Emotions

Month of Positivity

I don’t know about you but February may just be my least favorite month.   Sure Valentine’s Day is thrown in there but really, shouldn’t you be showing how much you love your significant other every day not just on one day.    Plus, it’s stressful finding the perfect gift and card that’s sentimental but… Read More Month of Positivity

essential oils

Tips for Healthy Winter  Skin

As we find ourselves deep into winter’s cold grip, my skin seems to be at its worst.  My hands, feet, and lips are constantly chapped, dry and cracking. Scientifically it’s due to the depeletion of the skins natural oils which results in dehydration of the skin beneath the top layer.  I am always looking  to… Read More Tips for Healthy Winter  Skin

Emotions, Health

Five Positive Ways to Start 2017 

We have an entire new year to accomplish all our goals and dreams. Even though I am not necessarily an advocate of “New Years” resolutions per se, I do think we can take advantage of all the positivity around us to discover the mind set that will carry us through the cold months until spring!… Read More Five Positive Ways to Start 2017 

Health

2017 Intentions

So 2016 was my year of determination and I had two goals, to get healthy and find some work life balance.    The beginning of the year, as with most, was the easiest to keep these things in the forefront of my mind.  However, as time progressed I had some difficulties along the way.  First, I… Read More 2017 Intentions

Emotions, Time Managmeent

7 Secrets to a Stress-Free Holiday

As we enter the season of  corporate parties and social events, many find themselves stressed and overwhelmed. Add to this the other major holiday stressor – family – and self-care becomes a necessity that is usually left out of the already packed schedules.  Here are 7 ways to prepare for the holiday season and head… Read More 7 Secrets to a Stress-Free Holiday

essential oils, Health

Remedies for Fighting the Common Cold

It’s that time of year where we are all indoors more often and as a natural side-effect, we pass more viruses amongst ourselves. The common cold (most often caused by the rhinovirus) includes sore throat, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, body aches, and possibly a low-grade fever .  The best case scenario is avoiding the viruses in the first… Read More Remedies for Fighting the Common Cold

essential oils, Health

Three Common Complementary Healthcare Practices in Pregnancy

This topic is near and dear to me as it was during my pregnancy when I really started looking at complementary healthcare in a new light.  It is, of course, extremely important to discuss all of your choices with your ob/gyn before starting any new practice. Essential Oils Essential oils can be used safely and… Read More Three Common Complementary Healthcare Practices in Pregnancy

Emotions, essential oils, Health

5 Tips to Boosting Energy During Stressful Situations

Going through a stressful situation will often leave you exhausted and and even physically sick.  One reason is because your “flight or fight” mechanism is triggered.  This cascade of hormones including epinephrine and norepinephrine and will increase blood pressure, increased blood sugar, and a suppressed immune system.  Stay in this state for an extended period… Read More 5 Tips to Boosting Energy During Stressful Situations

Health

Top 5 Resources for Information on Complementary Health Practices

One of the most important aspects of using complementary healthcare to augment traditional therapy is self-education. The biggest problem a sorting out the unlimited online information. Over the last few years on my journey, I have found I come back to the same resources continuously.   So I wanted to share some of my favorite… Read More Top 5 Resources for Information on Complementary Health Practices

Health

Chronic Beauty

This post was written by the folks over at Lyme Warrior. Chronic but hidden diseases are unfortunately common and research for cures are super  important.  Please take a moment to read this touching story.  As I crack my eyes open first thing in the morning, I groan. Its another day, a day I don’t feel… Read More Chronic Beauty