I’m a writer and editor in the incomparable Blue Ridge Mountains.
Communication and language thrill me. I love nuance and tone. I’m dotty about voice and intention. I take words seriously, and I have a lot of fun with them. I think grammar is fabulous – and malleable.
Many writers prefer to hole up in their offices with their keyboards and pens, rather than work with clients. And that’s cool; I get it. But I have this people-loving thing, and so I prefer to work with clients and then hole myself up in my office with my keyboards and pens.
I’m also an acupuncturist and herbalist. Does that seem unrelated to content and ceremony, perhaps? I can see that. But it’s not. Here’s why:
My undergraduate work (at The College of William & Mary) was in English and French; this essentially meant that I spent lots of time reading, writing, and thinking.
Part of what drew me to Chinese medicine – and what holds me here – is its endless emphasis on thoughtfulness and presence of mind.
There is nothing dull or rote about acupuncture and herbal medicine; they are both at once timeless and spontaneous.
Understanding the universal ways of life – birth, growth, sickness, wellness, aging, death – and holding that knowledge while treating the individual person is a defining characteristic of practicing this medicine.
I love working with entrepreneurs, “makers,” artists, writers, performers, restaurant owners… in short, people whose work demands something particular of them. People whose personal unfolding happens through their work.
And I love working with people as they experience big, meaningful shifts in their lives – people undergoing transition and transformation. This can be a change of career, a major illness, the beginning of a relationship or the end of one, conception, birth… you get the picture. It’s the treatment version of Writes of Passage.
And it’s, in the parlance of our times, my jam.
Interested in working together? Schedule a free consultation call here.