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New mama Wellbeing Jar

Being a new mom as magical and amazing as it is comes with its fair share of hardships. During pregnancy when coaching my moms to be I do a lot of work on self care and empowering them to be their authentic selves as well as supporting them in their truth, whatever that may be. I try to lock this new way in while pregnant because when they become a new mom often all of it goes out the window and they become the last man on the totem pole. When you are depleted and are running on empty its VERY hard to be present, patient, compassionate, loving and understanding. Taking care of yourself is not selfish but an act of self love. When you…

Pregnancy, New Mom And New Baby Boxes – Thrive Market

“Raise your hand if you want to eat Organic & Non-GMO but don’t want to break the bank?!  Me too 🙋 !!!!!! That’s why I’m hooking you all up with an extra 25% off my favorite healthy/organic products for you & baby at wholesale prices shipped straight to your door! I often get asked what are my top healthy/natural things to get for a soon-to-be mama, new mama or baby so I curated a special list of all my favorites with my friends over at Thrive Market ! I Love how easy Thrive Market makes it for all my mamas!  Click the link to get all my top pregnancy, mama and baby products today! I also put together pregnancy, new mom and new baby boxes. A great…

You are awesome !

This ones for all the mamas that struggle with perfection and don’t see how amazing they are . These mamas keep raising the bar for themselves, constantly striving for more as if what they do they never feel like it’s enough or who they are isn’t good enough. Every time they get close to the finish line, they keep moving it out as if trying to reach an unattainable goal .. (perfection)I was shopping for a birthday gift and I came across these amazing journals, one of them was called “I’m kind of awesome” I started having my mamas that struggle with perfection and are hard on themselves do nightly. They were to keep a daily journal of 3 things they did or about who…

FENG SHUI – For Life Transitions With “The Feng Shui Guy”

I first heard of Joe AKA “The Feng Shui Guy” from my friend Rachel back when I was her doula and supported her throughout her pregnancy. She told me how when she was ready to manifest her husband and she hired Joe to come Feng Shui her house and do some inner work to help shift the energy for love and marriage. A week later she walked into a bar and met her amazing husband Noah and now they have a beautiful healthy baby boy. Now Joe and his fabulous wife Erin are expecting and I’m so honored because I get to be their doula. YAY !!!! Over the course of of their pregnancy Joe and I had many spiritual talks about energy, love ,…

JUST BREATHE

Deep belly breathing has so many healing and health benefits. It’s something I have all my moms to be do in birth. Your power is in the breath … You can’t stop the waves but the way that you breathe through them can help you have a more relaxed and easier ride. The slower and deeper you breathe the calmer you will become. By doing a few rounds of simple breath- work (taking 4 seconds to inhale through the nose and 4 seconds to exhale through you mouth)you will increase serotonin levels, calm your mind and center your thoughts. Breathing deeply floods your body with oxygen which in turn increases blood flow. It helps clear the lungs of toxins, unplugs and calms the nervous system,…

We are all just doing the best we can with what, where and who we are at each stage of our lives. 

We are all doing the best we can with what, where and who we are at each sage of our lives. If you could have handled a situation better in the past then find the lesson and add it to your bag of “life tools” that you can take with you and bring into the future. This way when or if you should ever find yourself in a similar situation you now have more wisdom and knowledge then you did before on how to deal with it better.This is how we learn and grow. Anything before today is in the past .. Holding onto it or beating yourself up about what you could have done different or better is keeping you stuck and spinning in…

A fun filled day of gratitude for kids 

Being that it is November the month of Thanksgiving, I often use this whole month to give thanks for all that I have. I have a month of November desk calendar and each day I write 3 things down that I was grateful for that day. Thanksgiving day I look back on the month and reflect. When we connect with gratitude we get to see how rich our life really is .The other day I worked with my dear friend and old client Mary and her 3 little boys . I had worked with Mary all through her pregnancies as well as after and have remained close to this day. It is so important that we teach children the value of gratitude as it turns…

Rainbow light Ebook – 

I am so excited to be part of this free Ebook for Rainbow light Vitamins. The Happy baby book is now out and available for download .When you sign up you will also get the 7-day email series on Making Happy Babies.  Click on here to download and get tons of great information from some of the top leading experts in the women’s  and childrens health and prenatal field http://happybabybook.rainbowlight.com/ 

Jillian Michaels – YEAH BABY! –  AMAZING MUST READ BOOK FOR ALL NEW MOMS AND MOTHERS TO BE.

A few years ago I had the privilege of supporting Jillian and her partner Heidi as their doula during  pregnancy and the birth of their son. Jillian has a new book coming out that I am so  super excited about !!!! It is a must read for all mamas to be and new mothers. YEAH BABY! Is filled with so much great info to help support a healthy pregnancy as well as priceless tips and tricks from some of my dear friends and top notch experts in the pregnancy fitness , nutrition, womens and childrens health and wellness field. Jillian is a powerhouse and so incredibly knowledgable, I respect her and adore her beyond words. I asked Jillian a few questions, see our Q&A Below:  What are…

To have or not have my mother or mother in law in the delivery room … 

 SHOULD I HAVE MY MOM OR MOTHER IN LAW IN THE BIRTH ROOM?  As a doula, this is a question that seems to come up a lot when I prep a couple for birth. I always ask- ” Do you want them there?” It always amazes me how many people answer .. NO … and then go on to saying . they feel bad and guilty. Try and stick to a YES or NO answer without over thinking it. Stay away from the But …. as everything that follows a no is often not your truth but some form of guilt that has been projected onto you. One thing I do to help with this is to have my clients get in their truth about…