Heal Your Body by Reducing Your Stress

Written by: Sarah Kolman RN, MA, CHPN, INHC

Whether we are dealing with autoimmune disease or the flu, every illness carries with it a hefty dose of one symptom: stress. In fact, up to 80% of those with autoimmune issues report that diagnosis came after a period of significant stress in their life, whether emotional or physical. Read more here to take a deeper look at the relationship between stress and autoimmune disease.

Whether we are dealing with autoimmune disease or the flu, every illness carries with it a hefty dose of one symptom: stress. In fact, up to 80% of those with autoimmune issues report that diagnosis came after a period of significant stress in their life, whether emotional or physical. Read more here to take a deeper look at the relationship between stress and autoimmune disease.

5 Everyday Uses for Lavender Around Your Home

Written by: Sarah Kolman RN, MA, CHPN, INHC

There are so many reasons to look for home remedies these days, and essential oils are becoming increasingly popular for the health benefits they may provide. One that I find incredibly useful for my family is lavender—whether used topically or in a diffuser. Here are the top five reasons I reach for lavender around my house.

Remember....You Are More Than A Diagnosis

Written By: Sarah Kolman RN, MA, CHPN, INHC

A few months ago, I shared some of the lessons on wellness and whole health that I learned from my time as a hospice nurse, renewed through the experience of my cousin Jim’s passing. In conversation with Jim as he was ailing and grieving the loss of a life cut short, I was reminded how important it is to fill our days with activities that reflect our core values. I remain grateful for the lesson that no matter how closely we watch our diets and exercise routine, to neglect our emotional and spiritual needs leads to poor health. Read more here. 

A few months ago, I shared some of the lessons on wellness and whole health that I learned from my time as a hospice nurse, renewed through the experience of my cousin Jim’s passing. In conversation with Jim as he was ailing and grieving the loss of a life cut short, I was reminded how important it is to fill our days with activities that reflect our core values. I remain grateful for the lesson that no matter how closely we watch our diets and exercise routine, to neglect our emotional and spiritual needs leads to poor health. Read more here. 

Learn How to Spot Four Common Types of Diaper Rash

Written By: Sarah Kolman RN, MA, CHPN, INHC

Diaper rash is no joke, and it makes sense why it is so common in infants. Infant skin inherently more vulnerable to breakdown and irritation than ours. Given the obvious discomfort diaper rash causes little ones, it’s worth it to have a few tricks up our sleeves to help clear up the symptoms. Learn about the different types of diaper rash and how to treat them effectively here. 

Diaper rash is no joke, and it makes sense why it is so common in infants. Infant skin inherently more vulnerable to breakdown and irritation than ours. Given the obvious discomfort diaper rash causes little ones, it’s worth it to have a few tricks up our sleeves to help clear up the symptoms. Learn about the different types of diaper rash and how to treat them effectively here. 

Get Ready for Summer with A Body Image Reboot

Written By: Sarah Kolman RN, MA, CHPN, INHC

With summer here, we’re bombarded with messages about getting into great physical shape for the season of shorts and swimsuits. While it’s generally a positive thing to want to be fit and healthy, in my work with my clients I find that focusing on rebooting body image can be even more valuable than embarking on an elusive journey to the ideal body. I tell my clients that it is one thing to have fitness goals, and it is another thing to connect your body image and weight to your self-worth. Read more about how to shift your body image in the right direction and enjoy your summer.

With summer here, we’re bombarded with messages about getting into great physical shape for the season of shorts and swimsuits. While it’s generally a positive thing to want to be fit and healthy, in my work with my clients I find that focusing on rebooting body image can be even more valuable than embarking on an elusive journey to the ideal body. I tell my clients that it is one thing to have fitness goals, and it is another thing to connect your body image and weight to your self-worth. Read more about how to shift your body image in the right direction and enjoy your summer.