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The Process of Pain

Posted Mar 29, 2010 10:38 PM

Right now I have a cracked lens and I am in the process of sitting in uncomfortable emotion. I have been here before – pain is the human experience and I have never been, nor do I ever expect to be, immune to it. Historically speaking I have learned a great deal from my pain. It has taught me a lot about who I am and what I really want. Pain can give you the guts to try new things – the “what do I have to lose” mentality. It can also take away your guts, leaving you to struggle with questions and a new reality.
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Parent Coaching: A new option for parents

Posted Mar 23, 2010 2:17 PM

Parenting is the most difficult job in the world, and parents often feel isolated, unsure of what to do next or who to talk to about their daily challenges. Parents who seek coaching services are looking for more competence and confidence in their role as parent.
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Words of Wisdom

Posted Mar 15, 2010 5:21 PM

I am a “word person” so quotes help me examine a new perspective and see the world a little differently. Below are some of my favorites. Some have become integrated into my belief system and some serve as reminders that I still have some work to do.
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The Choice to Shine

Posted Mar 9, 2010 1:24 PM

In a moment an actor goes from one of the many to an Academy Award Winner. I am in awe of these moments because more often than not, these actors have taken a risk to play the part that scored them their Oscar nod. They moved out of their comfort zone or took a role that nobody thought they could tackle. They listened to their gut or took a leap of faith. Year after year this has inspired me and served as a reminder.
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What does a doula do?

Posted Mar 4, 2010 3:29 PM

Most people have never heard of the term “doula”, or if they have, they don’t know that the presence of a doula at a woman’s birth can shorten the amount of time she is in labor, decrease her chances of having interventions like pain medications or a C-Section, and increase her overall satisfaction with her labor and baby’s birth. Having a doula is a choice that most pregnant women don’t even know exists.
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Young Children's Books with a Great Message

Posted Mar 2, 2010 4:46 PM

We have so many wonderful children’s books in our house, but these books stand out because they are picked so frequently and because of their deep and touching message. These books encourage meaningful discussion in our family and they teach lessons that go beyond childhood.
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