My beloved community,
I'm writing with some big news to share so I'm going to just get right to it.
I will be closing my therapy practice at the end of July.
While this was one of the most difficult decisions I've made in my career, it feels aligned with what I need in this moment in my life.
It's difficult to adequately express what being a therapist has meant to me. I have been humbled and inspired. My heart has been broken open. I have discovered new depths of empathy and compassion and love. My clients' stories have been forever carved into my heart.
When you tell people you're leaving or ending something, inevitably the first question asked is "what's next??" This is understandable--and yet, how often do we let ourselves linger in the in between?
There will be new things to share in their time. For now, I'm choosing to stay with this ending--to give it some space and give it its due. I think life feels richer and more meaningful when I let myself linger in the liminal spaces--that potent time between what was and what will become--when I savor an ending by making room for the myriad of thoughts and emotions that swirl around me before rushing off to the next thing.
I don't yet know how this change will impact my emails and various social media accounts. Stay tuned and you can always unsubscribe if this morphs into something that no longer feels relevant. For now, Instagram continues to be the place where I'm most active.
I hope you're all managing to keep yourselves afloat during this extended period of uncertainty.
Sending you all lots of care,
P.S. If you scroll down, you'll find: writing about endings and liminal space; updates on my services for massage therapists; and some anti-racism resources.
P.P.S. Speaking of massage therapists, I'm sure by now you have heard the name Elijah McClain and know about his tragic death. He was a young massage therapist with a whole life ahead of him. If not, you can learn more about his story here and find multiple ways to help his family seek justice here.
If you haven't read his story yet, know that it is truly horrific. Read it when you're ready. Let your heart break for him. Take care of yourself after. And then--take action in his name.