Holistic Health

How an Attitude of Gratitude Can Improve Your Life

How an Attitude of Gratitude Can Improve Your Life

By Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L What are Your Grateful For? Taking a few moments each day or weekly to have an attitude of gratitude may improve your life. Research supports findings that there is an association with gratitude and an overall sense of well being. “Gratitude is the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to oneself […]

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New “Healing Connections” Podcast – Listen Now!

New “Healing Connections” Podcast – Listen Now!

Healing Connections Podcast – First Episode I just recorded the first episode of the “Healing Connections” podcast this November. You can listen now. Click the play button here. In this episode we discuss how most of us are affected by negative stress with tips and suggestions on how to manage stress, induce the relaxation response […]

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Integrative Medicine and Yoga Retreat

Integrative Medicine and Yoga Retreat

It has been quite a full September! I continue to advocate for the use of complementary and integrative health in occupational therapy and mainstream health care. I submitted a petition with over 100 signatures asking the Accreditation Council of Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) to create an education standard on how these approaches can be taught […]

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Summer Special!

Summer Special!

Summer Special! Would you like to improve your life and feel you could use a little or a lot of support?  Receive support from my Summer intern, Laurie Norton, OTR/L, and I. She is developing her skills in Holistic/Integrative Medicine. Have up to 3 sessions at $49 each – If if is your first session, […]

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Radio Interview on Reflexology Benefits 4/9/16

Radio Interview on Reflexology Benefits 4/9/16

I will be interviewed on the health benefits of Reflexology by the very cool and spunky “Aging But Dangerous” community on Saturday, 4/9/16 at 9:30 a.m. CT on KLBB 1220 AM – you can stream it online anywhere for free! If you will not be able to listen to the live broadcast you can listen to […]

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The Power of Meditation

The Power of Meditation

“The Power of Meditation: This practice of focused attention can reduce pain and stress while enhancing health and healing” This article was originally published on ADVANCE for OT Practitioners October 1, 2015 by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L Meditation is the practice of focused attention that can help calm the mind and body, returning it to a […]

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