Category: Mental Health

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Natural Options for PMS Mood Changes

Mood changes before your period can range from pesky to downright debilitating (in the case of PMDD). While 90% of women will experience PMS at some point, it's abnormal and a sign something else is going on. Symptoms often include depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, fatigue, and …Read More ›

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My 30 Day Cold Water Challenge

In December of 2021 I got multiple pings that I needed more cold exposure in my life. I've dabbled in taking cold showers in the past, and my memory was always that I felt invigorated afterwards. I happened upon a few podcasts about the benefit of regular …Read More ›

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Benefits of Cold Exposure

Have you ever experienced messages from the universe that it’s time to try something new? For me, that was gaining the benefits of cold exposure therapy in early December of 2021. I have known about the benefits of cold exposure for several years (I’ve even taken a handful …Read More ›

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Can your gut microbiome affect your personality?

(TL;DR: Yes, yes they can) There has been a growing connection and curiosity between the gut and mental health in the research world. This has been due to new insights being discovered about the microbiome as well as necessary exploration into alternative theories and mechanisms for mental health …Read More ›

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 ›