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In the thrilling middle… You with me?

I’ve felt so much Resistance to writing this... this silly little message that I’ve been wanting to write for a couple of weeks. Just now, after writing the sentence above, I went to see if there were any distractions calling to me… (Of course there are always distractions, aka Resistance, lurking.) As I was looking for a distraction, a book found me. I opened it to today, July 15, and flipped to a message that’s so incredibly aligned to what I’m feeling right now: “When you don’t yet have a…


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Poison Ivy: Natural Remedies & Affirmation for Healing

I’ve taken many client emergency calls regarding poison ivy over the years. She has no issue leaving her mark. What I’ve found to be fascinating is that some people are prone to poison ivy, while others never get it. My husband and son seem to get a taste of poison ivy’s medicine every year — multiple times a year — and I almost never get it. According to Dr. Axe, roughly 85 percent of all people are sensitive to the oils found in the poison ivy plant. When a person is “sensitized” to poison…


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Your Body Is Not Your Enemy

There, I said it. Your body is not out to get you. It’s not broken. It’s not too much or not enough. Your body did not fail you. It’s not your enemy. It’s time to stop being at war with your body. It’s time to start trusting your body as the teller of truth… If you listen, your body will tell you everything. It’s constantly communicating. Often, these communications start as a faint whisper, and they slowly build into deep cries for help. Instead of listening, leaning in and doing the work to…


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The day I cut my hair off...

It was the day of my 36th birthday. I was coming off of a 12-day cleanse, and throughout the entire “releasing” period, I had felt an urge to cut some serious length off of my hair. When I realized my scheduled birthday hike with friends wouldn’t be happening because of the weather, I made a last-minute appointment with my hair stylist (who I’ve been going to for years). It seemed rather divine that her one and only opening for weeks was on the only “free” day I had. That day, after getting my…


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My Top 7 Natural Remedies for a Sore Throat

I woke up in the middle of the night and could hardly swallow. Yep, I had a sore throat. I’m certain you’ve experienced that painful sensation before. A sore throat can be caused by any number of viruses. And anytime an imbalance shows up in my body, I recognize this is a time for perhaps a little more rest and lots more immunity loving (hint: ramp up that vitamin C). Remember, this is a sign that the immune system has been activated. In other words, the infection has already taken place…


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My Top Must-Have Natural Remedies for Those Scary {Inevitable} Uh-Oh Moments

When it comes to raising little ones, there are always going to be those unfortunate uh-oh moments that shake you up. I had one of those moments just the other night. Our staircase has been the center of our fun since the beginning… it started with pushing our little one around and around in a cardboard box, and grew into driving trucks around, playing horsey, chasing each other, having the dog chase us, chasing the cats… Seriously, you name it. In the five years since our little guy…


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9 Incredibly Simple Ways to Keep Your Child Grounded & Healthy Through the Holidays

I see so many blog posts that speak to helping moms stay chill and balanced through the holidays, but what about our kids? The struggle is real. Everywhere I look, I’m dodging the endless sugar black hole that is simply part of this time of year. Yep, ‘tis the season where our kiddos become over stimulated with holiday cheer, their little nervous systems are on the fritz, and sugar overload is just a cookie away. Here are My 9 Incredibly Simple Ways to Help Keep Your Child Grounded &…


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Why I Started Running Again

This past late spring and summer were incredibly stressful for me. I was pushing through my last leg in corporate marketing and tying up loose ends there, constantly working with my fear of all the unknowns to come with taking the leap away from it. And I was feeling stuck in my ability and desire to prepare to launch into the next phase of fully stepping into this work. During that process, I was called to turn up my self-care and move my body. Specifically, I was being asked to start running…


Special Offer: Naturopathic Care for Your Kids

I have an amazing offer designed with your kids in mind… please read through to the bottom. Recently, I asked my clients to provide a testimonial that speaks to any positive improvement that was made to their health based on our work together. What an incredible feeling to receive “written with love” testimonials from people I so dearly care about… And to know that because of the work we did together, their life and their health were not just improved, but in many cases, truly transformed. One…


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Your Dog's Health Depends on You

Originally published in the NITE LIGHT Natural Health Quarterly, 16th Edition, Summer 2018. Is your dog trying to tell you something is off? Are you listening? Just 50 years ago, one in 100 dogs got cancer. Since then, the number has increased to one in 1.65 dogs. Cancer is currently the leading cause of death in dogs (excluding euthanasia by humans for various reasons). Skin disease is the leading reason for elected euthanasia and it's why people often surrender dogs to shelters. These dogs…