How To Boost Your Nutrition In 5 Easy Ways

In honor of National Nutrition Month, I want to highlight some easy ways to boost your nutrition in easy ways.  It is common for me to hear from clients how modern life with multitasking, stress and overwhelm tend to override our best attempts to make healthy food choices.  There is no "perfect" or even a [...]

Loving Through Dissonance

I often think of February as a month of the heart for many reasons.  Valentine's Day is perhaps the most obvious but the month has been deemed "heart month" by a variety of organizations.  In addition, with winter darkness, a theme of more depression or blues, winter tugs at our heart strings to live from [...]

Essential Oils for Grounding

It has been very windy where I live lately.  Lots of high winds and movement.  A friend recently said "I feel the winds of change happening!!" Depending upon your state of mind in each moment, wind can feel off-putting or bring a sense of "losing your balance" or "feeling too exposed." What is your relationship [...]

Easy Herbal and Essential Oil Gift Ideas

Giving gifts is fun all year round whether they are gifts of our time, helping others out, buying something small that reminds you of someone or bringing food to a family.  We have the capacity to give and receive in so many ways!  What are some of your favorite gifts to give?  Do you enjoy [...]

Fall Cleansing

Here is a blog post that I wrote for Motherhouse of the Goddess: There are many ways to cleanse including supplements, exercise/sweat, eating whole foods, embracing positive attitudes, and receiving bodywork. Meeting yourself where you are and being honest about it is a good first step. This can alleviate a lot of undue stress, self-criticism [...]

Eating Greens for an Energy Boost!

Here is a blog post that I wrote for Motherhouse of the Goddess: With the garden bounties happening and more around the corner, I thought it would be fun to write about some greens to add into your diet.  The benefits of greens are countless.  They contain minerals (especially high in vitamin K, magnesium, calcium, [...]

Bringing Conscious Consumption to the Present Moment

I thoroughly enjoyed speaking at the Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival.  This topic of Conscious Consumption encompasses a large topic that we face in our more modern times.  What does "eating healthy" really mean? Living in a time where we can obtain anything with relative ease, we need to become savvy in our choices not only from the [...]

Clearing the Space for Something New and Antioxidant Punch Smoothie Recipe

Here is a blog post that I wrote for Motherhouse of the Goddess: We often speak of clearing and cleansing with seasonal changes.  However, there is always an opportunity to create anew.  An opening exists to receive something new is always at our reach, like a canopy of trees enveloping you as you rest on [...]

Relating with More Ease

I've found myself having a variety of emotions relating to current events, coverage of the news, seeing reactions and riding with my own.  It occurs to me that as a coach, RDN and energy healer, "my work" is about relationships.  Whether it is discussing a relationship with food, with oneself, a partner, an illness, a [...]

Nourishing Nettle Rose and Mimosa Moon

"I love nettles and nettles loves me" is a quote that I took on from my 3 year herbal training with Sacred Plant Traditions.  There is a little jig that goes with it that if in public I may  not do it but I always do in my head :).  Nettles packs a plenty and [...]