August 10, 2019

 When I began my Doula practice in 2007 most hospitals had no CBE classes at all. Today, many hospitals offer CBE and will often have the class facilitated by a former or current Doula. Classes are typically held at the hospital or an adjacent office, with 4-10 familie...

July 19, 2019

The first week of July I went to a silent retreat for 6 days at Spirit Rock in San Rafael. Now in its 21st year, the People of Color silent retreat offers an opportunity for meditation, contemplation, movement and health. We ate in silence, walked in silence and sat in...

June 21, 2019

We are here again and it is my fave time of year; Summer Solstice or the first day of Summer. Today we will have the longest day and shortest night as we head back toward Winter in our endless cycle of seasons.

Summer Solstice is celebrated differently around the world...

June 13, 2019

I just got back from vacation and boy are my arms tired!!! Ehhh....ehhh Ok ok I am one of a few in the world who actually loves bad jokes. In all seriousness I missed a couple weeks so I could rejuvenate and yes I will write about that soon.

For this week something came...

Birth professionals, such as birth doulas, have been rising in popularity for the last decade or so. When I began in 2007 only DONA, Doulas Of North America , were the national certifying body and now Cornerstone is popular along with many other certifiying bodies. Cur...

We have celebrations to mark the day we were born, ritual to give our devotion to gawd,  we celebrate a teen leaving childhood to walk across the stage into adulthood and so much more. Human beings around the world have rituals to mark everything between before lie to...