I am frequently asked for product recommendations by friends, family, and patients/clients. I do extensive research before I purchase products and ensure they are clean and non-toxic as much as possible. Everything listed on here is a product that I and/or my family currently uses or have used in the past and have been highly satisfied with. These are affiliate links, meaning that I may receive a small commission for purchases made. This allows me to spend the time making this information available for those who want it, and to continue to ensure they meet my high standards for living a healthy lifestyle and I feel comfortable recommending them to others. If there is any type of product that you would like a recommendation for, please contact me so I can share that with you and add it to the list and make it available for others.
Cosmetics, Hair Care, Skin Care, Etc
Most supplements that I recommend come from one of the lines that I sell in my clinic. However, there are occasionally times when I find a product on Amazon that I like better or that I recommend to someone that is not able to purchase my products in person. Supplements are a huge part of my professional practice as so many of my patients/clients benefit from taking them and they have been personally instrumental to healing my body. If you would like more in-depth information regarding supplement recommendations, I would recommend completing a consult with me.
I frequently drink herbal teas to give my body extra support, especially for gentle detoxing that we all need given the high levels of toxicity in our lives today. Herbal teas are an excellent way to provide the body with extra vitamins and minerals that most of us are lacking in a highly absorbable, natural way.
I find essential oils to be a very helpful and non-toxic option for improving a body's ability to function and for the nervous system to stay regulated. Over the years, I have done extensive research on the quality of different essential oil brands/companies and have personally chosen to use 2 brands for all of my essential oil purchases. I use both Young Living & Edens Garden, but tend to use more of the Edens Garden. From the extensive research I have done, Edens Garden are just as high quality as Young Living but are not an MLM company, so they are significantly more affordable. The oils listed below as "for kids" are ones that are considered safe for children above the age of 2, although I personally use them younger than that, depending on the oil blend. Many of them are in a roller form and are already diluted and are easier to use to directly roll onto a child's feet. The feet are the best/safest option for placing essential oils on children, but I will also often place them on the back of the neck.
"Becoming Us" is an excellent reference guide for the Enneagram. While this book is specifically about using the Enneagram and Gospel in a marriage, I find it a highly beneficial resource/reference for using the Enneagram in all relationships and for personal development. The first part of the book is for using the Enneagram in a marriage, but much of that can be translated to be used in any relationship. My favorite part of the book is the second half which is an extensive yet simple reference on the 9 different types of the Enneagram and how to better understand them and relate to them. It can be very helpful in improving relationships with anyone in your life and reduce frustration by allowing you to better understand another's behavior.
As an empath myself, I coach many other people on what an empath is and how to become an empowered empath and realize the blessings and benefits of being an empath, as it can often feel like a curse when we don't understand our gifts and are disempowered. This is an excellent reference and workbook that has tremendously helped me on my own journey to becoming an empowered empath and I have seen many others step into their own light and power as an empath using these tools, especially when combined with one-on-one coaching with me to dive deeper into some of these concepts and tools.
Children- Equipment, Toys, & Play
All of the products in this category are ones that I personally use in my pediatric clinic working with children with delays and disabilities, especially those with sensory processing dysfunction. I also use most of these products with my children to foster healthy development and sensory integration. While most therapy equipment is very expensive, I shop around and find the best options that are also affordable, and those are what you find listed here.