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Could Our Pregnant Bodies Take Down the Diet Industry?

A few weeks ago something miraculous happened.   As a trainer working with mainly women, I spend a LOT of time talking with women about loving their bodies. I routinely talk women down off the ledge of self-flagellation through starvation and over-exercising. I’ve made it my mission to empower women to love their bodies. But […]

A Birth Story: Oliver Brooks

I haven’t really known how to start Oliver’s birth story. It keeps rolling around in my head and getting stuck on “shoulds.”   I “should” have gone into labor.   I “should” have had a natural birth.   I “should” feel that the most important thing is the baby’s health.   I “should” not mourn […]

Letting Go of Our Old Stories

My little toe is burning.   The acupuncturist is holding a burning bunch of Chinese herbs near my little toe in hopes that my breech baby will turn. The smoke somehow smells fresh and acrid at the same time. I close my eyes and talk to my son. My mantra rolls over and over in […]

The Pregnant Park Workout

I woke up this morning a little giddy.  I had seen the weather forecast and this whole week is calling for sunshine and happiness…finally! It is no secret that I struggle in these Salem winters. Oregon can be one of the most beautiful places on earth when the sun is out and the crystal blue sky […]