Lifestyle

• A Balancing Act: Our Families, Our Work, and Ourselves

• A Balancing Act: Our Families, Our Work, and Ourselves

by Jenn Krebs, N.D. Last week a patient said to me, quite casually, “You haven’t written a newsletter in a while.”  I immediately felt a slight sense of panic.  Thoughts raced through my mind like, “I haven’t been doing my job,” “I’m slacking,” and “I really need to focus more on my work.” I didn’t consciously take the summer off from…
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• What Drives Us to Take Better Care of Ourselves?

• What Drives Us to Take Better Care of Ourselves?

by Jenn Krebs, N.D. One of the philosophical principles of naturopathic medicine is that the body has an innate ability to heal itself. Applying this principle to mind-body medicine, we could extrapolate that each one of has an innate desire to take care of ourselves and improve our health and sense of wellbeing.  We might assume that deep down we want to make better choices like eating healthier foods, exercising, and…
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• Finding Meditation in our Busy Lives

• Finding Meditation in our Busy Lives

by Jenn Krebs, N.D. Meditation is a concept I love to talk about.  I teach it in both an academic and a clinical setting, and it is so interesting to me to hear the experiences people have had with it, the preconceived notions they may have about it, and how they see it fitting into the lives they live today.…
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• The Gift of Time Spent Together

• The Gift of Time Spent Together

by Jenn Krebs, N.D. Nine years ago was the last Christmas I spent with my father.  Even though at the time I had no idea that that would be our last Christmas together, I remember that Christmas more vividly than any other holiday spent with my family. I remember that we celebrated Christmas a day late because my sister and…
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• Finding Ease in our Lives is Hard Work

• Finding Ease in our Lives is Hard Work

by Jenn Krebs, N.D. We live in a country that celebrates hard work.  We tell our children that if they work hard enough they can accomplish anything they set out to do.   In many ways, this is a wonderful message.  It can create confidence and a sense of responsibility, as well as instill a motivation to work hard and excel. …
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Making a Date with Myself

Making a Date with Myself

My calendar is getting full.  Every year, September rolls around, and I get out my date book.  I write down the kids’ school days and their days off, I plan for weekly classes and play dates, I keep track of birthdays, birthday parties, and holidays, I schedule doctor and dentist appointments, and I block out the hours that I teach and see patients.  This…
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• Why We Eat Too Much (Part One)

• Why We Eat Too Much (Part One)

by Jenn Krebs, N.D. If there is ever a topic which I feel most qualified and least qualified to talk about, it is food addiction.  While so much of my clinical background and experience has focused on the complex relationship we have with our bodies and our food, there are still so many questions I have regarding why we eat…
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• Learning from a City as it Begins to Heal

• Learning from a City as it Begins to Heal

by Jenn Krebs, N.D. As a person whose work centers around the concept of healing, I look at Boston with a broken, heavy heart and a sense of awe.   Amongst the horrific images and the unspeakable loss is the reality of a city and a community doing what it must do … grieve, process and move forward. As a student…
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• I’m Inspired

• I’m Inspired

by Jenn Krebs, N.D. I’ve been struggling for four years now.   Before having children, exercise was an integral part of my life.   I spent much of my youth and young adulthood dancing every day.  When I eventually stopped dancing, I tried running, weight training, yoga and kickboxing.  All were great workouts, but none of them stuck.  The summer after graduating…
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