Alaska, Where the Path Begins

Years ago, when I was traveling with the Grandmothers’ Council, I found myself in an airport somewhere between Montana and Alaska on a layover. I remember sitting on the airport’s busy-patterned carpet with my green REI backpack and airport snacks looking up at the faces of three fellow travelers. They were each gifted guides and ceremonial leaders and had come to …

The Magic is in the Mess

I have a question for you. Do you ever make plans and change them? A date with a friend to your favorite tea shop with soft-and-worn couch chairs? A trip with your partner that ends up being on the only weekend you both could actually rest at home after a playfully wild summer? Or a retreat you are hosting but …

Renaming PCOS, Reclaiming Bodies

Endocrinopathy and growing our hope for successful management of PCOS Interview Audio Link [Length: 38 minutes] When showing up to meet Dr. Heidi Peterson, ND, I was not expecting to find such a comfortable office. It was easily my favorite doctor’s office. My previous preference for a provider’s office was a warm space with well-loved plants and ambient light. But this …

Going Upstream: A truly preventative perspective of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

[Average Read Time: 10 minutes] When I got there, the Townshend’s teahouse was unusually quiet. No line, several open tables near the ambient light, and a background soundtrack that was actually soothing. Perfect. I was there to meet with Dr. Angela Cortal, a Naturopathic physician specializing in women’s endocrine health and holistic pain management. In February, Dr. Angela will be …