While the Western New Year is coming up in just 2 short days, the Chinese New Year does not begin until late January for 2012. 2011 is the year of the rabbit; in a few weeks we will be moving into the year of the dragon. More information to come closer to time...

But happy New Years all! 

Hello friends! The Light Clinic is open today Friday the 23rd from 10a-3p for your last minute shopping needs. Come in for tea, glass teapots, Chinese wooden screens, herbal lip balm and herbal external ointments for aches and pains and itching and burns, crystal hanging prism balls (the ones that make those beautiful rainbows when the light shines through them), and of course gift certificates to The Light Clinic! 
Happy holidays and warm wishes to all!
We will be closed over this Christmas weekend and open back again on Monday the 26th! 

As you do your Christmas shopping this weekend remember to support your community and shop local! Downtown Frankfort has lots of great stuff: 

~In South Frankfort on 2nd Street enjoy a great variety of gifts from Sweet Sarah's, or if you have a sweet tooth head over to Rebecca Ruth. ~In North Frankfort shop on West Main Street at Nitro of Frankfort for woman's clothing, Magee's Bakery for sweets and bread, W & W Men's Clothing for suits, ties and shirts, Rebirth Recycling for handmade sustainable clothes, the 7th floor of the McClure Building for art and jewelry, the 6th floor for The Light Clinic and the 3rd floor for the Yoga Studio and Reiki Center, and Miss P's Kids for children's clothing and candy. 

~On St. Clair Street head into The Woolery for all your stitching needs and Three Element Designs for amazing handmade woodwork. The Grande Theatre is great for upcoming performances or movies, and M.A. Selbert Jewelry has gorgeous jewelry, fine silver and Christmas decor! 

~Broadway has Page's Shoe Repair for any shoe repair or new leather shoes, Mitchell's for men's and Carhart wear, Irish Sea Celtic Shop for Irish goods and teas, Completely Kentucky for local Kentucky fine goods, The Kentucky Coffee Tree for coffee and small goods, Poor Richards Books for any of your reading or journaling needs, Old Capital Antiques for beautiful furniture, jewelry and more, Capital Cellars for your alcoholic beverages, Broadway Clay for a class or for handmade pottery, Wilma's Linen and Lace for porcelain, lamps, quilts and more, yet another Rebecca Ruth Candy Store, the 1792 Kentucky Store inside The Kentucky History Center, and the Cornerstone Gallery for art. 

~And don't forget Lewis Street, where the Capital Gallery and Folk Bike Recyclery have all your art and biking needs. Also on Wilkinson Blvd. is the consignment store and the Milam House for fresh flowers and gifts on Washington Street!
Remember our free Second Friday Lecture tomorrow night! The stars Friday evening are Larry and Carla Cook, and they will be presenting information on magnet therapy, air filters, nutritional supplements and more. They'll have some videos to show and items to try (like a magnet pilllow!). Come and learn how to continue your healing at home! 7pm in the Blue Room of The Light Clinic. 306 W. Main Suite 609 Frankfort KY. Refreshments provided.
Man, this warm winter weather has been nice, but has been creating a lot of interesting ailments for people! There's been a common symptom combination of cough, headache, and chest congestion the last week, and the week before sore throat, malaise, nausea and headache. So if you've been feeling these things you're not alone! We've been giving acupuncture to people, but have found herbal formulas to be the most effective for these ailments. At home a good thing to help the lungs and chest are steamed pears with honey and ginger. And of course for sore throat gargling salt water often helps!
Just read an amazing article about a Frankfort errand service an old classmate of mine Ron Moore has started. This is wonderful for people who need a little help when they can't leave the home or for people who are too busy to do everything they need!