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No More Motivation Monday! Try This Instead.

 “I just need a little motivation,” she said as we sat sipping coffee and deciding if we should work together. She had over 50 pounds she wanted to lose, she was on medication to...

7 Ways To Reduce Hot Flashes In Menopause

It’s Gettin’ Hot In Here! Please, Don’t Take Off All Your Clothes. 7 Ways to Reduce Hot Flashes in Menopause “It’s ten years of torture!” is how one friend describes menopause. I’ve been working with women over...

Those Winter Blues!

I grew up outside of Detroit. A very different landscape from Alaska, for sure.  There was lots of concrete and no mountains. So when I came to Alaska 30 years ago, it just about...

Thanksgiving: The Year-Round Holiday

November is a big month! Not only do we celebrate National Diabetes Month and World Diabetes Day, but we also celebrate Thanksgiving. Coincidence? I think not! Thanksgiving is the best holiday for people with diabetes (and everyone...

Brighter around the edges: My life after quitting drinking

It was 1997. I was 15 years old, a sophomore at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The youngest of four children, I craved attention and loved acting a fool to get the spotlight. I...

You’ve Got This! 5 Simple & Profound Ways to Address Overwhelm 

“I just can’t handle one more thing!” I thought to myself. Recently, I was reminded how easy it can be to feel overwhelmed. I know this thought process in my mind well.  Here’s what it...

Are you missing work for days with a cold or flu? Staying healthy during...

It is that time of the year for colds and flus. Both viral illnesses have similar symptoms and are relegated with the “go home, hydrate, and rest” type of advice. (Good Advice) The most common old symptoms...

Gratitude, Game Changers and Condiments

I am not well-endowed with gratitude. Cynicism is my main attribute. (As a naturopathic doctor this may surprise you, but I am not mistaken for Pollyanna.) People who blink their eyes at me, smile...

Rewiring Our Brains – How To Minimize Negative Reactions To Stress

This article is a follow up to last week's piece on how stress impacts the body and assessing your level of stress.   You’re sitting in traffic, late for an important meeting, experiencing pain, or re-hashing...

Making Sustainable Living a Year-Round Practice

If many of you were like me you are probably wondering what is “sustainable living” and “where do I begin.” There are many foundational principles around sustainable living from personal health, to animal health...
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