Updated: Nov 11, 2022
“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” — Haruki Murakami And SO IT IS for me now.... Hopefully the above quote reflects for you a sense of what I'm trying to say. I have survived several big storms of late and am no longer the same person who was here before. The last 18 years in practice as an "Acupuncturist" have been a great gift, challenge and adventure! I am grateful for all of it. AND... I am now choosing to retire and complete this chapter of my work in its current form. The last day Erika will be taking appointments is 12-2-2022. **All currently scheduled appointments and needed rescheduling will be honored until 12-2-22. No further appointments will be scheduled in person after that. ** Although there is no replacement for our unique combination of therapeutic support, there are many other very capable, wonderful and much better resourced folks out there who will love to be of service to you. **We will be sending a follow up email with more information on the transition and a list of possible referrals to help you maintain care. **If you or anyone you know need your own part time Assistant Extraordinaire or Health Coach please contact Robyn at email@example.com. Your consideration and ideas are greatly appreciated. She has so many gifts to share and I will be sad to have to let her go... As you know she IS Amazing!!
A Note from Erika: “Yesterday, I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself” — Jalaluddin Rumi I feel many things about this shift as Im sure you may too. Change is never easy to accept at first. I have given my body, heart and soul to the practice of Acupuncture, Wholistic medicine and this "work" we do together for the past 2 decades. I have learned to be present in the transformation of and facilitation of grief and pain into gratitude and ease for others. I have been a witness to deep healing for thousands of wonderful patients and students. In the last few years in particular, things have shifted a lot!- for me and for the world and the field of medicine as you are well aware of. It has been both incredible and exhausting. I now need to do some of that healing and work for myself and pull back from being on the "front lines" so to speak. The decision to retire from my current form of work is not an easy one. In many ways it doesn't entirely feel like a choice but a necessary action of sustainability. I hope to continue to be of service to humanity in other ways in the future but for now have to accept this call from the fire to change and transform my current container of work as well. It has been such an honor to be of service to you!
I would love to keep in touch... And will plan to send periodic updates through this platform and hopefully expand what I can offer digitally as well. If you wish to know what I'm up to, nothing more to do! Just stay tuned and maybe check your spam folder every so often in case (especially if you use gmail).... If you wish to move on and unsubscribe I would understand and wish you well! Please join me in the practice of looking for the good life has to offer and ask: "What Else Is Possible?"
~In Eternal Gratitude~ Erika Hawley L.Ac., MSAOM