What can I do about emotional eating?

What do I do? I can’t control my eating?  I’m feeling totally out of control and disgusted with myself.  My emotional eating is running my life and I don’t know what to do. To be honest, I believe dealing with emotional eating requires the support of professionals. I’m going to say, it’s nearly impossible to […]

What is high functioning anxiety?

What is high functioning anxiety and what can I do about it? When an individual has many anxiety related symptoms but may not require medication or ongoing therapy.  It’s when the individual is excellent at covering up their struggle through achievement, looking like they’ve got it all together and functioning at a high level (thank […]

Energetic Healing

Brenda offers energetic healing with essential oils What is it? Energetic healing understands that our bodies don’t end with our skin.  Beyond this is a measurable, scientifically documented energy field, that represents our mental, emotional and spiritual health, like our bodies represent our physical health.  Holistic healing works on all of these levels. What’s it […]

And then there were 3!

Getting your life right takes a review of your priorities So, just a review – If you really, really, really want your life to work then your #1 priority will be spending time in reflection and connecting to your higher self (Source).  #2 priority is your relationship to your spouse (if you have one, otherwise […]

Herbs for Health – Menopause

Black Cohosh – Actaea racemosa Indications supported by clinical trials:Menopausal symptoms, to promote fertility Actions:Antispasmodic, alterative, tonic, vasodilator and diaphoretic (1).Suppresses luteinising hormone (LH), allays inflammation, promotes fertility, improves bone density (2).Applications:Muscular rheumatism, neuralgias, muscle cramps, myalgia, inflammatory conditions associated with spasm or tension, spasmodic dysmenorrhea (1)Female reproductive tract disorders, menopausal and PMS symptoms, secondary […]

Why medicating isn’t the answer

Last week I wrote about symptoms and how our soul uses the language of the body to bypass our pesky mind (and my nausea and dizziness and what that meant!).  I found this awesome article which went into this in more detail should you want to learn more. Today I am feeling much better, thank you.  In fact I know healing occurred […]

Stress & it’s effect on Weight

Mindfulness helps us make better decisions Could there be something happening in your body that’s holding you back from losing weight? Nearly always, the answer is YES!  Why? Because our bodies speak to us through signs and symptoms.  Factors affecting our hormones like lack of sleep, constant stress, poor diet, medications, thyroid problems, etc, can […]

Emotions, brain chemistry and hormones

Candace Pert’s research (Molecules of Emotion) shows that an emotion happens simultaneously in the mind and the body.  Every action, movement, and function is influenced by our emotions through peptides (and other information molecules) which bring messages to and from specific body cells. Emotions continually influence our endocrine, neurological, immune, neuromuscular, cardiac and digestive systems […]

Headaches? Bad Skin? It could be your liver

Quick fix? We live in a culture where when we have a headache we take a Panadol!  We don’t necessarily drink more water, reduce our caffeine or alcohol or eat more magnesium- and sulfur-containing foods! We’re pill poppers and typically go for the quick fix – the pill for every ill.  But at what cost? […]