Not Another Resolution

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I’m not drawn to New Year’s resolutions. True vitality is hardly nourished through a once-a-year declaration.

That’s not to say we shouldn’t set goals or have intentions. But doing it once on the New Year and expecting that we’ll uproot decades-long behavior patterns and conditioning too often leads to feelings of guilt or shame when we, understandably, don’t stick with the changes we set out to make.

If you’re considering a New Year’s resolution (or any change to support your health and healing), I invite you to consider a shift in your approach and get curious, instead. Keep reading for three simple experiments that, explored alone or together, will give you more […]

Empowered with Homeopathy

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Empowered with Homeopathy

What is it to be empowered? What does it mean for you?

I feel most empowered when:

  • I perceive that I have options & the freedom to choose.
  • I feel safe & my options feel safe.
  • I am connected to my Vital Self & I make choices aligned with this part of Self. (Rather than making choices from a place of fear or scarcity).

Homeopathy allows me to choose a safe and supportive way to nurture health and healing for myself and my family.

And it aligns with the part of me that intends to nourish my (our) innate healing capacity.

I feel empowered with homeopathy. And, I’m here […]

The Complexity of Joy

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I danced with dolphins on Sunday. It was the ultimate celebration of my transition from student homeopath to practicing homeopath.

Connecting with these creatures has been on my proverbial bucket list since I can remember. You know the experience of building something up in your mind so much that the something can’t possibly meet your unreasonable expectations? This was NOT one of those situations.

I felt wild and big JOY, beyond what I imagined, in the presence of these gentle, loving, playful beings.

The Complexity of Joy

My relationship with joy is complex—as it is for so many humans.

I remember when I first heard Brené Brown […]

Probability and Possibility

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My husband and I celebrated our birthdays this weekend. I’m forty-five. He’s forty-two.

Yes, we have the same birthday. What are the odds that spouses share a birthday? I looked it up, and while numbers vary, it might be around .27%. The probability is low, but clearly it’s a possibility.

Probability

When I was young, I liked that math so often yielded clear answers. When studying for my master of public health, statistics offered tools to research and answer so many of my health-related questions.

And while the part of my human mind that craves certainty still finds some comfort in numbers, after forty-five trips around the sun I’m more […]

Revolutionary Healing Part 6: Barriers & Bridges to Healing

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I recently shared that I’m on the other side of a number of months of uncomfortable symptoms that were, ultimately, an invitation to remember my wholeness on a deeper level. While that’s true, this is ALSO true: my symptoms were an invitation to take an honest look at what’s connecting me to my healing and what’s getting in the way of it.

Last September I started my third year of homeopathic training. It was my first year of full-time school alongside conscious parenting, birthing a business, nourishing a marriage, healing, and more—all while witnessing the biggest collective trauma of my lifetime. It […]

A Collection of Invitations

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Eleven days, nine states, two national parks, forty-nine state license plates, kids bickering, countless songs and pit stops, and so many lessons learned from immersing ourselves in the landscape of life. Our family’s cross-country road trip punctuated a summer – and a year – full of invitations to learn and grow. I was on the other side of, what some might call, a healing crisis when we landed in Badlands National Park, a magical place that stunned me with its beauty and reinforced a truth I’ve come to know through healing:

Life is a collection of invitations to remember our wholeness.

WHOLENESS

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Revolutionary Healing Part 5: Self-Expression

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I’m still learning how to embody the magic and medicine of self-expression after years of actively healing my body, mind, heart, and spirit through expressive practices.

My therapist highlighted this recently when I shared a letter with her that I’d written in my journal. I’d intended to feel and express my anger through this writing; however, after three tries (including two invitation from her to try again), she helped me see how I’d intellectualized the emotion every single time.

I quite easily thought and wrote ABOUT my anger, but I didn’t actually FEEL or EXPRESS it.

Suppression of Self

Anger is one of the four core […]

Revolutionary Healing Part 4: Self-Awareness

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My husband coaches our son’s travel baseball team. It’s a group of seven and eight-year-old boys who are like little magnets on the field, moving toward and away from the baseball depending on their focus.

He had a chat with the team recently about the difference between tunnel vision and awareness, and when he shared this conversation with me, I couldn’t help but see the parallel with my work.

He noticed how the kids get laser focused on one aspect of the game—the batter, the ball, their own position—with little awareness about what’s happening elsewhere on the field. This tunnel vision, of course, blinds them and prevents them […]

Revolutionary Healing Part 3: The Power of Partnership

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In the early stages of my healing, I oriented myself toward fixing my dis-ease and toward the belief that I was not OK. So I scurried from one practitioner or doctor to another, certain that one of them would confirm my belief with a diagnosis and fix what (I thought) broke in me. Many did offer me a plan or a protocol, and for a time I thought that if I ate their diet, took their supplements, followed their steps, or bought their program, I’d be well.

This is what I unconsciously sought then—someone to do the heavy lifting for me, to give me an […]

Revolutionary Healing Part 2: What Do You Believe?

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For much of my early life I resisted feeling my feelings. Instead, I distracted myself from them and focused on what I believed needed fixing in me. By the time I entered graduate school it had been years since anorexia wasted my flesh. But I still had a contentious relationship with my body, so my “fixing” at the time held the tune of an eating disorder but the volume was turned down to a loud whisper. It didn’t show on the outside—I looked perfectly well—but my thoughts and behavior patterns revealed a more subtle truth, one that I wasn’t aware of at the time:

A […]