What Should I Eat For My Mental Health?

"What should I eat for my mental health?” is one of the most common questions I’m asked on a daily basis in my practice. Focusing on nutrition and gut health can be very helpful for mental health, but it’s just one factor in healing. Nutritional interventions are …Read More ›

Mindfulness: The Good and the Bad for Mental Health

Mindfulness--you’ve probably heard of it. The newest wellness obsession. The cure-all for any of your problems: sleep, stress, grades, immune system, you name it. Mindfulness seems to be the world’s favorite magic bullet of today, touted by traditional doctors and alternative health gurus alike (and seemingly everyone …Read More ›

Being With Big Emotions

Big emotions are part of life. If you’re dealing with grief or mental illness, big emotions very well might feel like your entire life. They can show up without warning, and often feel like they are going to swallow us whole. While I use many modalities to assist …Read More ›

Healing Is Not A Full-Time Job

⁣Nobody can be “on” 24/7--that includes grief, chronic health issues, and emotional healing. It’s a dance. This applies whether you are dealing with death of a loved one, personal illness, a breakup, or any other stressful or traumatic life transition. On one side we are turning towards …Read More ›

Basic For A Reason

It's ok for health to be simple⁣, whether it’s for your mental, physical, or emotional health.⁣ ⁣⁣ According to research by the CDC, there are five key factors for preventing chronic disease. ⁣Here are the four I agree with (excluding "maintaining a normal body weight" due to a lack …Read More ›

Supporting Others Through Grief

How do you support someone who is grieving, or going through a difficult period of life? ⁣ ⁣ We don’t get any life training on how to be a good friend, or how to show up when somebody’s going through a hard time. I learned a lot about how …Read More ›

Nature Rx: A Different Kind Of Medicine

“Nature Rx” is by far my favorite prescription to give for stress reduction. There are immediate benefits and long term benefits, and it can provide more immediate relief than many supplements and medications. ⁣This is also a timely & gentle reminder when so many of us are …Read More ›

Intuitive Eating: Eat With Respect

            When it comes to eating, there are thousands of people ready to give you “the answer”. One quick google search yields an unending list of people to listen to, foods to try, and promises about lasting weight loss in just a …Read More ›

Good Sleep Means Good Habits

            According to the CDC, only one third of Americans get enough sleep every night. “Sufficient sleep” is defined as at least seven hours per night. When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, it's tempting to want to “make up for …Read More ›

A New Definition for Grief

If you open a dictionary to grief, it will define the word as a state of deep sorrow, usually in response to someone’s death. While sorrow can be part of grief, I would challenge that grief is neither an emotion nor synonymous with sadness. Grief can encompass …Read More ›