You could say that my general focus is women’s pelvic health. The female pelvis houses the uterus, ovaries, uterine tubes, cervix, vagina, bladder, rectum and the corresponding openings and includes layers of tissue — muscle, fascia, connective tissue and erectile tissue. Every person (so far!) enters the world first living in and emerging from this place. Pelvic health is essential for vibrant health, sexuality, reproduction and a felt sense of safety.Continue reading
How to use castor oil for womb healing, immune support and scar tissue repair
I often recommend self care practices with the use of castor oil in my practice. It is also one of my main tools for softening and mobilizing scar tissue manually during a pelvic healing session.
In this post, I want to highlight how you can use it for self care and healing.Continue reading
The Sacred and the Mundane of the Womb Heart Connection
The connection between the heart and the womb is both mysterious and practical when it comes to whole woman care, fertility cycles, sexuality, birthing and beyond.
Beyond learning through my own felt experience, I solidified my understanding around this connection during my formal Chinese medicine education. For that reason, this post will include a good amount of Chinese medicine terminology and explanations of the body from that lens.Continue reading
The truth about why you’re not getting pregnant
The truth behind why you’re not getting pregnant is it’s f**king complicated. There is no way around it. There are no easy answers, especially for the countless among you who carry the heavy burden of “unexplained infertility.” This is the truth that few are willing to speak.Continue reading
What really helps ease morning sickness and fatigue in the first trimester
I recently emerged from the abyss of the first trimester of pregnancy. Now I feel I’m in a more clear and grounded place to share what I’ve learned both from my own personal experience and from supporting other women who are making this bold initiation.
Pregnancy is still mysterious in many ways and I believe it will remain that way. Many are reaching for the perfect remedy for morning sickness, fatigue, emotional ups and downs and more that come with a new pregnancy. While I fully support women finding ways to take care of themselves during pregnancy and beyond, I also realize that our need or desire to be in control of this process only extends the suffering.Continue reading