There are many things that we can give, the most important of which is our caring attention. When we make an effort to give our full attention and caring to another human being, it can make an amazing difference in someone’s day, and in our own. Try it. Next time you are in the checkout line, smile and say hello … Read More


Recently I have been trying to show up in my life by posing the question to myself  “what can I give today, rather than what can I get?” I like to think of myself as a self-less person who thinks of others often and gives wherever I can.  But if I’m honest, I have to admit that I can get … Read More


Tis the season of giving.  Advertisers certainty want you to believe that giving = stuff; however, no one I know needs more stuff, especially, not my kids.  Several articles have been circulating about “experiences” you can give your kids instead, or asking family members for swim lessons instead of a toy etc.  But, giving can be deeper than that and more … Read More

Podcast 102: Healthy Organic Baby Food with Little Spoon | Michelle Muller

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Michelle Muller, co-founder and Chief Mom of Little Spoon, a national organic baby food delivery service. In this episode, we will cover: how Michelle’s own passion for food and cooking evolved from making her own baby’s food to a national brand how each developmental milestone requires specific nutritional elements that … Read More

Podcast 101: Pelvic Floor Rehab after C-section | Dr. Dawn Andalon

Our guest on this episode on “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Dawn Andalon, a physical therapist, educator, author, and co-founder of Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance. She is known as a leading spine and women’s health specialist in the San Diego area. In this episode, we will cover: how soon is “too soon” to start moving, walking, exercising after a c-section the difference … Read More

Podcast 100: Amy Morin: 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and the author of the 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do. In this episode, we will cover: learn how to encourage your kids to build mental muscle that allow them to become mentally strong, confident and resilient to stress how … Read More

Podcast 099: Jen Kamel of VBAC Facts: What You Should Know When Considering a VBAC

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Jen Kamel of She helps birth professionals, and cesarean parents, achieve clarity on VBAC through her educational training and consulting firm: In this episode, we will cover: the common misconceptions women have about the risk of VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean) and those that birth providers have. … Read More

Gratitude Changes Everything

One of my favorite saying is: “It is not happy people who are grateful; it is grateful people who are happy.”  To the very core of my being, I believe this to be true. Being grateful for the things we have, and shifting our perspective can truly lead to happiness.  Start every day by focusing on the things you are … Read More

Podcast 098: Stress & Depression’s Effect on Your Baby During Pregnancy and Beyond | Dr. Catherine Monk

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Catherine Monk, a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Director of Research at the Women’s Program, Columbia University Medical Center, and Research Scientist VI at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. In this episode, we will cover: How to have a developmental outlook throughout pregnancy and … Read More

Be Grateful – Stay Present

With all the gifts life gives us, why do we spend so much of our time wishing for what we don’t have and so little time being thankful for what we do? Because this is part of being human. Our minds are hard-wired to be focused on the past or the future. We spend most of our time picking at … Read More