P R I V A T E S E S S I O N S
I ally myself with all that I resist and thus become whole.
your balanced, self-empowered life is always just out of reach.
You're overwhelmed with conflicting information and wish someone would just point you in the right direction
Maybe you’re going through a crisis of health or parenting, maybe your mental or emotional wellness isn’t where you want it to be, maybe you’re going through a transition that feels especially daunting. Maybe even several of these at once….
Hard times are Life’s way of inviting us to reconnect with our ancient eternal wisdom.
I can show you how.
Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart:
a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor.
Our guides in restoring balance are the sacred ancient maps:
the Four Directions and the Yin/Yang.
When we are familiar with our own constitutions, these deceptively simple looking wheels of life show us where we are out of balance and how to make our way back.
Balance is never static, but changes day to day, month to month, year to year. When you learn to move with the wheel, rather than fighting to keep it still, wellness becomes organic and intuitive.
This is cyclical, feminine (in the primordial sense of the word) healing. Symptoms are listened to and tended instead of silenced and banished.
In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
When I got sick, the integrative clinic I went to gave me a 3-page list of expensive supplements to start taking, with about 10 (1/3 of the first page) prioritized with a swipe of red marker. I knew I couldn’t even keep track of consuming that many pills and powders, let alone afford them- my brain just doesn’t work that way, and especially not when it isn’t functioning at full capacity.
I felt foggy, heavy, and terrified. I’d been plagued with bubbling rashes and seizures and was dependent on a “partner” who was often crushingly unkind. Through it all I was also trying to be a gentle, patient, creative mother to my pre-schooler. Being sent away with a list of unrecognizable supplements and a bill that made me see stars was not the support I needed.
One day at the clinic, while I was hooked up to an IV pumping me full of 'good' chemicals to flush out the 'bad' chemicals that were damaging my health, and while the ceiling-mounted television provided home reno background noise, I had a quietly life-changing experience, invisible to the other patients around me. In that mundane setting, my body spoke.
The chemicals made me feel hungover, without any of the good times you'd expect to precede that feeling. It just didn't feel like wellness, but the doctor was telling me it was and I was deferring my innate knowledge to her academic knowledge. Wellness isn't always pleasant and it doesn't always feel good, but it should feel 'right'. It's the difference between a good burn and an about-to-destroy-your-knee burn.
I’d been for 2 or 3 treatments when I heard- or felt- my body make an emphatic NO.
The IV, the pills and supplements, my marriage- it was all wrong and my body put her figurative foot down. Motherhood was the one thing I adored about my life, but being sick and unhappy was sabotaging that too. I'd arrived at this point by not listening to my body or intuition, but in this moment I made a different choice.
Honoring my body's ‘no’ was the first baby step toward a whole new way of relating to my Self- a way of listening closely, honoring deeply, and valuing the information from my body above anything that comes to me externally.
This new relationship led me to a spirit-centered herbalism program where I spent two years immersed in ancient ways of connecting with myself and Nature, via the conduits of the plant world.
What I learned, above all else, is that there is actually a right way to do things. Some Native American tribes call this right way our Original Instructions. They are Nature’s way- and while there are many beautiful variations in how this ‘right way’ is practiced around the world, the guiding principles are largely consistent and profoundly intuitive. When you apply them to your life, they have a domino effect of helping other things to fall into place around them.
I support people by introducing them to these guiding principles and helping them to excavate their true path from their own inner knowing.
I haven't been in a doctor's office since I walked out of that clinic in 2013 and I no longer distinguish between mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health. Instead, I nurture my vitality through herbal medicine, nutritious movement and ancient practices that connect me to Self, Spirit and Earth.
Avoid gurus. Follow plants.
How to begin:
1. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a 30 minute discovery call.
2. you can purchase a package of 3, 6 or 12 sessions and set your first appointment.
Sessions are 50 minutes over phone or zoom.
What to expect:
sessions are structured loosely to allow whatever is present for you at the moment to come forward.
each session will start with a grounding practice or meditation, assess balance and discuss developments and next steps, then close with another practice or exercise.
I will walk beside you to offer nurturing, support, and to always guide your vision toward your body and your life, but i cannot actually heal you. you are the only one who can do that.
sessions may include:
your dosha and how it relates to the seasons
your chakras- progressing through them and balancing each
your unique balance of Feminine and Masculine, Yin and Yang
guided meditations tailored to you
bodily systems: digestive, circulatory, nervous, lymphatic
honing your power dynamic in the world
plant allies and deepening your connection to them
core beliefs and dominant emotions
cultivating dynamic balance
seasons and golden windows of womanhood
untangling society’s sick-making messaging
being your own healer
nurturing your relationship with Nature
Everything I know I learned by listening and watching.
Nowadays people learn out of books instead.
Doctors study what man has learned.
I pray to understand what man has forgotten.
•Vernon Cooper, Lumbee elder•
to schedule a free 30 minute discovery call
These are the ways of our ancient grandmothers,
the ancient ones who still live. These Wise Women are one with all life
as they tread the ever-changing spiral.
Every pain, every plant, every stone, every feeling, every problem is cherished as a teacher: not a teacher who grades, but a teacher who guides.
Night is loved for darkness and the stars. Day is loved for light and the sun. Uniqueness is our treasure, not normalcy. Our universe includes all;
it is both/ and, not either/ or.
This is a wise woman way the world round.
•Susun Weed, Healing Wise•