PRODUCTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Acupuncture: When I was having back pain several years, I turned to acupuncture for relief. I have been a devoted client ever since. It helps me with SAD (seasonal affective disorder), thyroid issues, stress and now the early stages of perimenopause. I can’t say enough about Healing House. Acupuncture isn’t a quick fix, but if you are committed, I would highly recommend it. You can reach Healing House at (773) 233-9000.
AnnMarie Skin Care: I was recently reminded of the impact harmful products can have on our skin. AnnMarie is a wonderful organic skin care line. I personally keep things relatively simple with the cleanser, facial oil, mist and mineral face products.
Birkenstocks: My son told me that people who wear Birkenstocks don’t care about what people think about them. Thoughts from an adolescent! I actually found that to be a compliment. I always will go for comfy over style because when I feel comfortable, I feel most at ease.
Chronic Pain: Chronic pain can impact so much of our lives. It puts strain and stress on our minds, bodies and ability to live with ease and a sense of well-being. It may impact how we see and feel about the world and it can affect our relationships with ourselves and others. Over time, pain depletes our ability to care for ourselves and can often make us feel frustrated, tired, depressed or hopeless. We may wish that our bodies and circumstances were different. Pain can become a part of our normal life experience, and it is common to no longer know what it feels like to feel relaxed and comfortable in our bodies. It becomes the lens through which we see life. I now offer private sessions for people who experience chronic pain. Click here for more information.
Hiking: The woods is one of my favorite places to spend time. The same walk can feel so different depending on the time of day, the season, weather conditions and even our state of mind and heart. This is my favorite walk. You get some inclines, and it is a quieter path that feels hundreds of miles away from the city. Maybe I’ll see you at McClaughry Springs.
Magic Blanket: A weighted blanket is worth the investment for your family, especially if you have anxiety, stress, trouble sleeping or any sensory integration disorders. Sleeping with a weighted blanket feels like getting a hug all night long. They have shown to release neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine that have naturally calming effects.
Mandala: This is the artist who designed the mandala for the yoga studio. Read about her here: My name is Gal Ben-Aharon, I was born in Israel, and I have been living there all my life. I am a mother of 3 children, and we live in a small village. I am a multidisciplinary designer working with textiles, paper, fashion, home decor and illustration. I love blending colors, materials/fabrics and textures. Each of my designs embodies an individual style, a sense of nostalgia, romance and pays attention to details.
Natural Cleaning: I found this article about making natural cleaning products. I never even considered cleaning my dishwasher before.
Neti Pot. For over 15 years, I have used a neti pot almost everyday. It helps prevent colds, eases allergies and clears the nasal passages. Taking a fresh breath after the neti pot is delightfully refreshing. It takes some time to get used to, but don’t give up, the benefits outweigh some of the discomfort in getting used to it. Order it here and learn how to use it here. I personally like the porcelain kind, but there are many brands and styles. Of course you can find all your options on Amazon.
Protein Powder from Dr. Sarah Gottfried: I drink one every morning. When I don’t, I can feel the difference. It helps keep me satiated until lunch. My recipe is Ripple (a pea protein), two scoops of protein powder (chocolate or vanilla), fiber and greens. I throw in ground ginger or cacao nibs at the end.
Skin Savior: My sister and I are always exchanging new products and recipes. She sent me this the other day, and I love it. You may as well.
True Food Kitchen: This is my favorite restaurants for good healthy eating. You leave feeling totally nourished.