Unmasking Sarah

My name is Sarah Strohan (she/her). 

I am 3rd generation Canadian settler. I have Ukrainian ancestry on my fathers side and Norwegian and Irish on my mothers. I was born on Treaty 6 and Metis Homeland (Saskatoon, SK) and lived there for the first 20 years of my life. When I turned 20 I moved to Lkwungen Territories (Victoria, BC), where I became a student of photography and my love of the arts community began. Years later I made another transition, this time into health. I spent 7 years studying Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine at Pacific Rim College where I gained a diploma of Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM). I am now a registered acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist (Practitioner of TCM). 

And here are my answers to a few interview questions to make this a bit more relevant to the times we are in:

My go-to activities to pass the time during quarantine:

I got super into baking, especially sourdough and perfecting the perfect carrot cake! I read lots of blogs, watched lots of YouTube videos and ordered way to many cookbooks. I also dove deep into all of the pandemic favourite tv shows pretty hard and tried to spend a lot of time just being in nature. 

An intention for the world in this time of uncertainty:

The world is a very intense place. Problems in our society are being amplified. Look out for each other, care for each other and take care of yourself! 

Things you are grateful for (in no particular order):

I am grateful for my home and that I get to live and work on the beautiful lands of the Lkwungen Territories. 
I am grateful for my family, we have had a super rough couple years, grieved loss and continue to stick together.
I am grateful for my friends, my community. 
I am grateful for my health. 

Acupuncture is important at this time because…

Acupuncture helps our bodies to find balance and rest our nervous system. The external factors in our world are intense. It’s important to rebalance and rest so we can take care of ourselves, others and just exist. 

Causes that you support during this time:

BIPOC lives matter.
lgbtqia2s+ lives matter.  
Indigenous reconciliation.

When this is all over, I’d like to…

Being able to safely travel again!

And if you still want to know even more about me:

Check out my practitioner bioa little about me and perhaps you’d like to visit me:

I am grateful to be back on Vancouver Island and look forward to taking care of our H&H community :)

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