Self Care

Thriving During The Holidays

2019-06-05T14:07:29-05:00

Surviving Thriving During The Holidays   I love the holidays; the parties, the markets, the generosity. All bringing us together to celebrate and enjoy the spirit and each others’ company. And the spirit and company usually come with one or more sides of dairy, sugar, wheat, alcohol, caffeine, overeating, under sleeping, and overfilled schedules! Here are [...]

Thriving During The Holidays2019-06-05T14:07:29-05:00

How to Eliminate Water Retention before your Period

2019-06-05T14:19:03-05:00

How awful does it feel to be bloated, swollen, puffy, and uncomfortable 1-2 weeks per month? A lot of women describe feeling this way at some point before their period comes; one source quoting over 50% of PMS sufferers1. Water retention can affect the face, hands, lower legs, and abdomen. Some women even notice that [...]

How to Eliminate Water Retention before your Period2019-06-05T14:19:03-05:00

5 Proven ways to Promote a Smooth, Natural Labour

2019-06-05T14:20:24-05:00

Did you know that you can potentially influence the type of labor you experience? Many women are opting to try as many natural avenues as possible, to have a birth experience that they can actually enjoy, and look back on with fond memories. This doesn’t mean trying to control the experience; but rather preparing the [...]

5 Proven ways to Promote a Smooth, Natural Labour2019-06-05T14:20:24-05:00

5 Awesome Herbs to take During Pregnancy

2019-06-05T14:25:42-05:00

Herbs are a wonderful and nourishing addition throughout a woman’s pregnancy. On top of a clean and nutritious diet, herbs can be used to provide a therapeutic effect; they provide more absorbable vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than taking supplemental isolated vitamins and minerals.1Pregnant women not only need more vitamins and minerals during pregnancy due to [...]

5 Awesome Herbs to take During Pregnancy2019-06-05T14:25:42-05:00

Foundations of Fertility part 3: Hypothyroidism

2019-06-05T15:51:41-05:00

  The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system, and is responsible for how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and responds to other hormones. Thyroid hormones affect how fast or slow your brain, heart, muscles, liver, and other organs work. It is very important this gland is working optimally for a timely [...]

Foundations of Fertility part 3: Hypothyroidism2019-06-05T15:51:41-05:00

Fertility for the Advancing Woman

2019-06-05T15:53:13-05:00

Check out my latest blog post on the NaturalPath website. "Many women are delaying having kids due to “career priorities, advanced education, control over fertility, financial concerns, late and second marriages, and infertility”.1 Often, women start to feel pressure from medical professionals, family, and friends, telling them that it’s all downhill for fertility from 35 and [...]

Fertility for the Advancing Woman2019-06-05T15:53:13-05:00

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management

2019-06-05T16:31:26-05:00

Dr. Donata Girolamo, N.D. explains in this 5-part series how to build a strong foundation to improve conception rates, labour experiences, and have a healthy baby. Stress is commonly overlooked and not considered as an obstacle to natural conception. I’ve chosen to write about it as part 1 of Foundations of Fertility, because stress is [...]

Foundations of Fertility Part 1: Stress Management2019-06-05T16:31:26-05:00

Serving Vipassana

2016-12-12T11:29:48-05:00

Serving at a Vipassana meditation retreat is a way to give back to the organization, by providing a peaceful experience for the meditators who are doing the hard and diligent work of meditating, for 10 hours a day, without being able to speak, read, write, watch tv, etc. My job was serving in the kitchen, [...]

Serving Vipassana2016-12-12T11:29:48-05:00

Raw Food Life

2016-12-12T11:28:34-05:00

I have spent this past week transitioning into a raw food diet using David Wolfe's The Sunfood Diet Success System. Having heard of the health benefits, I have been drawn to this lifestyle change specifically for the increase in vibrational energy the body achieves, from eating food that has been touched by the sun. David [...]

Raw Food Life2016-12-12T11:28:34-05:00

to yourself and others

2016-12-12T11:26:43-05:00

Yes, Love indeed, is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire With angels shared, by Allah given, To lift from earth our low desire. Devotion wafts the mind above, But heaven itself descends in love; A feeling from the Godhead caught, To wean from self each sordid thought; A ray of Him who [...]

to yourself and others2016-12-12T11:26:43-05:00