Podcast 106: Using the Power of Creativity for a Powerful Birth | Alexis Cohen

Alexis Cohen

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Alexis Cohen is a Visual Artist, Creativity Mentor, Shamanic Practitioner and Hypnotherapist. Alexis’s passion is for helping mothers, artists and visionaries heal and strengthen their connection to their body’s wisdom, creative power and intuition. In this episode, we will cover: How developing your creativity in your pregnancy will help … Read More

Small Steps Add Up

Setting intentions is great, but you won’t get you very far unless you have a plan to bring that intent to life.  No one is proud of you for intending to do something.  We like people who act, people who create, people who DO. Life is too short to think about doing stuff. Since, I’m assuming you’ve already made your list of … Read More


As 2017 winds down I, like most people, am taking a peek back to reflect on the past year; what surprised me, what challenged me, and what would I like more of in my life. There were many great things that happened this year in my acupuncture practice, from sharing in the moments of positive pregnancy tests, to helping ease … Read More


 Most New Year’s resolutions fail because they stem from a sense of lack and the belief that acquiring or accomplishing something we don’t already have will somehow bring us lasting happiness.  They are a product of ego which will always tell us that we are not enough: “I need to lose weight” “I want to get in shape” “I need … Read More

Podcast 105: The Importance of Your Birth Story | Jaime Fleres

Our guest on this episode of “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” is Jaime Fleres, a mother, writing coach, former college professor, doula, holistic healer, and embodied movement teacher. She is the author of the book Birth Your Story: Why Writing about Your Birth Matters. In this episode, we will cover: The 3 elements that make writing your birth story so healing for … Read More


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 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 VBACfacts.com. She helps birth professionals, and cesarean parents, achieve clarity on VBAC through her educational training and consulting firm: VBACfacts.com. 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