July 26, 2023

Websites tend to be major sticking points not only as we start our work as clinicians, but at multiple points along the way.

As Laura Mae Northrup writes in Radical Healership,

"If you have any level of social or relational anxiety, self-doubt, fear of being seen, fear of having needs, fear of being mediocre, issues with shame, or any other reason that you hold yourself back, then creating the content of your online presence will be an emotional journey. But remember, it is a journey not a single moment... You are an ever-growing being, and some things may need to heal to produce the content and put it out there."

There's the emotional work of expressing yourself publicly, especially when you aren't entirely clear on your niche or how your practice will work, and there's also the technical aspects of creating and publishing a website.

In this week's podcast episode, I spoke with Lindsey Freeman & Julie Goldberg about the challenges of branding and building websites for newer practitioners, which can essentially be summed up by saying: having some kind of brand is important as you start out, but please do not spend a ton of money on branding or your website until you are at least a few years into your practice.

Make small steps toward getting something up or refining what you've already done, and remember that your website will evolve as you do 🐣 πŸ₯ πŸ”

Take care,

Camille

About Camille Freeman, DCN, RH (she/her)

Hi there! I'm a clinical herbalist and nutritionist specializing in fertility and menstrual health. I run the Monday Mentoring community of practice and also offer continuing education programs for practicing herbalists and nutritionists (Check out this year's Deep Dive!). I'm also a former professor with the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I taught physiology, pathophysiology, and mindful eating for 17 years. 

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