Musings on women's health, sexuality, and empowerment.


By Chaya Aronson | September 18, 2020 | Comments Off on Grieve

Grief felt insurmountable the other night. Like an undertow in the ocean, that takes us by surprise. In an actual undertow you would swim parallel to the beach as opposed to straight towards it. That is the way out of the rip tide. Swimming sideways, when we think we should be heading directly to shore. …

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Trash Adventures

By Chaya Aronson | May 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Trash Adventures

Homeschooling in a pandemic: Trash Adventures Birch and I have been going on “trash adventures” into the woods around our house to collect garbage. We have now found multiple areas where people just dumped all their trash in the forest many years ago. Glass bottles, old ones. Shoes that have fallen apart. 1970s wallpaper. A…

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Trillium Essence

By Chaya Aronson | April 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Trillium Essence

When nature and social studies meet…we get Trillium Essence. Birch and I went for a walk in the rain today. He saw a Bernie Sanders sign. He’s learning to read now, so he spent a moment sounding it out. “Ber-nie San-ders. What’s that Mom?” I explained that he was running for president for the next…

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Fear: The Most Insidious Virus

By Chaya Aronson | April 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Fear: The Most Insidious Virus

It seems the collective mission(s) are to slow the spread of the virus so as not to overwhelm the medical system and to save as many lives as possible. What is the value of life? And how do we value life? An extraordinary amount of earth resources and money are spent to “maintain life” medically…

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Homeschooling in a Global Pandemic

By Chaya Aronson | March 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Homeschooling in a Global Pandemic

One of Birch’s classmates parents sent out an email to all the first grade parents, which, like a global pandemic, is also unprecedented. I watched the flurry of responses about schedules and structured math and reading time come in. It seems like everyone has a very structured schedule! I noticed, seeing this after day 1…

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COVID-19 Reflections and Protocols

By Chaya Aronson | March 12, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19 Reflections and Protocols

I wanted to address the the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with you all, as I value our relationships and wish to assure you that your well-being is of utmost concern and importance to me. I will include some thoughts and reflections as well as some practical tips and my own office protocols to…

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How to Heal a Uterine Prolapse

By Chaya Aronson | March 10, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Heal a Uterine Prolapse

What is a Uterine Prolapse? In this article we are going to discuss precipitating factors of a uterine prolapse, conventional medical treatments for a uterine prolapse and how to heal a uterine prolapse naturally. Healing a prolapse naturally takes some effort, but in the long run, your pelvic and sexual health will thank you for…

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Fierce Mama Heart Bleeds

By Chaya Aronson | March 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Fierce Mama Heart Bleeds

My fierce mama heart bleeds today. If Biden won in Massachusetts, the next election does not feel so hopeful to me. I think about the photo I posted yesterday of Birch, and I ache to be able to preserve the innocence of that moment. I rue the day that is coming when I have to…

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By Chaya Aronson | January 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Belonging

I am in my first few days of a 30 day writing challenge with the Pussy Witch. Today’s prompt was about when we have felt the greatest sense of belonging. After free writing for some time, I discovered that I feel the most sense of belonging when I am in some way holding or supporting community…

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Abortion Doula

By Amanda Kingsley | December 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Abortion Doula

What is a Doula? A doula is a trained non-medical companion who supports another individual through a significant health-related experience such as childbirth, miscarriage, induced abortion or stillbirth or non-reproductive experiences such as dying. A doula may also provide support to the partner, family and friends. The overall goal of a doula in any context is for…

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