Posts tagged birth
What are ACES and how Does Childhood Stress Affect my Mental and Physical Health in Adulthood?

When you're in that stressful situations often, and your cortisol and adrenaline are firing for prolonged periods of time - it changes how your brain is wired. You no longer have the ability to properly regulate your hormones and this throws your health out of balance affecting everything from inflammation to thyroid issues to sleep patterns and more.

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Tell Me About a Flash of Brilliance

I spent the next day tearing apart the book and having a true fucking awakening. I was amazed that women's bodies could do all of this incredible shit, I was in awe of my own body for the process of menstruation and the ability to grow and birth a human. I sat naked on my back porch and poured water all over myself in a primal moment of pure ecstasy at simply being a woman.

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I Cant Believe I Did THAT {and why being prepared is an illusion}

You could train or learn or shadow or prep or practice or plan, but when the shit goes down it's basically never going to be how you think it's going to be. So just go for it. Figure it out as you go. Commit to always learning, growing, and changing. Do your best.

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Writing Group, Day 6: Bravery is Bullshit

I didn't make pro/con lists, I didn't agonize over the what-ifs. I didn't have a certain amount of money saved as safety net first. Because it wasn't a question. Staying at my corporate job wasn't an option. The only way to go was forward. 

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What Gets YOU Out of Bed in the Morning?

But something was missing. That zing, that thing that gets you out of bed every morning – it wasn’t there. 

“This can’t be the reason I’m alive”,  I’d think to myself.

I longed to be one of those people that didn’t think of their job as “work”.

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12 Tips for Creating a Spiritual Practice in Pregnancy

There is a consistent difference in the women who have a spiritual practice and the women who don’t. By “spiritual practice” I don’t necessarily mean meditation or yoga. And it's certainly helpful even if you're not pregnant. 

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Five Reasons To Restore Your Foreskin {And why circumcision is bullsh*t}

I'm sure you 98% of you will read this title and think to yourself "...Um...What?!"  Especially if you're a red-blooded American male.  I personally fall right into this category myself.  I'm an American male, I was circumcised at birth, and the first time I heard the notion of foreskin restoration I thought it was some kind of joke.  Like, why would anyone want their damn foreskin restored, aren't they removed for a reason?  And also, what the fuck even is a foreskin really?  I mean, I've gone through my whole life with my circumcised penis and it works just fine.  

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