What This Doula Wants You to Know

    Doulas are for everyone. At least, this one is. Doulas are not only for the earthy-crunchy, squat-in-a-field-by-the-river, no-medication-whatsoever Moms.  I believe everyone could benefit from some intensive support, no matter what your preference, plan, or non-plan is. After all, birth is a monumental, incredible, life-changing experience, whether you think of it that way or not. And who wouldn't want some degree of support while going through a monumental, life-changing experience?  But - believe it or not - some people [...]

By | 2017-02-03T03:22:15+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Birthwork|0 Comments

Ding Dong the Dic(tator) is Dead

Versailles Cuban restaurant in Little Havana. Photo credit: Jorge Zamanillo In a span of 12 days, the world lost not one, but 2 influential Cuban leaders. One rose to fame and power with a loud and powerful roar, making sure everyone and everything in his path knew whom he was. The other, quietly and politely from behind the scenes, led his fellow Cubans in his own way on their individual paths to freedom and the American dream. The [...]

By | 2016-11-30T02:50:01+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Mindset, Parenting, Photography, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Magic Formula

The universe is ALWAYS speaking to us, sometimes in subtle ways, other times, more like a bonk on the head. That is a given, there is nothing we have to "do" to have it speak to us. We do, however, have to take the time to LISTEN. Which often means being more aware, creating space for that awareness by being still, pausing, listening, and being open to what is being said. The week before last for me was a doozy. I [...]

The Undoing

Imagine the possibilities... It's funny to me that it has been 8 months since I "left my day job" as a public school teacher, yet I still feel the passing of time in terms of the school year.  For instance, my husband and I were talking about probably not being able to make plans this year "for Spring Break"....when I realized that no longer applies to me! I  am no longer limited to that ONE WEEK IN THE SPRING [...]

By | 2016-02-21T19:28:58+00:00 February 21st, 2016|Birthwork, Inner Peace, Inspiration, Love, Spirituality, Teaching|0 Comments

Follow the GPS in your Heart

Corn maze 2012 A few weeks ago I had an amazing experience that seems to keep nagging at me, reminding me to put it down in writing and put it out there....so here I go. I had been invited by a dear friend to go to a women's circle gathering, and even though it was a crazy busy time for me, and it was located over an hour away from me, in Miami, and I'd have to travel through multiple [...]

By | 2015-11-03T16:03:55+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Inner Peace, Inspiration, Spirituality, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dads & Doulas & Stuff….by Jeffrey Lerner

The following is a guest post from my incredibly insightful, loving husband, who is my best friend, ally, and a BIG believer in the power of Doulas. It came up as we were speaking the other day about Dads and their ideas (usually) when Moms say they need to hire a Doula to be there for the birth....I hope you enjoy! There are all kinds of fathers out there in the world today. Big ones, small ones, skinny ones and [...]

By | 2015-09-18T16:07:19+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Birthwork, Love, Parenting|0 Comments

Where will YOU go?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright... Every night as part of my son's bedtime routine, we pick 1 or 2 books to read. My son has loved books since he was a toddler (as do I) and his collection started even before his birth. So the nightly reading can range anywhere from"Everyone Poops" (no I'm not kidding and yes, he's been potty trained for years) to Ranger Rick magazine, to "The DK Encyclopedia of the Human Body" (limited to 5 [...]

By | 2015-08-24T14:30:42+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Inner Peace, Inspiration, Parenting, Spirituality, Teaching|0 Comments

The "Back to School" that wasn't

This past week was tax-free saving week a.k.a. back to school shopping week here in Florida. So I did what any respectable parent and teacher would do, go shopping for back to school clothes and supplies. But what you don't know is for teachers, it is about that same  time where we start to feel the "Oh my God, is the summer really over? Do I really have to go back so soon? What's my schedule going to be like? How [...]

By | 2015-08-17T19:08:51+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Inner Peace, Teaching|0 Comments

The Highly Sensitive Gardeners

Gardening to me is therapeutic. I love being outside surrounded by nature, feeling with wind, the sun, and the soil between my fingers. Planting seeds, or a tiny plant, is like the opportunity to aid in bringing forth new life into this world. You plant them, nurture them, tend to them, and wait, wondering what exactly will come of the hard work and love that you’ve put into the process. My 4 year old son and I often garden together. [...]

By | 2017-08-31T19:21:14+00:00 July 26th, 2015|Inner Peace, Parenting, Teaching|13 Comments

"It's Not You, It's Me"

Today I want to stretch your spiritual muscles. Stretching is good for you, although it can be difficult at first, and will leave you (possibly) sore for a bit. But think big picture here! Think a little discomfort now for big personal growth later. Are you with me? Let’s start by playing pretend. You know, like you used to when you were a little kid and you played superheroes using sticks as swords, or played dress-up or something. Good. Now [...]

By | 2015-04-24T01:43:10+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Inner Peace, Parenting, Spirituality|0 Comments