In many ways, humans beings are like plants. Orienting from the earth, we require water, minerals and nutrients, sunlight, and time. These elements become all the more integral when challenges arise, and sustaining them can generate a sense of safety and calm. Leaning into resources that connect the human experience to earth ecology can provide the kind of comfort and coherence that is necessary to encourage a smooth, and holistic transition.
My relationship to the earth and land was taught to me by my maternal grandmother. In the same way she expressed her care and love for me, she provided care and love to plants and the nourishment they imbue. I witnessed her nurture life. From form to function. Seed to leaf and root. I am… Continue reading Eclipse Season Offerings (+ An Office Update)
Dear relatives, My grandmother would have been 91 years old this week (Gemini love!). And this year, I'll be celebrating her life in a way I never expected as I work toward opening an acupuncture clinic and mind-body center in my hometown. In between farm chores, I'll get to design my dream office. I'll be… Continue reading Creating a Green Office: The Before
Dear friends, I hope this letter finds you well, post Full Pink Moon in Scorpio intensity. The month of April proved true to its character. Full of showers of all sorts. Rainy days give way to momentous blooming. Truth spilling over from the depths of shadows. Spring asks us to toe the line between what… Continue reading April 2018 Full Pink Moon
Each day provides multiple opportunities to begin. As an individual. As a member of a community. For all we are related to. Today’s New Moon embodies that spirit, as it moves into the Earth sign of Capricorn. Earth is a supportive facilitator for Water. Providing a base through which Water is able to permeate. The… Continue reading Mixtape 16
Meditation is a powerful self-care tool. For at least the past decade, the subject of mindful meditation has benefited from the rigor of scientific research, and subsequent rise public interest. In a 2014 study, a group of 38 adult participants with high levels of self-criticism showed marked reduction in depressive symptoms in addition to increased self-compassion. Maintaining a regular meditation practice… Continue reading Meditation Cushion Roundup