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Cancer Care 2

Live Longer with Integrative Cancer Therapy – Part 2

Cancer Care: Looking at the Whole Person Although October is the declared the official “Cancer Awareness Month”, I’ve decided that every month will be dedicated to cancer awareness. One of the leading causes of death worldwide, cancer took over 8.8 million lives in 2015 alone. New cases of cancer are expected to rise 70% over Read More

Cancer Care 2

Saying goodbye to the past 7 months – Welcoming the next stage

I would say this is a vulnerable post, but not as much now as it would have been a year ago. 7 months ago I was having a drain placed for an abscess (right lower pic). The abscess formed because the area near it was damaged from years of misguided nutrition, immunosuppressant medication and an Read More

cancer Care 11-18-18

Live Longer with Integrative Cancer Therapies – Part. 1

The Beginning of a Passion: Cancer was never my true passion when I started working in the healthcare field. But it didn’t take long to realize that sometimes you don’t have a choice. My first oncology patient called soon after I opened up my clinic. They reported stage 4 cancer that had metastasized to their Read More

Super Soul Sunday

5 Ways to be “Woke”

My most recent fascination has come from author and inspirational speaker, Gabrielle Bernstein. I read her newest book The Judgement Detox, and felt empowered by understanding where my judgements come from (hint: they are all internal self judgements). What I quickly learned was that we all go throughout life creating judgements based on our past Read More

Cancer Care 2

Healthy Halloween Treats

Hosting a Halloween party, or just want to make some fun snacks for the kiddos? Here are some healthy and fun options to do just that! Pumpkin Cuties – Take some clementines and a sharpie and let your kids doodle on their snacks before peeling them Peel clementines and put a piece of celery in Read More

Steph and Dr. Anderson

The gift of role models and finding successes through failures

I’ve been blessed to have many role models in my life — People who appeared at times in my life when specific and important life lessons happened. As one of my mentors always says, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears”. When I look back through my life and see the path that has Read More

Birth Control Pills

Hormonal Birth Control : A Confusing Situation

Hormonal Birth Control, a confusing situation I have a lot of women come into my office asking advice about treating hormonal related symptoms while they are on hormonal birth control. There are a lot of factors to take into account and it is a heavy subject. This blog post will discuss hormonal contraceptives as a Read More

Buddhist Symbol Wisdom

Soulful Sessions with Steph – Experiences and Old Wisdom

As a new nurse practitioner, I was practicing conventional (Western Medicine) at an acute facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I wasn’t connected with my spirituality back then as much as I am now. When a patient had stones in her bra for protection, I pretended I understood, but in my brain I was like, “what Read More

Ice Pop

Healthy Freeze Pops

As the summer heat approaches us, there’s nothing more refreshing than some delicious, flavored ice! I remember as a kid I loved indulging in Mr. Freeze Pops. As I have gotten older (and wiser), I squirm when I see the ingredients that fill those ice pops. Doing a simple search I found the ingredients listed Read More