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 …

A Poetic Prayer for the Hazel-Blue Ocean

The ocean has been on my mind. This is partly because I visited my very favorite beach last weekend on my trip to California. A beach whose crashing waves and seaweed-decorated shoreline have been the soundtrack and playground for my childhood. I missed ki* being so much that I found myself in my stretchy jeans and …

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 …