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Spirituality and Birth

Wednesday, 04 September 2013 23:18
I love weaving together insights drawn from different facets of my life. For example, in my work as a teacher of comparative religion and philosophy, I love sharing tales of birth and reflecting with my students on cross-cultural archetypes of the mother. In my work as a doula, I love…

Becoming a Mother: A Journey of Healing

Saturday, 24 August 2013 22:37
What does it mean to heal the heart? What characterizes your journey to motherhood? Take 9 minutes to reflect on these vital questions as I share aspects of my own journey to motherhood.  With light, Amy

Tiny Outfits of Wonder

Thursday, 15 August 2013 14:20
  I now understand why my friend Betsy cried.   As she helped me fold my newborn son’s clothes, tears of missing rolled down her kind face.   Together we marveled at tiny infant onesies, little blue shirts reading “Mama’s Big Guy”, and soft, precious fibers clothing the body of…

Irreplaceable Days

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 00:21
  There are days I wish my son took epic naps.   Long, lengthy forays into sleep would free me to catch up on my emails, write inspiring blogs, record another webinar, do some extra yoga, cut and freeze the ripe mangos on my kitchen counter-- I could go on.…

Mommy and Me Yoga

Monday, 29 July 2013 13:05
  I taught my first meditation class when I was 19-years-old. Having recently returned from living abroad in Jerusalem and India, I was on fire with the transformative power of meditation. Soon, I added teaching asana to the mix. These are the physical postures for which yoga is famous. In…

A Blessing for Mothers-to-be

Friday, 19 July 2013 21:13
  Oh, you who radiate life A blessing   May your pregnancy unfold with ease May gentleness surround you   Joy for precious days Days of two hearts beating in one body   You radiate wonder Inspiring poetry, art, worship of ancients   Trust your body This process and your…

Life as a Doula

Saturday, 06 July 2013 19:53
  "All forms of birth—physical, intellectual, spiritual, or emotional—bring one to the depths. The power to give birth originates in the creative life spirit birthing all, the seen and the unseen. According to Joseph Campbell, the source of life is beyond gender and the duality of male and female. However,…

Letters, Labyrinths, and Love

Sunday, 30 June 2013 15:05
At 27 weeks into my pregnancy, I started my letter to him. I didn’t yet know I was carrying a boy. My husband and I had picked out names, but we decided to wait until the birth to know the sex of our baby. So, I addressed my letter to…

When he naps, I meditate

Sunday, 23 June 2013 13:37
When he naps, I meditate. I nurse him down to sleep. Milk and song mingle together and soon his breath moves into the rhythms of dreamland. We breathe together as a calm, holy, wonder moves through the house. Toys are still. Dishes are done and the leaves outside dance in…
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