Committed to Ending White Silence The killing of George Floyd, and other recent, similar tragedies, have (again) made the systemic racism and oppression in the U.S. impossible for anyone to ignore. But for African Americans, it has always been an unavoidable reality of daily life. Over the past few years, scientists have been studying how […]
The Lotus Effect
Have you ever seen a lotus leaf after a rainstorm? Often it will look like jewels of water are resting on the leaves. These “jewels”, or droplets of water, pick-up particles of dirt as they roll over the surface of the leaf, cleansing the leaf so that it can maintain its powerful process of photosynthesis, converting the sunlight into the energy it needs to thrive.
This is known as the Lotus Effect, and is how we envision our work with our patients, helping each person to turn obstacles into opportunities and nourish their destiny.
“I have noticed that people are dealing too much with the negative, with what is wrong. They do not touch enough on what is not wrong. . . . Why not try the other way, to look into the patient and to see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Lotus Leaf Acupuncture & Wellness Center
909 Harris Ave., Suite 202A,
Bellingham, WA 98225
We humbly acknowledge we are gathered upon and occupy the ancestral and treaty lands of the Coast Salish People. This land has shown us the gift of community, connection, and reverence. May we continue to seek guidance from the elders and land-keepers who have been nurturing the biodiversity of this region for countless generations. We thank them for their stewardship of this land. We hope to be good guests.