It’s October now - and the past 2+ weeks have been a strange and disorienting blur, culminating in my having a 3-day stay at the hospital, battling…
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Fire cider is the name of an herbal vinegar tonic that’s been made since the late ‘70's. It’s an excellent example of something that’s both “medicine…
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In loving memory of Emma Louise Davis (Balog) - 9/3/1940 - 1/19/2011 first draft published in 2014 My mama would have been 82 today. She turned 41 the…
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Don't feed the tigers. In the pre-modern world, when humans lived in the wilds, women had to go on with daily life regardless of pregnancy. If they were…
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Why does it seem like the majority of women simply give birth in hospital and do what their doctor tells them, without much concern or complaint? Maybe…
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Examine your relationships. This one might sound silly, but it’s actually foundational to empowerment in general. Other people are like mirrors, in…
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originally written in 2015 I'm a big advocate of freedom - during pregnancy, especially. There's been a story circulating recently about a European…
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It’s 5am here, and the house is quiet, save for the laundry re-washing (that I forgot to dry yesterday), and the sound of my laptop keys as I type. I’m…
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What do you truly value? Where are your boundaries that you absolutely won’t tolerate being crossed? Do you have a lot of those that you’re willing (or…
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I was only 18 when I gave birth to my first baby, and I had him in a birthing center! My son arrived on the last day before I would be required to…
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I believe every one of us is an artist, even if we’re not a professional painter or creating every day (or week). Art and creativity is critical to our…
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Please, be wary of anything that promises to sell or gift you “empowerment” - because it usually comes in exchange for accepting external conditions or…