Terri’s Good Reads for September


I’ve been writing tips and blogs for many years now. Starting this month, I’m making a change! I’ll be sharing curated content with you. This will include links to articles and events on a variety of topics that I come across in my daily reading and studying that I think would be of interest 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.

5 Tips to Prevent Mosquito Bites


When I was a child, my mother would pull us into the house and close all the windows when the “fog truck” drove through the streets spraying the pesticide DDT to fight mosquitoes. The truck earned its name because it left a thick fog in its wake. Fortunately, DDT was banned in 1972 due to…read more.

Think Your Allergies are Worse this Year? You’re Right.


After the brutal winter, we had this year in Iowa, I know I’m thrilled to see the arrival of spring. So are many of my clients—except those who are suffering from a variety of issues brought on by seasonal allergies. Runny nose and nasal congestion. Itchy and watery eyes. Sneezing and postnasal drip. Does that…read more.

4 Tips to Rethink Habits this Spring


Ah, Spring! Days become longer. Weather gets warmer. Plants start growing and flowers start blooming. But with Spring comes Daylight Saving Time and the loss of a precious hour of sleep. That change alone can make us moodier—and prompt us to engage in not-so-healthy habits to help give us a boost with or without coffee.…read more.

5 Tips to Great Gut Health


5 Tips to Great Gut Health Unless your tummy is aching, you might not give much thought to your gut health. But science is showing we should. Over the past decade, research on the importance of gut health has escalated, making it clear that our day-to-day lifestyle and diet choices can positively or negatively impact…read more.

5 Tips to Achieve Permanent Change


It’s February – Heart Month. Where are you with those New Year’s resolutions? If you’re like many people, you haven’t followed through – or maybe you’ve forgotten them altogether. I can relate. I’ve done that many times over the years. But this year, I decided to shift my approach. Instead of choosing “more” – more…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.

4 Tips for a Happy (Gluten-free) Thanksgiving


If gluten isn’t on your Thanksgiving menu, don’t worry. It really is possible to have a delicious dinner that’s entirely gluten-free. Yes, even the pies. As someone who gave up gluten after experiencing migraine headaches 20 years ago (and who has had a rare migraine since), I have hosted many delicious gluten-free Thanksgiving dinners. But…read more.