Letting go, not giving up.
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 transfer with our last remaining donor egg embryo failed last month. With no embryos left, the next steps are uncertain. After all, it's not like embryos, or the money that pays for them, grow on trees! Part of me i
Low back pain relief!
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 up often. Recently I was reminded of a wonderful exercise that helps release the low back by stretching the psoas muscle and can be useful to practically anyone. Whether your lower back gets achy, stiff or tired
More exciting than amusement parks.
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' access to feeling safe and supported so she could maintain her solitary focus on the job of birthing her baby. With time I started to understand that the hormones of birth, such as oxytocin (the bonding love hormone) and endor