November 4, 2019

You never know when one of life’s greatest teachings will come to you, then again labyrinths are made for these kinds of reflections.

This is a shot taken of one of the labyrinths at Sibley Volcanic Preserve in California at springtime (reminds me a little of a placen...

September 22, 2019

Every time I've shared about our fertility journey, despite the disappointments, frustrations and flat out grief over the past 7 years, I've always written with some kind of clarity and hope about what's next. This time, the road ahead is less clear.

Our fifth IVF...

September 18, 2019

I have a gift for you this week for those of you who ever suffer with low back pain or tension or wish you could help someone else who does.

Low back pain is a super common complaint and whether I'm teaching Comforting Touch or working with people one on one, it comes u...

September 8, 2019

Ever since I began developing my curriculum for Comforting Touch for Doulas, I started spending a lot of time thinking about what actually makes touch feel comforting, especially during birth. 

As a doula I knew much of my job was to preserve my clients' acces...

July 15, 2019

A few articles have come out lately bringing attention to the many needs of the postpartum parent. Some of these voices have pointed out the disproportionate attention we seem to give to expectant parents before baby arrives, unintentionally neglecting the high needs o...

June 14, 2019

It came up a lot during my recent Comforting Touch for Doulas trainings, the topic of self-care.

I have A LOT to say on this topic evidenced by my 4 part video series, the Sustainable Doula's Guide to Self-Care. Doulas, definitely check it out. I highly recommend it!

But...

May 28, 2019

As my doula client hit 42 weeks with no signs of labor, I was looking for inspirational quotes on waiting.

The first one that came up was how patience isn’t waiting, it’s how you act while waiting.

Well, here’s the thing, if you CAN wait patiently, calmly, etc...awesome....

May 13, 2019

Squish! Few things in my world rank better than a soft baby's bottom. Then the cheeks, the thighs, and so on!

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting on the topic of infant massage to a group of new and expectant parents. 

I thought I'd share some of the...

April 22, 2019

I hope this shot conveys my absolute love of teaching Comforting Touch for Doulas!

It captures a moment in class when I was demonstrating what happened in one of my favorite birth video clips. In it, the father is supporting his partner during contractions with a...