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The Medicine of Unconditional Love and Personal Responsibility

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  Before I started learning how to love myself, self-care was very difficult for me. I couldn’t even seem to manage the simple things like drinking enough water, brushing my teeth at least once a day, showering regularly and making sure I got enough sleep every night. I knew these things were good for me […]

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Growing Through Our Mistakes

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  Growth and change are not always pretty Growth can often be a painful, slow and tedious process. Our mistakes are usually what motivate us to change our ways. Often they are fuel for our growth. For many reasons, most of us learn through pain. Partly this is evolutionary, the way our brains have been […]

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Unconditional Love and the Grace of Fall

Have you ever repeated the same mistake or painful behavior over and over again before you were ready to change? It’s easy to be hard on ourselves or to collapse under feelings of disappointment, failure and self-judgment during these times. Maybe you are experiencing some of these emotions right now? Maybe you are not living […]

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Essential Oils and Acupressure For Stress Management

We are living in uncertain and challenging times. You don’t have to look far to find news about fear, violence, and heartbreak. It is hard to not feel deeply affected by all of this. So many of us are suffering from anxiety, anger, depression, chronic stress and nervous systems that are frazzled and frayed. We […]

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The Power of Community and Vulnerability in 2017

I have been thinking a lot lately about how to live more openly and more purposefully. 2016 was full of so much contention and division for many, both personally and nationally. Many people’s hearts were broken and many felt validated finally. What I experienced was a deep inquiry into my own beliefs and assumptions and […]

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There Is Nothing Wrong With You

                  “The innocent mistake that keeps us caught in our own particular style of ignorance, unkindness, and shut-downness is that we are never encouraged to see clearly what is, with gentleness. Instead, there’s a kind of basic misunderstanding that we should try to be better than we […]

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Three Conscious Breaths Can Change Your Life

  Our breath is one of the greatest gifts that we have been given and our most powerful resource. It was given to us for free at our birth and waits for us to pay attention to it all of our lives. Our breath carries oxygen, consciousness and awareness to all of the cells of […]

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Whole Food Nutrition Boosts Through Smoothies

Do you want more energy and vitality in your life?   Do you feel like you are too busy to eat healthy?   Does 9-13 servings of fruits and vegetables a day seem overwhelming?   I love making smoothies that pack a lot of nutritional punch and taste great at the same time. I have […]

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The Value of Meditation In Our Lives

We don’t have to look far to find suffering and confusion. If you are like me, it can feel overwhelming and heart breaking to watch the news or engage with the larger world. We live in an age where we are flooded with information. So much of this information can feel polarizing, confusing, or downright […]

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Foundations of Good Health

              I believe it is our birthright to be healthy and happy. We are all familiar with the way that life can knock us off course, and we don’t have to look far to find evidence of suffering. There are many extraordinary practices and modalities like acupuncture, chiropractic care, […]

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