Do you long for more sacredness in your life?

Do you long for more sacredness in your life?

Do you long for a more meaningful life, for a sense of connection to something bigger than yourself? Do you feel this longing in your heart, in your bones? Like something is missing but you don’t know what? Do you have this deep knowing inside that life is meant to...
Why I offer mother blessing ceremonies

Why I offer mother blessing ceremonies

I would like to tell the story about how I came to offer mother blessings ceremonies and the journey that led me to do this in the hope that it may inspire others to do the same. I’ve always had an intuitive sense of the lack of ceremony and rituals, and sense of...
The maternity machine

The maternity machine

Today I went from a house Where a woman swayed as her body opened Gently vocalising, in tune with herself Warm water ready to embrace her With candles as the only light And two women sitting quietly Watching and waiting Whispering words of encouragement Holding her...
Why I am stopping doula work

Why I am stopping doula work

As I write this blog I am on-call for my last birth as a doula.  I’ve made the decision to stop doula work.  This might come as a surprise and I’d like to explain the long process that led me to take this decision. Being a doula is a very demanding and challenging...
Resting after birthing a project

Resting after birthing a project

Earlier this week, a short text by Sylvester McNutt popped on my feed. How apt, I thought. It said this: “Creative people need to sit around and do nothing Creative people do not need fully booked calendars Creative people need to hear the world’s heartbeat Creative...
Ceremonial birth food

Ceremonial birth food

I have baked groaning cakes for my clients for nearly ten years, since I came across it in the book The Birth House. Before I go on-call for a birth, I bake the cake, and then I freeze it, ready to take with me to the birth when I get the call. Most of the time, with...