Identity Shift

Identity Shift: Part One

A Productive Person = A Good Person Before my son was born, I defined my value by the length of my To Do list and the number of check marks I could tally up at the end of the day. I’m a little embarrassed by how shallow this sounds, but I’m trying to be honest…

Pain in labor

Some thoughts on pain

In the final afternoon of my birth doula training, my instructor told us we were going to do a little experiment… We were in a hotel conference room and she had just come in with a bucket of ice (I was thinking, oh great, refreshments…). She handed us each a small cup with ice in…

birth stories - what's your birth story?

What’s Your Birth Story?

You’re a few days or weeks into life with your newborn and a friend asks, “So how was your birth?” And you begin to speak. And once you start, you realize that you have a lot more to say than you first thought you did. This is your birth story, and it’s important. Until you…