Those Bedtime Habits

Do you have a hard time avoiding your computer and phone for 2 hours before bedtime? Me too.  Research shows that stimulation from electronic devices can impact your sleep. Avoiding electronics for at least 2 hours before bedtime can help, as you’re not exposed to the blue light from screens that can disrupt your circadianContinue reading “Those Bedtime Habits”

Sun Safety

Did you know? Your skin is your largest organ AND an essential part of your body’s protective barrier. It’s affected by UV rays – more than 15 minutes of sun exposure can be damaging for most people, regardless of skin tone. Your eyes are also sensitive to UV rays, and the skin around your eyesContinue reading “Sun Safety”

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.”

Dry Skin Got You Down?

Wintertime is ubiquitous with dry skin for many people – when the temperatures drop and the heaters come on, it can be very drying to our bodies’ outer layer. Not only that, but seasonal food changes, extra layers and less direct sunlight can affect our health and the health of our skin in indirect waysContinue reading “Dry Skin Got You Down?”

Naturopathic Principles, Empowerment + Choosing Health

As naturopathic doctors, one of our foundational principles is “docere,” which translates as “doctor as teacher.” We believe in educating each person to know what is happening with their health and why we make the recommendations we make. Knowledge is power, and we seek to empower our patients to reach their health goals. Here’s aContinue reading “Naturopathic Principles, Empowerment + Choosing Health”

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”

The Gratitude Jar

This Thanksgiving, there’s a new tradition I’d like to start: the Gratitude Jar. It’s very simple – and you can probably already guess what it’s about! There are a variety of iterations of this idea: placing notes about your goals, craziest adventures, secret crush and so on into a container, which then gets passed aroundContinue reading “The Gratitude Jar”

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.”

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.”