Preparing for the postpartum : it works!

Preparing for the postpartum : it works!

In the West, after a new mother has her baby, the focus shifts entirely on the baby, and the mother receives very little support. This is not normal for our species to be in this situation, and everywhere around the world, there is, or used to be, a period of about a...

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Why we have calluses on our hearts

Why we have calluses on our hearts

You know when you do some gardening; you get calluses on your hands? I believe our society causes us to have calluses on our hearts. It starts with birth, with families being bullied through a system that treats them like machines and disregards their emotional needs....

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Do you confuse productivity with effort?

Do you confuse productivity with effort?

Do only feel that you are “working” when it feels like hard work? At the end of each week I do a “ta-da” list. Often as I reflect on my week, I notice that I often forget to include one to one session with clients as part of my “work” . I believe that the reason I...

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Stressed? Overwhelmed? Try grounding.

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Try grounding.

If you are finding what's happening in your life or the world overwhelming, I’m sure you know about breathing and meditation as tools for wellbeing but have you heard about grounding? Grounding is simply using techniques to come back into your body, where you can...

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Why Postnatal bodywork matters

Why Postnatal bodywork matters

All around the world there are (or used to be) traditional practices to help a new mother’s body heal after birth. Regardless of the continent, these traditions usually include some massage and wrapping rituals, as well as binding the belly and pelvis, and keeping the...

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The last days of pregnancy, a place in between

The last days of pregnancy, a place in between

“The last days of pregnancy are a distinct time of in between. It’s a tricky time for mothers, and these last few days are a biologic and psychological event. She’s curled up on the couch, waiting, a ball of baby and emotions. A scrambled pile of books on pregnancy,...

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How listening to drumming can unlock your brain

How listening to drumming can unlock your brain

As an ex-scientist turned doula and healer, and as someone whose signature approach is to blend scientific and spiritual knowledge, I love above all else to help others embrace their woo. I also like give people a embodied experiences, because I believe that we learn...

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs for the postpartum

Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs for the postpartum

You have probably heard of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs pyramid ( if you haven’t here is a good introduction article) Maslow was a psychologist who introduced the concept of the hierarchy of human needs as something that underpins motivation. This hierarchy...

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