Fire Relief

Fire Relief

We’ve had a huge fire burning here locally since July 3. It’s been intense for all in the valley, especially the firefighters and everyone directly affected by evacuations, home losses, smoke damage, and now mud slide threats. It has impacted people deeply. It’s been...
Cravings As Clues

Cravings As Clues

Cravings can rule our lives! We’ll be going along fine, minding our own business and then wham-o, some food, drug, drink, etc. comes into our attention and we’re off to the races full on craving that thing. Sometimes it’s manageable and other times it’s obsessive and...
Hot Flash or Power Surge?

Hot Flash or Power Surge?

I’ve been having tons of hot flashes lately, haven’t slept a full night in months, and my thinking’s gettin’ foggy. Sound familiar? Yup, it’s menopause, and it’s legit! Not for sissies! Leave it to women to do all the badass s#*t! I’m perfectly fine one moment,...
Environmentalism and Big Pharma Don’t Mix

Environmentalism and Big Pharma Don’t Mix

We all like to think we’re environmentalists, right? We want to help the planet, improve the situation, not worsen it, right? Trying to do our parts by driving less, getting hybrid cars, recycling, bringing our own bags to the market – yay for us! But, did you ever...
Menopause Isn’t A Disease

Menopause Isn’t A Disease

Menopause isn’t a disease, so let’s stop treating as if it were one. In conventional medicine, we take a pill to deal with our “disease” symptoms and voila no more problem, right? Not so fast… there really isn’t a magic pill to heal yourself. Pills, taking away our...
Going Deeper into Self-Healing

Going Deeper into Self-Healing

We often use essential oils, or herbs and supplements for that matter, in an allopathic manner, meaning the way medical doctors do with pharmaceutical drugs. We use them to treat the symptoms we’re experiencing. Essential oils can do that and are a huge help – real...
What Can Essential Oils Do For You?

What Can Essential Oils Do For You?

What can essential oils do for you? More like, what can’t they do! I was introduced to the incredible power of essential oils by the traditional Naturopath I apprenticed with, and my first thoughts were, “Aromatherapy is nice and all for smelling, but can it really do...
What Underlies All Health Issues: part 3

What Underlies All Health Issues: part 3

I hear Olivia Newton John singing, “Let’s get physical, physical. I wanna get physical. Let me hear your body talk.” I’m guessing she had a different message in mind than I do with this health blog! But, as I thought about what I wanted to write, I just kept hearing...
What Underlies All Health Issues: part 2

What Underlies All Health Issues: part 2

Let’s continue… last week I mentioned the three components of holistic health: physical, emotional/mental, and spiritual. Basically all the areas of our lives fit into one or more of these categories. I wrote how emotional patterns ultimately underlie all our health...
What Underlies All Health Issues: part 1

What Underlies All Health Issues: part 1

Is it diet? Need for supplements? Too little exercise? Enjoyable work? Being totally in love? Happiness? Now, we’re getting closer… If holistic health means looking at health from all the aspects of our lives, then which parts matter most? What are the components of...
Holistic Health for the New Year

Holistic Health for the New Year

Happy New Year! I love this time of year because it is filled with so much hope. I also like it because most everyone is focused on their health, their lives, and their bodies – all music to my Holistic Health Practitioner ears! It’s so great when people want to heal...
Holiday Essential Oils

Holiday Essential Oils

The holidays are upon us! Here in Aspen we can feel the tsunami coming! Over Christmas and New Year’s our population goes from 6,700 to a whopping 27,000! Regardless of where we live the holidays often bringing us needing some extra support. I thought let’s talk about...
Path to Holistic Health

Path to Holistic Health

Taking care of ourselves is so layered, isn’t it? It’s not as simple as not drinking so much or cutting back on sugar and bread. Not that those are so simple for most of us! Holistic care, taking care of ourselves from a holistic perspective, really means looking at...
What is Holistic Health?

What is Holistic Health?

What does holistic health even mean? Alternative health buzzwords get thrown around easily these days, but what do they really mean? And, more importantly how do they help you get healthier? As a certified Holistic Health Practitioner, my thoughts were to define this...
It’s Not About The Food

It’s Not About The Food

It’s not about the food?!? What do I mean by that? Many clients I work with are desperately trying to figure out which food they’re having a sensitivity to (sound familiar?). Which food is causing their symptoms, thinking if they can just figure that out, it will...
What’s Healthy Even Look Like Anymore?

What’s Healthy Even Look Like Anymore?

Today, there is so much focus on what’s wrong with us all the time. I’m guilty of it for sure. What’s wrong with our health? Our food? The environment? And, it goes on and on… I thought to myself, do we even know what healthy looks like anymore? In the age of almost...
Emotional Rescue with Essential Oils

Emotional Rescue with Essential Oils

Emotions can be super intense both good and bad. They can completely overwhelm us and literally hijack our entire day or week, or more, challenging us to deal with our emotions and daily lives at the same time. It is hard to know what to do to help ourselves when we...