Gratitude and Giving

Greetings, friends! After two eventful months of visiting family and friends on the mainland and traveling to Mexico, I’m enjoying the daily pleasures of life here at home: cooking in my little kitchen, sleeping in my own bed, and getting back to work. Despite the voice in my head that wants to hurry me along,…Read more »

Happy First Anniversary

Happy March! And happy first anniversary to Word of Mouth Healing Arts! I officially started working as a massage therapist one year ago. I’m grateful for the many opportunities I’ve had to work with clients and to keep learning about the body.  I started this year by attending another wonderful lomilomi workshop. One of the…Read more »

Cycles and Returns

At the tail end of my recent travels, I had an amazing opportunity to do a poetry reading and visit classes at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, where I studied art and English as an undergraduate. Twenty-two years had passed since my graduation—enough time for another generation to go from the womb to a lifetime…Read more »

Walk This Way

Hello, June! And hello, home! Wherever I go, I always love coming home to Oahu. During the past month, my husband and I went to Graeagle, California for a wedding; Point Reyes National Seashore for a hiking vacation; and Wisconsin to spend time with family. My husband and I call Point Reyes our “California Camino,”…Read more »

What to Expect

Are you new to outcall massage? Me too! Thank you to all my massage school clinic clients and new clients who have helped get my business started in the past two months. Several questions have come up along the way, so I’m devoting this month’s post to what to expect when you make an appointment.…Read more »

April is for Teachers

I remember April.  When I used to teach, April was full of hope—all the wonderful possibilities of summer buzzing in my head—reading and writing for pleasure, hiking and going to the beach, looking at a computer screen only when I wanted to add to my Pinterest board for “Buttery Bites.” And sleeping. I had so…Read more »

Starting with Love

It’s been almost three years since I left my job working as an English professor. Leaving was one of the most difficult decisions of my life, but it was necessary. I knew I needed to do something that would allow more time for my own writing, and I wanted to connect with my body in…Read more »