The average time allotted by insurance companies for a medical office visit is 6 minutes. Hardly enough time to meet, greet, and write a prescription for a pill to help the current ill (or what is called “chief complaint”). Health professionals have to find ways to help their clients get the most benefit in the shortest amount of time. One of the easiest and most effective interventions I use with my patients is the practice of gratitude, or what I call adopting a “gratitude attitude.” [Read more…] about A Gratitude Attitude Helps to Reverse Autoimmune Disease
Of late I have personally been dealing with grief and loss, I have been supporting people in my community who are suffering from tragic loss, and I have been aware of a lot of tragic loss on a more environmental and global level. How do we heal from grief and loss? [Read more…] about Heal from Grief and Loss
I have found myself struggling as I work to break through the latest layer of growth I am encountering. Like a chick working to break through the hard shell of the egg; like a butterfly taking those first tentative wing flutters after escaping from the cocoon covered in heavy mucous; like the birth of a baby; like a woman entering menopause… when it all falls apart, it’s messy and it’s difficult, and I want to just sit in a comfortable chair and read a good book and hope it’s over by the time I turn the last page. [Read more…] about When it All Falls Apart
This week I had the opportunity to see Mean Girls the Musical in New York City. Because I love anything Tina Fey does, I fully expected to like it. I was wrong; I LOVED it. It contained the themes from her blockbuster movie of the same name: human sexuality, bullying, hierarchical structures of the animal kingdom, and the possibility that people can change. [Read more…] about Mean Girls: Female Aggression Takes on New Forms in Adulthood
When I was in my 40s, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I healed it in one month without chemo, surgery, or radiation. But that’s because I knew where it had come from, why it was there, and what it was there to teach me. But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me start from the beginning. [Read more…] about Cancer Teaches Many Lessons to Those Who are Ready to Learn Them.
Nasya Oil is nasal oil from the world of Ayurvedic medicine, the 10,000 year-old sister science of yoga. Not only does adding this in-expensive and simple step to your daily routine increase your immunity to the seasonal cold and flu bugs, but it also helps with stress reduction, memory, focus, and mood stabilization.
Nasya oil can be purchased from a variety of suppliers, but it’s inexpensive and super easy to make in your own kitchen. This is a Mystic Medicine winner as it relieves fatigue, insomnia, dark circles under the eyes, and reverses the effects of allergies and sinus issues. [Read more…] about Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Brain Fog with Nasal Oil.