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TRUE Healing: Touch Therapy for Stress and Anxiety Part 1 & 2

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In times like these when the entire nation of the United States is filled with stress over the upcoming election, ethics, cultures, security, and even more, we feel as though these times often force us to look into ourselves, our healing, our toolbox even deeper. We wanted to provide you with a simple, and effective way to calm stress, anxiety and fear for everyone in the family: TOUCH. A hug. A foot massage. A gaze. But how does it really work? How can we do this daily and intentionally and when do we really need it?

Lisa Manning, a certified craniosacral therapist, and massage therapist of Annapolis MD, shares during this True Conversation her stories and insight with us on how we can utilize touch in our daily lives to calm anxiety, reduce fear in an effort to maintain a healthy emotional landscape between not just the adults in the home but also with the children. 


PART 1: Emotional Landscaping


Wellness Talks: Living with Postpartum Anxiety

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I am joined today by Hannah, a mother of two, who suffered from postpartum PTSD and anxiety. She is also the founder of the Anne Arundel County chapter of ICAN (international Cesarean awareness network). I wanted to talk to her about her journey toward choosing to include medication into her tool box of overcoming postpartum anxiety and CLAIM to live a better day!

After last week's TRUEcast where we covered why the gut is so pivotal to our mental wellness and nutritional ways to better ourselves, I wanted to also talk about the other side of medicine, which is the use of anti depressants. Both approaches can be appropriate together or separate for each individual.

Wellness Talks: Why Mental Wellness Begins in the Gut

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So many mothers in particular suffer from postpartum depression and/or anxiety and I had many questions as to why. Having learned a smidgen about the role the gut plays in our immune function, allergy symptoms and mood, I knew we needed to hear from a well rounded practitioner more about the role the gut plays on our mental wellness and what we can do to empower ourselves AND our children that is easy to fit into a busy lifestyle. 


Gina Rieg, CHC, NTP, CGP


Certified Health Coach/Certified GAPS Practitioner/ owner Simplified Wellness for You

Gina Rieg is the founder and owner of Simplified Wellness for You. As a Certified Health Coach, a graduate of the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) Program and a Certified GAPS Practitioner, Gina guides and empowers her clients and students towards optimal health by focusing on a traditional and ancestral food lifestyle. She works with individuals, families, groups and corporate employees, guiding them in their health and nutrition goals. Gina’s passion stems from her own life-changing experiences and health obstacles with digestive disease. She personally experienced the benefits of transitioning to a REAL food lifestyle, enabling her to take back her health and overcome chronic digestive disease.

Gina supports her clients and students by tackling a wide range of health concerns including but not limited to digestive issues, weight issues, cravings and low energy. By empowering her clients, students and corporate wellness participants, she helps them to connect the dots between food lifestyle and optimal health. She simplifies wellness by simplifying conflicting nutrition information, focusing on the ancestral food lifestyle foundations that set us up for sustainable and optimal health. Gina received her Health Coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition with SUNY College. 

Gina is also a graduate Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program through the Nutritional Therapy Association. Furthermore, Gina is a Certified GAPS Practitioner (CGP), certified by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. Wearing another hat, Gina serves as a local Chapter Leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park.

A former athlete, Gina remains physically active with CrossFit and playing volleyball. Another passion is walking the talk - traditionally preparing homemade meals, often with a creative flair.  She also enjoys her workouts, spending time outdoors and spending time with family and friends.