Family Health

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 [...]

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 [...]

EarthWeek C’ville Eco Fair

During this time of a fast paced life with obesity diabetes and cancer on the rise, the importance of keeping a positive outlook to life and our food choices is more important than ever.  This past Sunday, I was excited to speak during Charlottesville Earth Week at the Eco-Fair and to share some simple tips and ideas [...]

Ways for New Parents to Get Help and Support!

As I work with more families supporting integration in a variety of ways, I keep returning to basics.  Love, Support, Help, Heard, Seen.  No matter how capable, accomplished and/or independent a person is, times of transition and change offer up life opportunities for something bigger than ourselves. Are you a new parent? Do you remember [...]

Birth by Special Opening Birth Plan

Birth is amazing, messy, challenging, ecstatic, tear-filled, and more all at the same time.  No matter how it happens.  Whether at home, a birthing center, in water, or at a hospital this can be true. What are your birth stories?  Were your needs met during pregnancy and birth? Did you feel empowered in your choices? [...]