I march for my mom, medicine woman, single mother, who taught me to be my own warrior, seek spiritual growth, and to laugh. I march for my grandma, ballroom dancer, breast cancer survivor, who taught me to savor beauty, live with grace, and sit with pain. I march for my grandmother, matriarch, feminist, who showed me what it looks like to follow your heart, even if it means disappointing others. I march for my fifth grade English teacher, Sally, who taught me the power of the written word, and that a shy, awkward girl matters. I march for my high school English teacher and...
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It may sound strange, but setting healthy boundaries can actually improve your digestion and fertility, according to Chinese medicine. Many of the women I treat who struggle to conceive also have several food sensitivities and/or digestion issues. These women also tend to be what we call Earth-type people in Chinese medicine. However, all of us have Earth energy, no matter what our type. According to Chinese medicine, each of us is made up of the five elements: Earth, Fire, Metal, Water, and Wood. Each element corresponds to a different organ system in the body. The Earth element rules the digestion. Symbolically, the Earth element represents how we “digest”...
The recent U.S. presidential election elucidated the massive amount of social, political, economic and environmental work that remains to be done in the world. For me, the issue that hits closest to home is gender inequality, also known as women’s rights, or feminism. Women’s Rights Aren’t Just About Women Not only do women’s rights affect the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of women–an aspect of feminism that interests me greatly as a women’s health practitioner–women’s rights also affect men and children. In fact, women’s rights affect the entire world. After all, women make up half the population on the planet. Anyone who has ever felt marginalized sees the world through that oppressed lens....