The morning after Jax's birth Nov 2011 Originally published here August 4, 2016. I'm reposting today as with the Duchess of Sussex - aka Meghan Markle - choosing to homebirth, it's shone a global spotlight on this birthing choice. If there was one thing I would love every pregnant woman to know it is this: fear affects labour and birth. The stalling of labour that leads to inductions. The pain that leads to epidurals. The cascade of interventions that lead to emergency c-sect
The Duchess of Sussex - aka Meghan Markle's - decision to birth at home has shone an international spotlight on this birthing choice. Is it safe? Why do women do it? For the homebirth curious I've reposted an article I wrote a few years ago inspired by my own very supported homebirth of our son Jax. ** Latest Australian data* shows that Homebirth rates increased by 56% from 2009-10. U.S statistics** tell a similar story with Homebirth rates there increasing by 41% from 2004-
This year I'm letting things happen in their own time without feeling that relentless whip of the calendar dates passing! I know a lot of you are waiting on the 2018 Energy Report. I intended to write it in the window between my holiday time and my degree intensive except there wasn't really a window!
I finished my intensive last night and took this photo. It's part of the altar in my Women Philosophers, Mystics and Wisdom Teachers class 💃🏻🌺 So now I'm head down into the
Ancient stories, artefacts and traditions included a Female Creator. The Great Mother. She. Somewhere along the line this Feminine Force was diluted and almost deleted from our modern history. The dominant focus has been on the Masculine Force as the primary or only Creator, with a suppression of the Feminine. This has affected all of us spiritually, socially, personally and globally. It has affected us emotionally. It has affected us politically. It has resulted in the repre
Happy May Day! It feels like a good month to turn a corner if your year, like mine, has been relentless with constant change and life happenings! I sat down with the lovely Peggy Lee Colonques, a fellow Aussie, for her free online event Happiness Now Project. The theme of the event is "How to bounce back from disappointment and discover your life's purpose." When Peggy asked me had I ever experienced disappointment I thought where do I start! I think anyone with any sort of d
Once upon a time I thought I would never ever try IVF. I thought “If it doesn’t happen naturally then it’s not meant to be.” I had a big fear around ‘interfering’ with the process. What if it wasn’t meant to be, and I ‘made’ it be, and something terrible happened? I had huge issues with the idea of inhaling drugs every day to shut down my ovaries, then injecting myself with drugs each night to rev them up again. The idea of conceiving a baby with so much medical and scientifi
Last Saturday I had a great time speaking at the Mind Body Spirit Festival in Melbourne, Australia. The video of the talk is now up covering things like:
* The resurgence of all that has been devalued and repressed around feminine energy * The great SHE as a Creator Energy in her own right * The awakening of Mother in all of us: nurturing and nourishing ourselves, our communities, our environment, our world * Releasing fears we have held associated with stepping into our fe
Over the past week I've been feeling guided to drink more fresh juices and casually thought "I have to get a juicer soon." Then the other day Jax was watching a kids show where they were making fresh juice. He started listing all the fruits and veggies he wanted to make juice with and asked if we had a juicer.
Later that same day a friend popped by and out of the blue, not knowing anything about our current juice theme, said "Would you happen to need a juicer? I have a spar
Seeking enlightenment is usually something you do on your own or with other seekers, and completely separate from family life – and so it has been the least accessible to mothers, who are in most cases tied to their family. In my book Enlightenment Through Motherhood I illustrate how motherhood is a path that leads to a new kind of enlightenment, one where we embrace all parts of our humanity – heavenly and earthly, rational and emotional, masculine and feminine. This post is
We have this little flower plant on our front porch. It doesn't bloom very often or for long, but when it does it is so beautiful. It bloomed this week, just as I went to get some fertility tests done. I thought that was a good sign ✔️ As I watched the screen and saw an egg preparing to ovulate I was so excited that my body was doing that! After nearly 3 years of trying to conceive our second bub, at times it has felt like my body has packed up shop despite every effort to re