I believe in eliminating the social stigma of weight and other marginalized bodies, equal access to health care, and treated human beings with the respect and care they deserve no matter size or race.
I take a non-diet approach that is weight-inclusive. I promote healthy behaviors rather than intentional weight loss or specific diets and serve people of all sizes.
Our work together is holistic and takes into account the many parts of your life that contribute to your wellbeing. Your experiences, feelings, and beliefs are valid and valuable.
“Wellness” should be inclusive and available to all, not just those privileged with resources. My online programs are disability-friendly, and I offer free workshops, sliding scale services, and course scholarships when possible.
I believe developing your intuition is a key component of healing. My approach uses (optional) tools that help you strengthen this connection to your inner self, through journaling, meditation, and intuitive eating.
THE ANTI-RACIST SMALL BUSINESS PLEDGE
Anti-racist: those who speak and act in ways that advance racial equity in society; the act of interrupting racism.
As a small business owner working to be actively anti-racist and to help make the wellness industry safe and welcoming to people of color, I commit to the following (updated July 2020):
To name white supremacy and the impact of racism on both my personal and professional lives.
Current implementation: Regularly discussing the impact of racism on wellbeing (social media, newsletter, with clients), calling in other wellness professionals to take action, developing an inclusion rider for future contracts.
Engage in anti-racist education on an ongoing basis.
Current implementation: Working through Rachel Cargle’s #DoTheWork course and reading through Anti-Racism Resources for White People.
Commit to open-conflict and allow discomfort.
Current implementation: I put forth my best efforts to do no harm but I know that in the process of deprogramming, there will be mistakes. I am always open to feedback.
Invest a portion of my monthly company budget to the Black community.
Current implementation: Currently in the process of reviewing my monthly expenses and where I can make changes to support Black-owned businesses.
Express my sincere, long-term commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization in my business communication.
Current implementation: This Values page serves as part of my permanent statement, and I am currently working on language that will be included in my contracts, press bio, and other external documents.
As someone who promote the use of food as medicine (and pleasure!) and herbs as tools in our wellbeing, I believe it’s important for myself and others who practice the same to give reverence to the land that provides nature’s gifts. I acknowledge that Good Witch Kitchen operates on Massachusetts land and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.