Foot pain is really no fun and I feel for anyone suffering from a variety of foot related ailments: plantar fasciitis, bunions, neuromas, hammer toes and plain old tired, achy feet. More than a year ago, I found myself in a similar situation. While, it wasn’t clearly any of the conditions [...]
Last week I wrote a quick blog post to emphasize the importance of cultivating deeper understanding around digestion. Today, I want to follow up on that and give you a little more information on what healthy digestion looks like and also a few causes for concern.
Agni is your digestive fire or strength. It is also associated with metabolism, as we refer to it in modern medicine. It represents your ability to transform food, thoughts and experiences from your external environment into useful energy or information to support your internal environment. [...]
Stress is a modern epidemic that has become the root of many diseases in the body. The good news is that we can makes lifestyle changes to help our body become better equipped for dealing with stress. Stress isn't going anywhere and resisting it isn't helping either. Why not instead, help your [...]
Mid-April, I sat in what had become my husband and I's favorite breakfast spot in Canggu, Bali, and started brainstorming around our next adventures in life. We talked about everything from marketing details (his area of expertise) to how to live sustainable, fulfilled lives (one of our many [...]
I recently spent 3 amazing weeks in Bali, Indonesia. With traveling, I never know what I will be able to buy while there as far as herbs, supplements and other remedies that I like. So, from my very abundant herbal medicine cabinet, I narrowed it down to the essentials. Here's what I brought [...]
So here I am, sitting in the post-graduation and post-licensing exam place of transition. In Chinese Medicine, transitions are a time to return to the Earth element, which is all about digestion and assimilation physically and beyond. This concept is directly related not only to my experience [...]
I believe that healing occurs on a very deep level when we commit to taking care of ourselves on a daily basis. I recently started sharing self-care practices on Facebook that I use daily, weekly or monthly. They are relatively simple and easy to implement. This post is a compiled version of [...]