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The Uses of Lavender

Any lavender can be used as a tea and cooking herb – some are cultivated more for beauty, some for oil, but all work well. I’m amazed by the number of people who pass by these beauties in their front or back yard but don’t appreciate it’s full scope of uses. Although this is not an exhaustive list of it’s uses I will at least share a few of my favorites. Continue reading

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Simple 3 Minute Meditation Technique to Help Anxiety

Part of the problem with anxiety is that your thoughts become “real.” If you are worrying about disease, or death, or a loved one, or robbers or whatever it is that you happen to worry about, notice how your body reacts. For most people their hearts beat more quickly, their breathing becomes shallow, their bodies tense up and they feel a knot or a tightening in their belly in response to that fear. And yet, you are sitting safe and secure in your house with nothing actually happening to harm you. Continue reading

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When it rains…

Everything really does happen at once, doesn’t it? This is all about those days when you feel like screaming.

Here are my tips and tricks about staying balanced when you’re running 12 steps behind your life. Continue reading

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Patients are Always My Best Teachers

In reminding my patients of their priorities, I am reminded of mine. Thanks to a great friend and patient who I spoke with this morning who reminded me why it’s so important to schedule fun.

Take time to do things for you, little stuff like walks to big stuff like travel. This picture was taken on a boat trip with my best friend from med school. Time for more of that!
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On limits and New Years Resolutions…

The terror of New Years Resolutions is upon us. This year, I’m trying for attainable, for a change. Therefore, my personal resolution is to listen more to my body. It sounds simple, but just like every other resolution, it isn’t. Continue reading

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