Insatiable Interview with Ali Shapiro

When holistic nutritionist and integrative health coach Ali Shapiro contacted me to be on her "Insatiable" podcast - I instantly blushed. Me? You see, I've been following Ali's work for years, and continue to be inspired by not only her knowledge but her frank enthusiasm for healing ourselves from the root. She's a total powerhouse.

It is my deep-held belief that we need to collectively change the conversation about female-fertility to encompass all phases of life - NOT just baby-making. Our conversation does just that - with a strong emphasis on peri- and post menopause transitions. I've never done an interview like this - I hope you find it insightful and please pass along to women in your life who might benefit.

Listen to the full episode here.

Guest Post: How I Deal With My Rage

Guest Post: How I Deal With My Rage

It is such a pleasure to introduce Molly Caro May - author of the book 'Body Full Of Stars: Female Rage and My Passage Into Motherhood' - coming out later this month. In her personal story, she covers the important topic of post-partum emotions like anger and rage - an under-supported (and under-discussed) experience for many women.

As a mother of three (pumping milk as I write this intro) and in my work with women of all ages, I am passionate about the topic of female emotional health - to find effective ways to use strong emotions as a tool for growth and move through them.

Molly does so beautifully in her book, and has gifted us a bit of that journey below. Enjoy her prose and practical tips for navigating the uncertain waters of female rage. Whether you are a mother or not, this information is deeply vital.

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Surrender Into Metal

Surrender Into Metal

Moving from the momentum of summer, through the grounding of Earth, we arrive at one of my favorite seasons - Autumn - ruled by the Metal element. A time of year great for letting go of waste in your life (physical and meta-physical) and cleaning up the temple of your body.

But, what does it actually mean to "let go"? And how do we know if we are doing it? These are questions attuned with the precision of Metal, offering up the perfect opportunity to practice mastering the opposing forces of action and surrender.

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Brunch At My Place

Brunch At My Place

I have a deep appreciation for food, and aim to integrate the wisdom from various lineages to create the most optimal nourishment plan for myself, my family, and my clients. This post takes an honest peek into what a brunch at my place looks like (with a very special guest), links to some fabulous recipes, and the essential tricks I've found to be the most useful to uplevel nutrient density while not ignoring comfort, decadence and taste.

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Finding Yin in the Tetons: Featured Article in New Wu Magazine

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This month, on August 21st 2017, there will be a total-eclipse of the sun - the first one visible from the United States since 1979. And, Jackson WY happens to be one of the strategic locations for complete visibility of this rare celestial event. 

If you are lucky enough to be in the Jackson Hole area during this month, pick up a copy of New Wu Magazine and check out my featured article "Finding Yin in the Tetons." Or, if you won't be traveling to this neck of the woods, you can read it online here - page 49.

Herb Safety in Pregnancy

I found herbal remedies to be incredibly helpful during my pregnancies - from common complaints like digestive upset, insomnia, swollen ankles and varicose veins. But, there is a lot of conflicting information out there on herb safety and efficacy during the unique time of pregnancy. I tried to lay it all out for you so you can make an informed choice if (and when) herbs are an appropriate supportive pregnancy tool.

This article was published on Kelly Brogan MD's website, read the full text here.