Put Self-Care at the Top of Your List This Holiday Season


Every year around the holidays so many of my clients tell me they are stressed out and burned out from trying to be all things to all people. As self-care authority Eleanor Brown says, “Self-care isn’t selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” But especially at the holidays, we attempt to do just that,…read more.

6 Ways to Reset This Fall


August ushers in the busiest time of year in my office. Clients are stressed, tired, anxious and depressed. They report sleeping less and experiencing more headaches and general crabbiness. So, what’s the reason behind this uptick in negative moods, emotions, and health? The shift from summer to fall schedules. Whether summertime is a slower pace,…read more.

Six Tips to Clear Your Body of Toxins


You eat well. You exercise. So why do you still feel lousy? If despite your best efforts you are still experiencing symptoms of “dis-ease,” such as fatigue, headaches, insomnia, and increased allergy issues, the culprit might be a toxic buildup in your body. Confused? How can you have toxins in your body if you eat…read more.

How to Heal through Resiliency


What is resiliency and how does it contribute to health and well being? Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress…family, relationships, health problems, etc. Bouncing back from difficult experiences. American Psychological Association, www.apa.org Just like the resilient dandelion flower which keeps growing…read more.

10 Choices for Eating Your Way Past Post-Holiday Aches and Pains


Are you starting off the New Year feeling sluggish, stiff and even in pain? Unfortunately, all that overindulging we’re prone to do over the holidays can do more than just impact our waistlines. Here’s why: During the holiday season, we’re more likely to eat more carbs and more sugar, consume more calories, drink less water,…read more.

Feeling Blue? It Could Be SAD.


It is the summer’s great last heat, It is the fall’s first chill: They meet. –Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt The autumnal equinox arrived Sept. 22, officially marking the beginning of fall with its cooler temperatures and shorter days. For some people the beauty of this colorful season is marred by the grayness they see, not…read more.

Nine Steps for Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease


Begin at any age… Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a form of neurodegeneration. We have all heard about it and possibly observed it with parents or grandparents. Drugs for the most part have failed or made the AD worse. The deficient diet most people eat or grew up on is high in starchy, carbohydrate, plant based…read more.

Revisit your best for 2016, make this your unsurpassed year!


As I embark on another new year, I am excited about opportunities providing new experiences in integrative health care. It is a wild world and certainly a year of change for everyone and everything. For me to embark on the New Year, I must cleanse/detox unhealthy habits, especially the food cravings left over from the…read more.

Where does self-care go when we are too busy?


I have moved into my new Coralville office with the help of several friends and of course my never tiring husband. The entire process took more energy and time than expected. I could easily become overwhelmed at times trying to make so many decisions. I am very grateful for those who helped me organize and…read more.

The #1 Key to Eliminating Pain and Inflammation


The symptom of pain can often be associated with inflammation in a certain organ or system of the body. By inflammation, I mean an area of the body, not always on the surface, that is swollen, painful, and can be reddened or warm to touch. Inflammation can be a back ache, sore knee, sinus symptoms,…read more.