Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Last weekend I had the opportunity to fly on a private plan (not kidding) and attend a holistic nursing conference. It was very inspiring and motivating. The concept is to integrate traditional medicine with hollistic approaches. Which means providing alternative therapies in a traditional hospital setting. Some examples include providing acupunture, aromatherapy, biofeedback, healing touch, music therapy massage therapy, yoga, etc. Wouldn't you all love to have these services if you happen to be in the hospital?

Here's a brief description of the integrative center in San Diego. The physician who started the center is amazing! I sorta have a crush on her:)
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine
Healing People and Changing Lives Through Science and Compassion

Our mission
The Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine offers the best of conventional and complementary medicine. We believe there are many paths to healing and that health is a cohesive balance of mind, body and soul. Through research, education and the design of healing programs, we value and recognize the wisdom of all healing traditions.

We take a holistic or “whole-person” approach to your health
At Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, we take a holistic or “whole-person” approach to health and wellness. We believe that health is dynamic, continually influenced by how we live our lives and how we relate to the world around us. And, we believe that healing starts from within.

From the moment you walk through the doors of the Health and Healing Center, you sense that the integrative approach is unlike any other. We blend evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies with conventional Western medicine in a “best of both worlds” approach to treating disease, healing and improving health. We care for people with heart disease, pain, weight management needs, cancer, diabetes, stress, women’s health issues and many other health concerns.

We empower you to promote your own healing with a full range of conventional and complementary treatments and therapies. Through clinical research, education, prevention and lifestyle changes, you’ll discover powerful new ways to take control of your health.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Teton Tiramisu

The most amazing "giant" tiramisu ever! Ben and I had a romantic mother's day dinner at a local Italian joint in Jackson. It was delicious..