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

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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

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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

Children, Health

Back to school – Vaccines

Updated 8/29/016 I know that many people have their own opinions on vaccines.  As a healthcare provider, I follow discussion on vaccine safety carefully and scientifically. For my family, I choose to follow the CDC guidelines for vaccines. I would encourage others to do so as well. Here are the ones I suggest all children… Read More Back to school – Vaccines

Emotions, essential oils

Emotional Application of Essential Oils

This July,  I had the opportunity to listen to D. Gary Young speak at the Young Living Convention. He spoke about using the oils for emotional support. As I am on my journey of personal development, I have found myself going back to my notes again and again.  I thought I would share some of… Read More Emotional Application of Essential Oils

Emotions, Health

Learning to Live

Friends, First, I apologize for being absent this last 6 weeks.  I will be honest and say I just didn’t feel like blogging.  I won’t however apologize for the raw nature of what I am writing today.  This is not an excuse but rather my attempt to rationalize my summer to date in my own… Read More Learning to Live

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Knowing Your Cholesterol – Why Does it Matter

I went to my yearly checkup with my physician this week and he ordered lab work as well.  I’m always eager to get the results, just to make sure that there isn’t any warning signs of trouble even though I have been feeling great.  I was surprised when the results of my cholesterol levels.My triglycerides… Read More Knowing Your Cholesterol – Why Does it Matter

Children, Emotions

Lessons Learned from Volunteering this Weekend

This weekend I had the pleasure of volunteering at King Lincoln Park Day in Newport News, VA. It was a great day for a festival and being on the water we had relief from the heat due to a steady sea breeze.  We brought my three year old along as well hoping he would start… Read More Lessons Learned from Volunteering this Weekend

Emotions, Health

Sleep Habits

I have horrible sleep habits. I know this because it’s 11:45pm and I am researching cures for insomnia and better sleep habits.  I have tried many techniques, mediation before bed, TV on and TV off, wedge pillows, sleeping in all kinds of positions, the list goes on and on.  I can’t blame just one thing… Read More Sleep Habits