Belly binding made easy

Belly binding made easy

When you think about belly binding after birth, what pops into your mind? Do you see a long thin cloth wrapped many times in a complex way around the abdomen? Do you imagine something complex that takes a long time to learn? Do you believe that there is a “right” way...

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Dancing with chaos: my review of 2022

Dancing with chaos: my review of 2022

Every year I write a post where I review my year. It is a form of journaling exercise. I realised several years ago that I write deeper stuff if I plan to share it. The exercise has several purposes for me: to give me a deep reflective experience, to give me a chance...

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Why I’m not doing new year resolutions

Why I’m not doing new year resolutions

Every January, I used to feel a sense of pressure and unease. I used to feel this inside pressure to “be done” with the previous year and have made my plan for the new one. Seeing other people take on the “new year new you” challenge with gusto, used to add to the...

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Becoming undone: a normal part of growth

Becoming undone: a normal part of growth

Are you struggling with the feeling of becoming undone? Like everything you know no longer feels true, no longer relevant, like you no longer know who you are, like you have just become a blank slate? If you do, I’ve been struggling with the same for months. If you...

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How to recover from a miscarriage

How to recover from a miscarriage

I am writing this to provide a support blueprint for physical and holistic recovery after a miscarriage. There is very little nurturing support offered to women when they give birth to a live baby, and in particular, almost no bodywork support. When you lose a baby,...

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The lost art of postnatal wrapping

The lost art of postnatal wrapping

All around the world, there is a custom of binding the hips and/or the belly for the first few weeks after birth. It makes sense when you think about the changes the body undergoes. During pregnancy, the body adapts to accommodate the growing baby: the pelvis tilts...

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Closing the bones : a universal postpartum healing practise

Closing the bones : a universal postpartum healing practise

Closing the bones is a postpartum ritual that is designed to help nurture  and heal a new mother. It usually involves a massage followed by a tightening of scarves around several points on the body. Depending on the culture it can also incorporate bathing and sweating...

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Learning with Mexican midwife Naoli Vinaver

Learning with Mexican midwife Naoli Vinaver

I’m back from spending 3 intense days learning about the art of birth, rebozo techniques and Mexican postpartum (including closing the bones) with Mexican midwife Naoli Vinaver. Naoli had been in the back of my mind for many years. I had heard about her via French...

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Making an altar to set intentions for your life and work

Making an altar to set intentions for your life and work

If you want more spirituality in your life, more meaningful ways to connect to yourself and your inner voice, and the world around you, and a more feminine way to set intentions and goals, have you ever tried creating an altar? I started by creating a season table to...

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Feeling like a blank slate

Feeling like a blank slate

Do you feel like a blank slate at the moment? Like everything you knew and used to do has been reset somewhat and you don’t quite know where you are going?  I’ve been feeling like this myself for the last 6 months or so and I want to share my experience to give...

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What trying ADHD medication has taught me

What trying ADHD medication has taught me

A few days ago, a friend suggested that I try taking one of her ADHD meds. I was telling her about my desire to try medication as I felt overwhelmed all the time, and about my frustration at the wait required, even with private psychiatrists. She suggested I try her...

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