Kicking Coffee

     Growing up in my family, coffee drinking was a no-brainer. The coffee was always on. Mom had at least a couple of cups before heading off to work in the morning and I distinctly remember the scent of coffee mixed with morning breath as she’d wake me up in the morning. My uncles…

Yoga for Young Athletes

Sports are often a very important part of growing up these days. They’re fun! They get young bodies moving, create a sense of teamwork and pride, and encourage kids to work together for a common goal. Unfortunately, even kids can get hurt while playing sports. And while kids do bounce back quickly and can often…

What We’re Reading

I’m currently reading “Momfulness: Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion and Grace” by Denise Roy.  I read a chapter out of this each morning and it’s a lovely way to start my day.  The chapters are really short which makes it easy to do.  It offers different and very positive ways to look at mothering, our kids…

You are welcome and you are enough.

Photo courtesy Momastery.com   In the Yoga Sutras (1.1), Patanjali begins by saying “Now, the teachings of Yoga are offered”.  I love the brevity and succinct quality of that simple phrase.  Now.  How many things in our lives do we do “now”?  We usually prepare, think about it, procrastinate, think about it some more, talk ourselves into…

Increased Relaxation for Cancer Patients through Healing Massage Therapy

Increased Relaxation for Cancer Patients is Possible through Healing MassageTherapy There have been many reports over the years from medical personnel and fromcancer patients about the benefits massage therapy for people who havecancer. While it is highly recommended to consult with a personal physician oroncologist before beginning any regular healing massage therapy sessions whenyou have…

True Confessions…

Dr. Martha De Sante Yesterday something occurred to me. I was speaking with a friend who was surprised to hear that I was experiencing back pain, and that I was going to see my chiropractor. I am a chiropractor… and a yoga and Pilates instructor. Apparently, I ought to feel healthy and fit all the time. Here’s…

I should….

I should…. This is a phrase that has trapped me innumerable times.  This sly and silken thought so easily slides past my radar and makes its home in my mind.  Like a dictator, it spouts judgmental commands – turning the things I love to do into things I “should” do, “need” to do, or “have” to do.  My…

Getting Grounded

I recently read a parenting blog and although the situation wasn’t pertinent to my stage in parenting, the key message hit home. The point of the message was; the more solid and secure we are in ourselves, the more calm and confident we can move through life. It is important not only in parenting but life in general. I…

Homeopathy and Disease Prevention

As parents we try to make the best decisions for our children.  When it comes to health related decisions, the choice to vaccinate or not can be a difficult one – with pros and cons no matter what your decision.  Now, for parents who want to protect their children but don’t feel comfortable with vaccinations,…

Spotlight – Sinus Infections

If you’ve ever had a sinus infection, you know that they can last from a few days, to a week to many months.  A sinus infection, also known as sinusitis, is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the sinus.  Sinuses are cavities behind the facial bones that shape the nose, cheeks and eye sockets.…