The Art of Opening


“Normal” Birth Paradigms

This month I have the honor of teaching a midwifery module of normal birth. I am excited since I am very protective over what I see as being “normal.” However, I find myself asking two questions: 1) What is “normal?”…

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The Gravity of the Situation: Architecture, our Body, and Spinning Babies

So I’ve already attended the spinning babies workshop, and I’m still excited that Gail Tully is headed to San Diego for a second round. Why? Because I have so much more to learn. Spinning Babies as a website ( is…

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Imprint: The Birth of Generations

I was going to get back to Imprint, but I thought I’d start with a story that occurred a few years after Imprint was created. My middle daughter, Amayi, when she was about 4 years old was looking at her…

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Using your BRAIN: Soliciting Informed Consent

Using Your BRAIN: Soliciting Informed Consent So I am going to be teaching (mentoring) Documentation and Charting to the new group of students going through Nizhoni Institute of Midwifery. Of course, since this is the first time I have been…

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Imprint, 16 years later

November 23, 2011 I’m going through old files this week and opening a part of my life as well as others’ lives that I haven’t seen for a while. It really inspires me to (re)member much of what I’ve taken…

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