Natural Ways to Beat the Holiday Blues

I absolutely love this time of year for so many reasons. The holiday season tends to embody a certain magic and innocence that we have somehow lost throughout the year. And yet – for the same, if not more reasons I adore the holidays – I also find this time of year to be stressful, difficult, and demanding. The day-to-day pressures are hard enough. Add the holiday stresses and shorter, darker days, and the stress levels of December seem to compound overnight. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of presenting a…

5 Habits for Healthy Skin

  Have you ever had the pleasure of visiting a French pharmacy? If you’re among the lucky people who have, you’ll know that the pharmacies in France operate a little differently than our typical CVSs and Walgreens. Imagine glimmering aisles filled with any skincare product you can think of.  If this thought seems overwhelming, don’t despair. Whereas pharmacists in the States focus solely on medications, devices, and immunizations, French pharmacists are practically wizards in the realm of skincare and will guide you to the appropriate products with the right ingredients…

Mind Over Matter: Why Perception is Everything

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of your health? For some, it’s obtaining annual check-ups at the doctor’s office  and taking the suitable medications or course of action when ill. For many more, it’s proper nutrition and fitness. A quick login to social media confirms that the diet and exercise industry remains on fire these days, no doubt inspiring us to get moving and achieve our top health. A heavy emphasis on superficiality exists in today’s perceived image of healthcare, and this isn’t…