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  • Staying Positive Through the Storms of Life

    How do a psychologist and avid golfer weather a hurricane? I have been golfing longer than practicing psychology. I have weathered a few hurricanes, including the “big one,” Hurricane Andrew, in 1992. My training as a psychologist and my coaching as a golfer proved positively to me that one can “shoot par” even in the worst of storms. In life, we face many types of storms. There are some storms we will have to endure where we have little or no control over what we must face. However, we do have control over how we prepare, react-accommodate to, and...

  • Acupuncture for Stress & Immunity: Just the Medicine for These Anxious Times

    The public awareness of acupuncture has grown by leaps and bounds since I first started my practice 13 years ago. This is a testament not only to the profound efficacy of acupuncture, but to its ever-growing acceptance from the conventional medical world. Much of that acceptance is due to a continually expanding field of research proving the benefits of acupuncture for a myriad of ailments. While most people are aware of its benefits for pain relief, fewer are aware of how great acupuncture is at boosting the immune system. However, as the data on acupuncture’s effects on pain becomes...

  • A Personal Journey to Boost My Immunity with Nariveda Supplements

    A few months ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Nirmal Yogi and learning about Nariveda’s Ayurvedic Supplements. Nirmal and his son, Adrian, teamed up together to create their carefully researched and formulated supplements that help people with immunity, stress, cardiovascular health, brain function, aging, bones, joints, and more. After 40+ years of experience as an organic chemist and by being a devout practitioner of Ayurveda, Nirmal developed and formulated Nariveda’s powerful Elixirs. With a healthy amount of divine guidance dovetailed with the innate richness of his Ayurvedic upbringing and reverence for spiritual connection, Nirmal leads the research...

  • The Changing Landscape of Pregnancy During a Pandemic

    Pregnancy is a time of hope and excitement as well as increased concern for what the future will bring for your growing family. Pregnancy during a pandemic can add to the fear that any parent-to-be may feel. The areas of concern are three-fold: What effects COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2) may have prenatally, how it will inform labor and delivery, and what effects it might have in the first years of life and beyond. Expectant mom’s need guidance to help them navigate the changing landscape of pregnancy during a pandemic. Arming yourself with knowledge and a plan of action can help you...

  • A Path of Heart

    While I write this I am at home providing telehealth for my clients through my Psychotherapy practice. It is a frightening time for so many, everything that was taken for granted has changed in what seems like an instant. It is also a time to pause and determine new priorities, to look at what has needed to change and what truly is the best or highest good for people and society in general. For me, it has been a time for self-evaluation. In many ways, I welcome this opportunity. This past year I was diagnosed with breast cancer, had...

  • COVID-19 – Betrayal and the Butterflies of Spring

    A virus, treachery, and insects with brightly colored wings—a highly unlikely threesome. When a pandemic escapes from Pandora’s box and changes the face of our world seemingly overnight, anything we think is disconnected is quickly negated. Suddenly, we find ourselves having a direct experience of the famous adage that goes something like, “The flap of a butterfly’s wings in our garden affects the winds in Beijing.” It seems an absurd thought, too infinitesimal to ever make any reasonable sense. Yet now we’re living smack in the middle of its truth. Only this time, the adage is working in reverse....

  • Redefine Retirement: Plan to Live Life on Your Terms!

    Will you celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day this May and June? Perhaps you’ll spend time honoring your Mom and Dad. Maybe someone will seek out time to acknowledge you and all that you’ve done. Recently I spent time with my parents, who will turn 70 and 81 this year. As we lingered over Mom’s homemade apple pie in their dining room, I realized how fortunate I am. First, I am blessed to learn from my parents; as they navigate the aging process with care, grace, and intention they often share with me both successes and challenges. And second, I...

  • Restaurants Keeping It Real: Soma Grille

    Do you like to eat out? I do! Of course, cooking at home is more cost effective and can be the healthier choice but eating out is fun, relaxing and can be a delicious culinary treat. I have to admit that I am pretty picky about the restaurants that I choose however, because I will only go if I can eat real food made with the best ingredients. I thought that I would share how I figure that out and create a list of Connecticut restaurants that are getting it right. In the coming months, I will spotlight a...

  • Leadership: Illuminating the Lives of Others through Integrity

    If you asked a random group of people, “What kind of leader are you?” most would likely tell you they don’t consider themselves leaders at all. People envision leaders as standing on a stage, behind a podium, or in front of large crowds, and many individuals don’t crave, or even care for, that kind of spotlight. A few even believe that what they have to say won’t generate any real difference. But what about smaller-scale, everyday influencers? It turns out that even those enthusiastically leading discussions, inspiring and empowering others, and being consistently authentic don’t see themselves as leading...

  • A New Treatment for Libido & Sexual Dysfunction

    The peptide PT 141 has been shown to have a substantial effect on libido, generating sexual arousal in both men and women. It can work as an alternative to Viagra for erectile dysfunction in men. This peptide is able to cross the “blood-brain-barrier,” bypassing the vascular system and acting at the level of the central nervous system. This property gives PT-141 an advantage over traditional ED drugs like Viagra and Cialis, which can decrease blood pressure and cause side effects. A placebo controlled medical study reported the following; among women who attempted sexual intercourse within 24 hours after treatment,...

  • Emotionally & Mentally Supporting Older Adults During & After COVID-19

    During this period of social and physical distancing, it can be challenging for people to stay connected to their friends and family. This is especially true for older adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), those at high-risk for severe illness from the coronavirus (COVID-19) include: People aged 65 years and older People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility Moreover, among adults with confirmed COVID-19 reported in the U.S., 31-70% of adults 85+ and 31-59% of adults 65-84 years old require hospitalization, according to the CDC. So, even just a quick...

  • Strengthen Your Immunity with Stem Cell Nutrition

    Adult stem cells are all the rage being touted as the next fountain of youth. They are now a scientifically proven regenerative treatment for a wide variety of common illnesses. People are looking for safe, natural and affordable options in place of harsh drugs, unwanted side effects and costly medical treatments. The real breakthrough with adult stem cell enhancement is that it is considered a “natural therapy”, as it harnesses the body’s own innate immune system and regenerative wisdom to help heal itself without any need for major surgery or medications. What are Stem Cells? Stem cells are the...

  • Being Stressed Doesn’t Have To Be So Stressful!

    On a day-to-day basis, we are generally able to undergo various amounts of stress that doesn’t appear to influence our functioning. However, the feeling of being overwhelmed by COVID-19, or just overwhelmed constantly from everyone in every direction is another story. Toxic stress can appear unmanageable. It tends to have an impact on our physical, spiritual and mental health. Thus, many people will find that prolonged periods of stress gone untreated will result in anxiety, physical ailments, difficulties with work-life balance, and one’s overall spiritual well-being. With just a bit of knowledge in identifying, understanding and managing stress, we...

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine for Women’s Health

    More and more people are turning to Chinese medicine to find relief from symptoms and for healing in the long term for many health concerns. Treating women’s issues is one of the areas that Chinese medicine has been used effectively for thousands of years. Most people know about acupuncture for pain but that is really the tip of the iceberg with regard to what Chinese medicine can treat. Chinese medicine includes Chinese medical diagnosis, acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and mind body exercises such as qigong and tai chi and meditation which are used in combination depending on the condition...

  • Access Unlimited Mental Well-Being

    We have all been tested over the past months; some physically, others mentally and spiritually as we attempt to make sense of a pandemic. I notice my thoughts jumping from wondering how we will get through this to hoping for a healthier planet to compassion for those who are experiencing sickness and lost loved ones. Through it all I witness a sweetness behind the human spirit as people reach out to one another to lend a hand and assist in any way they can. Standing in line at my local Trader Joe’s, I was reminded of the many unsung...

  • Inspire Your Gifts: Heart Path Therapy®

    Although this time can be challenging, it is a time for change, hope, and evaluating what is really important in your life. Let your spiritually guided leaders and healers show you the spiritual path. It is an opportunity to dive deeper into your own healing and awakening to discover who you are and why you are on this earth. No matter what theories you see and hear about the coronavirus, whether conspiracy, lies, or other, listen to the elders of the sacred traditions and indigenous ways that hold a deep truth. They say this virus came due to universal...

  • Where Are Your Angels in This Challenging Time?

    Where are God and Angels during this challenging time? Aren’t Angels supposed to be helping humanity, especially now? Many of my clients recently asked me, “Agnes, is this year going to be better than 2019?” I remember seeing the vision in November of last year, given to me by Angels, of a huge energy shift approaching our planet. I started telling my clients that the year 2020 will be an evolution for humanity. I said,“Well, it is like giving birth to a child, there is the struggle, but the outcome is a new life!”As a bonus, we get an...

  • Do You Have Faith in Yourself?

    What makes the difference between surviving and thriving during this time? The answer…Your faith in yourself. Not faith of religion or the universe or anything outside of yourself. It is your level of consciousness and your mastery of your consciousness. We are being called to step up to a higher level of consciousness and mastery right now. I know it is easy to get caught up in fear, trust me. I own a small business with employees and our business is down 60% right now. I work on my faith in myself because power is always inside of us...

  • Access Unlimited Mental Well-Being

    We have all been tested over the past months; some physically, others mentally and spiritually as we attempt to make sense of a pandemic. I notice my thoughts jumping from wondering how we will get through this to hoping for a healthier planet to compassion for those who are experiencing sickness and lost loved ones. Through it all I witness a sweetness behind the human spirit as people reach out to one another to lend a hand and assist in any way they can. Standing in line at my local Trader Joe’s, I was reminded of the many unsung...

  • The Growing Incidence of Autoimmune Disease

    The incidence of autoimmune conditions grows yearly, particularly rheumatic conditions, though there is limited scientific proof why the immune system inappropriately attacks itself. There are a variety of reasons that autoimmune conditions can be exacerbated, particularly stress, sun, or chronic disease conditions. With over 80 different types of autoimmune conditions, the most prevalent being multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis, it may take several doctor visits before being formally diagnosed. As a naturopathic physician, you always need to ask one question with any patient you see, “what is the underlying cause” and “what is the initiating factor”. For some...

  • Maintaining a Healthy Liver the Natural Way

    “The liver is a very special organ: even if more than fifty percent of its overall mass is damaged…it can regenerate itself completely. This amazing ability is essential. The liver is the body’s most important metabolic organ…”   ~ “Understanding the Mechanisms of Liver Regeneration Through Computer Simulation,” Science News, Science Daily (June 9, 2010)   “Most people think liver disease is caused by excess alcohol or hepatitis viruses. The reality is that the leading cause of liver disease today is excess weight. This form of liver degeneration associated with obesity and high blood sugar is called nonalcoholic fatty...

  • Are you Addicted to Coffee? 5 Reasons Why You May Have Daily Low Energy Levels

    Recent studies have found that coffee drinking may be beneficial for your health. A 2014 journal article found that individuals who drank at least one cup per day (8 oz., black, or with a small amount of milk/or sugar) over a four year period had a 11% lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Another 2001 study suggests that coffee consumption could protect against the risk of Parkinson’s disease. This information is not provided in order to create a coffee craze, and as the old saying goes, “too much of anything, good for nothing”. Coffee containing caffeine is known to...

  • Keto: Good For Diabetes & Prediabetes?

    I’ve been a type 1 diabetic for 13 years. After I was diagnosed, every endocrinologist and diabetes educator I met with told me to eat a diet high in grains, fruit, and starch. I was told this is the healthiest diet for diabetics. So I did this. What happened? I watched my blood sugars go on a roller coaster ride, spiking high then dropping low. After meals I would go up to 150-200mg/dL or higher. My A1c was around 7.0%. I counted carbs like they asked me to do, properly dosed my medications, but never ended up with normal...

  • Tackling the Myths About CBD

    Your CBD Stores’ is a Bio/Plant Science Company offering SunMed CBD-Rich Hemp oil extracts. The boutique-style educational centers offer the highest-quality, award-winning CBD (Cannabidiol). In June 2018, the first ever Connecticut location for Florida-based Sunflora selling CBD under the SunMed brand was opened in Milford. A year and a half later, Connecticut now boasts 22 locations. The 465th location in Manchester owned by Kevin and Brittany O’Connor is managed by Rebekah Fernandez. “Since our grand opening for Your CBD Store Manchester this past fall we are over the moon with the overwhelming response from our customers. Our first few...