Real Connections

When women get together to focus on a shared activity—anything from knitting to helping the needy—transformation can occur. Studies have shown that the more meaningful connections we have, the longer we live. Friendships feed our soul and ease pain on every level. According to recent research people with strong social relationships increased their odds of survival over a certain time period by 50 percent. That's on par with ceasing smoking, and nearly twice as beneficial as physical [...]

7 Health Benefits of Cultivating Gratitude

WHAT IF YOU COULD TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE FOR FREE? Yes, free! Doing so is a matter of exercising your ability to cultivate one thing. Just one thing– GRATITUDE. Whether you acknowledge what you have in a journal or pause momentarily to silently express it, gratitude transforms your life. More and more researchers are identifying the health benefits associated with it. I was surprised and inspired by its life altering benefits! I encourage you to consider seven transformative facts about gratitude that [...]

Reset Your Stress Hormones

We really can reset our stress hormones! We all know that stress is the most damaging influence on our system and our longevity but tragically so many of us feel like it’s futile to work on doing anything about its trajectory. We can always find articles on what to do about it, but l find that in my clinic, words on managing stress are falling on deaf ears, clients seem resigned to a constant [...]

‘Forest Bathing’ to Care for the Whole

I named my clinic Whole Woman Health because healthcare for the WHOLE woman (and man, too) is something I value. To be fully well and balanced, it’s essential we tend to the three elements of well-being – mind, body and spirit. And while each element contributes equally to wellness, we tend to live our day-to-day lives on auto-pilot, seeking quick fixes and that deliver immediate gratification easily found in our drive-thru society. As a [...]

Why We Encourage Flu Prevention vs. Vaccination

Last month’s post shed light on flu vaccination pros and cons as well as our perspective. For those of you who believe it’s in your best interest to identify other prevention avenues, this article is for you. Finding your way to Whole Woman Health tells us you’re conscientious, curious and courageous about finding complimentary avenues for your well-being. We respect the ownership you have in your health and, as a result, feel compelled to [...]

My Hormone Journey

Since our presentation a couple of weeks ago on the BioTe method of hormone optimization, I started thinking of my own experience with hormone balancing. It has taken a lot of different forms since I like to experiment on myself. In my early 40s I was taking classes with an herbalist. For foundational support, she recommended I drink dandelion root tea, then use a rotation of herbal infusions including Oatstraw, Nettles, and Redclover. It [...]

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