Many of you know I have been working on a lot of mental and behavioral health projects over the last few years, as I shared in my latest post. Alongside this work, I have had the opportunity to present at a few conferences on pediatric and perinatal mental health topics, and even make a handful of podcast appearances! After spending a lot more time listening to podcasts in the last year, I have a lot of respect for what goes into making and maintaining a podcast! So, I truly appreciate being able to participate as part of what these series … Continue reading Our kids & mental health
This past year brought a lot of new challenges; I don’t really need to remind any of you. I am sure that they are just as pressing and present for many of you as they are for me, and our kids. Working in high -risk situations, working at home, losing employment, financial distress, parenting, schooling at home, staying at home, masking/unmasking drama, sociopolitical unrest…did it ever stop? It might not have for many of us. However, for some of us, there is a chance that it affected us slightly differently. Perhaps all of these challenges were slightly less pressing and … Continue reading Mental and Behavioral Health in Kids and looking out for the folks who teach and work with them
If you are genuinely interested in learning about the vaccine because you are #undecided or #vaccinehesitant, the linked article is for you. If you have decided that the vaccine is a vehicle for government surveillance, but are reading this on a discoverable device that connects to the Internet, you will likely not find what you are looking for here or in the article. As Naturopathic Physicians we honor Preventive Medicine; vaccines are part of the prevention of community and individual disease that could cause more harm than the intervention itself. Additionally we honor Wholism, and in that vein, we take … Continue reading Looking to Learn More About the COVID Vaccine?
A few weeks back I received a request to talk to a reporter about hoarding. I offered to field it; while I am not an expert in hoarding per se, I have worked with thousands of families over my years. I have had the privilege and opportunity to be in many hundreds of people’s homes. And what I know is that there is *no* one way to live, despite what we have been socially conditioned to think. What I also know is that some folks do hoard, and for a myriad of reasons. So I thought I was going to … Continue reading Toilet Paper…