It's early morning. The house is quite. I am sitting in my child's room on the edge of being 5 weeks postpartum. I switch on the electric pump, and contemplate my current surroundings. Four years after the devastating loss of my first child, I find myself on the other end of the spectrum. Yes, I am the mother of a radiant son. It is also true that I am the mother of a child who did not make it Earth side. I birthed them both, and love them with equal fervor.
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
Spring has sprung, as they say. I can feel it in every sinew and tendon. Growth is on the horizon as the macro + microcosmic forces of nature urge us toward opening. Emerging is not an easy thing to do. I imagine we (all of us, that is) could share stories for hours about how… Continue reading Notes on Integration, Pluralism, and Liberation
When we are given the opportunity to express the fullness of our lives, we are also able to recognize the depth of our lived experiences. Taoist philosophy reminds us of this with the iconic Yin-Yang symbol representing Taiji, the Supreme Ultimate—indefinite potential. The deepest wound holds the seed of the deepest healing. The Full Moon entered… Continue reading Full Moon in Libra: Divine Potential
Of all the signs, Scorpio is one that I often look to for wisdom. It's been that way my whole life—my childhood best friend is a Scorpio, and she always had a certain level of grit about her that I admire. Scorpio: the Scorpion, or Eagle is defined by its ability to bring clarity and… Continue reading The New Moon in Scorpio: A Slow-Moving Search for Truth
This summer I started my journey as a clinical intern. The school that I attend has a really amazing student clinic where patients can schedule appointments that are affordable, and qualitative. Each patient gets a full 90 minutes, which includes an intake, herbal consultation, and acupuncture treatment. In order to be an intern, I had… Continue reading Lessons Learned in Clinic Theatre (Part I)