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Losing My Baby: Learning to Heal After A Child’s Death

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Forty-one years ago my newborn daughter died. I knew she would 3 ½ months prior to her birth. Ultrasound technology was brand new but there was no missing this birth defect. All I could think was, “How do I go on? How do I even breath?” Those who know my story have asked me how […]

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Spicing Up Your Relationship As New Parents

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They finally had a few minutes alone. The kids were asleep in their beds. She ran a bubble bath. He lit the candles. The baby monitor sat on the counter, just in case. They eased into the hot, sudsy water and felt the tension begin to melt and the neglected fires of desire to build. […]

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Introducing Reiki Into Your Self-Care Practice

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Reiki has been a powerful tool helping me regain my inner strength, gain clarity and find balance. This beautiful practice has given me so much light and is a true gift for expectant and new mothers. Reiki is a chance to slow down, quiet the mind and tap into sacred space. So, what is reiki? Reiki translates from […]

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My Morning Glow Ritual: Getting Grounded for a Great Day

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Each morning I start the day off with mindfulness. I rise up around 5:45am and sit on my soft carpet and Samaya meditation cushion. I burn sweet resin and write reflections and read something near my nightstand, usually Sufi poetry or scripture. I do some light movement and take a few minutes to meditate. I […]

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