Hard Core Self Care: Just Do It!


Stress takes a toll on our bodies: Stress can lead to insomnia, or sleep deficiency. According to the National Institute of Health, "Ongoing sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. Sleep deficiency also increases the risk of obesity. For example, one study of … Continue reading Hard Core Self Care: Just Do It!

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Breast Cancer? There is ALWAYS hope!


A new diagnosis of cancer is devastating. The first responses range from dispair, grief, anger, and confusion to depression, anxiety and hopelessness. Family members won't always have the right words, or know how to express their feelings beyond, "I'm sorry..." which seems so inadequate at times like these. These feelings are natural and should be … Continue reading Breast Cancer? There is ALWAYS hope!

Molly Turner answers the question, what is a CCH?


Certifications and licenses for holistic practitioners are ultimately a good thing - they demonstrate commitment to a healing craft, peer-reviewed qualifications, and it sets a measurable bar for clients to understand what makes a practitioner qualified to give certain treatments. The recent proliferation of certifications, however, may leave some folks tongue-tied from all the acronyms … Continue reading Molly Turner answers the question, what is a CCH?

An “all-you-can-heal” buffet


A few months ago, the awesome ladies behind the scenes/miracle makers (aka The Holistic Homesteads Board of Directors) conceived of a Health Fair in the mountains, not unlike the 9 Health Fair that the Denver News Channel 9 puts on all over the state of Colorado every year, but with a Holistic perspective. What does … Continue reading An “all-you-can-heal” buffet

ALL medicine should be like this…


There must be a precedence in this world for a free, holistic, walk-in clinic...actually, there are plenty of inspiring examples in India: and much good work being done in third world by organizations like Homeopaths Without Borders, who work tirelessly in places like Sri Lanka and Haiti, where the need is great, indeed. But what … Continue reading ALL medicine should be like this…

Winterize Your Body, Mind and Soul: A Naturally Nourished Perspective


gratefully and joyfully co-authored with Gail Margolis of Peak to Peak Counseling in Nederland, CO Cabin fever is a very real phenomena especially for residents of northern climates where they experience longer and colder winters. It usually sets in around February… or mid-March, when we get our most snow and experience some of our coldest, pipe-busting … Continue reading Winterize Your Body, Mind and Soul: A Naturally Nourished Perspective

Spiritual Healing


Whether you are a skeptic or a true believer, spirituality is an indispensable facet of the human experience.  From the most ancient rituals for healing to the modern day clinical trials on the power of prayer, spiritual healing does have a legitimate place in our pursuit of health.   Here's how my nursing textbook, Medical-Surgical Nursing: … Continue reading Spiritual Healing