Stress Free Holidays

How is one able to maintain a sense of peace and calm amidst all the hustle and bustle of the holidays?  What is one to do when they feel like the holidays are getting the best of them? We live in a fast paced world where we are always on the go.    With the holidays right around the corner, things…

5 UNEXPECTED Benefits of Yoga

The physical benefits of yoga may seem obvious, but there are also many unexpected benefits of yoga that prove to be quite transformational. Over the last few years, yoga has gained much notoriety and popularity-and for good reason!  First of all, this practice is accessible to everyone.  Krishnamacharya once said, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.”  Breath control…

Letting go of the things that no longer serve you…

Fall is a season of change.  Colorful leaves emerge and then make their way back to earth.  It reminds us that every now and then, we need to take stock and work on letting go of the things that no longer serve you. This sounds easy enough but can actually be quite challenging to execute. Why is that? It’s normal…

Dr. Tiffany Bloomingdale, Naturopathic Doctor & Classical Homeopathy

Richmond Natural Medicine is excited to introduce Dr. Tiffany Bloomingdale, ND, who is joining our team of practitioners as a uniquely skilled and dedicated Naturopathic Doctor. Dr. Bloomingdale is a graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, and brings her specialized skill set as a practitioner of classical homeopathy to our community here in Richmond. We recently had the opportunity…

Letting go of the things that no longer serve you…

We tend to hold on to concepts or objects that would be better shared or let go.  Why is that? Recently, I cracked my favorite water bottle after knocking it off the table.  As strange as it sounds, I was devastated.  I took this water bottle everywhere with me-to work, to the yoga studio, on long road trips! Even though…

Reshape Your Brain With Positive Thinking

When we shift our thinking towards the positive, we are able to see our challenges and failures as lessons as opposed to setbacks.  We are given the strength and confidence to persevere through tough times.   Worry, anger, and fear become replaced by joy, happiness, and compassion. "People tend to have a cognitive bias towards their failures, and toward negativity," says…

6 Simple Practices To Cleanse Your Home Of Negative Energy

It is time to clear your space if you or others within the home are feeling poorly for unexplained reasons, you have just moved into a new space, or a major life event occurred within your home.  Have you ever entered a space and felt the energy it held, whether positive or negative?  Or maybe walked up to a friend…

Using Mindfulness to Reduce Stress

Making a positive shift through mindfulness... Mindfulness is a term that is popping up more frequently in everyday conversation, self-help blogs and research studies; and with good reason. Mindfulness, as defined by Psychology Today, is a state of active, open attention on the present. It embraces living in the present moment and taking in as much of the experience as…