Entries by The Rev. Danáe Ashley

The Fragility of Skin

I step out onto the roof balcony off my church office and shield my eyes from the sunlight. On a clear day, I can see Mt. Rainier. Looking out over the landscape, I am so full of emotion that my skin feels tight and tender. I have emerged from my molting season into a new […]

The Molting Season

“Do you see this jagged pattern here?” my acupuncturist asked me, pointing to the chart of my menstrual cycle. I nodded yes. It matched the cuts on my heart from not being able to carry a baby past eight weeks. She looked at me with concern and continued, “That’s a sign of ongoing stress and […]