This blog, in a nutshell, consists of my
a.) experiences in & observations of naturopathic medicine; being a patient of it, being a student of it and being a future physician of it
b.) journey into living an authentic life; seeking emotional, physical and mental well-being
c.) exploration into why we act the way we do and how to practice “the art of being exactly who we are”
d.) interests in global change and raising awareness about issues we have control over, particularly climate change, sustainable living & world wide equality
The theme of change is prominent throughout all of these posts, hence the name of this site. Sometimes a need for change is inflected, sometimes simply an option of change is presented. Either way, change is a part of life but can only be affected to its true potential if it is accepted. Change is often associated with the implication of pressure; pressure to change into something or someone you are not, pressure to make changes you are not comfortable with, the guilt that accompanies the inability to change when we perceive that we must. Break Into Change is not about incongruous self-change, but rather filled with ideas to enlighten us and allow us to consider if change, and which change, is right for us and how such changes could affect the world in which we live.
Below are links to the various categories in which articles are written. This list is continuously updated.
This is the most important field for improving health and staving off chronic disease. We have to eat anyways, so an optimized diet is the most cost effective, authentic way to change your health. Start here.
No explanation needed one this one. But in case it isn’t apparent, I’m a feminist and I believe in the goodness, grace and astounding capabilities of men, women, children and animals.
One of my favourite sections. New philosophies, new opinions, new perspectives. Sharing and listening to the views of others is how we can begin to grow ourselves. If you want to contribute something, please email me [contact tab].
Inspirational. But keep in mind that just because someone succeeds one way, doesn’t mean your way is any less successful. Pioneer your own path while drawing inspiration from others.
Do you have questions about becoming a naturopathic doctor? Do you have questions about the training a naturopathic doctor requires? Check in here.
This section is bad ass. New advances in medicine make differences to people’s lives in miraculous ways. One caveat however: new medicine should never replaces the traditional fundamentals of healing. To fail to recognize that would be an egregious oversight on our part as physicians.
Information & articles about digestion, fatigue, allergies, skin conditions, chronic disease, mental health, etc. My interests lie primarily in these areas because of my own struggles with eczema, asthma, depression and anxiety.
This is my favourite field of focus. I am of the opinion that the majority of physical disease stems from a mental/emotional cause and that true healing addresses both the physical and the mental. True healing starts from within; the journey takes a lifetime, but pays off huge dividends. It is worth it.
Information about supplementation, quality and forms of supplements, and new and emerging resources that can provide you with quality information about the supplements you are taking and where to get them for the best prices.
The environment is our lifeline, but we treat it like it is only here to serve us. The environment is us. We are one. Universal consciousness connects us all and when we hurt the environment, we hurt ourselves, we’re just not always conscious of that hurt until it is too late.
I wanted to be a chef for a long time before going into nutritional and biochemical sciences and then naturopathy. This is still a huge passion of mine and my partner and we like to experiment with quick, easy, throw-it-together recipes that pack a punch nutritionally. Also visit the FOOD! Of Course tab for more recipes and pictures.
This is the gold. These stories are mine, and I recognize that I have only experienced a small degree of growth through love and relationships. If you have a story you’d like to share, please see Guest Posts.
Traveling is my life line, my connection to the bigger picture. When I travel I feel more connected to nature, history, people and culture than at any other time. I’m still working on the most sustainable, authentic forms of travel that give back as much as they give to me. What does travel do for you?