It's time to see what all of that training this summer has done for us. We've got three races that we're scheduled for coming up, and since it's always fun to have a cheering squad/support team, sponsors and teammates, I thought I would send out a quick post with the dates so that everyone was… Continue reading Upcoming Race Schedule
The power of breathing is fascinating to me. As a doula, I learned the deep power of breath to calm a woman down, to help her to focus, to help her to loosen her muscles, even to help her lessen her pain. In yoga I learned the deep power of breath to help identify points… Continue reading Remember to Breathe
I happen to be part of a very awesome, very unique family. My husband has autism. Both of my surviving children have autism. And I am probably somewhere on the atypical autism spectrum. Which means that all of the fun and challenges of living with someone with autism is multiplied by a factor of four.… Continue reading Joining
I spent eight years working as a doula. In that time I attended fifty births, and supported mentee doulas attending dozens of other births. And while every birth was different, there was one constant that helped me get all of my mamas through their big days (or nights), and that was Rhythm, Ritual and Rest.* But as I moved into more and more coaching work, I realized that this principal holds true in the rest of life as well.
Last week's post ended with this question - 'What would love do?' So today I want to explore that a little bit more. And to do that, I need to take you back a few years in my life to winter of 2015, when I decided to try giving up fear for lent. It might seem an… Continue reading ‘What Would Love Do?’
There is a concept in psychology called ‘primary emotions’. These are seen as the emotions out of which all other emotions flow. Theorists, however, disagree wildly on what these different primary emotions might be. The following chart summarizes a wide range of these theories: Theorist Basic Emotions Plutchik Acceptance, anger, anticipation, disgust, joy, fear, sadness,… Continue reading Fear and Love