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Ever wondered where that mess of letters after my name comes from? I’m following suit of some of my colleagues in the #verifyhealthcare movement, wherein we get clear with you about our training. ⁣
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➕Undergraduate: 4 year Batchelor of Science in biology from @haverfordedu. I did a minor in East Asian Studies and a concentration in Neural and Behavioral Sciences. My thesis work involved histone-huntingtin protein binding (Huntington’s Disease), as overseen by Rob Fairman.⁣
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➕Research Specialist and Lab Technician: I spend a year in research at @uofpenn. Besides keeping the lab running, my research was on ALS in yeast and zebrafish models, as overseen by Aaron Gitler. ⁣
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➕Medical: My ND (Naturopathic Doctor) and DSOM (Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine) are from @nunm_edu. Each program was 4 years long, but I took them concurrently in 6 years. The programs are accredited by the CNME (Council of Naturopathic Medical Education) and NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), both of which require clinical training and board exams for licensure.⁣
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➕Board Exams: NPLEX (Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations) I Biomedical Sciences and II Clinical Sciences. NCCAOM board exams in Biomedicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, and Acupuncture. ⁣
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➕Post-Graduate: CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist). Training and certification in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) with Dr. Karen Lamb @naturaldrlamb. 
Interested in working with me? Want more information? Click the link in bio for access to videos, scheduling, and more!
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#acupuncture #chinesemedicine #cupping #essentialoils #healing #nutrition #herbs #herbalmedicine #botanicalmedicine #mentalhealth #naturalmedicine #gothlete #healthgoth #grownupgoth #naturopathicmedicine #naturopathicdoctor #allblackeverything #traditionalmedicine #integrativemedicine #integrativehealthcare #womeninmedicine #mentalwellness #philadelphia #credientials #overeducated
Ever wondered where that mess of letters after my name comes from? I’m following suit of some of my colleagues in the #verifyhealthcare  movement, wherein we get clear with you about our training. ⁣ ⁣ Here we go!⁣ ⁣ ➕Undergraduate: 4 year Batchelor of Science in biology from @haverfordedu. I did a minor in East Asian Studies and a concentration in Neural and Behavioral Sciences. My thesis work involved histone-huntingtin protein binding (Huntington’s Disease), as overseen by Rob Fairman.⁣ ⁣ ➕Research Specialist and Lab Technician: I spend a year in research at @uofpenn. Besides keeping the lab running, my research was on ALS in yeast and zebrafish models, as overseen by Aaron Gitler. ⁣ ⁣ ➕Medical: My ND (Naturopathic Doctor) and DSOM (Doctor of Science in Oriental Medicine) are from @nunm_edu. Each program was 4 years long, but I took them concurrently in 6 years. The programs are accredited by the CNME (Council of Naturopathic Medical Education) and NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), both of which require clinical training and board exams for licensure.⁣ ⁣ ➕Board Exams: NPLEX (Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations) I Biomedical Sciences and II Clinical Sciences. NCCAOM board exams in Biomedicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, and Acupuncture. ⁣ ⁣ ➕Post-Graduate: CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist). Training and certification in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) with Dr. Karen Lamb @naturaldrlamb. Interested in working with me? Want more information? Click the link in bio for access to videos, scheduling, and more! ⁣ [Image reads, “Transparency in Practice”.]⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #grownupgoth  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #allblackeverything  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #mentalwellness  #philadelphia  #credientials  #overeducated 
In a non checking beer league the refs didnt call this. He will get his trust me.  #hockey #gothlete #ccm #warrior #bauer #easton #czech #czechhockey #czechguy #icehockey #violentgentlemen #violentgents #makehockeyviolentagain #keepittight
Bonus post for #brainweek! Meet Hermiki, the newest member of my family. He’s a four-month-old Russian Blue, and he’s super cuddly. I’m very much a cat person, but I also love dogs, birds, horses, you name it!⁣
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I’m a firm believer that pets are great for your mental health. Humans are social beings, and bonding with other creatures is necessary. Pets provide benefits such as:⁣
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- Warmth and the calming sensation of another body nearby, which can be especially helpful in sleep⁣
- A reprieve from loneliness and disconnect ⁣
- Another microbiome for healthy variety⁣
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- When trained, assistance with symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. ⁣
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I have occasionally “prescribed” that patients get a pet when I see the need. I have two cats and am grateful for them everyday; I’ve often thought that all I really need to be happy at home is my furry familiars and a good sofa. ⁣
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Who are your pets? How do they help you navigate life? ⁣
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Bonus post for #brainweek ! Meet Hermiki, the newest member of my family. He’s a four-month-old Russian Blue, and he’s super cuddly. I’m very much a cat person, but I also love dogs, birds, horses, you name it!⁣ ⁣ I’m a firm believer that pets are great for your mental health. Humans are social beings, and bonding with other creatures is necessary. Pets provide benefits such as:⁣ ⁣ - Tactile comfort⁣ - Something for us to care for and love⁣ - Affection⁣ - Warmth and the calming sensation of another body nearby, which can be especially helpful in sleep⁣ - A reprieve from loneliness and disconnect ⁣ - Another microbiome for healthy variety⁣ - Family⁣ - When trained, assistance with symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. ⁣ ⁣ I have occasionally “prescribed” that patients get a pet when I see the need. I have two cats and am grateful for them everyday; I’ve often thought that all I really need to be happy at home is my furry familiars and a good sofa. ⁣ ⁣ Who are your pets? How do they help you navigate life? ⁣ ⁣ [Image depicts a Russian Blue kitten on a black blanket.]⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #grownupgoth  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #allblackeverything  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #mentalwellness  #philadelphia  #Cats  #furtherapy  #hermiki  #catsofinstagram  #russianblue 
To round off #brainweek, I’m going to bring up a topic that is highly Naturopathic: The Gut. ⁣
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Yes indeed, gut health matters for brain health. For example, a 2017 study found that:⁣
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In other words, when considered mental health and brain health, gut health must also be considered. ⁣
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To read the full study, click in the link in bio!⁣
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To round off #brainweek , I’m going to bring up a topic that is highly Naturopathic: The Gut. ⁣ ⁣ Yes indeed, gut health matters for brain health. For example, a 2017 study found that:⁣ ⁣ • Folks with IBS are more likely to exhibit symptoms of depression and anxiety. ⁣ • AND IBS folks with certain microbiomes are correlated with earlier trauma.⁣ ⁣ In other words, when considered mental health and brain health, gut health must also be considered. ⁣ ⁣ To read the full study, click in the link in bio!⁣ ⁣ PMID 28457228⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ [Image reads, “Trauma and the Gut.”]⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #grownupgoth  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #allblackeverything  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #mentalwellness  #philadelphia  #Microbiome  #guthealth  #ibs 
Some fun facts about me: I LOVE Philadelphia!⁣
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Prior to attending @nunm_edu, I went to @haverfordedu for my undergraduate degree, then did a year of research in the Cell and Developmental Biology department at UPenn. Some of my favorite experiences in my early twenties involve the city of Philadelphia.⁣
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When I graduated from NUNM, Certain circumstances took me to NYC. Now THAT was a mistake. Before too long, I quickly pivoted and made my way back to the city that had stolen my heart. And I’ve been happy with that decision ever since.⁣
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I spend casual afternoons at the @muttermuseum, attend events at @laurelhillcemetery, go for drinks at @tmoms. I love the people, the vibe, and the architecture.⁣
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I’ve put my roots down here, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.⁣
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Some fun facts about me: I LOVE Philadelphia!⁣ ⁣ Prior to attending @nunm_edu, I went to @haverfordedu for my undergraduate degree, then did a year of research in the Cell and Developmental Biology department at UPenn. Some of my favorite experiences in my early twenties involve the city of Philadelphia.⁣ ⁣ When I graduated from NUNM, Certain circumstances took me to NYC. Now THAT was a mistake. Before too long, I quickly pivoted and made my way back to the city that had stolen my heart. And I’ve been happy with that decision ever since.⁣ ⁣ I spend casual afternoons at the @muttermuseum, attend events at @laurelhillcemetery, go for drinks at @tmoms. I love the people, the vibe, and the architecture.⁣ ⁣ I’ve put my roots down here, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.⁣ ⁣⁣ [Image depicts Philadelphia’s City Hall]⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #grownupgoth  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #allblackeverything  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #mentalwellness  #philadelphia  #cityhall  #philly  #architecture 
Pic 1. This is me (and @northwestone_fixie) at the @moustachemiler after party all ready for the hat toss.
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Pic 2. And this is the @nineoclockgun Vancouver Athletics Club 1920 cap I won that is not my colour and not my style and I’ll probably never wear.
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Pic 3. And this is me wearing the @nineoclockgun Vancouver Athletics Club 1920 cap I won that is not my colour and not my style and I’ve been wearing pretty much everyday.
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#instarunners #instarun #instarunning #instastravarunning #stravarun #stravarunning #instastravarunning #runvan #runyvr #runvancouver #runcouver #canadianrunning #canadianrunner #runnersofinstagram #adidasrunners #adidasrunning #garmin #garminrunning #mastersrunner #fueledbycreepypasta #healthgoth #sobergoth #gothlete
Pic 1. This is me (and @northwestone_fixie) at the @moustachemiler after party all ready for the hat toss. . Pic 2. And this is the @nineoclockgun Vancouver Athletics Club 1920 cap I won that is not my colour and not my style and I’ll probably never wear. . Pic 3. And this is me wearing the @nineoclockgun Vancouver Athletics Club 1920 cap I won that is not my colour and not my style and I’ve been wearing pretty much everyday. . . . #instarunners  #instarun  #instarunning  #instastravarunning  #stravarun  #stravarunning  #instastravarunning  #runvan  #runyvr  #runvancouver  #runcouver  #canadianrunning  #canadianrunner  #runnersofinstagram  #adidasrunners  #adidasrunning  #garmin  #garminrunning  #mastersrunner  #fueledbycreepypasta  #healthgoth  #sobergoth  #gothlete 
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She does super cool stuff and her page is super inspo so check her out
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Love it when other #creatives (re)touch our stuff. Here's @_a.i.t.o.r_ giving @romanova_kool in our Viperblack shirt a #glitch treatment

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trying to lose some off these thighs. SO, health goth activated!! 🌿🏃🏻‍♀️🖤 Joe and I did some going around and then found an outdoor gym? Apparently gym equipment outdoors that uses your body weight is common in the UK- I’ll snag a photo next time -
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trying to lose some off these thighs. SO, health goth activated!! 🌿🏃🏻‍♀️🖤 Joe and I did some going around and then found an outdoor gym? Apparently gym equipment outdoors that uses your body weight is common in the UK- I’ll snag a photo next time - - - - - - #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #gothlete  #allblack 
My birthday boy 🖤 this is one of my favourite pictures of all time and it truly captures your essence
My birthday boy 🖤 this is one of my favourite pictures of all time and it truly captures your essence
Ever wanted to go to Hogwarts? 🧙🏻‍♀️🧙🏾‍♂️ Making potions at home is the quickest way to feel like you’re there! Here’s how to make an herbal decoction. This is especially good for roots, twigs, etc.⁣
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7. Reduce to 1-2 cups.⁣
8. Strain. And enjoy! ⁣
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Remember to only partake of medicinal herbs under the guidance of a trained practitioner! Check out my stories (and highlights) for more details on the process.⁣
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Ever wanted to go to Hogwarts? 🧙🏻‍♀️🧙🏾‍♂️ Making potions at home is the quickest way to feel like you’re there! Here’s how to make an herbal decoction. This is especially good for roots, twigs, etc.⁣ ⁣ 1. Measure out your herbs. ⁣ 2. Put in a pot with 6 cups of water.⁣ 3. Bring to a generous simmer.⁣ 4. Reduce to 3-4 cups, ~20 minutes. ⁣ 5. Strain. ⁣ 6. Put the herbs back in the pot with 3 more cups of water.⁣ 7. Reduce to 1-2 cups.⁣ 8. Strain. And enjoy! ⁣ ⁣ Remember to only partake of medicinal herbs under the guidance of a trained practitioner! Check out my stories (and highlights) for more details on the process.⁣ ⁣ What is your favorite medicinal herb⁣ ⁣ [Image reads: “How to: herbal decoction.”]⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #grownupgoth  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #allblackeverything  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #mentalwellness  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #Hogwarts  #harrypotter  #potionmaking  #herbaldecoction 
I confess, I went Black Friday Weekend shopping.
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Visited my brother @joshyaromatic vinyl dungeon and came home with selections from the dark holy trinity #thecure #bauhaus #joydivision
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I guess if you’re going #BFW shopping then at least make it dark.
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Today I went to the Mütter Museum! It’s one of my favorite things about Philadelphia - I renew my membership every year, and it’s worth it.
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This anatomy museum is full of art, medical curiosities, and historical tidbits, including plant-based medicine. They run events, host speakers and book signings, and exhibit rare collections. I’ve seen their main exhibit a dozen times, and I keep going back.⁣
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Check out my stories for a tour! And don’t worry if you miss out, I’ll make a highlight reel as well.⁣
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Today I went to the Mütter Museum! It’s one of my favorite things about Philadelphia - I renew my membership every year, and it’s worth it. ⁣ This anatomy museum is full of art, medical curiosities, and historical tidbits, including plant-based medicine. They run events, host speakers and book signings, and exhibit rare collections. I’ve seen their main exhibit a dozen times, and I keep going back.⁣ ⁣ Check out my stories for a tour! And don’t worry if you miss out, I’ll make a highlight reel as well.⁣ ⁣ Tag a friend who loves medical oddities, history, and art!⁣ @muttermuseum [Image depicts an iron fence in front of a stone church.] ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #grownupgoth  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #allblackeverything  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #mentalwellness  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #müttermuseum  #medicaloddities  #philadelphiacollegeofphysicians 
Ran my first 5K race in today’s @moustachemiler Not a PB but beat my fundraising goal💵 so a pretty great day. 🏁OT 20:28 good enough for 3rd AG and 19th OA. Went out too quickly with a 3:41 over the first KM and couldn’t hold it. Crossed the line 19 seconds behind my PB. It’s been a rough couple months coming back from injury, so this result feels ace 👌🏻Now to remove this thing from my face ...
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Ran my first 5K race in today’s @moustachemiler Not a PB but beat my fundraising goal💵 so a pretty great day. 🏁OT 20:28 good enough for 3rd AG and 19th OA. Went out too quickly with a 3:41 over the first KM and couldn’t hold it. Crossed the line 19 seconds behind my PB. It’s been a rough couple months coming back from injury, so this result feels ace 👌🏻Now to remove this thing from my face ... . . . #momiler  #movember  #instarunners  #instarun  #instarunning  #stravarun  #stravarunning  #instastravarunning  #marathon  #runvan  #runyvr  #runvancouver  #runcouver  #canadianrunning  #canadianrunner  #runnersofinstagram  #adidasrunners  #adidasrunning  #garmin  #garminrunning  #mastersrunner  #fueledbycreepypasta  #healthgoth  #sobergoth  #gothlete 
You didn’t think I’d forget Prefo and his speed #mo. “The best pace is suicide pace, and [tomorrow] looks like a good day to die.” Tomorrow we race @moustachemiler and I’m pretty thrilled to have reached my fundraising goal. Link in bio ☝🏻in case you want to add something extra💵 .
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#movember #instarunners #instarun #instarunning #stravarun #stravarunning #instastravarunning #marathon #runvan #runyvr #runvancouver #runcouver #canadianrunning #canadianrunner #runnersofinstagram #adidasrunners #adidasrunning #garmin #garminrunning #mastersrunner #fueledbycreepypasta #healthgoth #sobergoth #gothlete
You didn’t think I’d forget Prefo and his speed #mo . “The best pace is suicide pace, and [tomorrow] looks like a good day to die.” Tomorrow we race @moustachemiler and I’m pretty thrilled to have reached my fundraising goal. Link in bio ☝🏻in case you want to add something extra💵 . . #movember  #instarunners  #instarun  #instarunning  #stravarun  #stravarunning  #instastravarunning  #marathon  #runvan  #runyvr  #runvancouver  #runcouver  #canadianrunning  #canadianrunner  #runnersofinstagram  #adidasrunners  #adidasrunning  #garmin  #garminrunning  #mastersrunner  #fueledbycreepypasta  #healthgoth  #sobergoth  #gothlete 
There is no such thing as a panacea in the world of health. As much as everyone wants a miraculous treatment, there’s no pill, no product, no $97 course that’s going to solve every healthcare woe. ⁣⁣
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However, the most effective, most accessible, most versatile treatment is at your fingertips. And you know what it is. ⁣⁣
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While the evidence shows that building muscle is key, any movement is better than being sedentary, even if it’s just a walk around the block.⁣⁣
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There is no such thing as a panacea in the world of health. As much as everyone wants a miraculous treatment, there’s no pill, no product, no $97 course that’s going to solve every healthcare woe. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ However, the most effective, most accessible, most versatile treatment is at your fingertips. And you know what it is. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Movement. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ That’s right. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ While the evidence shows that building muscle is key, any movement is better than being sedentary, even if it’s just a walk around the block.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Want to know the details? Check out my blog post on the subject! Go to the “Blog” in my link in bio, and read my “Movement is Medicine” post.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ [Image reads, “Movement is Medicine”.]⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #grownupgoth  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #allblackeverything  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #mentalwellness  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #bekindtoyourself  #Movementismedicine  #exerciseismedicine  #strengthbuilding  #mitochondria 
A physio intern once told me I was a bit obsessed and maybe I might want to find something to do besides running. This guy once said, "Obsession is great if it brings you pleasure." Apparently he also once said, “Ever feel like killing somebody just to see if you could get away with it? Sure, you have. Everybody has little things that get on their nerves.” It sure gets dark early in #Movember.  @moustachemiler is Saturday! Have you donated yet? Link in my bio☝🏻
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A physio intern once told me I was a bit obsessed and maybe I might want to find something to do besides running. This guy once said, "Obsession is great if it brings you pleasure." Apparently he also once said, “Ever feel like killing somebody just to see if you could get away with it? Sure, you have. Everybody has little things that get on their nerves.” It sure gets dark early in #Movember . @moustachemiler is Saturday! Have you donated yet? Link in my bio☝🏻 . . . #instarunners  #instarun  #instarunning  #stravarun  #stravarunning  #instastravarunning  #marathon  #runvan  #runyvr  #runvancouver  #runcouver  #canadianrunning  #canadianrunner  #runnersofinstagram  #adidasrunners  #adidasrunning  #garmin  #garminrunning  #mastersrunner  #fueledbycreepypasta  #healthgoth  #sobergoth  #gothlete 
Ah, Thanksgiving. Food, Family, Football. Simple and wholesome, right?⁣
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Not so much. Our relationship with Thanksgiving is complicated for a number of reasons. It can be draining. It can bring up tumultuous emotions regarding family issues, food issues, and the history of the holiday itself.⁣
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If you struggle with this holiday, I give you permission to spend today doing whatever you need in order to keep yourself grounded, including but not limited to...
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Ah, Thanksgiving. Food, Family, Football. Simple and wholesome, right?⁣ ⁣ Not so much. Our relationship with Thanksgiving is complicated for a number of reasons. It can be draining. It can bring up tumultuous emotions regarding family issues, food issues, and the history of the holiday itself.⁣ ⁣ If you struggle with this holiday, I give you permission to spend today doing whatever you need in order to keep yourself grounded, including but not limited to... ⁣ ...spending the day with friends or chosen family.⁣ ⁣ ...donating time, money, or resources to support First Nations Americans.⁣ ⁣ ...eating food that suits your desires, enjoyment, and personal needs, regardless of what one “should” or “should not” eat.⁣ ⁣ ...cooking, or not.⁣ ⁣ ...engaging in cultural family traditions that are completely independent of Thanksgiving.⁣ ⁣ ...forgetting the holiday entirely and running off into the woods. ⁣ ⁣ However you spend the day, I hope that you are safe, supported, and surrounded by loved ones.⁣ ⁣ [Image depicts a wooden table with spices in small white dishes, herbs, a knife, and a mortar and pestle.] ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #grownupgoth  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #allblackeverything  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #mentalwellness  #easternpa  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #bekindtoyourself  #thanksgiving  #chosenfamily  #friendsgiving 
If you want to run the @moustachemiler on Saturday don’t dilly Dali registration closes at midnight. If you want to donate check the link in my bio☝🏻
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If you want to run the @moustachemiler on Saturday don’t dilly Dali registration closes at midnight. If you want to donate check the link in my bio☝🏻 . . . #instarunners  #instarun  #instarunning  #stravarun  #stravarunning  #instastravarunning  #marathon  #runvan  #runyvr  #runvancouver  #runcouver  #canadianrunning  #canadianrunner  #runnersofinstagram  #adidasrunners  #adidasrunning  #garmin  #garminrunning  #mastersrunner  #fueledbycreepypasta  #healthgoth  #sobergoth  #gothlete 
Oh sure this debonair dude may have said “I have never taken any exercise, except sleeping and resting, and I never intend to take any” but that's because he never knew he could couple that sweet 'stache with a 5K dash. @moustachemiler is four days away. Link to donate in bio☝🏻
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Oh sure this debonair dude may have said “I have never taken any exercise, except sleeping and resting, and I never intend to take any” but that's because he never knew he could couple that sweet 'stache with a 5K dash. @moustachemiler is four days away. Link to donate in bio☝🏻 . . . #instarunners  #instarun  #instarunning  #stravarun  #stravarunning  #instastravarunning  #marathon  #runvan  #runyvr  #runvancouver  #runcouver  #canadianrunning  #canadianrunner  #runnersofinstagram  #adidasrunners  #adidasrunning  #garmin  #garminrunning  #mastersrunner  #fueledbycreepypasta  #healthgoth  #sobergoth  #gothlete 
“Anti-Aging” is a big buzzword in health. It draws on people’s vanity, as well as their anxieties around aging. It also targets women especially. I’m not knocking the individual cosmetic changes that each person has a right to decide upon for themselves; it’s the concept and the terminology of ANTI-aging that I take issue with.⁣
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I’m sorry to say that there is no such thing as anti-aging. Aging is inevitable, a natural part of the cycle of life. Aging fosters growth and change. We need to age in order to avoid stasis.⁣
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Aging is valuable and beautiful. When one is comfortable with their aging process at each new stage of their life, they are immensely powerful. I would much rather age gracefully than chase the unattainable stasis of youth.⁣
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So instead of rejecting aging in its entirety, focus on HOW you want to age. What kind of person do you want to be? What skills do you want to develop? How will you foster compassion and teach those that come after you?⁣
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“Anti-Aging” is a big buzzword in health. It draws on people’s vanity, as well as their anxieties around aging. It also targets women especially. I’m not knocking the individual cosmetic changes that each person has a right to decide upon for themselves; it’s the concept and the terminology of ANTI-aging that I take issue with.⁣ ⁣ I’m sorry to say that there is no such thing as anti-aging. Aging is inevitable, a natural part of the cycle of life. Aging fosters growth and change. We need to age in order to avoid stasis.⁣ ⁣ Aging is valuable and beautiful. When one is comfortable with their aging process at each new stage of their life, they are immensely powerful. I would much rather age gracefully than chase the unattainable stasis of youth.⁣ ⁣ So instead of rejecting aging in its entirety, focus on HOW you want to age. What kind of person do you want to be? What skills do you want to develop? How will you foster compassion and teach those that come after you?⁣ ⁣ Tell me your thoughts in the comments, or tag a friend!⁣ ⁣ [image reads: “There is no such thing as anti-aging.”]⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #womeninmedicine  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #movementismedicine  #antiaging  #antiagingmedicine  #deathanxiety 
Forest Bathing: While the term may sound like a marketing push to some, it actually originated in Japan in the 1980s. Forest Bathing, aka shinrin-yoku, is the practice of spending mindful time in the forest.⁣
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The practice specifies that the goal is not to trailblaze through the woods with a destination in mind, but to allow time for quiet reflection. As the planet becomes more populated, more technological, more isolating, reconnecting with nature will become increasingly important. ⁣
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As Dr. Qing Li states, Forest Bathing can include “forest walking, yoga, eating in the forest, hot-spring therapy, T’ai chi, meditation, breathing exercises, aromatherapy, art classes and pottery, Nordic walking and plant observation. It doesn’t matter how fit – or unfit – you are. Shinrin-yoku is suitable for any level of fitness.”⁣
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Forest Bathing: While the term may sound like a marketing push to some, it actually originated in Japan in the 1980s. Forest Bathing, aka shinrin-yoku, is the practice of spending mindful time in the forest.⁣ ⁣ The practice specifies that the goal is not to trailblaze through the woods with a destination in mind, but to allow time for quiet reflection. As the planet becomes more populated, more technological, more isolating, reconnecting with nature will become increasingly important. ⁣ ⁣ As Dr. Qing Li states, Forest Bathing can include “forest walking, yoga, eating in the forest, hot-spring therapy, T’ai chi, meditation, breathing exercises, aromatherapy, art classes and pottery, Nordic walking and plant observation. It doesn’t matter how fit – or unfit – you are. Shinrin-yoku is suitable for any level of fitness.”⁣ ⁣ In his research, Dr. Li has observed that Forest Bathing:⁣ ⁣ 🌲Improves cardiovascular and metabolic parameters, “reduced pulse rate and significantly increased the score for vigor and decreased the scores for depression, fatigue, anxiety, and confusion.” [PMID 27493670]⁣ ⁣ 🌲Increases Natural Killer cells, which are necessary for regulating cellular and immune health. [PMID 17903349]⁣ ⁣ How would you like to incorporate forest bathing into your life? Are there any wooded parks nearby that you can access? Comment below!⁣ ⁣ [Image depicts a forest with text that reads, “Let’s talk about Forest Bathing.”]⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #restandrelaxation  #grownupgoth  #healthgoth  #gothlete  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #easternpa  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #forestbathing  #shinrinyoku  #meditation  #yoga  ⁣ ⁣
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The @moustachemiler is Saturday! I’m raising💲for @movember and going to chase a new 5K PB. It’s going to hurt. But like my favourite moustachioed intellectual villain wrote, “You have not yet suffered enough!”
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To donate: link in bio ☝🏻 The @moustachemiler is Saturday! I’m raising💲for @movember and going to chase a new 5K PB. It’s going to hurt. But like my favourite moustachioed intellectual villain wrote, “You have not yet suffered enough!” Link to donate in bio☝🏻 . . #instarunners  #instarun  #instarunning  #stravarun  #stravarunning  #instastravarunning  #marathon  #runvan  #runyvr  #runvancouver  #runcouver  #canadianrunning  #canadianrunner  #runnersofinstagram  #adidasrunners  #adidasrunning  #garmin  #garminrunning  #mastersrunner  #fueledbycreepypasta  #healthgoth  #sobergoth  #gothlete 
My exhausted and happy face after the Docere Summit with @drtyna this past October. I’m still riding the wave of inspiration, smudgy eyeshadow and all! ⁣⁣
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The most important lesson I’ve been learning is to represent myself honestly in everything I do, including design! I’m an unapologetic grown-up goth, and that is definitely reflected in my branding. No apologies!⁣
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My exhausted and happy face after the Docere Summit with @drtyna this past October. I’m still riding the wave of inspiration, smudgy eyeshadow and all! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The most important lesson I’ve been learning is to represent myself honestly in everything I do, including design! I’m an unapologetic grown-up goth, and that is definitely reflected in my branding. No apologies!⁣ ⁣ What makes you different, and how do you embody that quality?⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #womeninmedicine  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #movementismedicine  #naturopathicrevolution  #doceresummit  #doceremastermind 
Or in other words, “Win the morning, win the day!”⁣
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I don’t see patients before 10am. I also don’t go to meetings, networking events, or answer the phone. Why is that?⁣
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Because my mornings are sacred. This is when I take care of myself so that I can be at my best for my patients. I go to Crossfit, make a filling and nutrient-dense breakfast, pack my lunch, and plan my day. If I need to, I’ll sleep in or write.⁣
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Or in other words, “Win the morning, win the day!”⁣ ⁣ I don’t see patients before 10am. I also don’t go to meetings, networking events, or answer the phone. Why is that?⁣ ⁣ Because my mornings are sacred. This is when I take care of myself so that I can be at my best for my patients. I go to Crossfit, make a filling and nutrient-dense breakfast, pack my lunch, and plan my day. If I need to, I’ll sleep in or write.⁣ ⁣ If I were to start making “exceptions” and sacrifice my mornings here and there, those “exceptions” would become the new pattern. So I don’t make exceptions. ⁣ ⁣ Because my mornings are sacred. 🖤🍁💥⁣ ⁣ What is your sacred time, and what do you choose to do with it? ⁣ ⁣ If you’d like to talk about this more, join my Behavioral Alchemy Facebook Group for upcoming FB Lives on this and other similar topics! Link in bio. ⁣ ⁣ [Image text reads: “Mornings are Sacred.”⁣] ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #womeninmedicine  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #movementismedicine  #morningsaresacred  #crossfit  #winthemorningwintheday 
According to Paul Ekman, Guilt is what you feel when you admit to the truth and are relieved of it. Shame, on the other hand, is the emotion that prevents you from sharing and speaking up.⁣
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The more we talk about mental health, the more we can break the stigma and defeat shame.⁣
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According to Paul Ekman, Guilt is what you feel when you admit to the truth and are relieved of it. Shame, on the other hand, is the emotion that prevents you from sharing and speaking up.⁣ ⁣ The best way to overcome shame is to understand that you’re not alone. No matter you strange and unique you think your situation is, you’re not the only one. There will always be someone who can relate on some level.⁣ ⁣ The more we talk about mental health, the more we can break the stigma and defeat shame.⁣ ⁣ [Image depicts text that reads: “Guilt vs. Shame”]⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #restandrelaxation  #chronicpain  #chronicillness  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #mentalwellness  #easternpa  #philadelphia  #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #healthgoth  #gothlete  #breakthestigma 
Curious about the body of evidence behind acupuncture? Research is constantly under review, and as of 2017 “It is no longer possible to say that the effectiveness of acupuncture can be attributed to the placebo effect or that it is only useful for musculoskeletal pain.” - Stephen Janz⁣
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In “Acupuncture: An Overview of Scientific Evidence”, Dr. Koppelman outlines the state of the current medical model, confronts quality of evidence and reporting in the realm of acupuncture, and concludes that acupuncture is safe and effective for up to 46 different conditions.⁣
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Curious about the body of evidence behind acupuncture? Research is constantly under review, and as of 2017 “It is no longer possible to say that the effectiveness of acupuncture can be attributed to the placebo effect or that it is only useful for musculoskeletal pain.” - Stephen Janz⁣ ⁣ In “Acupuncture: An Overview of Scientific Evidence”, Dr. Koppelman outlines the state of the current medical model, confronts quality of evidence and reporting in the realm of acupuncture, and concludes that acupuncture is safe and effective for up to 46 different conditions.⁣ ⁣ Mechanisms of action for acupuncture include stimulating release of neuropeptides and neurotransmitters, activating the purinergic system for ATP, and modulating parasympathetic activity.⁣ ⁣ Click on the link in bio for more details, and to download a pdf of the article.⁣ ⁣ [Image depicts an acupuncture point model woth text that reads, “What the evidence says about acupuncture.”]⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #healthgoth  #gothlete  #grownupgoth  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #mentalwellness  #easternpa  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior 
Important reminder: Life ebbs and flows. So does mental health. Learning to ride the wave is an important mind-body medicine skill that can serve you in every aspect of your life.⁣
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Important reminder: Life ebbs and flows. So does mental health. Learning to ride the wave is an important mind-body medicine skill that can serve you in every aspect of your life.⁣ ⁣ Be kind to yourself. Healing is never linear.⁣ ⁣ Tag a friend who needs to hear this today!⁣ ⁣ [Image reads, “It’s okay not to be okay.”]⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #grownupgoth  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #allblackeverything  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #mentalwellness  #easternpa  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #bekindtoyourself 
This is a little love letter to East Falls, the location where I practice in Philadelphia, PA. I adore the drive to and from work for this amazing view.⁣
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And an announcement! Starting in December, I will be adding Wednesdays from 12-7pm to my clinic availability. I decided to stay open an hour later on Wednesdays so that folks have that option if they can’t make it out earlier.⁣
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This is a little love letter to East Falls, the location where I practice in Philadelphia, PA. I adore the drive to and from work for this amazing view.⁣ ⁣ And an announcement! Starting in December, I will be adding Wednesdays from 12-7pm to my clinic availability. I decided to stay open an hour later on Wednesdays so that folks have that option if they can’t make it out earlier.⁣ ⁣ Make an appointment! Link in bio.⁣ ⁣ [Image depicts a bridge over water.]⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #womeninmedicine  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #Villagewitch 
One of my favorite recent films is Mad Max: Fury Road. In an interview, one of the writers has stated that the core theme of this film is “engage to heal”. This is illustrated by the way that the titular character only breaks from his depressive fog when he’s forced into engagement, and consequently forced to care about something.
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This has stuck with me for quite some time. Whenever I find myself slipping under, I remember that the best way for me to heal my lows is to engage with the world. Even if it’s difficult. Especially when it’s difficult.
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One of my favorite recent films is Mad Max: Fury Road. In an interview, one of the writers has stated that the core theme of this film is “engage to heal”. This is illustrated by the way that the titular character only breaks from his depressive fog when he’s forced into engagement, and consequently forced to care about something. 💥 This has stuck with me for quite some time. Whenever I find myself slipping under, I remember that the best way for me to heal my lows is to engage with the world. Even if it’s difficult. Especially when it’s difficult. 💥 Get out of your head. Engage. 💥 [Image reads, “Engage to Heal”.] ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #womeninmedicine  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #engagetoheal  #madmax  #madmaxfuryroad 
We all feel like we’re in a dark place sometimes. I chose this image of s dark wood on my website to represent a few concepts:⁣
- Becoming confortable with the unknown.⁣
- The duality of familiarity and uncharted territory.⁣
- What we can observe through nature, while acknowledging that we do not know everything.⁣
- The power of starting a journey, and how the first step is often the most uncomfortable and the most necessary.⁣
- How useful it is to have a guide (like myself!) to assist you.⁣
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Go take a look at waterandbone.com (url in bio), and don’t forget to sign up for your free Social Support Network Cheat Sheet!⁣
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We all feel like we’re in a dark place sometimes. I chose this image of s dark wood on my website to represent a few concepts:⁣ - Becoming confortable with the unknown.⁣ - The duality of familiarity and uncharted territory.⁣ - What we can observe through nature, while acknowledging that we do not know everything.⁣ - The power of starting a journey, and how the first step is often the most uncomfortable and the most necessary.⁣ - How useful it is to have a guide (like myself!) to assist you.⁣ ⁣ Go take a look at waterandbone.com (url in bio), and don’t forget to sign up for your free Social Support Network Cheat Sheet!⁣ ⁣ [Image depicts a dark forest with text that reads, “Into the woods”.]⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ acupuncture #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #womeninmedicine  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #movementismedicine  #intothewoods  #outofthewoods 
“Wellness” is an interesting term these days. It is loaded and yet light, clear and yet ambiguous. So what does it mean?⁣
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Wellness can be getting through the day in the face of your chronic invisible illness.⁣
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Wellness can be moving beyond “good labs” and into fitness and joy.⁣
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There is a developing misconception that Wellness is only for the celebrity demographic, for overpriced crystals and a single, conventional, restrictive image of beauty. I reject this; Wellness is for everyone, including you. Reclaim Wellness.⁣
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“Wellness” is an interesting term these days. It is loaded and yet light, clear and yet ambiguous. So what does it mean?⁣ ⁣ Wellness can be freedom from pain and suffering.⁣ ⁣ Wellness can be the relief you feel after a warm bath.⁣ ⁣ Wellness can be getting through the day in the face of your chronic invisible illness.⁣ ⁣ Wellnesd can be getting dressed and taking your medication.⁣ ⁣ Wellness can be moving beyond “good labs” and into fitness and joy.⁣ ⁣ Wellness can be the love you feel in the evening with your friends and family.⁣ ⁣ Wellness can be the gratitude in your morning journal entry.⁣ ⁣ There is a developing misconception that Wellness is only for the celebrity demographic, for overpriced crystals and a single, conventional, restrictive image of beauty. I reject this; Wellness is for everyone, including you. Reclaim Wellness.⁣ ⁣ What does Wellness mean to you?⁣ ⁣ [Image reads, “Reclaim Wellness”.]⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #dialecticalbehaviortherapy  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #womeninmedicine  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #Wellness  #reclaimwellness 
I adore Scotland. I did my study abroad there, and fell in love with Edinburgh especially. If I were ever to move across the Atlantic, Scotland would be on my short list.
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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Link in bio to read the article! The article also has a pdf detailing the specific, monthly recommendations related to Scotland’s unique environment.
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I adore Scotland. I did my study abroad there, and fell in love with Edinburgh especially. If I were ever to move across the Atlantic, Scotland would be on my short list. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Now there’s even more to love! Scotland’s GPs are prescribing nature for certain illnesses. While this may seem simple, and yes everyone “knows” going outside is good for you, having a doctor tell you can help you prioritize it! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Link in bio to read the article! The article also has a pdf detailing the specific, monthly recommendations related to Scotland’s unique environment. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 [Image depicts the Scottish coastline with text that reads, “Reason number 1,000,009 to love Scotland!”] ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #womeninmedicine  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #scotland  #thegreatoutdoors  #gooutside 
What is water fasting? Like it says on the tin, water fasting is when you abstain from everything except (a lot) of water. It’s a very traditional and effective tool in Naturopathic Medicine.⁣
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What is water fasting? Like it says on the tin, water fasting is when you abstain from everything except (a lot) of water. It’s a very traditional and effective tool in Naturopathic Medicine.⁣ ⁣ I do a 24-hour water fast when I need to reset my digestion, especially after travel. I also find it helpful for blood-sugar regulation when done properly.⁣ ⁣ Remember to consult with your licensed health practitioner before making any dietary changes. Fasting is especially intense, and should always be properly supervised. ⁣ ⁣ [Image shows a water bottle with a caption that reads, “Water fasting! NDs have been using intermittent fasting clinically before it was cool.”]⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbs  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #naturalmedicine  #restandrelaxation  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #integrativehealthcare  #womeninmedicine  #mentalwellness  #easternpa  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #intermittentfasting  #waterfasting  #naturopathichack  #grownupgoth  #healthgoth  #gothlete 
There are three kinds of self-care:⁣
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There are three kinds of self-care:⁣ 1. The actions you take every day to maintain your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.⁣ 2. What you do to take care of yourself in a crisis and ask for help.⁣ 3. How you Treat Yo’Self!⁣ •⁣ Today I’m going to spend the day doing #3 . Follow my stories and I’ll take you with me!⁣ •⁣ How do you like to #treatyoself ? Let me know in the comments and tag a friend.⁣ •⁣ [Image a roof against grey skies with branches overhead. Text reads “Treat Yo’Self”.]⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #womeninmedicine  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #movementismedicine  #selfcare  #treatyoself2018 
Wired and tired? Having interpersonal issues? Need a structured tool to help provide insight into your emotional experience?
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This is why I’m such a big fan of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. It’s Alchemical Mindfulness: using structured and specific mindfulness techniques to create internal transformation and resilience.
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I’ve just posted a thorough introduction to DBT, including some skills that I find immediately useful. Click the link in bio for the BLOG and let me know what you think!
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Wired and tired? Having interpersonal issues? Need a structured tool to help provide insight into your emotional experience? ➕ I get it. It’s easy to spiral. And sometimes figuring out what’s an internal issue vs. an external stressor can be complicated. ➕ This is why I’m such a big fan of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. It’s Alchemical Mindfulness: using structured and specific mindfulness techniques to create internal transformation and resilience. ➕ I’ve just posted a thorough introduction to DBT, including some skills that I find immediately useful. Click the link in bio for the BLOG and let me know what you think! ➕ [Image of a Buddha statue with smoke that reads, “Alchemical Mindfulness”.] ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #dialecticalbehaviortherapy  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #womeninmedicine  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #alchemicalmindfulness  #alchemy 
It’s snowing! You know most folks get Spring Fever, where they can’t focus on work because they just want to be outside? I get Snow Fever! I adore snow, and was even born in the middle of a blizzard.
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It’s snowing! You know most folks get Spring Fever, where they can’t focus on work because they just want to be outside? I get Snow Fever! I adore snow, and was even born in the middle of a blizzard. ❄️ I’m also very comfortable driving in this kind of weather, so the clinic is open! However, I know not everyone is as comfortable, so drive safe, Uber if you can, stay home if you can’t. ❄️ Winter is also Seasonal Affective Disorder for many folks. Come in and get some care! For acupuncture patients, we’re cranking the heat and I have a space heater in the office. We like to keep things cozy! ❄️ Tell me, what are your favorite Winter activities? ❄️ [Image is of a winter forest with text that reads, “It’s Snowing!”.] ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbalmedicine  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #dialecticalbehaviortherapy  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mental  wellness warrior #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #Winterwonderland  #firstsnow  #snow  #drivesafe  #cozy  #hygge 
As soapboxes go, this is a pretty big one. Marketing for weight loss is an easy cheat code for health and wellness. Society has conditioned people, especially women, to believe that they are worth more if they weigh less. Tap into that fear, and people come running to your door. So why don’t I sell weight loss?
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As soapboxes go, this is a pretty big one. Marketing for weight loss is an easy cheat code for health and wellness. Society has conditioned people, especially women, to believe that they are worth more if they weigh less. Tap into that fear, and people come running to your door. So why don’t I sell weight loss? ➕ Because I refuse to feed into the global delusion that weight loss automatically equates health. ➕ Because the pressure to lose weight can lead to unhealthy eating behaviors, psychological and emotional harm, and potentially worsen the same medical conditions that weight loss is marketed to prevent. ➕ Because I care about you, and your value as a human being is NOT related to your weight! ➕ So since I don’t help people “lose weight”, how can I help you? ➕ I can help you customize, learn, execute, and maintain the nutrition and lifestyle habits that will serve you for the rest of your life. ➕ I can help you learn how to build strength and resiliency, both physical and emotional. ➕ I can help you reconnect with yourself. ➕ Tell me, what aspect of health is more important to you than “weight loss”? ➕ If you would to take this conversation further, click on the link in my bio to join the Behavioral Alchemy Facebook Group! ➕ [Image reads, “Why I Don’t Sell Weight Loss”.] ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #acupuncture  #chinesemedicine  #cupping  #essentialoils  #healing  #nutrition  #herbalmedicine  #botanicalmedicine  #naturopathicmedicine  #naturopathicdoctor  #dialecticalbehaviortherapy  #naturalmedicine  #mentalhealth  #traditionalmedicine  #integrativemedicine  #womeninmedicine  #philadelphia  #eastfalls  #mentalwellnesswarrior  #mindfulness  #grownupgoth  #gothlete  #healthgoth  #allblackeverything  #Weightloss  @i_weigh
WHAT A WEEK!!! I finished off the Europa Cup races with another bronze 🥉 and now its back to the Springs for testing! Thank you to @barbara.vanbergen and @meijebidault for a great series of races, and thank you @tony_mcallister for being so patient with me! #bronzemedal #punkrockparalympics #teamxevo #xevooptics #gothlete #teamusa #indoorskiing
Europa Cup has started!! Another bronze medal in today’s slalom. Just one more day of races, and then it’s home to @mackenziewritespoems. #bronzemedal #slalom #skiracing #indoorskiing #punkrockparalympics #gothlete
Today I ran 6.66K for my 666th Strava activity and came home to the excellently evil Metal issue of @poetryisdead. Coincidence? I don’t think so.
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Not a bad start to the season, here in Landgraaf! #bronzemedal #slalom #skiracing #gothlete #punkrockparalympics
We meet again, Monday. 💀☕️ At least Coffee has your back. Go wreck em.
We meet again, Monday. 💀☕️ At least Coffee has your back. Go wreck em.
There’s some killer styles available for women’s cut apparel as well. BLOOD SWEAT FEARLESS cropped tank is available now as part of our first drop 💪🏻 be fearless. #traintilldeath
There’s some killer styles available for women’s cut apparel as well. BLOOD SWEAT FEARLESS cropped tank is available now as part of our first drop 💪🏻 be fearless. #traintilldeath 
T-shirts have landed! Train like you mean it with this BLOOD SWEAT FEARLESS Club design. With a realistic skull logo and our personal motto “train till death”. Let’s get to work. 💀
T-shirts have landed! Train like you mean it with this BLOOD SWEAT FEARLESS Club design. With a realistic skull logo and our personal motto “train till death”. Let’s get to work. 💀
The left side of my face has taken a beating the last fee months from hockey.  #hockey #gothlete #ccm #warrior #bauer #easton #czech #czechhockey #czechguy #icehockey #violentgentlemen #violentgents #makehockeyviolentagain #keepittight #hockeyinjury
Stay focused, stay positive. 💀 It's important to surround yourself with people who get it. People that inspire you and support you. Some people will try to belittle your ambitions, but great people will make you feel that you too can become great. When you're putting in the work toward your goals and ambitions, it is important to regularly associate with others that do the same. Hang out and train with friends who are like-minded and also pursuing purpose-filled lives. At the same time, be that kind of friend and aspiring figure to others in return.
Stay focused, stay positive. 💀 It's important to surround yourself with people who get it. People that inspire you and support you. Some people will try to belittle your ambitions, but great people will make you feel that you too can become great. When you're putting in the work toward your goals and ambitions, it is important to regularly associate with others that do the same. Hang out and train with friends who are like-minded and also pursuing purpose-filled lives. At the same time, be that kind of friend and aspiring figure to others in return.
Want to join the Blood Sweat Fearless crew? 💀
Want to join the Blood Sweat Fearless crew? 💀
Second run since @runvictoriamarathon injury recovery, decided to hit the @lululemonyvr Ghost Race 👻 segment for Hallowe’en🎃 A shuffle to start but it felt okay so I let go a bit. I've definitely lost speed and endurance but this turned out waaay better than expected. I’m pretty happy right now.
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#ghostrace #happyhalloween #runhappy
#instarunners #instarun #instarunning #stravarun #stravarunning #instastravarunning #marathonrecovery #injuryrecovery #marathontraining #runvan #runyvr #runvancouver #runcouver #canadianrunning #canadianrunner #runnersofinstagram #adidasrunners #adidasrunning #garmin #garminrunning #mastersrunner #fueledbycreepypasta #healthgoth #sobergoth #gothlete
Second run since @runvictoriamarathon injury recovery, decided to hit the @lululemonyvr Ghost Race 👻 segment for Hallowe’en🎃 A shuffle to start but it felt okay so I let go a bit. I've definitely lost speed and endurance but this turned out waaay better than expected. I’m pretty happy right now. . . . #ghostrace  #happyhalloween  #runhappy  #instarunners  #instarun  #instarunning  #stravarun  #stravarunning  #instastravarunning  #marathonrecovery  #injuryrecovery  #marathontraining  #runvan  #runyvr  #runvancouver  #runcouver  #canadianrunning  #canadianrunner  #runnersofinstagram  #adidasrunners  #adidasrunning  #garmin  #garminrunning  #mastersrunner  #fueledbycreepypasta  #healthgoth  #sobergoth  #gothlete 
BLOOD. SWEAT. FEARLESS. Are you ready to sweat?? 💪🏻☠️
BLOOD. SWEAT. FEARLESS. Are you ready to sweat?? 💪🏻☠️
For anyone needing a photographer please please look at @aperture_byangelica work! Not only talented but a good sweet person!! Thank you so much!! #redesignrebuild #gothlete #straightedgefitness #neverstoptheprogress #a7intl #powerlifting #bargrip #gotwilks #demandgreatness #adipower #squatpushpull #czech #czechstrength #czechmuscle #czechpowerlifting #czechguy #ironboundpower #stronghouseproject
Thank you to the amazing @aperture_byangelica for these pictures from the @uspapower IPL Midwest Open saturday! #redesignrebuild #gothlete #straightedgefitness #neverstoptheprogress #a7intl #powerlifting #bargrip #gotwilks #demandgreatness #adipower #squatpushpull #czech #czechstrength #czechmuscle #czechpowerlifting #czechguy #ironboundpower #stronghouseproject