did you know?… Teen Anxiety is Real: what you can do and how we can help

Cathy LoganAs parents, we sometimes have no idea we’re actually hindering our children by trying to help them. We all want the best for our kids and want to spare them hurt, failure, etc.; but, they need to be able to feel lots of different emotions to grow.

A wise person once told me “unless your child is about to get hit by a car, don’t interfere with their path. It’s their path and not yours!” I have thought about this many times over the years. Often, the most growth comes from making mistakes: from not making the team, from not getting into that college, from not getting that job.

One of my favorite expressions is “everything happens for a reason.”

We may not know the reason but later it may become crystal clear. My kids, of course, don’t like it when I say that, but it’s so true.

My work with teens, using the Emotion Code and the Body Code, is very rewarding. (I work with kids and adults alike.) It’s so wonderful to see the remarkable results people get from releasing negative emotions and negative programming.
Our subconscious minds hold the answers; we just have to access it. Once an emotion is brought to the conscious mind, we release it. If you have never tried the Emotion Code, you owe it to yourself (or your teen) to try a free session. At the very least, everyone says they feel lighter and better able to cope. I have seen some amazing success stories!


Cathy Logan, CHC, COT, CECP, CBCP
Cathy is a Certified Health Coach, a Certified ONDAMED® Technician, and a Certified Emotion Code® and Body Code® Practitioner. She is also trained in Ionic Foot Detox.


Further Reading from the Web

Cathy recommends this interesting Psychology Today article related to Teen Anxiety: “Unfortunately, anxiety seems to ring very true for teens these days… This article has some really good info.”


Signs your teen is anxious:

  • Recurring fears and worries about routine parts of everyday life
  • Changes in behavior (e.g., irritability or emotional outbursts)
  • Avoiding activities, school, or social interactions
  • Dropping grades
  • Trouble sleeping or concentrating
  • Substance use or other risky behaviors
  • Chronic physical complaints (e.g., fatigue, headaches or stomachaches)

Source: healthychildren.org


Cathy’s Personal Story: Meet Ranger

As many of you know, I’m a Golden Retriever lover. Every time a child went to college, we added another Golden. Good thing I only had two kids!

Recently, our four year-old Golden, Cruiser, got cancer. We did everything to save this dog, but it was very aggressive and we lost him within a month. I thought my heart was going to break.

Not too long after he passed I was just so very sad, and the thought came to me that a puppy was going to come across my path. I had no idea how that was going to happen but I trusted that it would.

Not two hours later, a friend called to check on me. In the course of conversation, she says she’d been talking to her breeder (she also has Goldens) and the breeder just happened to have one male left from a litter of puppies.

The rest, shall we say, is history: this was divine intervention at its best! I told my husband I thought the miracle we had been praying for, with Cruiser, had been answered in another way.

So, life has been turned upside down with a new puppy. His name is Ranger and he is just adorable. How easily we forget that puppies are like babies! I now see a lot of beautiful sunrises and am getting a lot of exercise running in and out with him. But, Ranger is the best medicine for a broken heart.

You never forget those dogs you have lost, but there is always room to love another. Stay tuned for more adventures with Ranger!

There are pressure points that can be manipulated for immediate relief of pain, cravings or anxiety; I often teach clients how to do this at home for self-care.

Jennifer’s Personal Story: Simplify

I find it truly helpful to set New Year’s resolutions that I consider “do-able” actions, essentially, things that feel good and help me simplify and lead a less-cluttered life.

This year, I’m going to do an email cleanse. Each day, I plan to review the emails I receive and unsubscribe from those I do not open or read.

For the emails and newsletters I do read, and/or want to save, I’m creating folders to organize my inbox.

Toward that end, this year, Chesapeake Holistic will produce two newsletters per month, versus weekly issues. We can all use fewer emails in our inboxes!

My resolution last year… each time I wore an article of clothing I hung it on the hanger, backwards, in my closet. At the end of each season, it was easy to see what I had worn or not worn.

I then donated unworn items; doing so made me feel good, that others would get use of clothing I did not, and it was a great closet cleanse! I realized I had clothing I hadn’t worn for an embarrassing number of years.

I continue this practice and I’ve found it also helps me to see what I need to purchase to fill out my wardrobe (with clothes I really will wear).

At the beginning of 2017, I made a commitment to either: use, donate or repurpose at least one item each day. Even if it was a rusty paper clip or a cardboard jewelry box.

I did this at home, at the office and in my car. It sounds daunting, but it was a really simple approach. If I missed a day, I’d double up on items to purge.

Tell us your New Year’s resolutions on our Facebook page – let’s share our best ideas and inspirations!


Jennifer Salos, MS, CNC
Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition. She is also a nationally Certified Nutritional Consultant and Diplomat of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants.

Ask the Expert: How Service Offerings are Determined

Jennifer SalosAsk Jennifer: How do you decide which services to offer at Chesapeake Holistic?

Clients usually come to us when western medicine has not resolved a health issue. Holistic health deals with the whole body, mind, and spirit and not just symptoms and diagnosis.

At Chesapeake Holistic, we address symptoms to help give relief; but, we also focus on lifestyle, diet, nutritional supplements, exercise, stress management, and inner vibrancy. Every one of these areas contributes to health and wellness. We carefully select services that provide all of these wellness supports.

What’s interesting (and I don’t think a lot of people realize this) is that each of our services has layers of nuanced protocols to address specific needs. So, our integrative wellness offerings can by highly tailored to each client.

Healing is a journey, and you need a guide (or a team!) that’s knowledgeable, understanding, and compassionate.


Jennifer Salos, MS, CNC
Jennifer has a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition. She is also a nationally Certified Nutritional Consultant and Diplomat of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants.

Ask the Expert: Emotion Code vs Body Code & Ear Reflexology

Cathy LoganAsk Cathy: I think I have a lot of trapped emotions, should I choose Body Code or Emotion Code?

This is a question I get asked all of the time! The Emotion Code® was developed first, by Dr. Bradley Nelson. Years later, he created The Body Code,® which dives deeper into what’s going on with your body’s circuitry, energy, pathogens, and more.

The Emotion Code is now part of The Body Code, which is more comprehensive.

What I tell people is that if you’ve had a lot of trauma in your life, either emotional or physical, or if you have things going on in your body that you can’t quite figure out, then The Body Code is for you.

We’ll use The Body Code to identify and correct the different types of imbalances that cause all kinds of physical and emotional problems.

Don’t get me wrong, The Emotion Code is wonderful and I’ve seen it help many people; but, it is designed to deal solely with emotions that are stuck in your body. Now, sometimes these trapped emotions are causing pain; releasing these can alleviate the pain.

Many times, The Emotion Code is the link people are missing. I have seen it be extremely helpful for anxiety and depression as well.

The Body Code just takes things to a whole new level. Many people start with The Emotion Code and, as we start working, we may realize that The Body Code is needed.


Cathy Logan, CHC, COT, CECP, CBCP
Cathy is a Certified Health Coach, a Certified ONDAMED® Technician, and a Certified Emotion Code® and Body Code® Practitioner. She is also trained in Ionic Foot Detox.


Ask Lisa: How does reflexology on ears work?

Ear reflexology is useful because (similar to auricular acupuncture) it’s the quickest and most effective way to work with the central nervous system.

The technique used is very similar to hand and foot reflexology, except the pressure is applied to the front and back of the ear at the same time.

There are pressure points that can be manipulated for immediate relief of pain, cravings or anxiety; I often teach clients how to do this at home for self-care.


Lisa Manning, CST, CHt
Lisa is a Craniosacral and Myofascial Release Therapist. She’s also a Master Certified Hypnotherapist, specializing in Somato-Emotional Hypnosis to address chronic pain and anxiety. Lisa is trained in Ionic Foot Detox.

Ask the Expert: BioClear Sessions and Chemotherapy Support

Ask Katherine: How close together (days apart) can my BioClear appointments be?

I recommend a minimum of a week between appointments for the clearings to hold. Let me explain… whatever is cleared will not be cleared as thoroughly without time, because your body needs time to adjust.

BioClear is a frequency-based clearing and everything gets moved around to realign to a state of balance.

Come back and we’ll do another scan to see where your sensitivities are now. It took your body a long time to get to where it is; it’s going to take time to clear sensitivities and rebalance.


Katherine Sale, MSW, MAc, LAc, CNC
Katherine is a Licensed, Board-Certified Acupuncturist, a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, an Integrative Energy Therapies Provider, and an Advanced BioClear Practitioner.


Carol HeckmanAsk Carol: My dad was diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. What can we do to support his health, and minimize some of the side effects without interfering with the chemo?

This is a great question. My background is in Oncology, so I completely understand what your family member will be going through during his treatment plan: physically, mentally, emotionally. I have many clients that I’ve worked with at this stage, and then as they finish treatment and are healing.

A good, integrative wellness plan at this time can make a difference in helping clients feel their best during treatment, heal well after treatment, and stay healthy.

Every person and situation is different, but I do recommend that food choices become real, clean food, meaning organic and non-GMO foods and eliminating processed foods.

A second recommendation I make is to have clients cut out sugars. Research indicates that sugars can stimulate cancer cell growth. Processed sugar and added sugar have crept into many of our foods and condiments, so moving off these items is key.

A final recommendation is to add in more veggies, of all colors and varieties. These are nutrient-packed sources for the immune system, energy, and healing support.

One way to get a lot of vegetables in, without eating all day, is to juice them and take in small amounts of the juice at a time during the day.

During cancer drug treatments, there are many changes to the body; I work closely with these clients, too, to help them navigate eating well.


Carol Heckman, RN, CNHP, MH, CNC
Carol is a Registered Nurse, as well as a Certified Natural Health Practitioner, a Master Herbalist, and a Certified Nutritional Consultant.