When I lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, I worked with severely burned children from all over Africa at an organization called Children of Fire. I was a jack of all trades: I worked with children with multiple disabilities and needs aged 3-18 in the school, I did speech therapy, I taught yoga, and I did some emotional processing with some of the older girls. The amount of trauma these young children had experienced was unthinkable, and yet they were resilient fighters. One of… >> learn more.
The good mother, bad mother debacle has a new frontier, or perhaps an old one: to vaccinate or not. There is so much judgment and hype and craziness, not to mention judgment! Throughout pregnancies mommas are often told to do something or not to for the sake of their child. People in white coats, or elders in your lineage of women (your own mother or grandmother, sister or aunt), perhaps… >> learn more.
Kristi Maine is an amazing momma and a previous doula client, who is now getting into the essential oils. At first I was a little wary of them, but now I am so excited to use them with my clients! I have seen clary sage first hand bring on contractions, I’ve seen Vetiver calm a child down in the midst of a tantrum, and lavender put adults and children to sleep. Convinced… >> learn more.