Things I Love

Whether I’m with a new patient or one that I’ve seen for a long time, I often find myself talking and re-sharing my favorite and most trusted wellness resources that I think everyone could benefit from experiencing. I truly enjoy sharing my thoughts on clean skin care, a new recipe, non-toxic cleaning supplies, a good book, helpful ways to meditate, ways to make your living spaces more conducive to health…you get the idea! I’ve listed a few here and hope to keep adding more as I find, read, and self test as many as I can.

Some of these are affiliate links and everything listed here is genuinely one of “my favorite things” and has helped me or my patients. I invite you to try them out as well and see how you feel. Please let me know if you have questions!

My Interview with Maria Aleandra

I was interviewed by the lovely Maria Aleandra on her Goddess Jam Sessions show. Take a listen! You can find more of Maria Aleandra here: Maria Aleandra YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMCG… Maria Aleandra website: https://mariaaleandra.com/

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You know the answer to this!

You know the answer to this!  I just want to say thank you. The conversations I have with you, my patients, are joyfully profound and are one of the things I enjoy most about what I do. I was chatting with a lovely patient yesterday and we were talking about [...]

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I’m doing ALL of these! Are you?

I’m doing ALL of these! Are you? I’ve got a job for you this summer! It’s easy. Your job is to use ALL of your senses and get really present. Being fully aware of what your physical body is experiencing is a sure fire way to slow time and sink [...]

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This is the Good Type of Smoke to Feel Better 

This is the Good Type of Smoke to Feel Better  I was interviewed by WebMD about the practice of burning sage, also known as Smudging. WebMD and smudging?! How cool is that?! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, read the blogpost I wrote last year. Since the author had [...]

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Do you want a piece of my Heart?

Do you want a piece of my Heart?    I’m thrilled that my Heart Frequency Painting arrived safely to my client in New Zealand! Yes, that’s a snapshot of it above! I feel like a piece of my heart is halfway across the planet. Can I call myself an international artist now?! In [...]

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What to do with 168 of these?

What to do with 168 of these? It’s FINALLY Spring! The past week I’ve noticed small green buds sprouting on bushes I pass on the way to the train. And today…they’re full fledged leaves! Call me silly, but I so enjoy watching the day by day transition of the seasons. [...]

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Free 5 Minute Guided Meditation

Don’t give up on meditation juuuuuust yet! It can be very approachable. Really, it can! To help you out, I created this Free 5 Minute Guided Meditation just for you. There are so many buzzwords floating around the holistic community. You know the ones that you see EVERYWHERE – manifest, [...]

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Smudging. What is it?

You may have heard of people smudging their homes or themselves and wonder… what?! The short answer is that smudging is the act of burning sage (or other alternatives*) and wafting the smoke throughout the home or around the body to energetically cleanse and purify the area. Smudging is a [...]

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Sit, Snooze, Slow Down Summer

Greetings and Happy Summer! It’s finally here and I can hardly believe the 4th of July is next week. I already am wanting the weeks to slow down. Why do summers fly by so fast? In part, I think the answer is because we spend too much time indoors. Many [...]

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Environmental Working Group

Environmental Working Group – www.ewg.org I’m a big label reader because I like to know what’s going into my body. Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a nonprofit with the aim of protecting our health and environment. I often reference their website and believe it is a great resource of information about [...]

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Wherever You Go There You Are

Wherever You Go There You Are – Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn I love this book so much! It is a book that I can pick up again and again. My favorite time to pick up this book is before bed because each chapter is only a [...]

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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho The story of Santiago is poetic and universal. It’s about a young shepherd boy who longs to explore the world and finally summons the courage to follow his dream. If you need inspiration to find out what your heart truly wants, this book is a [...]

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Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen – Recipes from the East for Health, Healing, and Long Life by Yuan Wang, Warren Sheir and Mika Ono This book is pretty popular among Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners. It has over 150 healing recipes for common health ailments and tidbits about the Chinese Medicine perspective [...]

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Organic Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a miracle substance. It touts internal and external health benefits. It is a great source of healthy medium-chain triglycerides which are important in immunity, metabolism, and thyroid function. It’s an inexpensive base for a healthy skin care regimen and I use it every night on my face [...]

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Meditation Pillows

You know one thing that makes meditation easier? A comfy place to put your bum. These silk brocade meditation pillows and yoga bags made by Kathmandu Yogi are beautifully hand crafted and fair trade from Tibet. I love what the company is about and what they’re creating in the world. [...]

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Essential Oils

I don’t know why I rejected using oils for so long (hello, ego!). These bio-active compounds pack a punch and are some of my MOST favorite ways to maintain mental, emotional, and physical balance. I recently started adding essential oils in my acupuncture treatments and patients LOVE it! If you [...]

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Himalayan Salt Lamps

Did someone say Salt Lamps?! If you’ve been to my office you know why I am obsessed with these. If not, you can read my article about it HERE

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Think Dirty

I just was introduced to this app and wow! It can be extremely helpful (and terrifying) when shopping because it makes it easy to identify potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. Environmental toxins are real and they are everywhere. Decreasing the amount of exposure we have [...]

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Mindfulness Bell

Wherever I am people always comment on this one! It is a free download from Google Play store (click HERE for Google Play store to download) and similar apps are available for Iphone. I call this my “check yourself” bell. Every time it chimes I stop what I’m doing (if [...]

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Insight Timer

With 1,300 meditation teachers in one app it’s hard to go wrong. This app has it all…many types and lengths of guided meditation (some just 1 minute!), a timer if you just want to sit in silence, or a timer with multiple types of “white noise” to help quiet your [...]

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