Okay, I'm going to address the elephant in the room: Hi, I'm Lindsey, I am a doula and breastfeeding counselor and I have not given birth. I am not a mother. I am childless. *Awaits the anticipated collective gasp* It's true. I bring this up because after I completed my doula training three years ago … Continue reading Top 3 benefits of a childless doula
I went a little hog wild picking out some new magazines to read this month, but one I especially look forward to is my Food and Nutrition Magazine. I am also super excited to share a finding it published that relates breastfeeding and positive outcomes to lower risk of eating disorders in children. According to … Continue reading Study correlates breastfeeding with lower risk of eating disorders
One of the saddest misconceptions of doula support today is that it's a service only available for the well-to-do. This frustrates birthworkers like me, because we are so passionate about our work and that everyone deserves to have our services. #Doulasareforeveryone! So here are some tips to try when looking for a doula to accompany … Continue reading How you can afford a birth doula
It's everywhere, isn't it? The power of positive thinking. It will solve all of our problems, it seems to say. We are told to, "Look on the bright side," "Think positively," "Cultivate gratitude,"... While these can be helpful to help us correct gross imbalances of negativity, it isn't actually the whole answer to a life … Continue reading The Paradox of Positive Thinking
Well, I went ahead and did it: I made a "Goodie Jar" for 2017. You see all these great ideas floating around the internet around the New Year in order to inspire gratitude and positivity for the next 12 months. Most reshare these ideas on Facebook and they recirculate a few times around your social … Continue reading Proactive Positivity: Make your 2017 ‘Goodie Jar’
Asking for help for me is like the tongue-in-cheek stereotype of the man refusing to ask for directions. I actually get why men do it. It is so much more gratifying for me to be able to complete a task or "mission impossible" on my own without outside intervention. To ask for help indicates that … Continue reading Do you dread asking for help?
To hire a coach or mentor who is still continually working on healing and growing, you can be assured that this person will be right in the same trenches you are - with experience you can benefit from. That is why my husband and I love self-help. We admit we are still flawed individuals with growing souls.
Breathing can help prolong your life. Well, especially when you combine it with meditation. In an age where we are constantly multi-tasking, plugged in, inundated with images, facts and emails and enduring constant over-stimulation, it’s no wonder we’re exhausted and a little frayed at the edges each day. And when you have added stress, it can … Continue reading Can meditation reverse anxiety and low self-esteem?
Spring cleaning does a lot more than clear away dust bunnies. It can contribute to our health, both physically and mentally. Here are some reasons why cleaning could help keep you moving toward your goals and make you happier in the long run! https://youtu.be/kl7DTHtWW1Q Want more great tips and free stuff? Sign up … Continue reading Spring cleaning: Good for your mind & body
After 33 years of living life, I've learned that being and staying healthy in mind and body is a never-ending balancing act. This is a moment that I get off my soapbox as a wellness mentor and talk to you, woman-to-woman and tell you something I've learned recently. I have a very personal example. Hello world, … Continue reading How healthy living includes dragonslaying