Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass,
it’s about learning to dance in the rain
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As I welcome you to my first blog, I wonder how I got to this point in my life. As I reflect, I see that the person I am today has been shaped by the many experiences I have encountered on my life’s journey.
I have trained in a number of different disciplines- from nursing to celebrancy, and when I explore my reasons for this, it often involved the belief that there must be a better way to do something – a better way to improve health, to care, to engage, to connect, and ultimately, to live.
I remember having my pulse taken by a doctor of Chinese Medicine, when I was in my early 20s.
After a brief moment, he told me “You must stop looking back. You must look forward in your life!”
I found it incredible that he could feel the heaviness in my heart and the weariness in my soul, just from resting his fingers on my pulse for a few seconds. At that moment my love of Traditional Chinese Medicine was born.
Over the coming months, I would love to share my passion with you, as I introduce you to the beautiful imagery of Chinese Medicine, and its deep connection with nature.
I will also be sharing reflections from the varied experiences of my working life, as I share the joys, as well as the difficulties that life brings. I would also like to invite you to connect with me and to share your reflections as you feel moved.
From an early age, I felt a sense of disconnection, as though there were a sheet of glass separating me from truly experiencing, from truly touching and feeling the world around me. I yearned to break down that barrier, to step outside it, desperate to feel the immediacy of my life.
My practice of deep meditation, Tai Chi, and acupuncture helped me to achieve this, and it has been wonderful to have used my skills and knowledge to have helped others with similar experiences.
As I write this, many of us have spent most of our time indoors over recent weeks – looking at the world through panes of glass, and on our screens, interacting with others from a distance. This enforced isolation has brought many challenges, and a variety of emotional responses, which can change hour to hour or day to day
In many ways, i see it is an opportunity to go deeper within – to connect to our inner selves, our deepest aspirations for ourselves, our communities and the world we live in. From this place we can go outwards to connect with others, joining together as we walk side by side towards our future, with greater compassion, understanding and clarity, as we reconnect with and honour what is truly important, not only for our individual wellbeing, but also for the healing of the wider world.
Let’s walk this journey together!