Aparigraha “non-attachment.” Aparigraha is the 5th Yama (restraint/control) in the Ashtanga (eight-fold) path of Yoga. The concept of Aparigraha has several meanings, the most literal translation is non-possessiveness in reference to belongings or people. Read More
I am damaged. I’m broken. I should have done something. I felt powerless. My body failed me.
I hear many negative feelings and beliefs that surface after a birth trauma, but these are some of the most common. I told myself these after my first son was born. Read More
It's hard to believe it's been a year since my second son, Finnegan was born. While I was sick a few weeks ago, I had a chance to take pause, reflect and write some observations. Out poured a ton of thoughts, which I put together in a blog series.
This is the first of three blog where I talk about lessons learned through my second pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I'm sharing these personal stories in the hopes that they will be of service to you if you’re preparing for your first, second, third, fourth+ now or in the future. Read More
Mama guilt is a topic that comes up frequently in conversations with my students and friends.
This guilt creeps up all the time and it seemingly starts early in pregnancy. How many of these have you said to yourself during pregnancy or early motherhood?
OMG, I ate sushi! Is that going to hurt my baby?
I drank a glass of wine, is my baby going to be sleepy?
I’m drinking too much coffee, is my baby going to be hyper?
I’m not working out enough. I feel like a lazy ass. Read More