Notice I said ‘movement’ and not ‘exercise.’ That’s very much on purpose… You are a mental/emotional/spiritual being in a physical body. Are you tending to all aspects of you? Pause and take some time to reflect on each one the following. I’ll be addressing one key element of your life per blog over the next…

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You are a mental/emotional/spiritual being in a physical body. Are you tending to all aspects of you? Pause and take some time to reflect on each one the following. I’ll be addressing one key element of your life per blog over the next few weeks. When you attend to these foundational lifestyle factors, your body…

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Mom's passing inspires new rhythms

I am incredibly sad and missing my mom, and at the same time, life is now finding new rhythms. I am back in the office after seasons away… thank you for waiting patiently for my return. This challenging summer, steadily flowing in to fall, needed all my attention and presence. The month of July was…

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If you prefer to watch rather than read, click here! We typically hear about inflammation as being bad; chronic inflammatory diseases include diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Baseline inflammation is a good thing; it’s how your body heals from things that irritate it. However, inflammation can be of concern when it’s in excess of what your…

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I can’t do it all! I think January is the worst time to make major life changes—it’s a dark and cold time of year. What I DO encourage is a mindful reflection of the past year. What worked? What didn’t? Use these simple questions to surface the shifts you want to make in the year ahead. I’m…

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Feeling more frazzled, sensitive, on edge, ungrounded, or ___________ [fill in the blank] than normal during times of stress, change, extra busy-ness, etc.? As we are all human and experience struggle, I thought I’d share with you how I support myself through self-care in any time of increased stress or pressure (super common in an…

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Treatment plan too daunting? Not enough support on your journey to get it all done? Here are some suggestions… First, know that you are worth the investment. Don’t prioritize everyone and everything else above yourself. Take small, incremental steps towards making healthier choices. If you need to invest too much energy all at once, the…

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Over the last few years, with my life being filled with prep for, moving to, and settling into Oregon, I haven’t made much time for reading. When I have read for ‘relaxation,’ the books still have been related to naturopathy (to benefit my patients) or food and eating, both normal and disordered (to benefit my…

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I’m a nature cure doc. What does that mean for my treatment approach? I truly believe in the naturopathic principle of vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature, not only in the human body’s ability to heal, but also in Earth’s ability to provide stimulation to that healing. This post was going to be…

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