Here Comes the Sun


Safe Skin Exposure to sunlight can be an instant mood booster and is a major source of vitamin D for both children and adults. But too much exposure to the sun can have detrimental, long-lasting effects on your skin’s health. Many over the counter sunscreens are filled with chemicals and fillers, not good for us.…read more.

The Body, Mind and Spirit Garden


The Body, Mind and Spirit Garden Plant three rows of peas: Peace of mind Peace of heart Peace of soul Plant four rows of squash: Squash gossip Squash indifference Squash grumbling Squash selfishness No garden should be without turnips: Turnip for service when needed Turnip to help one another Turnip the music and dance Water…read more.

You Jumped, Now Dust Yourself Off and Get Back Up


Last month, we talked about jumping off the merry-go-round of making New Year’s Resolutions because they often lead to disappointment. We talked about building on a foundation of self-care for better health:  mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Have you tried self-care and still didn’t get the results you wanted? Did you say, “I’m going to…read more.

6 Tips to Alleviate Pain with Essential Oils


  While working in a hospital years ago as a nurse, the only way I knew of treating pain was with medications. Then I discovered John Gregory “Greg” Toews. Greg, an early innovator of advanced medical aromatherapy, trained with healers all over the world and has done extensive research into the use of essential oils…read more.

2 Tips to Start a Healthier Lifestyle in 2019


Happy New Year! Are you starting 2019 off with a list of resolutions? I hope not. Instead of New Year’s resolutions, which, let’s face it, the majority of us don’t keep, why not simply resolve to start on a path to a healthier lifestyle, period? I know. Easier said than done. But it is possible—if…read more.

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.

Tips to Start Your Day


How you start your day can inform the way your day goes. Do you rush into it? Jump on social media first thing? Turn on the TV and radio and find yourself reacting to what is often negative news? You’re not alone. This spring I began thinking about my morning routine. I knew it wasn’t…read more.

In Pain? Try These Tips.


On a beautiful spring day over Memorial Day weekend in 2010, I was getting ready to garden when I fell backwards onto a cement floor and broke my lower back. To heal the fracture, I spent 10 weeks in a back brace. To deal with limited mobility, stiffness and tightness that ensued, I turned to…read more.

Get Unstuck with The Four Agreements


I first read The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz shortly after it was published in 1997. This powerful book came to me at a time when I was knee-deep on a path of self-awareness and exploration. I was attending conferences and reading everything I could about healing. My…read more.