The Naturmend Blog

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Conscious Crying Helps Relieve Emotional Stress

Crying is not well-respected in our culture. Children are name-called—Crybaby or Baby—boys are told it’s not manly to cry, and girls are told they cry too much. But crying is a valuable skill we can use to help ourselves through emotional distress. You’ve probably had the experience of... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Prepare for an Uncertain Fall

The only thing which seems certain about this fall is uncertainty. While I’m confident there will still be yellow leaves, chilly mornings and random snow storms, fall 2020 brings up so many questions. How will schools in session impact us?  Will our Covid-19 numbers rise? Will it all work out... Continue Reading

Transitioning “Back’ to a New Normal

In an ideal world that wasn’t filled with challenges, joys, stresses and never enough time we would all be able to do exactly what we wanted to do when and how we needed to. However, we do all live in a wonderfully chaotic and ever changing world and there are a few things that can truly help us... Continue Reading

#1 Tool for Self-Care for Parents in a Pandemic

On Tuesday, May 26 at 12 noon I’ll be presenting a webinar the #1 tool for success in parenting in a pandemic. (Register here for this free one-hour webinar). This webinar will help parents help their children. But what about parents themselves? Being at home under quarantine or isolation with... Continue Reading

Naturopathic Approach to Anxiety

Heart pounding in your chest, panicky breathing, spiraling thoughts, inability to sleep, looms of doubt. These are just some of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety, on its own, is not an issue.  It’s the physiologic basis of fight or flight which evolutionarily protects us.  In current day,... Continue Reading

Rekindle the Romance: How a Clinical Counsellor Can Help

“You are the one you’ve been waiting for” This is the startling title of a book about relationships by Richard Schwartz, the founder of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy. The title of Dr. Schwartz’s book tells us that when we have a healthy, intimate relationship with ourselves, we... Continue Reading