I don’t know about you, but for me, September always calls for some big changes and this year is no different. Autumn is also my favorite season so I’m a happy camper.
The biggest news I have this month is that Thomas recently started working as a clinician for Sound Health on Capitol Hill in Seattle. He is specifically working to serve chronically homeless and mentally ill clients. He just finished his 3rd week and is really loving it already.
In a few weeks Thomas will be giving a talk to his colleagues about Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Neither of us has ever formally spoke about my condition, but he thinks that is it important for the staff for know about environmental illness as some of the clients also suffer. He plans to encourage the staff to switch to all natural, fragrance free products around the office.
The work at Sound is really exciting and I am grateful to have opportunities to be involved. I already got to consult on a case with one of Thomas’s co-workers. Mostly just gathering resources about how to help someone with disordered eating, but I felt a little bit like my old self again. Opportunities like this let me explore what I might want to do next now that I am really starting to feel a lot better.
Speaking of my health, today was a really fun day and I don’t think I would have been able to do all that I did even a few months ago. It started with brunch with some of Thomas’s co-workers. One of the absolute best things about Thomas working at Sound is that it has given us the great opportunity to reunite with our friend Sarah who works there and helped Thomas find this job. Sarah was my resident in Nash when I was an RA at Western and also helped me with the mental health department at Middle Women.
It seems to me like when the Universe wants you to know someone or go somewhere they make it really easy. One of the other things I got to do today was to attend an open house hosted by The School of Sacred Rebellion where I had a reading and healing by the owner, Anna. I felt so light and whole afterwards, it was amazing!
I really have been feeling more vibrant. The main things that I think have been helping are getting up at the same time every day, listening to guided meditations and affirmations when I’m doing chores and working to eat more intuitively. I would still like to get moving more often, but I am happy with how much I’m getting out. I still get triggered sometimes when I’m in public, but it’s not as bad as it was a few years ago and I’ve just learned to take the next day off if I need to.
Now that we know where Thomas is working, we also know where abouts we would like to live next. I am still work to coordinate Sapient House and I am optimistic that I will find the right group of lovely people and a great location very soon. Prayers appreciated!
As always, I hope this message finds you well. Try to find a moment this weekend to show yourself some unconditional love. Life is so much better when you are best friends with yourself.
My name is Rebecca Elizabeth Webber and I am a practicing anthropologist working to show humans how to achieve their sustainability goals.