Category Archives: Flourish Over 40

Lessons I Learned About Aging 

It has been a long while since I have published here but now that I am back, I have so much more to share about the past two years, including some lessons I learned about aging.   In future posts, you will see some insights from my journeys, events, clinical and educational experiences, and more.  […]

Bone Broth – The Ultimate Collagen for Slow Aging.

Sipping bone broth may contribute to a more youthful glow but more importantly, it is powerful for the immune system and brain function. Broth has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years but recently gained popularity due to the rising attention of paleo and ketogenic diets. The warming and nourishing effect of broth […]

Beat Dry Skin and Slow the Aging Effect.

Resolve dry irritated skin, starting with this winter. Do you struggle with seasonal skin issues? Or year round? Hydration isn’t just important for your cells and brain.  Your skin is also an organ, your largest one and needs to be nourished, especially during the dry, cold season like this one. I personally noticed the difference […]

Read the Nails with Ayurveda!… My Natural DIY Protocol After That Toxic Manicure!

Do You Know the Signs? Before you book your next mani-pedi or apply your own polish, take a good look at your nails, all twenty of them. Fingernails and toenails can give us strong indications that something could be wrong internally. So, if you are constantly covering them up with gloss, gels, acrylics etc, you […]

The Toxic Truth About Manicures.

Like most young girls I indulged in a rainbow of nail polishes during high school. But, it wasn’t long before I entered the world of natural health.  And that’s when I started to learn the scary impact of chemicals from all the salon hair products and Body Shop goodies I spent my hard-earned cash on. […]

Are You Letting Life Pass You By?

It’s Only July. Make the Second Half Your Better Half. I was walking down the streets of Obidos in Portugal last year when I was captivated by this sweet golden staring out of his parents’ window. He looked like he was missing out on playtime, longing to run the stone paths that circled this little quaint […]

Part 1 of 5: The Brain-Gut Series. Sad? Overwhelmed? Forgetful? Anxious? Look at your Gut!

Feeling sad for no reason? Feeling overwhelmed with ideas to manage? Have you lost your enthusiasm for favorite activities? Have you lost some enjoyment in friendships and relationships? Restless mind? (Most of us have this.) Feeling guilty about everyday decisions? Brain farts? (Some laugh about this but it IS a serious issue) How about anger? […]

Are You Having a Mid Year Crisis??

Ok. July is coming to a close.  This means we are well into the second half of the year. Many of you, like me, use the halfway mark to do a self-check to see how you’re doing.  For some of us, it’s a brutal reality check when we discover where we slacked off or in what […]

Settling for a Short Term Fix

I know in my last blogpost I said I would follow up with an article about safe skin care for the summer.  It is in the works.  But a culmination of experiences talking with people, patients and friends as well as stepping back and observing what goes on around me lately, inspired me to talk […]

What’s in YOUR trunk? Training on the go!

Now that the weather warmed up (at least for us in the Southwest), I realized there is absolutely NO excuse for kicking up my workout levels a notch! Like most people, I always have something to do and occasionally struggle with fitting in a workout as often as I should. Let’s face it, we all have […]