When struggling with bad body image, I often hear tips like “take a bubble bath” or “look in the mirror and say I love you”. I don't know about you, but that just doesn't cut it for me and frankly doesn't help at all. We need action …Read More ›
"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--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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
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” 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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
You have a new health goal for yourself. You’ve decided that it’s going to become part of your daily life...for real this time. You’re feeling motivated and disciplined. It’s finally going to happen. Maybe you get through a few days, maybe …Read More ›
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 ›
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