Blog Archive

How to take the first step to achieving your goals Jul 28th, 2021

What will it take to achieve your goals?  It doesn’t matter what goals you may have, it will require a variety of tools to ensure success.  Whether it be a supportive partner, specific resources, a written plan, or even just setting a realistic goal.     Many people find that even...

Berries!! What do to with the amazing bounty of goodness Jul 20th, 2021

Summer in the Pacific Northwest means fresh berries.  One of my favorite summer activities is going to a local farm and pick pounds and pounds of berries.  We pick so many berries it is challenging to find ways to store them so we can enjoy them for months.   Why so...

Lavender: July 2021 Herb of the Month Jul 14th, 2021

Lavender is in full bloom in Oregon and what better way to celebrate than to appreciate all the medical benefits we can receive from this aromatic plant. I first saw lavender use in a medical setting at a large conventional hospital in 2001.  It was prescribed as part of an...

Halfway through 2021 (already?) Jul 1st, 2021

Here we are already in July 2021.   If you made a New Year's resolution, how is that going? What are you most proud of accomplishing this year? For me, I am most proud of continuing to follow my dream building my business, and the pure privilege I have in listening...

Mindset... any why it matters Jun 30th, 2021

We don't often think about how our mindset affects our performance.  But the reality is that our mental state has a real impact on how we can function, sleep, and even perform daily tasks.   To be clear, this post is not speaking about clinical depression, dipolar disorder, or another mental...

Going solo Jun 1st, 2021

How many times have you not done something you wanted to do becuase you couldn't find someone to go with?  It is fairly common to just stay home instead of venturing out solo.   The first time you do something that typically involves couples or groups can be scary.  Even going...

Mask-ne (acne!) May 17th, 2021

Acne is making the comeback we didn't ask for.  Between wearing masks, differeny dietary choices, and stress our faces are not ready to leave behind the mask yet. No matter your age, acne has decided that 2021 is its year.   Luckily, acne can be treated with a variety of methods. ...

FATIGUE!! May 11th, 2021

Fatigue is one of the most common complaints and it has several causes.  It can be caused by lack of sleep, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, adrenal or thyroid issues, or something completely different. Many times your doctor will order labs to try and figure out the cause of your exhaustion......

Achieving health....together May 5th, 2021

What do you want from your doctor? We often hear what we don't want:  rushed appointments, symptom focused care, reliance on pills... We understand.  The human body is complex and nuanced.  We are unique and deserve care that is individualized.  Not only that, we have our lived experiences that can...

Breathe Apr 28th, 2021

Breathing seems so simple, right?  We all do it without thinking.  The problem is that many of us tend to shallow breath, meaning that our lungs are not receiving their oxygen potential.  When this occurs for long perioud of time it can raise our blood pressure and elevate anxiety. When...

Get out of your comfort zone Apr 19th, 2021

When was the last time you tried something new?  Every year I strive to discover a new thing that I would not have considered previously.  Some years this has been to try a new sport, others a new cooking technique.  Each time this requires a bit of risk, I may...