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Posts made in April, 2014

Present Moment, Wonderful Moment

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Present Moment, Wonderful Moment

“The difference between misery and happiness depends on what we do with our attention.” Sharon Salzberg Making a conscious choice of where we will place our attention and awareness is as important in labor and birth, as it is in everyday life. During labor will you allow your attention to drift backward to past challenges, or create fearful, potential future scenarios, or will you remain anchored to your breath, mindfully aware of each present moment as it arises and passes? The conscious...

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Pregnancy Brain Fog or Right Brain, Creative, Feminine Power?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Pregnancy Brain Fog or Right Brain, Creative, Feminine Power?

Women are very right brain during pregnancy. We joke about our forgetful, pregnancy brain, seeing it as negative, flawed, and putting us at an intellectual disadvantage. Actually, just the opposite is true. Mother Nature has blessedly endowed us with this creative, right brain vision by releasing just the right mix of hormones and chemical messengers in our pregnant body. Our artistic, wise, and farseeing right brain aids us in getting into the proper intuitive and knowing state needed to...

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Regarding Future Assurances of a Successful Birth

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Regarding Future Assurances of a Successful Birth

To insist on knowledge and assurance of a predictable, carefully planned and perfectly orchestrated future in order to feel safe, secure, and happy in the present, is to negate the very thing we desire. We have no such promise. The best we can do is to predict, guess at, or hope for a future that follows our best laid plans and dreams. The very nature of life is impermanence and change, unexpected things will always arise, and everything in life will evolve. Even that which we call “I” is not...

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Let go the Labels and Find Freedom

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Let go the Labels and Find Freedom

“If there must be madness and time crunches and chaos in your life then let there be chaos. But find the strength and stillness to be the eye inside the storm. These things are happening around you, nothing is happening to you.” Good to remember during pregnancy, when anxious thoughts hold sway, and in labor, when the scary what ifs come marching fiercely in, and we give in to berating and doubting ourselves as inadequate to the task. In life things happen, events arise and pass, but nothing...

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Peaceful Birth and Saving the Earth Go Hand in Hand

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog Posts |

Peaceful Birth and Saving the Earth Go Hand in Hand

Pregnancy is more than just nine long months to get through, as we anxiously cross off days from our calendar. Pregnancy is a time to nurture and nourish our body, mind, and spirit, so that the soil our baby has been planted into, becoming the very ground of his or her being, is as rich, healthy, and peaceful as possible. Nourishing ourselves is caring well for our child, as everything we eat, drink, breathe, rub on our skin, even the thoughts and emotions we experience, affect the growth and...

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