Holistic Health Support, Recipes, & Education
|Posted by earthygirl81 on April 5, 2019 at 8:50 PM||comments (17)|
As you may already know exercise & movement is an important part of our health & wellbeing. You may be asking yourself what does this have to do with mental health. I work Holistically, meaning I view the whole person~ Mind, Body, & Spirit, not just the ‘mental’ aspects, its all connected.
The body expresses things non-verbally that we can’t express with just our words. It is the biggest communicator of how we are feeling and provides data...Read Full Post »
|Posted by earthygirl81 on March 20, 2019 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
Welcome First Day of Spring!!
Spring is the time for growth, movement, and coming back out into the world. We unfreeze from the stillness of the Winter Season- Kidney Organ & Water Element ready to Spring forward. For this blog entry I hope to provide some helpful suggestions for the Seasons start and how to bring balance into it this year.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, they look at the rhythms of nature and its cycles on how we should live, e...Read Full Post »
|Posted by earthygirl81 on January 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM||comments (2)|
Folate & Depression Connection
We are seeing that depression can have several underlying causes. When treated holistically through therapy and nutritional & lifestyle changes can help the person get back to life quicker.
Research is showing that a deficiency in vitamin B9-folate can cause depression and also block antidepressants from working properly.
Include foods rich in folate such as - beef liver, spinach, asparagus, broccoli,...Read Full Post »
|Posted by earthygirl81 on January 24, 2019 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
What is Expressive Arts Therapy?
My hope for this blog entry is to provide you with an understanding on my personal perspective on Expressive Arts and my approach use of it in office.
The American Art Therapy Association beautifully states, “Through integrative methods, art therapy engages the mind, body, and spirit in ways that are distinct from verbal articulation alone. Kinesthetic, sensory, perceptual, and symbolic opportunities invite alternati...Read Full Post »
|Posted by earthygirl81 on January 3, 2019 at 10:40 AM||comments (2)|
You may be asking yourself what is Holistic Health Counseling?
Let's break down these words and take a deeper look at to what it is I do.
I define Holistic as: relating to wholes, total, or integrated systems rather than with their parts. Health to me is: the condition of being complete in body, mind, & spirit, not merely the absence of disease. I view Counseling as: providing guidance in resolving imbalances and issues.
The Keys to he...Read Full Post »
|Posted by earthygirl81 on December 21, 2018 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
Welcome Winter! Today is your day.
Its the first day of Winter and Solstice. The days are dark and cold outside. This can take a toll on many of us, especially mentally. Todays blog is meant to help you understand the underlying reason why many of us suffer from increased depression, anxiety, and fear during the winter months and how to support yourself during this time.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, we are now entering the season of the E...Read Full Post »
|Posted by earthygirl81 on December 17, 2018 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
Have you noticed the energy of fear seems to be the underlying current these days? I have both inside my office and outside. People are taking about and experiencing feelings of Anxiety and Fear all around. I too have struggled with anxiety and fearful thinking most of my life and I am still learning and healing. Anxiety manifest in varies ways for many people from obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors, chest palpations, excessive worry, making up situations and issues that could happen...Read Full Post »
|Posted by earthygirl81 on December 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
Herbal Medicine, What's That?
Today lots of words and information get thrown around in the healing world. My hopes for this blog is to share what I really do as a Herbalist. I hope to help you gain clarity and answer common questions I get asked as a Herbalist and also my personal approach to healing.
What is a Herbal Medicine?
Common names this field gets called is Herbology, Herbalism, Herbal Medicine, Plant Medicine, and Botanical Medicine....Read Full Post »
|Posted by earthygirl81 on December 11, 2018 at 2:45 PM||comments (7)|
What is Reiki?
A Brief Overview
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by earthygirl81 on December 11, 2018 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
This recipe is great to warm the body up in the cooler seasons of Autumn and Winter.
Simple & Easy!
Ingredients & Equipment:
Glass casserole dish with lid or aluminum foil to cover top
1/8-1/4 cup of water
Season with the Savory or Sweet & Warm ideas below.
Savory: Rosemary, thyme, sage, & marjoram
Sweet and warming: Cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, & nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees FRead Full Post »
|Posted by earthygirl81 on November 26, 2018 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
Aromatherapy has become a big hit over the last few years. You may still be unsure what Essential oils are and how to use them. As a Herbalist and former Natural product business owner and maker for over 12 years I hope to answer a few of the FAQ’s here.
I also consider and find through my personal experience the Energetics of the plant materials are important. Energetics are simply the energy of the plant itself. Meaning does this plant have heating properties increa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by earthygirl81 on October 19, 2018 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
Autumn & the Effects of Nutrition on Our Moods
Autumn is ruled by the Lungs/ Large Intestines Organs and the Element Metal in TCM. This is the time to release and let go of what no longer services us. The Metal Element also rules dryness in our bodies and the weather, direction of the West, color of white, flavor of spicy, rotten smell of decay, the nose/skin/ body hair, and the emotion of grief. Autumn can present to be challenging to many who struggle wi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by earthygirl81 on March 21, 2018 at 10:40 PM||comments (0)|
We have all missed you and have been awaiting your promise of new seedlings and sprouts of growth. With the spring equinox yesterday, March 20th, I was surprised to see inches of snow piled up on my car and on the grass this morning. No worries, we are well on our way to greener days. Speaking of greener days, did you know that green is the color of the Wood Element as we start to see green come alive all around us during Spring.
In Traditional Chi...Read Full Post »
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Welcome Winter! Today is your day.
Its the first day of Winter and Solstice. The days get shorter, colder, and darker outside. This can take a toll on many of us, especially mentally. Todays blog is meant to help you understand the underlying reason why many of us suffer from increased depression, anxiety, and fear during the winter months and how to support yourself during this time.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, we are now entering the...Read Full Post »