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The physical toll of empathy: Part 1

Since I was about 8, I knew I was a deeply feel­ing per­son. Watching movies like hor­ror movies (yes, I had the unfor­tu­nate exper­i­ence of watch­ing a hor­ror movie at 8) and sad movies I’d think about the char­ac­ters for hours. Even now,

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Breastfeeding does not a mother make

It’s taken me sev­er­al months to get the cour­age to share my feel­ings on this. This is an emo­tion­ally charged top­ic, and of course, when your own feel­ings are involved, it’s even more dif­fi­cult! I was

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Mastering Motherhood

Parenting is a tough job, people. I love my new little man. The love is fierce. But man can it be tough. Being a par­ent, and a moth­er is not for the faint-of-heart. The role requires much heart. Every

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Detox Your Body for the New Year!

The hol­i­day sea­son can be described as a sea­son of glut­tony — we use it as an excuse to eat, drink, and be merry –which in itself is no big deal, but after 3 – 4 weeks of this beha­viour,

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Redirection - Accepting Change

This is my last blog post for 2016 before I wel­come a new life in to the world for our fam­ily in 2017. The changes occur­ring in our lives with this new life arriv­ing have not been easy,

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Hormones and perimenopause: It's not in your head!

As I reviewed a hor­mone pan­el with a lovely woman this week, and then had a con­ver­sa­tion with someone else in the com­munity at lunch regard­ing her men­o­paus­al symp­toms, it hit me: Many women as they approach men­o­pause (peri-men­o­­pause)

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Mindfulness for Everyday Life: The Basics

Calling all begin­ning med­it­at­ors! This is a 4 week series intro­du­cing basic med­it­at­ors into dif­fer­ent philo­sophies of med­it­a­tion: Week 1: Basics of Meditation, the body scan + home­work Week 2: Mindful Awareness of Thought — a CBT approach to

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Ode to Summer Fruit

Juicy and deli­cious Dripping down my hand in your glory Taunting and call­ing me from your bas­ket Glistening with your sug­ar crys­tals A prom­ise of good health Shattered with a sug­ar crash ~A. Earls Thought for the

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What about an emotional 'cleanse'?

I hear the word ‘cleanse’ a lot as a natur­o­path­ic doc­tor, and hon­estly, it makes me cringe. Yes, it is true that heavy metals, para­sites, poor eat­ing habits, should be sup­por­ted in the body. Eating well and

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Searching for Inner Peace?

Three years ago I embarked on a jour­ney. Burned out from prac­tice and the emo­tion­al toll of run­ning my own busi­ness and being present for people when they are sick and stressed star­ted to have its effect

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