While summertime is one of the most expansive, playful, and uplifting times of the year, it can also be exhausting.  The hot days tend to zap our energy. The fullness of summertime life, social functions, adventurous trips, and holiday hype can tucker us out if we are not careful.  

We just returned from a great holiday weekend in one of my favorite parts of Colorado. Jason and I took four kids away (yes, we are brave) for a long weekend to enjoy some river rafting, some hot springs, and some of the beauty of the peak of summer.

As we paddled down the Arkansas river with our guide Michael calling out the strokes, there were many times we had to paddle like crazy through a rapid, while many others where we could just coast.  Each time we approached a rapid, I could feel myself preparing for the acceleration. After some white water splashes, and a few shrieks from the boat, we would make it to the other side to exhale, exhilerated.


... Life is full of moments like these  

The ebbs and flows of life, health and healing keep things interesting and dynamic. We have to stay present to what our lives are asking of us, listen to our intuition, to get the most effective (and usually desired)results. 

I often think of our healing phase as acceleration, while the maintenance phase as a time to exhale and coast.


... Listen for the moments to accelerate and give it your all. Listen for the moments to exhale and coast.


Are you in an accelerate phase or a coast phase in your health and healing ?






We will debunk some common health myths, reframe our health and healing and find our way back home to ourselves. Truth talks are little nuggets of  truth for you to chew on. Together, we will take a deeper look at some of our personal beliefs and some automatic ways we tend to orient around our health.   For the next few weeks,  join me in a little immersion into some of the ways we can reframe our health and reclaim our power.

(and your suggestions and requests are welcome)


I have a few more nuggets for you today...

{If you missed TRUTH TALKS SESSION 1 or TRUTH TALKS SESSION 2 feel free to catch up anytime HERE...}





1.  DO I NEED SUPPLEMENTS?  First off, the way our foods are grown and prepared leaves our food depleted in a variety of ways. The methods of storing, processing and preserving food often severely devitalizes the food of its nutritional value. In addition, many of the modern techniques used to grow food faster, larger and on nutritionally depleted soils have destroyed the original, natural quality of our food supply.  There is no question that we could ALL use a little nutrient boost, AAAANNNDDD...

If you are in an healing phase of you will find your healing is more supported and accelerated with the right supplements ...

TRUTH:  If your health is not optimal, you are most likely experiencing a deficiency of some kind in your body – in your capacity to digest or assimilate your food, or in what your body needs to heal. Adding in the right supplements will absolutely accelerate your healing process.

2.  ARE ALL SUPPLEMENTS THE SAME?  There is a HUGE difference between the ingredients used in a whole food supplement versus a supplement made with synthetic ingredients. There is also a DRASTIC difference between a food grade supplement and a pharmaceutical grade supplement. When we start messing with natures magic (trying to impersonate nature in a lab) and when we start taking short cuts to cut costs, and dilute the potency of nature’s medicine, we loose out on the synergy and perfection of purity.

.... Are your supplements in their natural form? Are they pure?  Are they potent?  Are they absorbable?

.... If these questions cannot be answered or if the answer is NO, don’t waste your money.  A crappy supplement is going to do you no good.  

TRUTH:  A high quality pure supplement is incredible and an integral part of accelerating your health and healing. You will see that with a little education and a little discernment you can find the best options for you, even if you need to reach for advice from a specialist.  Buy less supplements, buy the high quality natural, pharmaceutical grade supplements so that you get the most bang for your buck and see the results you are looking for.

3.  HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO TAKE?  I know it can be a little overwhelming.  Trust me...many of my clients show up with bags full of supplements to show me when we first start working together.  

Here are a few good tips to practice when you are buying supplements:

  • Read the ingredients

Ingredients tell it all.  Look for natural substances, names that you recognize and ingredients in tandem. 

  • Look at the daily value

Natural supplements may be at lower dose at times, but they are more potent because they are natural and pure.  If the daily values are through the roof, you are likely looking at synthetic version. More is not always better.

  • Look for the GMP practices

The Federal Drug Administration has not finalized Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for dietary supplements, as they are theoretically required to do under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act. Rather, Congress has stated, as a provision, that dietary supplement GMP should be modeled after foods.  Because of this statement, many supplement manufacturers have chosen to follow the GMP for foods. Others, however, voluntarily follow GMP for pharmaceuticals as the basis for their quality assurance program in the manufacturing of all of their products.  This means these companies treat nutritional supplements with the same consistency that goes into the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.

Pharmaceutical grade supplements can guarantee quality, potency, absorbability and purity.  They are your BEST option for supplements all the way around.

TRUTH:  We are such an instant gratification, pill popping, symptom focused culture, but it isn’t really getting us anywhere. When you want to accelerate your health and healing, remember to move slow and steady and go for quality not quantity.  

**Need a little help?  I have you covered.  For the rest of July, I will be offering 30 minute supplement consults at a discounted rate. Click the button below for all the details (in person or remote sessions available)


We all go through times where we accelerate and where we coast. Remember to let your energy follow your authentic flow.

With love and peace...


Have some thoughts or insights about these truths?  Have some requests for next week? Let me know in the comments below.