Is your body ready for seasonal change? ‘Fall’ into some self-care!

I had really been feeling anxious and off this week. It all started before the equinox with body aches, congestion and some serious lethargy. Luckily some rest and immune support – elderberries – were perfect for clearing the rogue virus. Immune system back on track, but I was still left feeling buzzy, racey and had seriously achey legs. Classic signs of my root chakra needing some serious attention! Following the impeachment saga and getting frazzled about downed internet were doing absolutely nothing to support me feeling grounded.

I’m thinking – OK this really is anxiety- and it feels crazy. Knowing that it is hard for me to give myself advice, I literally had to think ‘ok what would I tell a client to do if they were feeling like this’. hmm I would say “legs up the wall yoga posture immediately for 20 min”

Legs up the wall is the perfect nervous system reset. In 10 min I can feel my adrenals throbbing and then I immediately got the hit that in addition to my normal meditation routine, I really need to connect more with nature to attune to the seasonal change- barefoot on the grass preferred…imagine myself rooting just like the trees send their energy down into their roots this time of year. Now is the time for more self care and even a ritual to honor the change of season. I’ve been spending 10-20 min barefoot outside in the mornings and what a huge difference it has made.

This is a perfect time of year to invest in ourselves in terms of self-care. When all of nature is slowing down and rooting, we humans tend to get busier – back to school schedules followed by holiday train. It’s hard on our bodies and it weakens our immunity. It’s not uncommon to feel edgy, irritable, lethargic or experience digestive woes or upper respiratory symptoms as we adjust to fall.

Consider ‘falling’ into some self care with a healing session for some grounding support, AND when you refer a friend you will receive 50% off a facial or massage with my friends at Ladan Holistic Spa!!

I hope this finds you all well with the transition to these cooler, shorter, ‘back to school’ days..

For those of you who may not know, I have moved back to the East Coast!  I made the long cross country trip with my 2 cats in their carrier and arrived late August in time to get a dose of heat and humidity.  

After living 2.5 yrs on the beautiful Northern CA coast, I honestly had had enough  🙂  Hard to believe – California is a beautiful and healthy place to live, but after 2.5 years in a small sleepy coastal town, I was ready for more activity – I had also had enough of the cold weather and fog.  (Think UGG boots and puffy jackets year round !)

The time I spent out West was fruitful for personal healing on many levels. Having all that extra space enabled me to see patterns and make changes that I wouldn’t have been able to had I stayed in my routine here.  I also had the opportunity to expand my horizons in the healing arts.  I took several myofacial release classes and am able to offer that approach in combination with my craniosacral therapy for an added approach for pain relief.  I also am now certified in Past Life Regression – it’s great for sensitive people and healers who want to address patterns from those deep and ‘hidden’ place.  I tend to span the spectrum when it comes to healing – there is no ‘one sized fits all approach’

I want to extend a warm thank you for your support during these past couple of personal healing/transition years.

To that end, I am offering a 10% discount on your next visit – through November 2019.

This time of year is perfect to treat yourself to some self care to support grounding and adjusting to the change of season.  I always get a bit anxious in the fall and benefit from practices and therapies to support my nervous system and digestive system in adjusting.

I am offering healing sessions in person and over the phone and I am maintaining office hours at the same locations in in DC and VA.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Dr.  Marie