Welcome to my blog!

I'm an acupuncturist, teacher, fertility specialist, patient centered advocate, mom, activist and more! This blog is a place for me to write down the things on my mind, the things I discuss over and over, and the things I find helpful, interesting, and inspiring all in the hope that someone else out there, maybe YOU, will find some of these things to be helpful, interesting and inspiring too. I love learning, I love sharing, and I am passionate about helping others lead more balanced, fertile, and healthy lives - while trying to do the same myself. So here goes... The Blogging Life...


My Kind of Testimonial!

A quite a while back I wrote a post about why I don't tout my statistics or success stories on my website or blog.  You can read that post here

What it comes down to is that I don't want a woman to work with me just because she reads an impressive number on my website.  Nor do I want a woman to work with me because she sees a testimonial where someone like her writes to thank me for helping her have a baby.  Of COURSE, I know that each and every woman I have the honor of working with wants to be a mom in the deepest fibers of her being and of COURSE I know that that is the ultimate success they are hoping I will help them achieve and I want that too! But that to me there is so much more to the story...

I get emails sometimes with the sorts of "testimonials" I REALLY feel tell about me and my practice. I just got this one the other day and it brought tears to my eyes:

'I cannot even tell you how special a part of this journey you have been for me.  I feel that I am a better person for having known you.  I know that sounds a little sappy, but it’s true.  You created a shift in me.  I feel now that I can say I handled this journey with strength and grace and I owe that so much to you.  You helped me to learn to feel the bad when it happens, but then move on.  You helped me to know that I was never alone in what I was feeling, even the darkest of thoughts.  You led me to amazing new friendships that I cherish.  You taught me to not compare or judge other women’s pain.  And so much more, I know.  I really am to a point now where I wouldn’t want to change my journey… at all.  Even though it was so, so difficult.  I like where I am, and I like who I am.'

And although I rejoice with each and every baby I help facilitate coming into this world and I cheer for my patients' successes.  This sort of feedback, more than any positive pregnancy test or birth announcement (and I LOVE these - believe me!) is why I love my job more than I will ever ever be able to express and this is why I am passionate about my role in helping others navigate this very hard road. I feel like babies often do come from this place of peace and support and balance and when I facilitate these things the rest comes so much more naturally.

So if THIS is the sort of thing you are seeking on your own journey and you don't know where to turn or how you could possibly feel this way, please read more of my blog posts, come to my retreats or think of working with me. It'd be my pleasure to help in any possible way I can, even if we never meet!

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