Want to get healthier? Prioritize YOU.

Simple to say, harder to do – as so many important things in life are. This one is so simple, but it’s SO important. You cannot heal until you prioritize yourself. The idea of putting yourself first doesn’t sound appealing to many people; there’s a stigma of selfishness around it. However, it’s actually one ofContinue reading “Want to get healthier? Prioritize YOU.”

How to Deal with Cold+Flu Season, from a Naturopath

It’s that season…every sniffle, cough and sneeze brings a new wariness. Instead of holding your hand sanitizer as tight as pepper spray in a dark alley, take a deep breath and read on for some natural remedies. Hydration. You already know this one, but it stands the test of time. The winter months tend toContinue reading “How to Deal with Cold+Flu Season, from a Naturopath”

Presence, Kindness and the Joy of the Season

This article was featured in the December 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings – Rhode Island edition. The holidays are a season of wonder and giving. When we recognize that every moment is a gift, everything becomes illuminated with wonder. Maintaining this wonder in the face of uncertainty in the world—whether from natural disasters, humanitarian crises,Continue reading “Presence, Kindness and the Joy of the Season”

In honor of Louise Hay.

One of my many teachers in naturopathic medical school was Louise Hay – not because I ever met her, not because school taught us about her, but because I found her work on my path to healing. Louise Hay was a visionary healer. She inspired so many healers and others to step into their lives,Continue reading “In honor of Louise Hay.”

Inhale and Relax: Lavender

Ahh the aroma of fresh lavender…there’s something so soothing and uplifting about it. I’ve been longing to visit a lavender farm for awhile now, to see the fields of the purple flowers dancing in the breeze in person. Someday soon, hopefully. In the meantime… Lavender is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean and isContinue reading “Inhale and Relax: Lavender”

Snack Happy.

You know the feeling. You’re busy and you’ve got a list of things to do, but you’re hankering for something sweet, salty or otherwise snack-worthy. While it’s seems easy to grab a bag of chips or candy bar, that’s the opposite of easy on your body. Instead, choose a snack that satisfies your hunger andContinue reading “Snack Happy.”

Everything happens for a reason.

This morning my professor shared many words of wisdom and inspiration. As the day progressed, his words turned out to be particularly well-timed and relevant. Some of them are below. Choose to be around positive people Don’t listen to the “noise” Confidence before success Preparation is key Be willing to fail Understand how to feelContinue reading “Everything happens for a reason.”

The Importance of Prioritizing YOU: Self-care

“First you save yourself, then you save the world…” the song goes on. While we may initially feel guilty for prioritizing self-care, we must recognize that in order to best care for others, we must care for ourselves. Taking care of ourselves allows us to be at our best, so that our shine can upliftContinue reading “The Importance of Prioritizing YOU: Self-care”