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Rise Up Rooted – 3 Personal Political Actions You Can Take Now [Series]

Rise Up Rooted - 3 Personal Political Actions You Can Take Now [Series]

I began to contemplate a list of ways that we can potently direct our energy right now for our own sanity and also in leadership and service. What has occurred to me is that our personal and political lives are integrated, sacred partners. The outward is a reflection of the inward. We’ve got to tend to self […]

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Heal Your Vagina After Birth

Heal Your Vagina After Birth

We have a cultural obsession with bodily strength. We are constantly bombarded with words and images that say, “you are not doing, or being, enough”—a popular mechanism for the circulation of wealth within an economy based on the consumer’s primal fear of not being good enough to belong. Not even our yonis are spared with […]

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Welcoming Home the Erotic

Welcoming Home the Erotic

Before reading on, I’d love to invite you to pause and jot down your answers to the following questions. What associations do you have with the word “erotic?”  What does this word mean to you? What associations do you have with the word “eros?” (Would love to hear your answers in the comments section below!) If you […]

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The Post Baby Myth of “Getting Your Body Back”

The Post Baby Myth of "Getting Your Body Back"

No pain, no gain.  This is the dominant fitness philosophy in American culture.  Most of us believe if we are not sweating, shaking and snorting an exercise is not going to be very effective—especially when it comes to abdominal strengthening. Following what they’ve been taught about fitness and the flat stomach with six pack ideal, […]

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Guide to C-Section Scar Care with Castor Oil Packs

Guide to C-Section Scar Care with Castor Oil Packs

These days many cesarean sections heal up well with a scar that is barely visible.  However, the surgery leaves many other effects including numbness, discomfort and disconnection from the lower abdominals.  The scar can often hold strong emotions as well.  All births are a time of extreme vulnerability and deep transformation.  Women’s birth scars are […]