Emotional First Aid

Healing a Wounded Heart

Visiting a senior center decked out in red hearts for Valentine's Day recently, I wondered how many of the elderly there felt like celebrating - or whether they would rather reminisce about their lost loves instead. When people have been...More

Cope with Holiday Stress Naturally

Try these safe and effective natural medicines instead of screaming at the kids or dropping from exhaustion. The FDA calls them over-the-counter meds but they are really a support for your body’s healing energy, reminding you what it feels like...More

Emotional First Aid with Fast-Acting Natural Medicines

Let’s say you get a sudden shock (almost hit by a car) or bad news (your teenager in a car accident) or grief (unexpected death in the family). These sudden emotional shocks often bring physical symptoms including rapid heart rate,...More

Anxiety Meds During Pregnancy – Safe and Natural

For a pregnant woman with anxiety – including anxiety about taking tranquilizers – and wishing to avoid unnecessary prescription drugs, homeopathic medicines can provide a safe alternative. The FDA regulates these medicines as over-the-counter drugs, as described in the previous...More

Postpartum depression and other pregnancy woes – natural medicines can help

Women began seeking safe alternatives for antidepressants during pregnancy several years ago, when research first showed that the drugs could affect their unborn child. Many women also try to avoid any pharmaceuticals when breastfeeding, including that vulnerable phase right after...More

Feeling Blue? ‘Green Medicine’ Offers Answers

Natural medicines can offer positive answers for all the many reasons people seek alternatives to conventional drugs. The FDA considers them safe enough to classify as over-the-counter drugs. They are non-habit forming and there is no rebound effect when stopping...More