How to Slow Down When Life Moves So Fast

Is it just me, or did December pass in a blur?  I blinked and it was 2019.  I feel like I need to do a better job of holding onto all of the little moments and cherishing this time with my family and friends.  I think I need to calendar more downtime.  Time to just play games with the kids, … Read More

Thriving in the Postpartum Period

As many of you know, I am a postpartum doula with extra training and certifications in traditional holistic postpartum care. I believe that if we moms were better prepared and equipped for, as well as supported through, the sacred postpartum period, many ailments could be lessened if not avoided.  Before baby’s arrival the focus is on the mother’s well-being, with frequent … Read More

“Unused Creativity is NOT Benign”

Whew, when I heard Brene Brown say this in an interview with Oprah Winfrey I stopped dead in my tracks.  Rarely do I hear creativity talked about as an essential part of our health and well being.  Most of us think of it as an after thought or the thing we will get to once all our “shoulds” are complete. … Read More

Looking Back to Look Ahead

I love December!  As the last month of the year, it’s the perfect time to sit down and really reflect on the past eleven months so that we can plan for the New Year. I don’t want to wait until January to start doing all of this … January is go time! It’s time to start implementing our vision boards. … Read More

A Look Back Into New Mommahood

Looking back on my postpartum periods brings a smile to my face and makes my heart all warm and fuzzy. Not because they were perfect, but because I’m older, wiser and hind sight is 20/20.   The night I came home from the hospital with my first son, I sat on the edge of the bed and cried. I mean, … Read More

Meditation for Self Reflection

We all have things we’d like to improve about ourselves. There are the usual self improvement projects like losing weight and exercising more, but there are also much more meaningful things most of us want to work on in our lives like patience, compassion, connection and deeper understanding.     To make those more meaningful types of changes in our … Read More

Holiday Traditions & New Sit and Knit

I often reflect on the many traditions that come along with this time of year.  Growing up as a child we would bake teddy bear bread  and gingerbread houses and go door to door singing Christmas carols.  It has always been a time of slow down and family fun. As I’ve gotten older and now have my own family it’s been fun … Read More

A Letter of Gratitude to You

November is the month of Thanksgiving.  As the year is winding to an end, I like to take this month to reflect on all the things I am thankful for.  No matter what you believe, if you are thanking God or the universe, or simply fate, take the time to say it out loud or write it down.  The act … Read More

Gratitude in Motion

I grew up in a household where we always had a pack of origami paper lying around.  I remember fondly, on Christmas after the presents had been opened and our bellies were full, my family and I would fold origami while we talked and hung out.  I learned to fold paper cranes, balls, flowers, cameras, animals, paper cups, and more. … Read More

Attitude of Gratitude

The other day I was lamenting to an accupuncturist friend about a pinch in my right groin and an ache in my left hamstring.  She listened politely then stopped me in my tracks when she asked “How much time do you spend in gratitude for the parts of your body that are actually feeling great right now?  Do you ever … Read More