May is Melanoma month

Happy Spring!  I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me; I’ve not made time for writing with my full practice and family life, not to mention continuing education!  -- Ask me about Emotional Freedom Technique and the Dissection class I took!As you know, I think of myself as a mind-body/stress management/health coach – helping clients deal with pain, distress, and life’s imbalances by using integrative manual and mind-body therapies. Continue Reading

Fall Into Health

It’s hard to believe the official Autumnal Equinox has already past and the dog days of summer are behind us, though in Baltimore the heat has been up so it sure feels like Summer! Fall weather is around the corner and personally – I can’t wait. Fall is my favorite season – the crisp weather, the changing leaves and the bountiful harvests that abound. Fall is a time for new beginnings – children start school or if you’re like me – you’re sending young adults off to college and starting a new beginning as the parent of an (almost) adult. Continue Reading

New Options for Supplements

Hello, Can you believe it’s the middle of the summer already? I’m now offering you the opportunity to purchase your supplements at a 15% discount from wellevate ℠, a new service I am using.  This service allows you to purchase from the entire Emerson Ecologics catalog as you please from any smart device or computer and have the products shipped to your house.   You will enjoy free shipping on any order over $49 and can ask me for recommendations via email anytime you please. Just go to the link below and click the register button to activate your account and make your first order.  I Continue Reading

Benefits of Cupping

From red carpet celebrities to Olympic level athletes, they have all been seen with cupping marks along their back and shoulders. No longer an obscure and frightening treatment, cupping is now gaining popularity for its health benefits. Let’s explore the benefits of cupping – what it is, how it works and how it can help you. What is Cupping? Cupping has its roots in ancient Chinese medicine. The technique involves placing glass, bamboo, or silicone cups on the skin and creating a vacuum-like seal by suctioning out the oxygen. Drawing up the superficial muscle layer into the cup stimulates the Continue Reading

Walking In The Woods Is Good For The Body And Soul

I love walking in the woods, hiking with friends, family, or by myself.  For years, my now teenagers have spent summers in the woods at camp for weeks at a time, and later in the Adirondacks with dear friends, hiking and maintaining the trails they love so much.  This year, my oldest son, along with two best friends, will hike a 130+ mile trail in the Adirondacks. There’s no doubt that a walk in the woods makes you feel good. It might be the fresh air, the sunshine filtering through the trees, or maybe the majestic glimpses of nature. Then Continue Reading

March Produce Picks for Healthy Eating

What’s In Season? Your March Produce Picks for Healthy Eating! We’d all like to eat healthier but it can be a challenge when you aren’t sure what’s even in season right now. Produce that’s traveled halfway across the globe just isn’t going to taste as good as food that’s in season close to home, and the cost to you and the environment increases when we buy food that’s been imported. Here’s a guide to your best March produce picks! Citrus Citrus fruits including grapefruit, oranges, lemons and tangerines are all in season right now. Try mixing them into a smoothie Continue Reading

Ditched Your New Year’s Resolution? Now It’s Time for A Lifestyle Change!

Are you frustrated because January is almost over and you’ve already fallen short of your New Year’s resolution? Don’t be – you’re in good company! Only 8% of those who set New Year’s resolutions are successful at keeping them. Now that you’ve admitted you need help reaching your resolution, it’s time to embrace a lifestyle change! 1) Make It Positive Instead of focusing on what you’re going to stop doing, look at what you’ll be giving yourself. A lifestyle change is not the end of anything, it’s the beginning of something. It’s much easier to focus on self-care when it makes you feel good – Continue Reading

Why Getting Enough Sleep Is Vital To Your Health

Sleep – we all love it, seek it, and wish we could get more of it. There is no better feeling than waking up well-rested and refreshed. Sleep is vital to your health for reasons that go far beyond rest and rejuvenation. Sleep restores you mentally, physically, and improves your quality of life. Beyond the extraordinary times of life where sleep is elusive (new babies, travel etc.), getting a little less than optimal sleep per night can add up to more than irritation into chronic health problems. Studies show sleep deficiency alters activity levels in the brain. If you don’t Continue Reading

How To Prevent and Treat Muscle Cramps

Previously we discussed the difference between a muscle spasm, a muscle cramp, and muscle guarding. Now that we know what they are, we can talk about what you really want to know-How to prevent and treat muscle cramps. What works for one doesn’t always work for the other and in some cases can even increase pain. How to Prevent and Treat Muscle Cramps The nature of muscle cramps is a topic of hot discussion with scientists. Muscle cramps have been attributed to: Exercise, injuries, or overuse of muscles. Mineral deficiencies – particularly – calcium, potassium and magnesium. This is especially common in later Continue Reading

What Is The Difference Between A Muscle Spasm, A Muscle Cramp And Muscle Guarding?

What is the difference between a muscle spasm, a muscle cramp, and muscle guarding? It’s been a hot, hot summer and many of us found ourselves less active than usual due to the heat. As temperatures begin to cool off we see an increase in activity and with that comes an increase in muscle cramps – or are they muscle cramps? Let’s find out more! WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MUSCLE SPASM, A MUSCLE CRAMP, AND MUSCLE GUARDING? Muscle Spasms A muscle spasm is a sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle. Most common are spasms of skeletal muscles and this is Continue Reading