Shakti is one of the most important goddesses in the Hindu pantheon, she represents the feminine, the creator, the nurturer. Shakti’s love is a mother’s love, she brings things into being, nurtures and sustains, providing warmth and security.   Shakti’s male counterpart is Shiva, the divine masculine, the transformer, the destroyer of illusion and the god of meditation. Shiva symbolizes … Read More

The Infinite Power of Our Light

“Only when we’re brave enough To explore the darkness will we discover The infinite power of our light.”      -Brene Brown   In Chinese medicine everything is in relationship to another.  Wholeness is the aim and restoring balance both internally and externally is the goal.   Because most of my clients are women I talk with them about the ebb and … Read More

Femininity – What Does it Mean?

This is another tough one for me.  I feel torn.  Part of me hears this word and I’m instantly wrapped in cashmere and wearing pearls with big loose curls in my hair swaggering with a sparkle in my eye and a knowing smile on my face.  My feet are adorned with stilettos while I carry a tall, delicate glass of … Read More

Podcast 117: The ACE Study: How Early Childhood Traumas Can Affect Your Physical & Emotional Health as an Adult | Dr. Marti Glenn

Dr. Marti Glenn

Our guest today on the podcast is Dr. Marti Glenn, PhD, the Clinical Director of Ryzio Institute who emphasizes the integration of the latest research in a number of fields such as: Epigenetics, Polyvagal Theory, neuroscience, attachment, pre- and perinatal psychology, and trauma.. In this episode, we will cover: what was learned from the ACE Study what it means to the physical … Read More

Podcast 116: Pediatric Alphabet Soup Disorders-ADHD,ASD,LD,SPD | Dr. Drew Rubin

Dr. Drew Rubin

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Drew Rubin, DC, who has been in private practice since 1989 and teaches doctors about pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders with the ICPA as well as Pediatric Diagnosis at Life University, College of Chiropractic. In this episode, we will cover: what contributed to the “meteoric rise” of neurodevelopmental issues in 1995-2000 … Read More

Podcast 115: Prenatal Bonding: Strengthening the Mother-Child Connection Before Birth | Dr. Jay Warren

Dr. Jay Warren Prenatal Bonding

On today’s episode, our guest is Dr. Jay Warren, prenatal and pediatric chiropractor, member an PPNE candidate with APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and podcast host. In this episode, Dr. Jay will: summarize “the Raffai Study” in which 6,000 pregnant women utilized Prenatal Bonding techniques and enjoyed such benefits as decreased pain and effort in … Read More

To Be Courageous We Must Be Vulnerable

What I find in all accounts of courage in people past and present is that in order to be brave they also had to be vulnerable.  We cannot talk about being brave or courageous without also talking about being vulnerable.  The two cannot exist without the other.   Joan Halifax a buddhist nun names this as having a soft front … Read More

Courage to Let Go

Courage means something different for everyone. It might be courageous for you to speak in public, yet someone else may not bat an eye at that.   I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what courage means to me as a mom, and I think it comes down to the courage to let my kids fail and the courage to … Read More

Courage Takes Practice

Courage is not the opposite of fear. A more accurate definition of courage is taking right action despite your fear.   To do this takes forethought and a lot of practice.   Yoga helps in so many ways.   When we practice yoga asana we are required to move our bodies into shapes and positions that are deep and demanding. Over time we … Read More