When we start on a new leg of a wellness journey, it always seems we start as the Fool in tarot. This time, this path – THIS will be the answer. We have a smile on our face, a bag on our shoulder, and off down the path we go. What we always seem to forget is that every healing journey means looking squarely into our darkness. Sometimes that is reliving traumatic events with a therapist. Sometimes it’s leaning into a contraction. Sometimes it’s quieting ourselves and listening to what our bodies are saying during a struggle with infertility or dysmenorrhea. We shy away from the darkness because the darkness is painful. But here’s the thing: just like with a contraction during labor, the only way out is through. Photo by Gabriela Palai from Pexels

The only way out is through: Fear and pain in the healing process

When we start on a new leg of a wellness journey, it always seems we start as the Fool in tarot.

This time, this path – THIS will be the answer.

We have a smile on our face, a bag on our shoulder, and off down the path we go.

What we always seem to forget is that every healing journey means looking squarely into our darkness. 

Sometimes that is reliving traumatic events with a therapist.

Sometimes it’s leaning into a contraction.

Sometimes it’s quieting ourselves and listening to what our bodies are saying during a struggle with infertility or dysmenorrhea. 

We shy away from the darkness because the darkness is painful.

But here’s the thing: just like with a contraction during labor, the only way out is through.

When we start on a new leg of a wellness journey, it always seems we start as the Fool in tarot. This time, this path – THIS will be the answer. We have a smile on our face, a bag on our shoulder, and off down the path we go. What we always seem to forget is that every healing journey means looking squarely into our darkness. Sometimes that is reliving traumatic events with a therapist. Sometimes it’s leaning into a contraction. Sometimes it’s quieting ourselves and listening to what our bodies are saying during a struggle with infertility or dysmenorrhea. We shy away from the darkness because the darkness is painful. But here’s the thing: just like with a contraction during labor, the only way out is through. Photo by Gabriela Palai from Pexels
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Can you believe that spring is only a couple of days away? At least, spring as the modern Western world understands it. For those of us who work with the seasons for preventative health, we’ve been working in spring for about six weeks now. But on Thursday, the yang of the day will be equal to the yin of night and every day after that will bring us closer to the summer solstice. Are you ready? Do you have the reserves of energy necessary for the hard work of summer? Is the machinery of your life in proper working order to manage the generative and expansive energy of the coming months? Not sure? Read on. Featured image and cover photo by Tabitha Mort from Pexels

Flow Freely with the Spring Equinox

Can you believe that spring is only a couple of days away?

At least, spring as the modern Western world understands it. For those of us who work with the seasons for preventative health, we’ve been working in spring for about six weeks now.

But on Thursday, the yang of the day will be equal to the yin of night and every day after that will bring us closer to the summer solstice.

Are you ready? Do you have the reserves of energy necessary for the hard work of summer? Is the machinery of your life in proper working order to manage the generative and expansive energy of the coming months?

Not sure? Read on.

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November is upon us and the first snows have fallen! I am currently sitting here this Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and my favorite sweater and fleece lined leggings (and a bit of French silk pie because I am an awful example for healthy breakfasts). This week breastfeeding became legal in all 50 states which is a huge, if incredibly delayed) win! Check out this and other things I found on the wide and scary internet in this week’s Sunday round up!Featured image and cover photo by Ruvim Miksanskiy from Pexels

Sunday Round-Up 5: Winter is here

November is upon us and the first snows have fallen!

I am currently sitting here this Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and my favorite sweater and fleece lined leggings (and a bit of French silk pie because I am an awful example for healthy breakfasts).

This week breastfeeding became legal in all 50 states which is a huge, if incredibly delayed) win! Check out this and other things I found on the wide and scary internet in this week’s Sunday round up!

Seed Cycling and Oil Cycling for Fertility

Yesterday’s post introduced seed cycling and oil cycling for hormonal health. Seed cycling and oil cycling are ways to balance hormones over a few months by supporting hormones with lignans, healthy fats, and other nutrients.

But multiple times I warned that this method was not for those who were trying to conceive.

In this post I am going to discuss why oil cycling for fertility needs to be different than oil cycling for hormonal health, why preparing for conception is as important as trying to conceive, and the changes you can make to the process to make seed cycling and oil cycling work for you.