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What Happened When I Tried CBD Oil for MS

There’s no doubt that hemp cannabidiol (CBD) is the hottest new wellness trend at the moment. People take or apply CBD to treat a variety of symptoms, including pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, stress. In addition, it’s commonly used by athletes to help relieve their bodies after workouts and performances. Some research suggests that CBD has medical benefits. Other research shows […]

Learning to Say No Made Me a Better Person

One of the most important steps of successful time management is learning to say ‘no.’  This critical skill has helped me to manage my time, and subsequently my stress – and at the same time helps me feel like I have regained control of my crazy life! The Old Me: The People Pleaser I used […]

3 Ways to Find Time for Self Care

Kind of a Big Deal of Info with Dr. Jess - Episode 2 - 01/16/2019 I hear it all the time: "Dr. Jess - I am so stressed!  And I know that self-care is important to managing my stress - but I don't have the time!" Believe me, I understand.  Between work and home and [...]

The Launch of ‘Kind of a Big Deal of Info with Dr. Jess!’

Kind of a Big Deal of Info with Dr. Jess - Episode 1 - 01/09/2019 Dr. Jess announces the launch of her new weekly video series, 'Kind of a Big Deal of Info with Dr. Jess!'  Every week she talks about a relevant wellness topic with logic, experience, and a little bit of humor - [...]

Float Therapy as Described by an MS Patient

I had heard alot about the health benefits of floatation therapy, but have never tried it myself. Float therapy is nothing new. Athletes have been using it in sports therapy for a number of years, and scientists have conducted numerous studies on its affects on chronic pain, generalized anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  My colleagues in the wellness […]

Sleep Deprivation – How to Get A Better Night’s Sleep

I Used to Be Dependent on Muscle Relaxers to Fall Asleep One of the symptoms that I experience due to multiple sclerosis is muscle spasticity.  Particularly, in my hip and groin.  The pain is excruciating – so much so, that it would keep me up at night.  The answer from my doctor was to take […]

5 Mindfulness Exercises You Can Try Today

One of the most powerful wellness tools used to counter stress and symptoms of stress-related ailments is mindfulness.  If you have heard about mindfulness, you may be wondering how to practice it.  Find out how to perform mindfulness exercises and how they might benefit you. What is Mindfulness? When some of us think about mindfulness, it […]

Essential Oils for Autism Spectrum Disorders

My Son Has Autism Spectrum Disorder My son was diagnosed with high-functioning ASD (formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome) when he was 5 years old.  The first few years just before his diagnosis were challenging.  Difficulties in communicating.  High anxiety and meltdowns.  Hyperfocusing.  The list goes on.  It added a layer of stress in our already […]

Which Essential Oil Brand is the Best?

The most common question that clients ask me is ‘Which essential oil brand is the best?’ Before I give you my opinion, let me stress this point: I do not represent any specific essential oil brand.  Nor do I work for any essential oil company, or sell essential oil kits. Having said this, I do not […]

Helichrysum Essential Oil For Skin, Joints, and More

Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) essential oil has been used in herbal health practices since ancient times in Greece.  It is best known for its skin care benefits.  However, helichrysum essential oil boasts many different health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,  antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties.  Other uses include: Muscle and joint pain Inflammation in blood vessels […]