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Discern the Whisper

I have a certain mode of being that I think of as now-walking. It’s when I’m deeply in the unknown and just stepping through, moment to moment. This phase of being usually kicks in during crisis. “Bad news” unhinges me and my expectations about the world fall apart. I step into the […]

Boil Water, Calm Wood

My father tells stories about following his father, Dr. Manuel Antonio Chamorro, around the Colombian countryside teaching people to boil their water. In his spirit, I’m going to write up the tools I teach people to improve their health without having to go to the doctor. The title of this […]

The Story of My Spine

When I was sixteen years old, my family physician noticed that my back was curved. A specialist later confirmed that I had scoliosis. Within a few years, the imbalance led to a devastating injury in my lower back that left me in chronic pain. I spent much of my twenties […]

Vaccines as Spiritual Crisis

To me, the vaccine ‘debate’ looks an awful lot like a spiritual crisis. The intensity and passion on both sides have notes of a great, collective existential cry. What we have known is falling apart and we don’t know what is to come. In this case, the world we are […]

A Life-Changing Demonstration

Outside, the New Mexico sky was turning indigo, heading toward night. I longed to be home with my husband and dogs, but I had agreed to watch a demonstration of a healing modality called Ortho-Bionomy. I didn’t know much about it, but I had recently started teaching pathophysiology at a […]