The other day, someone stopped me at the store and told me my dress made me ‘look like a hippie.’ I had to laugh because - unbeknownst to them - I was buying ingredients to DIY my own mouthwash. That may (or may not) make me a hippie, but I really like to know that the ingredients in my food and skincare are pure and natural! Keep reading to find out how you can DIY your own healthy mouthwash for pennies!Read More
Ugh the dreaded flu - this time of year can be tough. It seems like co-workers start sneezing, kids come home with the latest crud going around, and we may feel as if coming down with the flu is inevitable. However, picking up this year’s bug doesn’t have to be part of your winter routine. Here are 5 easy tips to keep your immune system running at its optimum level during peak flu season:Read More
One of the most common questions my patients ask is “why do you look at my tongue?” They want to know what I’m looking for and what their tongue is showing me. Keep reading to learn more about how your tongue relates to your healthRead More
In 2017, I challenged myself to read 10 ‘real books.’ That challenge was so much fun, I thought I would repeat it in 2018 - but up the ante a little bit and see if I could read at least one book per month. Journals and textbooks (as always) didn’t count. Want to see how I did? Leave a comment and let me know what you read in 2018 and any suggestions for 2019!Read More
Autumn is Lung Season - the time of year when the dryness, wind, and changing weather takes its toll on our lungs. In Chinese Medicine, Lungs are considered the ‘delicate organs’ - they have the most immediate contact with the outside environment. No where else in our body is there such easy access to our body by external invaders - environmental toxins, microscopic organisms, dust, and other pollutants in the air interface directly with our Lungs. The good news is that help is here…Read More
I am excited to add LED therapy to our treatment menu. For many years, I have searched for a top-of-the-line LED system that was backed by research, manufactured in the US, and delivered amazing results. I am happy to announce that the search is over!
For the past several months, we have worked closely withRead More
Last year, when I was in the jungle of Peru, I ate quinoa soup every day. Twice a day. As a vegetarian, quinoa soup was one of the only meat-free options available. And, I have to admit, I wasn't always excited about it. The outside temperatures were high, I was already hot and sweaty; the last thing I wanted was a bowl of hot soup. Despite this, the soup was delicious and filling; I was never hungry and it was packed full of local goodies (quinoa is a grain native to Peru!)Read More
Do you ever feel like like your day is one big interruption? A steady stream of questions, last-minute requests, and texts that just won’t quit? How are you supposed to focus on what you need to do when a million other things keep popping up? The ability to focus (and stay focused) on what is in front of us is like a muscle that needs to be trained; the more we focus, the stronger our focus ability becomes thereby making it easier to flex our self-control and block out distractions.
While we certainly can’t control how often some interruptions occur during the day, we have a great deal of control over those distractions we impose on ourselves. Below are my top 7 tips for strengthening your focus and helping you feel less distracted:Read More
I am lucky to know Sylvester McNutt III; (www.sylvestermcnutt.net) he is a seven-time best selling author and his inspiring works encourage readers to heal, cultivate genuine connections, and find daily purpose. I asked Sylvester to be a guest blogger and share some of his wisdom with you. Sylvester graciously agreed - here he imparts some great information about cultivating REAL communication. Keep reading to learn more about how to develop true, effective communication that builds relationships.Read More