SOuLfiRe MeSSageS

It is my mission to help you transform what hurts into a key that unlocks the doorway to your next level in life.

Soulfire Messages is my heart’s gift to you, an ongoing and evolving conversation on a broad array of topics related to Chinese Medicine and the pursuit of genuine wellness in the modern world. 




As an integrative Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, it’s normal for me to use language that feels esoteric; you’ll encounter terms such as “spirit” with some frequency. Think of this in whatever way makes you most comfortable. Those who practice a faith tradition have their own idea of what spirit means. Atheists or agnostics might think of consciousness, or life force, that ineffable quality that moves something from not-alive to alive. And so on. There is space for all of us in this tent, and together we can muddle through our diverse understandings of the nature of existence.

I practice Classical and Traditional Chinese Medicine as a cis-gendered white woman in the United States. My content and references will come from within my training and lived understanding, and will not encompass all possible human experiences. I welcome all visitors with the deepest humility regarding my limitations. Please extend me grace if I miss the mark from your unique vantage point, as each of us can only see the landscape of the universe from where we stand.


People experiencing chronic illness, spiritual disconnect, and stuckness in any area of life are frequently in a state of struggle with boundaries.  It seems many/most of us were taught that boundaries are about controlling others. Not true. Or that boundaries...

How Losing My Hair Saved My Life

How Losing My Hair Saved My Life

I'll always remember the day I finally had to accept something was seriously wrong. I was in the shower, my normal pre-bedtime routine. Suddenly my heart started racing, fast, faster, until its beat was the only sound in my world. It felt like I had been running...

What Is Healing?

What Is Healing?

most likely Healing is fundamentally different than you've been led to believe.Rediscover Wellness with Soulfire MessagesCurated content related to Chinese Medicine, spirituality, and eclectic esoterica. Presented in a hodgepodge of written words, podcasts, and...

Gratitude: Learning to Love Your Life

Gratitude: Learning to Love Your Life

"I'll take a pass," I said. "I don't have anything to be grateful for today." By the time I was 30 years old, I was tired. Not the kind of tired that goes away with a nap, but bone-deep exhausted and constantly in pain. From the outside, my life looked idyllic - I was...

Zhu Bin – Guest House

Zhu Bin – Guest House

Seven years ago I posted this poem on this date. I was struggling, mightily, with the experiences of my life.My relationship to the poem has completely changed, as my relationship to my life has completely changed. How deeply blessed I have been. Deeply, deeply. In...

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