Integrated living means that at the very least, we recognize that every part of us  – nutrition, health and wellness – is connected. We understand that causes and effects are not simply either physical or “mental.” Most of the time, they’re both. It means combining the best of western medicine with the best of eastern thinking and mixing it all with indigenous wisdom and more than a little bit of common sense.

While I have at first unwillingly, and then readily, been on this journey for a dozen years, it’s not that I have all the answers. More that I have or have had many of the same questions, struggles and challenges that you do about how we can become proactive with our health and truly feel our best, even while balancing our busy schedules and other responsibilities. That’s why I’m putting on my journalist’s hat and posing the questions to the experts that we all want to know, putting the resources you need at your fingertips and sprinkling in some of my experiences as we go. What you will get is in-depth information written in a personal, magazine article-type format that’s based on interviews I conduct and and other research that will help get to the facts and science you need.

In other words, this is what I love to do, and this is what I’m passionate about. Let me do some of the work for you, and then you take what may be relevant to you and define your own version of integrated living. Who knows? You may even start drinking tea along the way.