Trust the Seasons of Your Life

I know the theme of this month’s newsletter is Trust & Faith, but I think all the pumpkin spice is getting to my brain because all I can think about is Fall.  I love how the weather has changed.  There is a crispness in the air, and the gloomy overcast days of summer are gone.  I love it!  The sun … Read More

The Messy Middle

When I think about trust I think about the moments when there is an unknown on the horizon. For me those times usually come in the “in-between” moments of life. I call that middle space the Messy Middle and for me it usually comes in the form of a creative slump. It is often triggered by the endings of things.  I find myself … Read More

Faith In Life Itself

In Sanskrit there is an important word, it is śraddhā – which means conviction, faith or trust; śrad literally means “that which gives you space and holds you in place” and dhā provides nourishment for you to grow śraddhā plays a significant role in yoga philosophy.  It is one of the five things Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras tell us is necessary for a sustained and successful practice and a … Read More

BACK TO SCHOOL…DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

I was expecting our third baby any day and had a 13 month old and 2.5 year old at home.  I was so exhausted, and knew from experience, that adding a newborn to the mix was not going to help with my sleep situation.  How was I supposed to do fun things like go to the park and finger paint … Read More

AN EDUCATION IN KINDNESS & ACCEPTING DIFFERENCES

Back to School brings about an excitement for my son but also for me.  When I was a kid, I loved getting a new outfit, pencil box and supplies and back pack. It was an exciting time, and despite my longing for summer to never end, I also looked forward to the new things to come. As I sit on … Read More

BACK TO SCHOOL IS TRANSITION TIME

 It’s back to school time – quite an auspicious transition these past days have been!  We just had a huge energetic shift with the total solar eclipse that encouraged us, knowingly or unknowingly, to move forward from the heart and release those old ways of living and thinking.  One takeaway from esoteric astrologers regarding this recent eclipse was to lose our acceptance … Read More

Podcast 087: Myths & Truths about Plus Size Pregnancy | Bianca & Natasha of bebo mia

Our guests on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” are Bianca and Natasha, the founders of bebo mia, a training & mentorship organization for women in the maternal health field serving pregnancy & birth professionals, childbirth educators & parenting specialists. In this episode, we will cover: what the common myths are concerning plus size pregnancies and what the truths … Read More

Mindfulness = Yoga

Mindfulness and Yoga, to me, are almost synonymous. Mindfulness and Yoga, to me, are almost synonymous.  And, to be totally honest about the topic of mindfulness, this summer has often stretched my ability to practice it! My husband jokes sometimes, “If your yoga people could see you now!”  And he doesn’t mean it in a good way! Pregnant, hot, a … Read More

When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Mindful

Mindfulness is about paying attention to what is occurring in our daily lives without judgement. Seems simple, right?  But,  we live in a very busy world that makes it hard for us to pay attention to the details of what is happening around us. We spend most of our time in a state of reaction to the last thing that … Read More

Podcast 085: Building Healthy Humans, the Prenatal Wellness Book by Dr. Pia Martin

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Dr. Pia Martin, a practicing Wellness Doctor in San Diego, CA and the author of the new book called “Building Healthy Humans: Your Guide to a Balanced and Beautiful Pregnancy for a Happy Healthy Baby”. In this episode, we will cover: why the frustration of her pregnant patients drove her to write … Read More