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.

6 Tips to Help You Identify High-Quality Supplements


No matter how clean we eat and how we try and protect ourselves from environmental toxins, I’m a firm believer our bodies need support in the form of supplements. I’m also a firm believer that not all supplements are created equal. Statista estimates that by 2024 the dietary supplements market is projected to generate around…read more.

4 Ways You Can Benefit From Holistic Nursing


4 Ways You Can Benefit From Holistic Nursing In early August, I received notification of my recertification as a board-certified holistic nurse from the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA). I share this with you not only because I’m proud of this achievement, but to explain why this designation is important to me—and how you might…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.

8 Natural Ways to Control Seasonal Allergies


Are you suffering from seasonal allergies? Do they seem worse than ever? I know how you feel. My seasonal allergies have really changed this year—for the worse. Many of my clients with seasonal allergies report they are suffering more this year, with symptoms varying from dry itchy eyes and stuffy nose to sinus pressure and…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.

Three Tips to Make Every Day Earth Day


Officially, Earth Day is April 22nd. But what if we committed right now to honoring Mother Earth every day? If you’re like me, you already recycle, use reusable cloth bags at the grocery, and drink out of a glass water bottle. Starting now, though, I’m challenging myself to do even more. In honor of Earth…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.