Category Archives: Mental Health

Are You Suffering from Compassion Fatigue or Burnout?

Are You Suffering from Compassion Fatigue or Burnout?

Are You Suffering from Compassion Fatigue or Burnout? I want to share with you The 5 Root Causes of Women’s Health Professional Burnout. But first, let me tell you a little story… It was January of 2007.  I had just started a new job working as an inpatient physical therapist.  My expertise was in women’s… Continue Reading

Is adding Maca to Your Smoothies and Recommending It to Your Clients a Good Idea or All Hype?

Is adding Maca to Your Smoothies and Recommending It to Your Clients a Good Idea or All Hype?

Is there any evidence that adding that scoop of Maca to your smoothie is a good idea? As with nearly everything… the answer is, “It depends.” In my practice, I recommend Maca for specific situations and it works very well.  But, in some situations, using maca can actually worsen your client’s symptoms.  Let’s tease out… Continue Reading

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Prenatal Vitamin

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Prenatal Vitamin

Optimal nutrition support for our client begins before she even conceives. Birth control pills make it difficult for women to absorb some nutrients that are essential for healthy pregnancy. Ideally, women who were previously on birth control pills will replete those nutrients before conception. Nutrients that are not well absorbed while women are on birth… Continue Reading

Mediterranean Paleo Cooking Book Review

Mediterranean Paleo Cooking Book Review

I am not a chef.  In fact, I’ve only ever attended two cooking classes in my life.  But, I am an experienced cook.  I cook about 85-90% of our meals at home.  That’s three meals a day, almost every day.  I have been doing that for at least 6 years.  And, it makes a huge… Continue Reading

How To Build Healthy Breastmilk: Good For Babies and Moms

How To Build Healthy Breastmilk: Good For Babies and Moms

“I make milk. What’s your superpower?” – Unknown For the moms in your practice who decide to breastfeed, there is so much that you can do to encourage them to build the healthiest possible milk. There are several factors to building healthy milk.  Optimizing the early feeding environment is essential to reducing the baby’s long… Continue Reading

Be the Inspiration in 2015

Be the Inspiration in 2015

It’s a cold, rainy day here in Houston.  I find myself with a quiet moment in the midst of this holiday week of celebration, and I felt inspired to write to you about how 2015 can be the best year yet for you and the women in your practice and in your life. #BeTheInspiration “Be… Continue Reading

Could Your Anxiety Be Related To Your Hormones?

Could Your Anxiety Be Related To Your Hormones?

Have you ever woken up from a sound sleep with a racing heart and sweaty palms, not even sure what scared you?  Have you ever jumped into full-on, mama bear, fear and anxiety because your toddler tripped, or your third grader had a tough day at school, and felt the shivers through your whole body?… Continue Reading

5 Ways to Quiet Your Mind, Inspire Your Family, and Reduce Your Pain

5 Ways to Quiet Your Mind, Inspire Your Family, and Reduce Your Pain

Yesterday I finally made it back to yoga.  Actually, I put my toe in the water on Saturday by dragging my whole family to a family yoga class in the midst of a downpour.  We were the only people there and it was a lovely bonding experience.  Claire, my 10 year old, and I tackled… Continue Reading

Are you always tired?

Are you always tired?

Last week I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Angela Savitri, OTR/L. She’s a Freedom from Chronic Stress™ Coach and Occupational Therapist.  We had a great discussion about Adrenal Fatigue.  If you’re struggling with being tired all of the time, tired in the morning, but too wired to sleep at night, chronic colds… Continue Reading

Endometriosis and Adrenal Fatigue

I know that not everyone in this community is suffering with endometriosis related pelvic pain, but I have decided to focus on endometriosis this month because up to 80% of pelvic pain is related to endometriosis, and 176 million girls and women worldwide suffer from endometriosis.  I want to shed some light on what can… Continue Reading