Today at 4 pm, I officially became a doula!
There is still work to do until I will be DONA-certified, including to attend 3 births. At this time, I have no births lined up. So, I am putting it out there that my doula services are available at a low/negotiable cost, including birth photography.
My plan is to become certified in placenta encapsulation at the end of May, as well, and offer this service to those who are interested.
This will be a one-step-at-a-time adventure. I don’t know where it will take me or what it will bring. It is exciting.
This is artwork I did today with my family. We’ve been making art together, and it feels so good. We each made our own piece today, but sometimes we make one piece together. I love making art. I has been a while since I’ve made space for really making art, and now I remember how […]
What is life without growth and movement?
In Adlerian terms, movement equals life. Once movement ceases, there is no life. We have the choice in which direction and how to move in our own life. When we fully own that responsibility, we can align with our true selves and live a healthy and purposeful life.
I have been thinking about this lately, during a time of intense challenge that has me growing and moving more quickly than I’ve done in a long time. I am quite busy with learning and growing and changing, and it is scary and also wonderful. Challenges are opportunities for growth and change.
I am also beginning the “parting” process between Anna’s babyhood and me. It’s a process I’ve been dreading for a while, and I’ve seen it coming. I am a griever. Letting go is hard for me. It seems that the more I heal myself, the more easily I am able to make these transitions without getting stuck in the grief process. I have cried a few times about the “no more babies” topic, and maybe I will some more. And really, we can grieve and be grateful at the same time. Happy it happened, sad that it’s over, and life goes on. Making room for the new, all in the name of movement and change.