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Emmy’s Musings and Spring Update 2017

Emmy’s Musings and Spring Update 2017

It’s been a little while since my last blog post. It has been a full beginning to the new year in 2017! I am fortunate to have been asked to create an online course for the American Occupational Therapy Association on “Occupational Therapy with Complementary Health Approaches and Integrative Health.” This came about after petitioning […]

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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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Aromatherapy Can Enhance Health & Healing

Aromatherapy Can Enhance Health & Healing

“Aromatherapy Can Enhance Health & Healing: Essential Oils Have Been Used Since Time Immemorial.” By Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L This article was originally published on August 3, 2015 on ADVANCE Magazine for Occupational Therapy Practitioners Aromatherapy is the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic plant essences, known as essential oils, to promote health and well-being […]

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Prevention & Wellness

Prevention & Wellness

I have heard a lot about Prevention in the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. I wanted to find out just what was covered, and I have always felt that our health care system, including occupational therapists, could do a better job of helping people not become sick in the first place. In fact, […]

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Bringing Healing to Pain: The Mind-Body Connection and What May Be Behind Your Pain

Bringing Healing to Pain: The Mind-Body Connection and What May Be Behind Your Pain

Are you experiencing pain or know someone who is? While it is good to get checked out by a qualified health care practitioner to determine if there may be a physical solution to your physical pain, there may be more behind your pain that you may be able to heal. According to the National Institutes […]

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