Category: Mental Health

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

What is trauma?

To move into a paradigm of true healing, we need to have a conversation about trauma. Its a hot word, it brings up the feels, and it’s a LOT more than post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am currently gearing up to present at the Transcending Trauma Conference …Read More ›

Endings & Beginnings: Navigating Transitions

Ending and beginnings. How do we navigate them? What do we do when one thing has ended, but the next has yet to begin? I went through massive loss in 2017. My mom died, my romantic relationship of 1.5 years ended, and I completed my medical residency. The …Read More ›

Depression Isn’t About Willpower

Depression isn’t indulgent or egotistical. I’ve been hearing this message from a lot of my clients recently, and want to end this conversation right now. When you feel off and depressed, it's so easy to make yourself wrong. I see so many people criticizing themselves when they feel …Read More ›

Supporting Your Body Through Grief

I write a lot about grief. It is so powerful, yet deeply misunderstood in our culture. Patients often come into my office asking for prescriptions to take away their grief (if only I had one!). Whether you are experiencing the loss of a loved one, divorce, a …Read More ›