What Reiki Energy Healing Has Taught Me
The 3 Most IMPORTANT Steps for Hormone Balance
Everything is energy. Intuitively, I always knew that.
But, it wasn’t until I received my Reiki certification this past weekend that it actually SUNK IN.
Here’s the thing -- there is an energetic flow that exists through, and with-in, all living things. Especially us humans!
And when there is imbalance in our lives (emotionally or physically) this energy can get kinda… stuck.
That’s why you might be feeling anxious/sad, or even perhaps, dealing with physical pain. Overtime, when we don’t release these built up emotions, our body starts to react.
Without a way to release and let go - the body manifests symptoms as a way to get our attention
5 Easy Tips for Anxiety Relief
Everything in our body is RELATED, which is why the standard “put out flames” model of healthcare doesn’t work when it comes to women’s hormonal health.
Addressing one specific area of the body might help alleviate symptoms in the short term, but it totally ignores the fact that our entire body works together in a very delicate and sensitive way.
We must look at all the pieces and parts of the endocrine system to start feeling truly vibrant and like our goddess-selves again!
I am going to breakdown the 3 most important areas of hormone health for you and give you some very tangible and practice tools you can start implementing right now to start feeling better a lot faster.
Tarot 101 - What You Need to Know
The anxious feelings and thoughts can seem to come out of nowhere.
You’re just sitting there, minding your own business, and all of a sudden your brain is flooded with random thoughts and your body starts to feel uneasy…what gives?
That’s the weird thing about anxiety -- it can happen when we least expect it.
In those moments where you’re looking for some quick and easy relief, I’ve compiled 5 anxiety tips that can help:
Is Your Workout Routine STRESSING You Out?
First, let me start off by explaining that I am no tarot reading guru! But, one of the many reasons why I LOVE tarot, is because it is so accessible to everyone.
No matter where you are in your tarot exploration … you can enjoy a positive experience and receive valuable information from the cards.
Over the past few years I have really developed an appreciation for this spiritual resource and it’s my hope that after reading this post, you will give it a try, too!
Travel Anxiety…What I've Learned.
Did you know that over-exercising when your body is already stressed can have a negative impact on your system?
I know that there is a lot of talk out there about “commitment and pushing through”… but sometimes it’s just as important to let yourself rest.
How to Reduce Menstrual Cramps
As many of you know, traveling in general sparks some anxiety in me, but when you toss NYC energy on top of it all, it tends to get a bit… magnified. Sprinkle in the fact that I am annoyingly claustrophobic (planes, elevators, subways … oh my!) and I’ve got some emotions to deal with it!
So what’s a travel-loving gal supposed to do when her sensitive nervous system, anxiety, and love for exploring new places collides?
Luckily, there’s quite a lot! And I’m ready to share those tools with you, too.
Best Healthy Travel Tips
I am going to be REAL upfront with all of you … I still struggle with some intense period pain each month. Just like clock-work, day one of my period comes around, and I am hit with some mega cramps. It can be really frustrating to work so hard on your diet and stress reduction and still find yourself curled into a ball with a heating pad, essential oils (and let’s be real, some ibuprofen), each month. So, I hit up my favorite hormone books/holistic coaches to figure out what in the WORLD is going on with menstrual cramps, and the science behind them.
Working Out and Your Cycle....What You Need to Know.
I’ve learned that it takes a little extra travel prep to make sure that I have all the items that will make me feel amazing while I am away. The holidays are all about being truly present with friends and family. Feeling tired, bloated, and anxious makes that kinda hard, right?! Check out my favorite tips below to help you keep your calm during the holiday season.
Are You Having Gut Issues and Don't Even Know It?
I recently posted a story over on my instagram about the importance of syncing your workouts with your menstrual cycle.
The response to my story was incredible, and I figured I should share in a little more detail over here!
Women are becoming increasingly more aware of how their cycle affects their everyday life. We WANT to know more about how we can honor these weekly hormonal changes and what in the world is happening within our body.
We have been left in the dark for too many years regarding the beautiful complexity of our reproductive system. It’s time we change that!
Finding Food Freedom
Here’s the crazy thing about the gut… it literally affects the ENTIRE body.
Even if you don’t identify as having digestive discomfort or distress, your gut may be the source of a host of other symptoms in the body. But how do you know?
From belly pain, to skin and mood issues, to hormone imbalances … let’s touch on a why our bellies are so important!
The Period Blues…What GIVES?
Earlier this week I wrote a post on instagram about how I have been enjoying ALL of the fall goodies this season. Donuts, cupcakes, cookies...I was craving all things pumpkin!
Now, I know how HARD it can be to overthink sugar when it comes to balancing your hormones (and gut). And, when I’m working with my clients, we talk a lot about what it means to balance your blood sugar and how refined sugar and carbs can really hurt our delicate hormonal balance…BUT… I’ve also found that there is a beautiful balance.
My Guide to Austin
Here you are again...period time. Just like clockwork, you feel your mood spiraling downward and that familiar urge to cry at literally nothing at all sets in. What GIVES?
Our bodies go through some intense hormonal changes throughout the month, and most of the time, we are working against them … not for them.
My Guide to NYC
Everyone told me that I was going to love Austin and they weren’t lying! This is SUCH a cool city. Totally relaxed vibes, not too crowded, and an amazing food and beverage scene. I also found it to be so spacious (maybe that’s because I just came from NYC? haha) and full of beautiful views and nature.
If you’re looking for a city with a million bars/restaurants with outdoor seating, patio lights, and hipster vibes...look no more. Austin is your place.
Why I Created the 3-Month Coaching Program
As I sit here writing this, I am enjoying a lovely cup of green tea an Toby’s Estate Coffee Shop in Brooklyn, NY. The vibe here reminds me a lot of my favorite coffee shop in Columbus, Mission. Full of buzzing energy, laptops, and a relaxed “hipster-y” atmosphere.
My kinda place to catch up on some work.
Anxiety can feel unpredictable, but here's what you can do...
I was always afraid of how anxious or nervous I was going to feel. I would worry about being able to make it through the work day without feeling completely exhausted. And I dreaded waking up with yet ANOTHER upset stomach. Most of all, I was constantly stressing about the “best” food to put in my body. I was always on the defense! And my negative self-talk was making the situation even worse.
Why Work with a Health Coach?
I used to be SO afraid of my anxiety/worry, which in turn, only made it worse and made it last a longer. Instead of feeding into it, I practiced the tools that have helped me reduce and overcome a lot of my old symptoms.
I’ve found that takes a blend of reducing nutritional & lifestyle stressors as well as breaking down my core beliefs around anxiety that has made all the difference in my healing process.
Highights from Philadephia
The most frequently asked question I receive is.... well ... what does a health coach do?
Most of us already know that we should be eating whole foods and moving our bodies, right? I mean, the internet is practically overflowing with the next "perfect diet" and "calorie-burning exercise routine" you MUST do in order to achieve optimal health.
With so much information at our finger tips, what's the point of working with a one-on-one coach?
Well here's a little secret...
All the podcast convention stuff aside, the culture and food scene in Philly is fantastic! There is so much history in the city, just walking around and absorbing the scenery is so much fun. But really, let's talk more about the food....