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Provider Picks: Carole’s favorite yoga books

December 06, 2022 | By Carole Westerman

When you’re a book lover like I am, and you have HUNDREDS of books on Yoga and Mindfulness, it’s a monumental task to recommend three picks! After lots of thought, I’ve come up with three books that cover a variety of topics within the huge umbrella of Yoga. There’s something here for every stage of your […]

Provider Picks: Dr. Kristen Menke

October 05, 2022 | By Kristen Menke

In Provider Picks, a member of the OIC team shares a few of their favorite resources, which might include books, apps, podcasts, videos, or other helpful tools. In this installment, Dr. Kristen Menke shares some of her go-to books and websites.    If you tend to be really hard on yourself, try … “The Mindful […]

The ingredients for Fire Cider are displayed on a table: Two gallon bottles of apple cider vinegar, a bowl of jalapeno slices, a bowl of sliced ginger, a bowl of chopped red onion, a large bowl of lemon halves, two plates holding chopped turmeric root, whole garlic cloves, fresh rosemary, cinnamon sticks, and a bowl of horseradish. Behind the ingredients are four glass jars containing Fire Cider ingredients.

Welcoming Autumn with Fire Cider

September 26, 2022 | By Dandilion Davenport

At the first hint of the weather and seasons changing into fall, I feel contemplative about the transition into a slower time of year and how I can best prepare for the coming “hibernation” that winter will bring. One of my favorite traditional practices is to create Fire Cider, originally inspired by Rosemary Gladstar. With […]

Health Benefits of Being Outside

November 16, 2020 | By Emily Goodwin

With the days getting shorter and the weather turning colder, it can be difficult to find the motivation or time to get outside. Even thinking about the numerous layers of clothing required for a short walk outside in the frigid temperatures can be daunting. However, taking a winter walk or even just spending time outside […]

In-person office visits: What you should know

July 21, 2020 | By Johnna Hjersman Everson

At OIC, we are looking forward to being able to see our clients, patients, and colleagues in person once again. It has been a long time, and we miss the experience of being face-to-face and in the same room, sharing space and energy with each other. However, as health care providers, we are also cognizant […]

What you’re feeling might be burnout — here’s what you can do about it

July 14, 2020 | By Kristen Menke

I’m seeing a growing trend in therapy sessions lately. A number of my clients are reporting feeling exhausted, unmotivated, apathetic, unproductive, and have become harshly judgmental of their actions (or inaction) and their feelings. “Sounds like burnout,” I tell them. “What’s burnout?” is the most common response. The second most common response has been, “I […]

Responding to Anxiety with Collective Support

May 08, 2020 | By Aurora Moreno

Anxiety has come to our communities in a big way recently, with the onset of community spread of COVID-19. We are no longer just responding to our personal anxious thoughts, emotions, or somatic experiences; we are also reckoning with themes of uncertainty and overwhelm in parallel processes — our own experience and those of the […]

Easing your Zoom burnout

May 05, 2020 | By Stephanie Watson

In the wake of COVID-19, many of us have turned to alternate ways of communicating and conducting business. Zoom is a widely popular platform, and boy are we grateful! For many of us, Zoom is how we are teaching, connecting, and maintaining our work obligations! Moving forward, many of us may continue to work from […]

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