Rock What Ya Got
Once upon a time, long before I ever dreamed of being an acupuncturist, I was a bookworm fortunate enough to craft a career as a children’s book copyeditor. My career shift seems a puzzling plot twist to many, but to me it feels like natural character development. Being a copyeditor honed my talent for paying close attention to details, patterns, inconsistencies, voice, and motivation. It heightened my sensitivity to the power of language, how making small shifts can transform a story, how rewrites are just part of the process and there’s always the possibility to explore a new direction in a sequel. Working on children’s books especially reminds me how playful self-exploration vitally fuels a healthy zest for life and inspires tapping into the endless potential inside yourself.
With years of experience handling the stresses of deadline pressure and the challenges of creative expression, I’m passionate about sharing the tools that have helped me on my own healing journey. I’m so excited and grateful for the chance to use my communication skills to explain how acupuncture and other natural healing techniques can shift people’s stories of anxiety, burnout, and pain to more balance, ease, health, and childlike joy.
This is one of my favorite books I’ve recently worked on: Samantha Berger’s Rock What Ya Got, about rejoicing in your uniqueness rather than dwelling on supposed shortcomings. It’s the kind of feel-good outlook I share with my patients—I love listening closely to people’s health history, helping them make sense of their individual pattern of symptoms, and empowering them with self-care practices so they can fully, joyfully rock what they got!