My work is heart work. It is a work of love, compassion, and empathy. A love for life, a love for death, and for all the moments in between. It is what guides me through late nights and early mornings, through conversations heavy with grief and joy, and it is what inspires me to be as open as I know how to be. In this world of inequality and lack of resources, love is a perpetual and plentiful offering. One that can be given without conditions or hesitation.
This work is one of innate wisdom. Wisdom that has existed in and around us since the beginning of our lives and time itself. It comes from almost endless sources. My ancestors, clients, community, mentors and peers, and of course, nature.
The knowledge I have acquired and continue to seek is what allows me to work safely, ethically, and within my scope of practice. As more knowledge is uncovered, it is my job to evolve and grow with it. This is a great honor, and a deeply humbling responsibility.
With Natural Law
The elders of my community speak of the importance of natural law, and of the cycles of life. Everything that is and has ever been, has died. We are finite beings. It is this knowledge, along with a firm grasp of state/federal laws, that allows me to do the best work I can. The laws of our society are flawed, though. They are rooted in inequality and racism, therefore they must be fought against, dismantled, and changed.
Strength has so many meanings. More than I could ever describe. It is my core belief that we are stronger than we imagine. However, that doesn’t mean that we must always rely on the strength of just one person. Our communities can be the “soft back and strong front” on which we can rely to get us through the hard times. Reclaiming strength can be scary, and it is my goal to empower and support people in their discovery of themselves.