Meditation Made Easy

Meditation Made Easy

You probably feel like you should meditate, but do you skip it because it’s just too hard? Who can sit still for 5 minutes, let alone 20 or 30? I get it because I used to struggle meditating as well. I have found ways to make it easier, so I want to share them with...
Resolutions Smesolutions

Resolutions Smesolutions

It’s that time of year again, where we sheepishly try to make up for our holiday debauchery with a solid intention to turn over a new leaf… tomorrow. That’s it, tomorrow is a new day, a new year and gosh darn it, we’re going to undo our holiday habits, heck all of...
Weight Gain in Menopause

Weight Gain in Menopause

Just tried on my new ski pants, size 10, and they’re uncomfortably tight! What happened to being a 6 Tall? Granted that was probably a nicotine-induced skinniness, but geez, size 10 ski pants cut off my circulation when I get into a tuck skiing. Harsh! Let’s talk...
Flu Fighters

Flu Fighters

I saw in the newspaper last week that the flu has officially arrived in Aspen, so I thought let’s talk flu fighters (not Foo Fighters) today! How do we protect ourselves and boost our immune systems to kick the flu’s behind before it kicks our butts?...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
Probiotics: A Case of Good vs Evil

Probiotics: A Case of Good vs Evil

Good bacteria = Superhero = Probiotics; Bad bacteria = Evil Villain. We all want to see the superheros kick the bad guy’s butts (pun intended)! Probiotics are all over the place these days. So, what’s the big deal with them anyway? Our bodies have lots and lots of...