Whole Spectrum Elevation
Summer went by so quickly, we had a full vibrant summer. I turned a year older, Charles, my husband and I celebrated 28 years, WOW! Our girls paddled far and wide in Northern Canada. We enjoyed travel, time with family, work and play. And oh so many dog walks!
I am full of gratitude.
I am happy to be offering a Newsletter to my community, I hope you find some nuggets to support you on your life journey.
I am thrilled to be sharing something near and dear to my heart. In September I am offering a Community Course, Whole Spectrum Elevation, a Walk Through the Seven Systems of Health™ and Whole Detox™ created by my teacher and mentor Dr Deanna Minich.
I blinked and March was coming to a close!
Spring fresh beginning 💚
Dark cool earth green sprouts peeking 🌱
Joy is in the air 🌈
In this news letter I share with you some of my quick, easy, go to snacks! I hope you enjoy.
As you read this, pause and breathe, feel the aliveness of your brilliant body. It is working tirelessly for you! Have grace and gratitude for the amazing YOU!
Community and YOU
February is a transitional month, between winter and spring. In Colorado, snow one day and 60 degrees the next! I am getting antsy to get my hands in the dirt and plant some veggies but that is a bit risky this time of year! In this month before the spring equinox, you may feel energized or still needing a bit more wintering and quiet. Listen to your needs and take time to honor your personal energy especially during this transitional time.
I have been reflecting a-lot about community lately. How community supports healing. How to integrate community into ISH Membership. How to support people feeling isolated. The importance of community in healing.
Spectrum of Health Vision Statement for YOU
January is in FULL swing! I hope this finds you embracing the contemplative winter season balanced with the energy of the New Year.
We are embracing BIG changes in our household. Riding the waves of change and transition is all about finding the flow, which for me is a daily practice.
This time of year is reflective and yet energetic, where do you fall in that spectrum?
What is your soul craving?
Quiet, solace, slowed down pace or starting a new, creative force of doing, resolutions or a bit of both?
In this month's ISH Newsletter I offer an exercise which is just that reflective and engaging.
Gratitude is Flowing
Welcome to December, a time for reflection, gratitude and connection. I am so grateful for all the lessons, successes, failures, challenges, connections and experiences over the past year! Building Integrated Spectrum of Health Functional Medicine Practice has been a dream for a long time and is coming to fruition! Seeds are blossoming and I am having a blast creating an innovative medical practice to meet people where they are in their healing journey. I love bringing color, fun, joy, community and vitality to the healing space. I am passionate about whole person health, truth in medicine and personalized care. Join me in creating a whole new way to heal!
Spring into Spring
I am happy to be back in the newsletter space with you all! A place to share some nuggets of inspiration that may accompany you on your journey. A place to share the musings of my thoughts and to foster connection. As we navigate the landscape of our daily moments, life can feel overwhelming or full of ease and JOY. For me, the truth is, it is a bit of both! Not Either Or but BOTH AND. How I intentionally choose into each moment makes a BIG difference.
Let's Talk About Sex!
This month I invite you into a conversation about sexuality. We will take a look sexual health through the lens of the triangle paradigm; Sexual Health, Sexual Rights and Sexual Pleasure. These three areas are critical to the health and wellbeing of humans. In my experience as a healthcare practitioner, sexuality educator, woman, wife, mom, and human there is a huge gap when it comes to integrating healthy, inclusive health care and conversation around sexuality topics. In this Newsletter and recent ISH Blog post, I intend to bring awareness and curiosity to this topic to support you on your path to optimal wellness.
As I contemplate all the topics I could write about, the ideas swirl around, endless possibilities. I continue to ask what will support right now? The wellbeing of each contributes to the wellbeing of the whole. The micro to the macro, the interconnectedness with each other and the environment is fundamental to our wellbeing individually and collectively. I invite you to start with yourself and check in. This month's newsletter is full of questions for reflection of your personal self-nourishment and tips to support more! It is often the small shifts we make that have the most profound impacts, start small, choose one tip to practice and relish in the results.
I am thrilled to share that seeds planted many seasons ago are beginning to sprout. Integrated Spectrum of Health is in the early stages of becoming. This winter and spring ISH Integrative Medicine Micro practice will be opening. I will be offering a fusion of functional medicine, food and spirit™ and conventional healing modalities. Details will be forthcoming and wanted to share my excitement, as many of you have been right by my side along this journey. For now, you will continue to receive my newsletter, which is transforming along with me, please share with your communities. This fall, I will be creating content to share through newsletters, educational online courses and community connection.
I, We, All
Community, connection, fellowship, kinship, family, friend circle, neighbor, relationship, network, knitting circle, community supported agriculture, community gardens, clubs, book circle ........
The intersection of heath and social connection is profound! Studies have shown that isolation and low social connectedness are associated with declines in physical and mental health. The good news is the reverse is also true, people who feel a deeper sense of connection have a stronger immune response, recover more quickly from disease, have decreased anxiety and depression, less chronic illness and lower rates of all cause mortality. Also, an important note is that the health and wellbeing benefits are thought to be related to one's subjective sense of connectedness, in other words it is not the number of friends you have but instead your internal sense of connection. So even in this unprecedented time of global pandemic and increased isolation you can still reap the benefits of strong social connectedness and physical and mental health.
Good Night, Sweet Dreams
I welcome you back with a renewed excitement and inspiration to explore an integral part of health and wellbeing. Our topic for this issue is sleep and restoration. Quality sleep is an undeniably an important foundational lifestyle practice that will elevate your health, vitality and joy. Unfortunately, we do not always revere the benefits of sleep and it is often where corners are cut in our health choices. Much of how we live in our fast paced and technology based society inhibits or hinders quality sleep.
The Joy of Movement
This week I am focusing on the JOY of MOVEMENT. Intentionally connecting joy and movement throughout your day is fundamental in elevating your life. Moving your body, joints, muscles, pumping of blood through your vascular system, activating your lymph system and stimulating respiratory system through deep breathing are critical to vitality and optimal health.
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Create Your Spectrum of Health Vision Statement
The most important vision statement you will create is the one with YOU at the center.
Medical Symptom Questionnaire
Assessment of your current health status and my Top Health Tips to elevate your life.