Kirsten Antony

What is Neuropathy?

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ An extremely common question I get on a daily basis is “why do my feet tingle, feel numb, feel like they are burning and are painful?”  The answer is that those symptoms are common to a group of nerve disease or damage called neuropathies. Sometimes the feet may be […]

Gut Feelings

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ As plentiful as butterflies in the stomach, metonyms abound when describing how nerves can affect our “gut feelings”. Whether it be a “knot in the stomach” while awaiting news from a doctor, or a “punch in the gut” from receiving traumatic news, these emotional triggers are known as the […]

Laughter Yoga

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ How long has it been since you had a good laugh- a big, hearty belly laugh that made you feel great the rest of the day? If you are like many Americans, it has been too long. We all know laughing makes us feel better. Seriously, why don’t we […]

Sound Healing

~By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ The sweet sounds of a babbling brook. A tuning fork calibrated to 528 hz. Gregorian or Sanskrit chanting. Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum”. These examples listed above are a variety of sounds and music that can heal the body, mind and soul. They can be used as healing modalities known as music […]

Peace on Earth

~ By Kirsten Antony, R.N. ~ Peace on Earth is a sentiment we see so often this time of year. It is a sentiment many of us seek to express especially right now given the political climate and the devisiveness now seen all around the world. In many families across our country, family feuds have […]

Against the Grain

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N., C.R. ~ As many of us gather around the dinner table for the holidays this year, some of us may have noticed that menu planning for some of our guests have changed over the years. Gluten-free, Paleo and Vegan are not new diets in America, but more and more of […]

A Good Night’s Sleep

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N. ~ As we age, the ability to get a good night’s sleep decreases. Circadian rhythms change as we age. This can be a normal change in sleep patterns- usually changing to sleeping earlier in the evening and rising earlier in the morning. This is common and most people still tend […]

My Cup of Tea

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N., C.R. ~ “When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like all else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how […]

Steps to Mindful Walking

~ By Kirsten Antony, R.N., C.R. ~ Whether we walk for exercise, to enjoy the great outdoors, or to get from point A to point B, there is a way to elevate walking to another level. This higher level is one where the senses are engaged, calm can be found and tension can be erased. […]

Take the Plunge into Healing Waters

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N., C.R. ~ Since recorded history, humans have believed in the healing abilities of water. The Greeks bathed in water to become closer to spirit. Ancient healers perceived water as a holistic means to health. Soaking in mineral waters was seen as a way to a healthy body, mind and spirit. […]

What’s the Buzz about Bees?

~ By Kirsten Antony ~ Summer is here, the sun is shining and the bees are buzzing. You may see them fly from flower to flower, working away at gathering nectar and return to their hive. Bees are an integral part of our lives. Bees help feed us, provide healing honey, and make the world […]

The Restorative Powers of Nature

~ By Kirsten Antony R.N., C.R. ~ As summer nears, most of us find ourselves wanting to spend time in the great outdoors. The sunshine, the beautiful flowers, and the cool breeze seem to beckon us to take a walk, work in the garden, or just sit and take in the summer enchantment. Did you […]

Spice it up for Fall

~ By Kirsten Antony, R.N., C.R. ~ Feelings of comfort, warmth and fond memories of family gatherings can be evoked by certain aromas. This time of year, pumpkin spice fills the air and the products seem to be endless. Everything from candles to vodka; from shampoo to coffee have pumpkin spice on their labels. Manufacturers […]

Epsom Salts: History, Benefits and Contraindications

~ By: Kirsten Antony R.N., C.R. ~ After a long day on the feet, not much feels better than soaking the feet in a basin of warm water. Did you know that if you add Epsom salt to the bath water it is transformed into a natural remedy that has been used for hundreds of […]