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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…


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7 Ways I’m Working with Gratitude Daily to Keep My Fear in Check  

Oh, fear. I naively thought that once I made peace with my fear in 2016, I was good for life. But fear is inside of us. It’s a part of our egos that we cannot live without. We need our egos to keep us safe when we’re in true life-or-death situations. On a daily basis of living, most of us allow fear to drive our decisions. We find ourselves tip-toeing through life, just to get to death. And as I’ve newly transitioned from my comfortable corporate job to fully honoring my soul assignment — which…


Will it ever get easier?

Some days, I wish I had magic fairy dust to sprinkle on you that would instantly restore balance in your body. Every ache, every complaint, every "needed' pharmaceutical, every trigger, sensitivity, blemish, toxin and every pound weighing heavily on you - could be taken away - Just. Like. That. But then, it wouldn't be the same journey, would it? Because when you do the work, and you fight for your health, and you make the choice to submerge yourself in nature's wisdom - all her gifts -  you…


8 Tips For Raising Your Dog Naturally

I lost my best friend, Miles, a goldendoodle, to dis-ease October 25, 2016 at the young age of 7. In such a short time, this dog taught me so much. It was in great part because of him, I deepened my truth about health. Real health. And why we get sick. And most importantly, how we best prevent and give the body space and the necessary nourishment, remedies and therapies to heal. Someday soon, I will write Miles’ story out in its entirety. Because it’s a story that deserves to be told. But for…