Homeopathy for Teens

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Teenagers are going and growing through remarkable changes. Even the most vital bodies can benefit from support through this liminal space. Homeopathy is a gentle way to nourish and nurture your teenager.

While these remedies are ones to consider for your teen, consider them for you, too.

Mothering a teen can bring up all the old feelings and traumas we may have suppressed. We are not only mothering our teens, we are often remothering our teen selves during this transitional time.

Homeopathy for Teens

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In acute situations, consider starting with a […]

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 for Caregivers: Cocculus Indicus

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We’re nearing the end of the third week of acute symptoms for the kiddos in our house. Some of the symptoms (or kids) have needed close attention from mom and homeopathic care.

Cocculus Indicus, however, was for me rather than the kiddos. It’s a remedy to think of when you are feeling the effects of worrying about or nursing your loved ones.

Last week after being awake with my sleepless daughter for two nights, and well into the second week of kids being symptomatic, I couldn’t settle in to sleep despite feeling absolutely exhausted in mind and body. One dose of 30C Cocculus, and I fell fast asleep.

Cocculus […]

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, […]

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: […]

Curiosity and Judgement

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Curiosity and Judgement Rarely Co-Exist

This idea keeps coming up in my work, my conversations, and my life. And when something keeps coming up, I turn towards it (and get curious about it).

Curiosity ignites spaciousness, flow, openness, and flexibility. Judgment closes, limits, shrinks, and suppresses. Routine judgment of ourselves and others diminishes our vitality.

Also: the tendency to judge may be a signpost of diminished vitality, because judgment often arises from a place of fear and self-protection (and we don’t thrive in fear and self-protection). Judgement helps us feel less threatened, temporarily.

Curiosity, rather, is available to us when we feel safe and secure. It is a signpost of vitality. And practicing it enhances our […]