I want to talk about hope. I've been derailed many times in my lifetime - in all the big ways. I can check off the list of major stressors like a resume for survivorship - Divorce Death of loved ones (both parents - one suicide, one cancer) Diagnosis of a life threatening illness - twice … Continue reading Hope
Kiliii Yuyan grew up in the United States, the son of Han Chinese immigrants. His parents both ambitiously took themselves off to medical school, leaving Kiliii and his brother often in the care of his grandmother, who told him stories and gently introduced him to his indigenous self, without him even realizing. She was Nanai, … Continue reading If you had to pick one word to guide your way through 2018, what word would you choose?
Today I pressed a tincture of hawthorn leaf and flower, as I do many times throughout the year. I go through a large amount of it in my practice. It smells wonderful and its welcome aroma always lifts my spirits and brings a smile of recognition to my lips. In the Middle Ages the shrub … Continue reading Hawthorn: Medicine of hope