Hanging at Aashray, Indian women don’t like to smile in photos! And just like that, my month in India has come to an end. I am now here in Nepal embarking on a different journey, though with a similar flavor. It has been a few weeks since my last post. There were a few things … Continue reading Witnessing India, Practicing Self-Love
I have been working in the slums a lot recently, more than doubling my number of treatments there! (Though I stick to ear acupuncture with these clinics because of the sheer volume!) Yesterday I hosted a clinic in Bawana slums, one of the poorest and predominantly Muslim communities of Delhi. STOP had announced that the … Continue reading Shattering Secrecy In The Slums
… I have been putting off the writing of this next blog post. I find myself wanting to write about the wild, foreign-ness that is India and fill you up with the details of my life here. I have even started a few posts similar to the last one with stories about how the tea … Continue reading Being Here Now: Lesson One from Aashray
New Delhi has taken me in. What a journey so far and it`s only day 3! There is already so much to write about but I will give you some of the highlights as I unravel this very new and different-looking picture. To start with, I am staying in a bedroom that has just been … Continue reading In The Arms of Delhi
In honor of my dad, Cecil Riffe Counts, Jr. aka “Chip” born September 25, 1956, died January 11, 1992 and in honor of Orion, aka “Squirt” born January 11, 2002, died December 6, 2013. … I was a tall, blonde, 17 year old living a block from Broad and Belvedere in Richmond, Virginia (on the … Continue reading Go Get Your Stick!
This world is an unpredictable place and if you live in Colorado, I’m preaching to the choir. About 6 weeks ago I awoke to a cloudy, rainy day in the typical sunny Boulder, Colorado and I was delighted. You see, just a few years ago, the Fourmile Fire pushed me and many others out of … Continue reading Making a Difference in Disaster
Stress…..we are oh so familiar with this. Most of us live with an elevated baseline of stress and as life happens, our stress levels go up from there. When we are stressed, we have activated our sympathetic nervous system. This is the part of our nervous system that is ready for fight or flight at … Continue reading Learning to Breathe, Learning to Heal
I recently returned from a week-long training for acupuncturists called, “How to be a Global Healer.” It was the 2nd level of training with Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) and it was set in a place called Vallecitos, New Mexico. The first level of training really focused on local and national work in the field during … Continue reading Service from the Heart
There is so much happening in the world right now and I am someone who wants to know about it. I want to feel it, understand it and often, try to do something about it. Even if you aren’t like me, you are inevitably impacted by what is happening in the world. This is our … Continue reading In Sharing Process, We Form a Constellation.