Lyme Disease: A Homeopathic Perspective

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I’vm working with more and more folks who may have Lyme or have been diagnosed with Lyme. This, along with my own history, prompted me to share this homeopathic perspective on Lyme disease.

Lyme (or any infectious) disease reflects an individual’s susceptibility to the disease (or the bacteria). Not everyone who gets a tick “bite” develops Lyme disease, and not everyone with Lyme disease has gotten a tick “bite.” (Quotations because it is not exactly a bite, rather it is more of a puncture wound). Also to note, some of us are more susceptible than others to the ticks themselves.

The disease arises because the bacteria or the tick […]

Homeopathy Works

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Why am I not responding to my remedy? Could it be that homeopathy just won’t work for me?

I recently held my first Ask-the-Homeopath session, and this question came up during the hour. It’s an important one with many possible answers, so I wanted to share my thoughts on what might be happening when you don’t get the response you expect or desire following a homeopathic remedy.

You need a different remedy.

If you take a remedy that is not your simillimum (i.e. the remedy whose essence and symptom picture is most similar to yours), you mayn’t […]

Understanding Your Symptoms: A Homeopathic Perspective

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Symptoms are the language of the body. Healing asks us to become fluent in this language.

We so often judge or evaluate our symptoms as bad. While I know it can feel like symptoms are setbacks or obstacles that get in our way, the truth is our symptoms are here for us. They are the way our body communicates with us.

When we better understand how and why our bodies create symptoms, we can relate to them in new and empowering ways. And when we shift our relationship with our symptoms, we can move through them with greater ease, less suffering, and more healing.

So, when symptoms feel like a setback, […]

Homeopathic Remedies for Summer

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In our household summer brings a lot of time outdoors. This means insect stings and tick bites, sunburns, rashes, and more. Homeopathic remedies are my go-to for addressing these often minor, acute disturbances, because homeopathy is free from unintended side effects and it doesn’t suppress the body’s innate, and critical, healing responses.

I shared some of the top homeopathic remedies for summer on my Instagram feed over the last few weeks. I’ve since compiled all of these remedies into one downloadable and printable Summer Remedy Guide. It covers seven common summer concerns and the remedies you might consider for each one. You can read about […]

Strengthening Vitality with Homeopathic Tissue Salts

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The vitality of the body is, in part, dependent on the presence of essential building blocks of cells. W.H. Schüssler, a German physician of the late 1800’s, identified twelve inorganic mineral salts common to all bodily cells and tissues. He asserted that imbalances in these critical salts contribute to dis-ease, and that health and vitality can be restored and strengthened with minute doses of the deficient salt.

Low potency tissue salts are homeopathically prepared, so they’re gently supportive, safe, and free of side-effects. As such, they are useful for at-home prescribing. Think about using them to nurture vitality through colds, heartburn, bloating, muscle or […]

Menopause: An Empowering Perspective

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Last year, seemingly out of nowhere, I had what some folks call a panic attack. I settled happily into bed at night after a full day, and I looked forward to sleep. But moments later my body tensed, my breath hitched, and I jumped out of bed, aware that something felt horribly off inside. My mind made up a story that I was dying, as minds do in this situation. Then I realized what was happening, and I turned to homeopathy (think Aconite for sudden, intense panic) and to my husband for co-regulation, and I let my body do what it needed to do, which in that moment was shake.

After […]

On Protocols

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This is a photo of me last week (below), feeling frustrated and sad about the unintentional harm done by healing “protocols.”

You are a unique individual with a unique history, susceptibilities, and strengths.

Yet protocols, by nature, disregard your individuality. Too many women share with me that they feel worse (or even develop new challenges) following protocols that are restrictive, definitive, authoritative, and narrow in focus.

  • Think of the protocols that focus on “good” and “bad” foods, with little to no recognition of the food fear and orthorexia that this breeds.
  • Or the protocols that focus on parasites or other “bad” bugs, with no consideration for the terrain and susceptibility of the […]

On Symptoms

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I know how uncomfortable and debilitating symptoms can be. I also know that healing THROUGH and WITH our symptoms requires a shift in how we relate to them, how we experience them, and how we think about them.

Our culture typically views symptoms as dysfunctions of the body or mind or as an interference to be avoided. They aren’t seen the way homeopaths see them; that is, as the adaptive, often necessary, healing responses of our Vital Force.

Scroll down to explore some of the empowering ways I think about symptoms. When you stop fighting and resisting your symptoms, you may find they have a lot to offer you. […]

I Am a Trauma-Informed Homeopath

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I am a trauma-informed homeopath.

This is an important distinction about me and my work, so I want to share all that this means in this VERY brief post.

I understand the pervasiveness of trauma.

All of our bodies hold trauma. It may be personal, collective, or even ancestral. It may stem from something big (a catastrophic event), from chronic micro-stressors, or anything that feels too much, too fast, or too soon for us to handle. It may not even be in our awareness.

I understand the impact of trauma on the whole person.

Trauma touches all of our parts: […]

How Acute Disease Strengthens Our Vitality

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Eighteen days ago I declared rest in an Instagram post, unaware of the depth of rest that was to come. That night my son showed symptoms of an acute viral illness (yes, that one). We’ve been hunkered down since, taking our turns responding to this stressor.

My body initially responded with aches, chills, head pain, fever, and fatigue—all uncomfortable symptoms. And despite my discomfort, I celebrated these life-affirming expressions. (I also cursed them at times when I just felt over it all).

I celebrated because acute diseases hold immense healing potential. They can strengthen our vitality, and in fact, it is part of our divine design.

But we need to remember a […]