Ayurvedic Hot Chocolate: A Recipe

By |January 30th, 2017|

Here in Vermont we have already seen a few decent snowfalls this winter. Of course, just mentioning the word snow, my mind automatically drifts over to sledding, and inevitably winds up thinking about that warm cup of hot cocoa post excursion. I think it’s safe to say that for most people hot chocolate stirs […]

The Secret To Getting Children To Take Herbal Bitters

By |April 18th, 2016|

Herbal “bitters” are gaining popularity these days among adults, and it’s no wonder why. They’re a great way to support one’s digestive health.

They’ve not only been found to help stimulate digestion, but they’re a great way to increase the amount of prebiotics in one’s diet and support healthy bowel function, too.

But, no matter […]

Breathe Away Stress & Anxiety

By |March 23rd, 2015|

Feeling anxious, flighty, nervous or jittery? I’m sure you have all heard numerous times how you should just “take a deep breath and slow down.” Admittedly, when I used to hear this, I would just respond to the advice with a dramatic eye-roll.  However, to quote a fellow student from my yoga teacher training, […]

Postpartum Care: 4 Tips to Help You Survive (and Thrive)

By |May 8th, 2014|

When someone asks me what I do, it’s hard to answer. Usually I say, “I help people have babies” – vague as that may sound. I’m a birth and postpartum doula and I help parents adjust to life with a baby. Unlike a nurse or a pediatrician or even a midwife or OB, my […]

The Connection Between Allergies & Digestion

By |April 23rd, 2014|

id you know that 70 percent of your body’s immunity is in your digestive tract? It’s no surprise, then, that digestive wellness has a profound impact on how your body reacts to the foods you eat, including the initiation of allergies.

Holistic Breast Care for the Nursing Mom

By |March 15th, 2014|

Breastfeeding can be one of the sweetest, most rewarding relationships a mom has. But as wonderful as nursing can be, it’s not without its challenges. Our breasts need care and attention (just as our babies do) to stay in good health. Here are a few tips to keep your breasts in tip-top shape, so they can do their (very important) job!