Creating Space for the Postpartum Period

flower field - Creating Space for the Postpartum Period

It’s been a season of babies and birth, both in my practice and in my personal life. I’ve been witnessing many women step through the portal of birth and linger in the luminal space that follows. It’s an intense time that comes with many joys and often many challenges. Postpartum experiences are as varied as women themselves. All unique in their expression and form.

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Winter Solstice Wisdom

frozen flowers - Winter Solstice Wisdom

Today marks the Winter Solstice in the Northern hemisphere, the longest night of the year. In Chinese Medicine, we would consider this the time of the year most associated with yin energy. It’s dark, cool and drawn inward. Similarly, Winter is the season associated with the water element. Water runs deep into the earth for nourishment before the onset of Spring, when the wood element comes to life.

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