Tonight marks the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Humans throughout time have left hints and clues that they too celebrated this returning of the sun and longing for the light. It is a reminder that we are connected by our love of light.
In fact, many have heard me say "We are all light eaters". Which is true. We need the sunlight to live a healthy life and I love celebrating the return of that sunlight.
Some of us are busy preparing for other religious or spiritual end-of-year events, but this day is special to me. I am a June baby born during the long hours of summer sunlight. The darkest days are a little harder for me.
During one of my homeopathic classes I took in Switzerland I learned that the last "clearing" you do homeopathically is based on both the strongest day for the patient (their birthday) and the weakest day (6 months later). December is my weaker time of year. Because...
Wow! It's been a busy summer of training and consulting for me.
How about you? How did your summer go? Can you believe it's already over???
Are you smoothly transitioning to Autumn? Transitions are what I want to write about today.
Most of us are so busy juggling life we forget to take a moment to stop, connect and breathe before we move from one thing to another. For some, changes can be jarring or unsettling. For others, it could be a feeling of overwhelm or anxiety about upcoming holidays. For many, it's a time for school to begin and that has its own rhythm of schedule changes.
Outside, we have the changes in sunlight, color of the trees, and cooler temperatures. These changes too need to be acknowledged and transitioned into.
What are ways we can ease into new changes or seasons?
1) Bring nature inside- If we live and work inside and don't get a chance to be in nature, it's...
Last week I had a dear friend and colleague visiting and we found our way to this interesting museum. (Photo above) The Country Doctor Museum. There is a small medicine garden and three historic buildings with informative displays (including live leeches). It brought a smile to my lips to see the herbal tonic for menstruating women included many of the same herbs we use to this day.
What have you been up to???
Let’s catch up on some of my thoughts about summer and learn a little more about natural health. Topics for today:
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After the holiday indulgence period, this is the time of year that so many want to make a fresh start on their health. It's one of the biggest resolutions made around the world. Resolutions such as:
Most of you know that when you feel good, you move through the seasons with ease and joy. However, I know most of you because you don't feel good. My job as a Traditional Naturopath is to use my experience and training to assist you in achieving your health goals.
Sometimes we go astray (like I did this holiday season by eating too much sugar). Other times life throws us curveballs and we get off track.
Whatever and wherever we are on our own health journeys, I hope you take a moment tonight to think about what areas of your life are out of balance and in your control. Where do you want to focus for the new...
I don't know about you, but I love it when the hot summer days turn into the cooler days of autumn. It marks a transition time that we should pay attention to with regards to our health.
School, online or in person, starts again and a new cycle begins that we should support our immune systems for.
Changes in diet as we move forward should include warming and colorful foods. Spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and turmeric can be added to steamed oat milk or coconut milk for a nice morning pick me up.
If the damp and cool weather makes your bones ache, you'll want to prepare some homemade Epsom salt baths with 1:1 ratio of Epsom salt and baking soda. Add essential oils of your choice 7 drops / 2 cups of dry mix. Some I like to include are Eucalyptus, Ginger, Orange, and Frankincense.
I've put together a few immune favorites for this time of year that you can order on FullScript here:
In North Carolina we've been experiencing the ups and downs of weather with fog, hail, rain, tornados and sunshine. Needless to say, my favorite is the sunshine. We have a gaggle of goslings that hatched last week and I'm enjoying my mornings on the porch watching them waddle past.
What are you looking forward to this Summer? We already have healthy popsicles and herbal iced tea going. Two of our current recipes we'll include below for you to try your hand at making.
This month I wanted to address when to book a Follow-Up Consultation appointment with me. If you have already had an Initial Consultation appointment and have a sample envelope sent in, you can book a Follow-Up Consultation when recommended; if you are having any new issues, or if it's simply been a while and you want to get back on track.
Follow-Up Consultations are used to make sure you are achieving your health and wellness...
This is one of my favorite times of the year. Everything in North Carolina is blooming so that means liver/allergy support time is here. Some simple solutions:
I have a new toy in the office which allows me to broadcast Rife Frequencies into your testing envelope. If you'd like an appointment simply book an Energy Balancing appointment. If you'd like to purchase your own, I have a referral link for...
I am so happy to report that I’ve noticed so much more reaching out and connecting this holiday season. I wanted to add my thanks to all of you. It is so important to connect, communicate and create at this time.
However you choose to celebrate this holiday season I wish you happiness, health and a cultivation of what Rudolf Steiner called “holistic thinking”. Holistic thinking involves asking why and finding the truth out for yourself. Everyone of you are on the path of holistic health because you asked “Why?”
Why am I having these symptoms? Why am I unable to feel enough energy to get through the day? Why am I so stressed? Why do I have to be taught what is healthy for my body to eat and drink? Why, why, why?
Keep asking this question as you move through this season. Keep looking for answers to your health questions. This is a time of great reflection and imagination. If social...
Join me in my autumn musings on how we can incorporate more nature into our lives.
Lately, everywhere I look there is a news report, scientific article, or social media attack on nature. As if the very thought of something natural is dirty, tainted or contaminated. I study Anthroposophical Medicine where the focus is on restoring natural states of health within our bodies by turning to nature - not away.
Practicing naturopathy is utilizing the best nature has to offer. The colors, sounds, textures and tastes that can and do stimulate healing responses. How can you incorporate this into your daily lives?
#1 - Experience Nature
Get out and experience your natural habitat, even if that means spending an hour in your own back yard. Don’t bring your technology - leave distractions behind.
Did you know that the Brown Thrasher can sing 2,000 song variations? Nature is diverse and...
Hello beautiful and healthy people!
It's been a year since my last blog but it feels like it was just yesterday. Where is the time going? I've been calling it, the COVID Time Warp.
COVID has changed the landscape for work, family, health and well, EVERYTHING. I know, I know, you're tired of hearing about it, reading about it and thinking about it. Believe me, I am too. But there has been some bright lights for the past year. I've been keeping extremely busy, but I like that.
If I haven't heard from you in awhile, feel free to send me an email or quick text to just let me know how you are doing.
Life-Thyme Solutions has been adapting, shifting and changing along with everyone else. We've had some changes and in this blog I aim to give you all the updates.
So, there is first and foremost an address change. I am still in lusciously green North Carolina - because I love it here. But I've moved!...