Monday, November 26, 2012
As some of you know, I recently spent two weeks in Ethiopia with Mudula Water (http://www.mudulawater.org) visiting projects and delivering medical supplies to rural health centers in the Kembata-Tembaro region. I also got to visit the midwives-in-training from Mudula, one of whom Acupuncture Denver is sponsoring for the next four years. It was my second trip to Ethiopia but the first time I got to really spend time getting to know people and places more intimately. I was also able to meet our n Read more
I am so happy to announce Acupuncture Denver's recent decision to partner with Mudula Water (http://www.mudulawater.org/) to sponsor one of the midwifery students they will be sending to Hamlin College of Midwives (http://www.hamlinfistula.org/our-activities/midwifery-school.html) for the next four years. As some of you know, my son is from the Mudula area of Ethiopia and it is such an gift to be able to give back to the people there. Since 95% of all births in Ethiopia are unattended, there Read more
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Today is the winter solstice (when I wrote this; not necessarily when you get it!), which marks a turning point as the darkest day of the year and the start of the returning light. Even as the demands of the holiday season (shopping, parties, obligatory events) tend to draw us outside of ourselves, this time of year is a great time to turn inward and reflect on what has enriched us in the past year. I spent a great deal of time in 2011 delving into Brene Brown (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr= Read more
Thursday, August 04, 2011
I am gripped by the images coming out of the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia) right now. Up to 2000 children are dying daily and millions of people are at risk due to the current drought-- the worst the region has seen in 60 years. The political situation in Somalia makes the crisis even more acute and life-threatening there.
It's easy to sit back or turn away when we are faced with suffering on a massive scale like this. But each of us can make a difference by giving to ai Read more