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Our fear of disease is making us sick

When did we become so afraid of being unwell? Pain, dis­com­fort, not feel­ing well in our body is def­in­itely incon­veni­ent. We may not be able to enjoy the things we need to, or work, or properly

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Body-Mind Medicine

Preventing your 'crazy' this Christmas season—by saying NO

I had a won­der­ful con­ver­sa­tion yes­ter­day with a patient who act­ively prac­tices mind­ful­ness. We were laugh­ing that mind­ful­ness (a por­tion of med­it­a­tion prac­tice in Buddhism for many cen­tur­ies) is both a life-saver and incred­ibly dif­fi­cult. The dif­fi­culty arises when you

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Anxiety

How a suitcase can ruin your health

I am not a ther­ap­ist. However, as a licensed health pro­fes­sion­al I spend a great deal of time talk­ing to people about their lives and life­styles. As there are so many people suf­fer­ing with chron­ic stress, chron­ic fatigue, chronic

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The Mindfulness Summit - and it's free!

This is a quick post, but an import­ant one. This is for any­one who wants to get a hold on how they feel (phys­ic­ally, men­tally, and emo­tion­ally), have a bet­ter rela­tion­ship with them­selves and their loved ones, and generally

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May's 30X30 Nature Challenge

A huge part of health and heal­ing is get­ting con­nec­ted to our true envir­on­ment. Not the envir­on­ment we cre­ate for ourselves inside, but being with nature.

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The Importance of Play

So much of our health takes into account what we eat, how we rest, how we think and how to modi­fy it. It’s all very ser­i­ous busi­ness, the busi­ness of liv­ing. However, we as adults

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Healing as a journey: There IS no timeline

We humans are a funny group. Our desire to under­stand, solve, and con­quer our prob­lems is indeed a highly admir­able qual­ity. Sometimes how­ever this need to solve an issue gets little more than use­ful when our need to

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I never wanted to be a naturopath

Growing up, I wanted to be a doc­tor. I grew up want­ing to help people heal. As a child, I thought that being a med­ic­al doc­tor was the only way to do that. Of course, there are so many oth­er ways

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Embracing an imperfect holiday

The hol­i­day sea­son stirs up a lot of emo­tion for every­one. Reading an art­icle the oth­er day about the pres­sures of con­form­ity over this next few weeks, I real­ized wheth­er you are cel­eb­rat­ing Christmas, Kwansaa, Hanukkah, or

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Are you Type A for Anxiety?

Good morn­ing my Type A friends. You know who you are. You are the per­son oth­ers rely upon to get the job done. You show up. You give good sup­port and advice. You’re a good friend. You

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Eczema and the body-mind connection

Most of you know my per­son­al con­nec­tion to eczema and dermatit­is, but this is not a post just about dermatit­is! More pro­found is the body-mind con­nec­tion and how they cause phys­ic­al dys­func­tion or improve upon it,

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