3 Ways to Reframe the Situation to Calm Reactivity
We do have a right to be upset, to be angry, to be sad, etc. and we also get to choose whether to take that frustration out on the other person and to carry that upset with us through the rest of the day and all of the interactions that we have or whether to respond to the upset from a grounded place that creates change so the situation isn't repeated and we can release it then in the moment instead of harboring the hurt in our body. We can't control what other people do, but we can choose how we respond to them and how we internalize the event.Read more.
6 Steps to Stop Reacting out of Frustration or Anger
In this article, I share my story of finding my way out of reactivity to understanding and the 6 key takeways that we can all use, whether in a state of meditative bliss or upset and emotionally raw, to calm down our reactivity, frustration, or anger enough to be more open and aware with others.Read more.
Always give 100%…. What your 100% looks like changes daily.
Are you beating yourself up for not "doing enough"? For not getting through everything on your to-do list? Are you giving 100% while mad at yourself that your 100% doesn't look like even more?Read more.
When Stopping Overeating Isn’t About Breaking a Bad Habit
"Frankly it wasn’t satisfying- I wanted something bad for me, mainly because then I could focus on being sick rather than feeling like my world was falling apart. Binging on bad foods vs cucumbers and grapes."Read more.
Integrating the Lessons and Losses of Life to Embody Wholeness and Health
Grief and loss hits us so hard. It can feel like a complete dissolution of self as we navigate (or don’t) a new experience of being in the world without someone or something that greatly impacted us. All too often, we don’t grieve or don't complete the grieving process and restore our sense of self post-change or loss and the effect can devastate our physical and emotional health. If you are dealing with a health issue that won't lift or emotional turmoil that won't resolve, you may have unprocessed grief holding you back.Read more.
Fear is Excitement Without Breath
One of my favorite quotes is by Robert Heller, which is “Fear is excitement without breath” which simply means that the experience of fear and the experience of excitement are almost exactly the same. The only thing that separates them is mindfulness around the experiences. When we are excited and forget to breathe deep into the experience our excitement can turn into fear. Likewise, when we are scared about something, if we can be present with our feelings and breathe into the experience, our fear can turn into excitement.Read more.
Grounding Meditation from a Standing Posture
This simple meditation walks you through the steps to connect into the earth and ground your awareness there, as opposed to in your mind, thoughts or worries. In this way, from a grounded and connected place to the earth, as challenges come up during the day, you can more easily release the tension held in your body down into the earth where the earth can hold your worries for you and transmute tension and stress.Read more.
I Was Wrong and Led You Astray. I Apologize.
My private practice for over a decade was focused on digestive health and the gut-brain axis, with very left-brain pursuits of tracking food consumption, creating meal plans, and measuring and evaluating blood, stool, saliva, and urine tests. Oh and cooking classes, of course. I was a steadfast believer that the key to all health is based on what we choose to eat and that this health can be measured and tracked by lab tests. I was wrong.Read more.
Problems with Overeating? What Kind of Cookware do you Use?
A new study published in Nature Communication in August by Cedars-Sinai… Read moreRead more.
How to Survive This Post-Election Thanksgiving (While Being Gluten Free!)
How are you handling Thanksgiving this year? Or the other… Read moreRead more.
My Mid-Life Crisis—My Awakening—My Self
One month or so before my 40th birthday, right on… Read moreRead more.
Nourished Health Center closed on July 1
Nourished Health Center, the integrative health center I was the… Read moreRead more.
Low-Glycemic, Veggie Dense, Dairy-Free, Upleveled Shepherd’s Pie (vegan or omnivore)
In the 1700’s it is said that Irish peasants typically… Read moreRead more.
Sugar-Free Coconut Peppermint Patties (I mean Peppermint Paddies)
St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow so I think it only… Read moreRead more.
Allergen-Free, Low Glycemic Colcannon and a Bit of Irish History for St. Patrick’s Day (or Halloween)
Maybe because I am Irish (and Scottish, German and a… Read moreRead more.