risk. You can hear this show, "The Face of Chinese Medicine" here:



Year of the Monkey - 2016

January 08, 2016 Lillian Bridges

February 8, 2016 ushers in the Year of the Red Monkey. Monkeys are considered the tricksters of the Chinese Twelve Animal Signs and this means it is likely to be an exciting and “interesting” year. But remember that the fortune cookie proverb, “May you Live in Interesting Times” is actually considered a curse! The elements of this year are Yang Fire over Metal, which means there is automatically a clash as Fire melts and weakens Metal. This Yang Fire is not that dangerous because the Monkey is such a strong Metal Element. However, when there is a clash of this...

Happy Holidays from Lotus Institute

December 05, 2015 Kelsey Lesefko

With the holiday season upon us, are you looking for a Christmas gift for a friend or family member? Preparing your New Year resolutions and looking to expand your knowledge and enhance your life? Sign up for the upcoming 2016 programs at the Lotus Institute or sign up for a personalized consultation for a family member, friend, or yourself! Lillian Pearl Bridges, leading authority on the Chinese Medicine practice of Face Reading and Diagnosis, offers personalized Face Reading or Golden Path consultations through a Skype or in person consultation at her Seattle office. To schedule an appointment and for more information, click...