Category: Healing

The Chronic Stress Cycle

“Unless we regain the ability to notice, to save, we will be sucked ever more into unrewarding and unsustainable busyness.” -Tony Crabbe, Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much Something amazing happened when I went on vacation and was just relaxing and...

Down and Dirty with Probiotics

So you’ve seen them mentioned in your favorite magazine, heard about them on the radio and even your doctor may have recommended them, but what exactly are probiotics? Probiotics are live bacteria that have been shown to be good for your health. Yes, those little...

What the Heck is Your Microbiome and Why is it Important?

What the Heck is Your Microbiome and Why is it Important?

Let’s get down and dirty with the microbiome. If you are staying up to date on developments in the health community than you’ve probably at least heard the buzzword microbiome even if you don’t quite know what it means. To put it simply, a microbiome is...

Getting Down and Dirty with the Pelvic Floor

Getting Down and Dirty with the Pelvic Floor

  What do runners, weight lifters, crossfitters, and women who have given birth all have in common? Pelvic floor disorders. Both men and women have a pelvic floor and you can think of it as a sling made of muscles, ligaments, nerves and connective tissue...

What is Addiction?

What is Addiction?

What comes to mind when you think of addiction? Alcohol? Food? Cocaine? According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine: Addition is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual...

Why Buddha Belly?

Why Buddha Belly?

  How did I end up calling my blog Buddha Belly? Well, get ready for story time! After a surgery to diagnose and remove my Endometriosis growths, a fibroid, two cysts and fix a hernia my pelvic area was a mess. I started in pelvic physical therapy 6...

So Fresh, So Clean

So Fresh, So Clean

When New Year’s comes along everyone thinks about the new year unfolding before them and all they would like to accomplish and change along the way. Each year I wholeheartedly jump on the #newyearnewme bandwagon as if my life is fresh snow waiting for me...