The Great Blue Heron has long been a family totem, frequently showing up in our lives to guide us with its calm, balance, and infinite ability to adapt.
I share this because our little tribe is about to embark on a challenging year, one where my Reservist husband - my best friend in the world - will be away on deployment, which is never an easy experience.
We are all armoring up in our own way these days, preparing for his imminent departure, and while our children are handling it beautifully so far, my daily reminder to them - and myself - is "soften." Soften, soften, soften. Stay grounded. Stay present. Roll with change.
If you've ever watched a heron hunt, that's how it catches the big fish.
I'm going to ask for spaciousness and patience over the coming months. What that means practically for PranaVis Medicine is this:
- Evening appointments will not be available until January 2018.
- The office will be closed on Mondays. (Big love to my friend and colleague Ginni Tourney, ARNP, who will be using the space during that time!)
- My work phone will be turned off at 6 pm.
- A 48-hour response window to all inquiries may be possible (though really, nothing feels worse to me than a backlog of work, so do know I will likely respond sooner than that!)
All that said, if you need something - anything - do ask. By design, PranaVis Medicine (and my life!) is flexible. The last time my husband deployed for this length of time, it was me, home alone, in an unlicensed state, with small children. I am beyond grateful to be entering this chapter of our life with a career and work I love to keep me occupied in his absence.
Simply and wholeheartedly,
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