…during a pandemic
On edge? Here are some helpful tips of what you can add to your tool chest to calm yourself when your regular coping mechanisms are not available.
- Make sure your sleep is in order. Consult a professional (your MD, a naturopath or Dr. Jen! on different ideas to accomplish this).
- Nourish your body. Eat slowly and mindfully.
- Consider incorporating supplements in consultation with a professional.
- Watch the video for your own acupressure to help “calm the mind”.
- Lay on the ground – ground yourself.
Reach out and let me know if there is anything else I can do to help. Be well, friends!
I have always wanted to be a naturopathic doctor even before I knew this career existed. As a kid, I loved learning about the power of healing. I talked at length with family and friends about vitamins and minerals and, because I grew up with social worker parents, I was also passionate about mental health.
Like so many others, I ignored my heart and followed another career path. But I was miserable and lost. I worked as a flight attendant for a few years and, while traveling the world, decided to be a doctor.
Unfortunately, my personal life took an unexpected turn: I got sick, divorced, and depressed. All three, while connected, were also a painful eye-opening gift. I needed to prioritize my health and decided that I had no choice but to go back to school and become a naturopathic doctor.
It was not easy. I worked full time while in medical school and had a baby in my third year just to keep things interesting. But it was who I was meant to be and I never looked back. That’s why I’m so passionate about helping others become who they are meant to be. As E.E. Cummings stated, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are”.
Dr. Jen is a licensed naturopathic doctor. The content of her videos are intended for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to substituted for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Please consult your physician or qualified naturopathic doctor for medical advice.