April 28, 2019

Five years ago I took up piano lessons. As a child I took lessons for a few years, but regret letting it go when given the choice (my parents told me I would and they were right!)

I was visiting my parents who have my grandmother's piano. My father hadn't played in near...

November 29, 2018

Naturopathic physicians across the country, including right here in Portland, are supporting patients at the end of life.

I was recently included in an article by the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC) for National Hospice and Palliative Car...

November 13, 2018

Preventing cognitive decline is on everyone's minds.

The Institute of Natural Medicine (INM) and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) have a wonderful online resource called Naturopathic Medicine: 100 Frequently Asked Questions.

My esteemed colleagu...

June 3, 2017

I was recently invited by Moving Mountain Institute to write a guest blog post.

What an honor to be invited to participate in this new collaboration with such a fine group of practitioners!

This collaboration is to promote bodywork modalities through educational eve...

May 25, 2017

Spring is a time of year when we get to harvest some of our own food from the fruitful forests of the Northwest.

We love this process! There is nothing more satisfying than going for a walk in the woods and coming home with dinner ingredients. Even if we don't find what...

December 4, 2016

I have already shared photos of Lake Phoksundo with it's unreal color and incredible legend. I share it again here to start the story of our first Nomad Clinic on the south end of the lake in Ringmo, Nepal.

Ringmo is a village with a lot of access, relatively speaking,...

November 23, 2016

Dung is life. Yak dung that is.

At the highest elevations there are no trees that grow, and what was there as far as other plant life has long been harvested. So in order to keep warm and cook food the women of these areas hike for miles to gather what brush and roots t...

November 6, 2016

Namaste! My time with the Nomad Clinic was a profound time of service, travel and community building. It is difficult to put into words the depth of this experience, as we trekked through the vastness of the Himalayas in between days of clinic.

Above is Phoksundo Lake,...

August 16, 2016

This fall I will be joining the Nomads Clinic in Nepal for a medical service trek.

I am full of gratitude for this opportunity to visit the Dolpo, a remote roadless region of Nepal, and provide medical services while I am there. 

The trek itself is 33 days. We will...

August 15, 2016

My dear friend forwarded me this article about an 85 year old woman who started doing yoga, and how it changed her life. She went from hunchbacked and not able to drive, to upright and independent again. Her story is an inspiration, and will keep me recommending yoga t...

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