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“I feel bloated and tired all the time.” 

“I’m sick of my jeans feeling too tight!” 

“I just feel stuck in my life in so many different ways.” 

“I wish I had more motivation and energy to do the things I love.” 

“I’m overwhelmed with all the health advice I see out there. I don’t know what to eat anymore!” 

Does any of this sound familiar to you? 

 We’re here to help you drop those negative thoughts and start feeling fabulous again

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  • What to eat and what not to eat. Stop relying on willpower and learn to listen to what YOUR body needs. It doesn’t have to be difficult and it can always be delicious.
  • How to pay attention to the ‘A-ha!’ lightbulb moments that have you saying “Yes, this is for me!” on your path back to yourself.
  • How to get clear on exactly what you want and why you want it. We’ll teach you some tools to help you navigate the overwhelm with ease.
  • How to tune into your body and tune out the voices in your head that are talking smack to you. (hint: our brains are wired to keep us ‘safe’ but it’s up to you to decide what that actually means!).
  • What to add into your life and what to take out (and it might not be what you think!).

Do you remember starting back to school each fall and writing the first essay about “What I did on Summer Vacation”?

Here’s what I did/am doing/want to keep doing more and more forever and ever:

Read books- So far I have read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead,  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, Nature Doctors: Pioneers in Naturopathic Medicine, by Friedhelm Kirchfeld, and Wade Boyle,  Wash and Be Healed: The Water-Cure Movement and Women’s Health, by Susan E. Cayleff, and Sherman Alexie’s You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. I am very excited to start my friend Andrew Sean Greer’s new book Less which was just released yesterday!

Restorative Self Care Practices– For me just being in Montana is so wonderful. Have you ever seen the structure of the inside of your bones? They are very porous like a sponge. When I’m in Montana I feel that the very landscape is slowly filling up the spongy part of my bones. It is part of who I am. My very structure that keeps me upright.

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Other practices I have been engaging with: yoga, blogilates, (thanks for that one Halley Lopez!), hiking. I think the most restorative thing I have done is to sit and stare into the woods/grass/water/sky and empty my mind. That is nature cure.

Water cure- I LOVE water. In almost any form.  Well maybe not a flood. And it would be great if the garbage disposal on the sink would work so that the gross water goes DOWN the drain. But generally if I can be near/in water I am a happy person. So far I have been in the Clark Fork and Blackfoot rivers, Rattlesnake and Kootenai creeks, Lac Facile (at our rental house-after getting out of the Far Infra Red sauna that Yes, indeed I did bring with me on vacation! I mean, it’s portable!). Check out this video of me in my happy place.

Deliciousness-You might be wondering what I’ve been eating this summer? Well just before vacation I bought a new cookbook. I rarely buy cookbooks anymore, but this one has been blowing me away. It’s called Six Seasons; A New Way With Vegetables, by Joshua McFadden. Every single thing I have made so far has been stunningly delicious and healthy! Organized by what vegetables are in season it is a perfect companion to farmer’s market cooking!

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In July it’s pretty easy to eat what is seasonal, delicious, and feels good in my body! And here’s the bounty that the earth offered up the other day!

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eating the rainbow

Let’s also not underestimate the joy of eating with good friends- new and old!

Atmospheric Therapy- in the Nature Doctors book I learned about Arnold Rikli who wrote, Basic Doctrines of Nature Cure including The Atmospheric Cure where he advocates the air bath, the light bath, and the sun bath (also known as heliotherapy). He writes, ” Man (sic) is not born in clothes but is destined to live like a walking plant in light and air. Indeed, he is the noblest light-air creature on earth… Light and air, the finer fluids of life, will tremendously enhance the development of body and mind (Rikli 1896-p 62)”.  Adolph Just says, “Going naked temporarily… in the open air, in the woods, proves of wonderful benefit and efficacy and is more strengthening than any other means(Just 1903).

Watching- most of the time you will find me watching the woodpecker, the chipmunks, the hummingbirds, the butterflies, bunnies, deer. The occasional fox will trot by, or a family of wild turkeys. My friend saw a mountain lion! But because of all the outside dining with the ever growing table of guests, I was reminded of an old favorite movie- Antonia’s Line. And every now and again I will watch Lin Manuel Miranda’s video (Hamilton Mixtape)  Immigrants. Every time I hear/watch it I catch something new.

Drinking- I am loving hanging out at Lake Missoula Tea House, for their wide selection of delicious teas, and also have been brewing up batches at home. My latest delight was a white tea chai that I made really strong, then added ice and sparkling water. Amazing!

white tea chai spritzer

Another favorite beverage for these hot summer days is thanks to my friend Lisa Levine at Audacious Health and Wellness– in your quart mason jar, add a generous splash of apple cider vinegar, a couple drops of your favorite (safe for internal use) essential oil, a few drops of liquid stevia, and fill the rest of the jar with your favorite sparkling water. Tangy and sweet at the same time! It feels super hydrating and very refreshing!

Essential Oils-What oils do I find myself turning to these days? Lots of lime oil- in sparkling drinks, in ceviche, in guacamole, even in iced coffee sodas (yum!), Terra-shield both at night and during the day to keep the flies and other bugs at bay. Often I will add Cedarwood and Lemongrass to make the anti-bug effect even stronger! After a day of heliotherapy (sun) I will add a few drops of Lavender, Frankincense, and Peppermint to my unscented lotion and it soothes and heals the effects of the sun. And of course I use Past Tense, Peppermint, Deep Blue for any aches and pains after a long hike or yoga practice! If you would like to learn more about what essential oils I use, and how I incorporate them into my daily routine, shoot me an inquiry at dr.rose@rosecabinetmedicine.com and we can set up a time to talk!

Retreat/Restore/Release- Practicing and teaching TRE while I’m here has been delightful. I truly believe that if we pay attention to the basics: Eat close to nature, release stress, rest and restore, surround yourself with nature and loved ones… wellness and health are the natural state! One of the primary foundations of Naturopathic Medicine is Vis Medicatrix Naturae or “the healing power of nature.” Our job as doctors is to stimulate and awaken the Vis in each patient, so the healing can occur.

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Here we are in January! That must mean that we made it through the election, Thanksgiving, December holidays (whatever those are for you), and New Years celebrations. You might be feeling ready for a fresh start, invigorated toward new health, work, or family goals. Whatever your personal experience of the last two and a half months has been, I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that for many folks stress levels are running pretty high. Many of my patients and friends are concerned about the current political tenor, wondering (and imagining) what will be coming down the pike. Living with an impending sense of doom and hyper-vigilance. For lots of folks the holidays bring up family tensions that have simmered under the surface and pop up when everyone is together. Especially when our expectations are high and communication skills are low- things can ratchet up in intensity pretty quickly!

This year I experienced some pretty emotionally charged and stressful moments with family members while we were all together for Christmas. When debriefing with my husband afterward he shared how astounded he was at the calm, loving, yet direct way I was able to communicate- saying some really difficult things. My “normal” response to family conflict is to freeze- unable to think of what I would say-only later realizing what I wish I had been able to say at the time. The difficult discussions we had this year were remarkably well received. I didn’t freeze like normal. I was able to “access” my neocortex- the cognitive part of my brain-because I wasn’t stuck in survival mode. I was able to be articulate, firm, yet loving and compassionate. And the result was real communication!  As we reflected on this, I realized that I can credit my regular TRE® practice with my new found ability to stay grounded and present during an emotionally charged discussion. I am incredibly grateful to be able to deepen my relationships with my loved ones.

My wish is that as we move into emotionally AND politically charged times ahead that we can each do our own work to stay grounded and present with ourselves so that we can HAVE difficult conversations without losing our ability to listen with compassion and love.

TRE® practice is not the only way to get there, but it really works, and I’m thrilled to share it with you. Learning how to invite a Therapeutic Tremor into your body releases long held patterns of tension and stress and can restore your personal sense of safety, calm, and grounding so that you can access your best self when things get challenging. If you are interested in learning TRE®, expect to schedule 3 one-on-one sessions with me at a minimum, and I will help you find your path to feeling more calm, more grounded, and less reactive!

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I was delighted to have this message on my phone after just ONE session of TRE® with this person. They were under a great deal of stress and uncertainty regarding finances, housing, and finding a job.  

This is the transcript of the voice mail:

“Hi this is _____,

I just wanted to let you know that I went to kundalini practice with gong meditation after I came to see you. I felt amazing! and I did a LOT of twitching in savasana. And then I woke up yesterday and I felt so calm and balanced and back in my body. Just centered. It was really great and felt amazing.

I had a pretty busy day and in the midst of it I took a nap; and boy I was just twitching like crazy! But one of the big things I noticed (especially during the kundalini practice) after I’d had those diaphragmatic releases (during TRE®), was my ability to breath more deeply. Like a lot more deeply.

And the last few days I have just felt so good! Relaxed, happy, in my best space.  I got the job that I went to interview for!

Everything has just felt really like “ahhhhh.”  Like that constriction has really released. It was amazing! That was an amazing experience! 

It was so subtle. I felt really loved, and supported, and cared about, which was nice. And on top of it it was that extra bit of , “wow, something really actually shifted!  

I am just in an immense amount of gratitude at this moment. I just really want you to know that that was a real genuine healing experience for me, and it has dramatically improved my quality of life.  I just wanted to tell you thank you.  I look forward to see you again. Thank you!”

TRE® is such a gift to offer my patients. It can be a key to unlocking and fully accessing your own energy, clarity, and emotional resiliency.

Everyone needs strategies for dealing with stress! (I’ll be glad when this election season is over!) TRE® is one of the best ways I know to release stress from the body and restore equilibrium to the nervous system.

Benefits can include:

  • Reduced musculoskeletal pain
  • Better Sleep
  • Feeling more “grounded”
  • Less social anxiety
  • Getting hired for your dream job because you were confident, comfortable, and grounded during your interview!

Learn TRE® from me in my office or come to the Oregon Coast Oct 21,22,23 for Yes, This! Wellness Retreat. 

 

If you would like to find your own calm, relaxed, happy place, come learn TRE® with me at the Yes, This! Wellness Retreat October 21,22,23 in Nehalem Oregon. 

Listen to this fun interview I did recently (9-30-16) with my retreat co-facilitator, Lisa Levine from Audacious Wellness! 

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licorice, astragalus, burdock, dandelion root, codonopsis

Astragalus– immune stimulating (increases macrophages and natural killer cells) and adrenal tonic.  great for anyone with spleen qi deficiency, supports good digestion.  Very safe, mildly sweet flavor, overall tonifying.

Burdock root- Liver tonic, blood cleanser, alterative.  Mildly bitter and therefore stimulating to the digestive system.  Historically used for hormone balancing and skin conditions.

Dandelion Root- Alterative, liver tonic, nutritive.  Wonderful for detoxification and elimination processes.

Licorice Root-Anti viral, immune modulating, adrenal tonic.  Sweet flavor.  Used to treat colds, coughs, stomach upset, chronic fatigue. (caution in high doses if you have high blood pressure)

Codonopsis – Also known as Dangshen, or poor man’s ginseng.  Used to increase resistance to stress, increase energy, modulate immune response (increase response in cancer, decrease in autoimmune conditions).

Ginger– potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, carminative (good for nausea, gas, dyspepsia).  Warming.

cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, pepper

Cinnamon-wow, a powerhouse of health benefits!  Anti-inflammatory (great for arthritis pain and menstrual cramps), antimicrobial, promotes healthy blood sugar and insulin sensitivity, can promote healthy cholesterol levels.  Warming and delicious!

Black Peppercorns– Helps with digestion, is antioxidant and antimicrobial.

Cloves-Pain relief, high in antioxidants, antibacterial, digestive stimulant.

The amount of herbs pictured (I’m bad about measuring things, but you can see it’s a tablespoon or two of each herb) made one gallon of chai.  Simmer the herbs for 45 minutes to an hour, add black tea and steep for 4 minutes.  Strain.  You can keep this mixture in the fridge for a week, heating up one cup at a time.  Add cream and honey to taste.  You might not need to add any honey as some of the herbs are quite sweet.

I recommend drinking super tonic chai daily to build strong adrenals, and keep your immune system healthy!

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Join Veronica Brown and Louise Rose, ND,  for a unique one day mini retreat combining Naturopathic medicine and Kundalini yoga as a catalyst for healing.  Come to enhance your clarity, purpose, and vitality; bring more resilience to daily stress, doubts and fears.  Restore the harmony of body, mind, and spirit by removing obstacles that block one’s path to serenity.

Celebrate the healing power we ALL possess in a fun and relaxed atmosphere! All fitness levels welcome!

A vacation in a day! For Portland Oct 4th  RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE  For Seattle Oct 5th RESERVE YOUR SPOT HERE

Our day includes:

  • Kundalini Yoga (Yoga of Awareness) activates a healthy body and balanced mind, while increasing your energy and radiance. Through postures, mantras, and meditation Kundalini Yoga strengthens the immune system and the ability to recognize the causes of negative emotions.
  • Experience inspired bodywork, essential oils, and supercharged nutrition to help soothe frayed nerves, release blocks, and restore balance.
  • Learn from a Naturopathic Doctor how to harness the power of your body to work for you.  Blossom into your potential.
  • Tools to create lasting change. Many retreats offer a heavenly experience and then it’s “back to the grind.” We provide you a heavenly experience AND tangible self-care techniques to take with you.
  • Veronica BrownYoga Instructor and Healing Bodywork. Internationally renowned in the healing arts, Veronica Brown has been a certified yoga instructor for over 20 years. A Reiki Master and Harmonium Healer (energy work), her practice also includes Sports Massage, Thai Yogassage, reflexology and remote healing. Using her intuitive healing gifts, Veronica locates and dissolves stress, thereby activating the natural healing process. Veronica has taught Kundalini yoga over 15 years, for private clients, workshops and at Angel City Yoga in L.A. Many of her students are now successful teachers. Clients that have experienced Veronica’s healing magic include: Demi Moore and family, Christina Aguilera, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Ariana Huffington, Mick Jagger, Kanye West, Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom she tours regularly. A native Montanan, Veronica divides her time between her practice in Venice Beach,CA, Montana, traveling for clients and conducting yoga retreats.

What Veronica’s clients are saying:

  •  “The best cure for what ails you is Veronica Brown!“  Dave Stewart (Rolling Stone Magazine)
  • • “I went through a traumatic experience and with Veronica’s healing I had a successful recovery for which I am grateful.  VB is no ordinary therapist. She doesn’t look at the body/mind/soul as separate pieces. Instinctively she sees everything as a whole. Therefore after a session with her, you feel healed- not only physically but also spiritually rejuvenated.” Dave Stewart, (Eurythmics)
  •  “Veronica Brown is a conductor of rejuvenation for the human experience.  She helped me reach my potential while on tour in ways that were not possible without her. I will always be grateful for time spent working with her. Because of Veronica we’re ending healthier than we started. Veronica truly exorcised my demons!” Anthony Kiedis, Red Hot Chili Peppers 
  • • “Everybody has different things that keep them together… we have Veronica!” Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers 
  • Dr. Louise RoseNaturopathic medicine is the past and the future of health care.  The current model of medicine focuses on disease, pathology and symptom management. Dr. Rose’s patients learn to become stewards of their own health, restore life’s natural rhythms, practice self care, and reconnect with their birthright of vitality and aliveness.  

    25 years of experience as a whole foods chef informs Dr. Rose’s nutritional philosophy that food is our first medicine for building a foundation of health. 

    One of Dr. Rose’s passions is  her love for the therapeutic power of water. The roots of Naturopathic medicine emerge from the European water cure traditions. Central to Rose Cabinet Medicine are the sauna, cold plunge, and tepidarium where patients come for renewal and to rediscover what wellness feels like. Dr. Rose is a graduate of  the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland Oregon. Other therapies that she is trained in include; Botanical Medicine including extensive training with essential oil therapies, Homeopathy, Shiatsu Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Biotherapeutic Drainage, Gemmotherapy, and LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System).

What Dr. Rose’s patients are saying:
  • (after working with Dr. Rose) I arrived at a new sense of peace and well-being. My mind had space for quiet and stillness; my body more easily settled into a place of peace and comfort; my spirit lit up the from inside out. While life still happened, I found a greater capacity to cope with the challenges; the lessons learned and the renewal experienced have lasted me through a season. Thank you Dr. Rose!  Sharon Chinn
  • I simply can’t remember the last time I felt so cared for. Brought tears to my eyes. Sandy Keiter
PS I’m making chicken bone broth even as we speak. How ’bout that?
 
 
FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Not appropriate for young children, but mature teens and adults are welcome!

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Bring a yoga mat, water bottle, pen and paper. Bring a pillow or bolster for comfortable sitting during lecture times. Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for yoga practice.

Will there be food provided?

We will have supercharged nutritious snacks.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Dr. Rose at dr.rose@rosecabinetmedicine.com or 503-308-8608

Who took that amazing photo of the light splitting the trees?

Thank you to Corky Miller for the photograph.  To see more of his work go to his blog

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