Doulas & Midwives: Do You Know the Difference?
Get Ready for Allergy Season
Here’s my quick comparison to make sure you know the difference between a Midwife and a Doula. If you are standing in your Divinity, which I know you are, and considering the best options for you and your family that align with your personal values and beliefs you have probably considered midwifery care and doula […]
(Strategically Engineered) Lentil Soup
Every spring for the past few years I have been kicking myself for not remembering to prepare for allergy season sooner. Once the icky physical feels hit me and my child, only then do I recall “of yea, we were supposed to get the jump on this months ago” a day late and dollar short! This […]
Storytime: A (Turbulent) Year in Review
I love red lentils. I’m a big time bean eater anyway but red lentils have to be my absolute favorite. During my first trimester of pregnancy with Sahara, I went through some pretty temperamental dining issues. As a matter of fact, I first knew I was pregnant because of the mean burp that blew out […]
How Often Do You Say This?
I love how Facebook reminds you of what you were doing, thinking, saying, ruminating upon this time in prior years. So, on January 2nd I received a reminder of the same date last year. I was so emotional because my (then) partner’s children were in town with us, my son was with us, the children […]
“I gotta do better…” This is the multiple-times-daily refrain of every 30-something woman I know. We are so comfortable hiding behind this phrase. It allows us a “noble” way to subtly trash ourselves and our efforts with dignity. Life is about expanding, growing, ever “doing better” but you don’t mean it like that AND YOU […]
Afternoon Pick-Me-Up Smoothie
Creepy as this pic may be🙃, these words are so true. It’s amazing how many of us hold on so tightly to our pain-created personas-the mask we created to hide behind and “feel” protected and safe when we really see the fullness of our blessings when AND ONLY WHEN we drop the persona/ego/self-protection/false pride/puffed up/people-pleasing […]
Radiate Powerful Presence
Here’s a smoothie I (lovingly) threw together this afternoon to gear myself up for the rest of the day. I knew that I’d be visiting my son’s teacher and I knew that I wanted to be in the best of spirits and not too “in my feelings”. It’s also winter in Cleveland, Ohio and I spent […]
I love the intersection of spirit and mind. When scientific discovery confirms what your people have been telling you all along, for me it’s THE greatest confirmation. One of my best and most inspiring lessons is “fake it, til ya make it!” I think I always felt as though I was being dishonest (to whom, I’m […]