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Resilience: Practicing Gratitude

The power of a gratitude practice has gotten more attention in the past few years but versions of it have been around for a very long time. As far back as Hippocrates in 450 BC, there has been an understanding that the mind, body and environment have an impact on health. This time of year, in the month where we celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s a great time to brush up skills for gratitude in your

By |November 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Resilience: Self-Compassion Practices

One of the fastest ways to manage stress is to build self-compassion. Self-compassion might seem silly or self-serving, but it happens to be a fast way to get in right relationship with your mind. Dr. Kristen Neff, whose research coined the phrase, notes that self-compassion is comprised of 3 things: mindfulness, self-kindness, and common humanity. Try these self-compassion practices to support your wellbeing. Common Humanity Practice – this practice stems from the knowledge that

By |September 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Capitalize on Transitions During Busy Days

Maybe you don’t have a lot of time right now to sit and breathe. But did you know that by capitalizing on transitions, you can build in little bits of resilience all day long? Capitalizing on transitions means using the time we spend doing certain consistent activities (think waking up in the morning, commuting, walking to meetings, etc.) in an intentional way to help keep our nervous system relaxed. For instance, consider when you

Top 5 Natural Cold and Flu Remedies for Kids

It’s that time of year again, and your kids will be bringing home more than homework and art projects from school, and sharing more than toys and snacks with friends.  Rhinovirus, influenza, and adenovirus are just a few of the viruses that can bring congestion, fever, sore throat and body aches to you and your family this cold and flu season.  And, while it may impossible to stop these contagious viruses from entering your home

Taming the Halloween Sugar Monster

Halloween is right around the corner, and for those of us who are trying to watch our sugar intake, this is not a favorite season. The availability of candy makes it very difficult to stay away from sugar, as everyone seems to have it out for all to enjoy. Finding ways to tame a sweet tooth without feeling like you are sacrificing may ensure that you do not overindulge. We all know that sugar isn’t

Back to School, Not Back to Germs

Summer is coming to a close, much to the dismay of most children and the joy of some parents. The end of summer means going back to school, and for many families going back to school means the start of cold and flu season. Children are exposed to millions of germs at school, resulting in 8-12 colds per year for children in day care or elementary school according to health.com. It is only a

By |September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

What is Your Face Telling You?

Many of us have heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.” As a Naturopathic Doctor, I believe that what you eat and drink can have a direct effect on the appearance of your face. This is because your face can be a reflection of the overall health of your gut. Many people are not aware of the immense immune system that originates and lives in our digestive tract. When we consume

10 Ways to Improve Your Energy, Naturally.

Do you feel exhausted before your day is done? Are you too tired on the weekends to go out and "play?" Struggling to find energy to exercise, cook a meal, or get the laundry done, or even started? If you answered, “yes!” to any of these questions, you are not alone! A recent study found that 76% of US workers felt tired many days of the week. What can you do to kick that fatigue to the curb,