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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Bringing It Down:Working With Stress

Stress. That's a word most of us are familiar with. Most of us have used this word at one time or another to describe our experience. But what is stress really? Where does it...

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...
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