The State of the World: Navigating Through the News Without Panic and Using Essential Oils to Cope with Stress, Anxiety, and to Enhance Resiliency

By | April 5th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Holistic, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine, Newsletter Postings|

Last week, I released a webinar on using essential oils to increase resiliency and assist with coping with stress and anxiety during times of change. In this 50-minute webinar, which I sent exclusively to my e-subscribers, I shared on the following topics: Characteristics and properties of essential oils Mind-Body effects of essential oils Assuring [...]

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Essential Oils for Anxiety and Mental Health

By | October 1st, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

A Wholistic Look at Mental Health Oftentimes, psychiatric disorders have their beginning in childhood, or even in utero, and continue through the lifespan. With the alarming rates of people with diagnosed and undiagnosed psychological struggles, when they finally do get addressed, usually it is only at the surface level. (source, source) If we [...]

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My “Must-Have” Essential Oils for Basic Back to School Needs & for Managing More Intense Anxiety & A Link to July 2019 Holistic and Integrative Medicine Top Reads

By | August 27th, 2019|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

As the last week of the summer months approach us, the winding down has officially revved up. As I noted last week in my article, essential oils are a perfect companion to help stay serene during this time of fall transition. One of my favorite oils for anxiety is lavender, but citrus oils are [...]

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Highlights from the Naturopathic Doctor’s Gathering of the Year & Clinical Pearls from Dr. Sarah on Calcium (Not) for Bones, Essential Oils for Digestive Distress, and Breast Implant Illness

By | July 26th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

This July I was fortunate enough to attend the virtual naturopathic doctors’ gathering of the year. The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) convention was held in the comfort of the attendees’ homes, but it still provided some of the best education and networking opportunities for health and wellness practitioners across the United States, [...]

Video Recap: Essential Oils for Brain and Mental Health & Soothing Stress

By | July 20th, 2020|Naturopathic|

    During this time of heightened stress and anxiety, many people are being negatively impacted mentally, physically, and financially. In a recent survey of 1,500 people, 90% of people reported feeling emotional distress as a result of the current crisis. (source, source) Previously, I summarized how essential oils support [...]

A Recap of Essential Oils for Brain and Mental Health & Stopping Stress in Its Tracks!

By | July 13th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

System-Wide Stress Attacks! It is important to stay aware and check our “mental temperature” regularly. This is especially true during this simmering, uncertain crisis. If we can stop stress before it runs amok, we may be able to prevent many negative ramifications. Stress has a system-wide impact and, long-term, unrelenting, chronic stress can [...]

A Naturopathic Doctor’s Three Favorite Essential Oils Blends to Support Brain Health and Promote Courage, Vision, and Spirituality

By | July 6th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

The world is in trauma. (source) Adverse events have the potential to leave an imprint on the brain that changes how one reacts and interacts with the world and people. Various responses and mechanisms to traumatic events are common. These include nightmares, anxiety, sadness, guilt, avoidance, and being self-critical. Depending on resiliency factors, long-term [...]

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A Naturopathic Doctor’s Four Favorite Summer Essential Oil Blends to Promote Grounding, Courage, Peace, and Overall Mood

By | June 21st, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

America, Land of the Anxious and Unhappy In a recent survey of 2,279 adults from May 21st-29th 2020, it was found that “Americans are the unhappiest they’ve been in 50 years.” More people reported being lonely than in previous years and parents stated they had less faith in their children’s futures. Unfortunately, this [...]

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Three Essential Oils for a More Cheerful and Hopeful Summer

By | June 14th, 2020|Articles, Essential Oils, Integrative Medicine Hints, Latest Articles, Mood & Brain, Naturopathic, Naturopathic Medicine|

Gently Moving Forward With all the upheaval in the world, moving  through the day and getting excited about things can be challenging. Many of my naturopathic and functional medicine clients are reporting lack of motivation and overall lethargy. This is to be expected. We are in the middle of a traumatic world event! [...]

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