It is long past time to structure our human activities around the naturally fluctuating cycles and rhythms of women and nature.
I have tried to fit into the countless boxes of others' experiences. I have divided myself into countless pieces that would fit into those countless boxes. All of me will not fit into someone else's box. So I cut off the small part that will… …over and over again, with each small box of someone … Continue reading The Whole Self
It doesn't appear I've made much "progress" if you look at my life right now. In many ways I'm more non-functioning than ever. Been sick on and off for months. I have crazy anxiety that leaves me terrified to be left alone. What you don't see is my inner landscape. Despite the anxiety, I'm more … Continue reading Love in the mess
Continuing yesterday's post, Day 11: Wrestling with Myself, Part 1 I emailed a few of my blogs posts to my doctor and he started reading some other posts on my blog. When we met, he brought up a post I wrote about demons. In this post, I detailed a dream I'd had years before during my health … Continue reading 12: Wrestling with Myself, Part 2
About a week after I found out I was pregnant, I started going downhill. Yes, the nausea kicked in, which is always no fun, but something else was going on. I was suddenly depressed, seemingly out of the blue. Things in my life that I thought I'd made peace with suddenly sprang up in my … Continue reading 11: Wrestling with Myself, Part 1
Continuing yesterday's post, Day 9: Communion, Part 1. After my bizarre shaking episode at the wedding, it happened two more times in the following two weeks. Each time was less severe and I made sure to lay down as soon as I felt it coming over me. I was worried I had some sort of … Continue reading 10: Communion, Part 2
2014 was a rough year for me. Although the birth of our second child was healing in so many ways, becoming a mother again was dreadfully difficult for me at that time. Our new daughter had an insane appetite for life and required so much attention and supervision. She also nursed constantly and I was … Continue reading 9: Communion, Part 1
In the summer of 2011, I had been married for a year and was pregnant with our first child. One day sitting at the computer, I realized something felt off about me, as if I'd lost some very fundamental part of myself. I had been rather numb without even realizing it and could hardly put … Continue reading Day 6: Beginnings of Awakening
Warning: pictures of gross rashes in this post. In December of 2009, I came dangerously close to Death's door. A mix of poor health habits, stress, and even a dose of soul loss (aka, broken heart) created a perfect storm in my body. I broke out all over in itchy oozing rashes that eventually became … Continue reading 5: Health Crisis
It's been years since I blogged about a health topic and I honestly thought those days were over, but... here I am. I originally planned to make this a Facebook post just to share with my friends, but I had too many links and too much to say, so I figured I'd make it a … Continue reading Should Mothers Consume the Placenta After Birth?