Posts Tagged: body-mind

Should or Could

Awakening mind | Mindfulness in motion

Noticing again how often SHOULD is running behind my thoughts and everyday functioning.  All the things I SHOULD do are worthwhile. But Should Do carries such a weight of judgment when I don’t manage to pull it all off. Of course, since it is the endless To Do list. When I slow down enough to… Read more »

Pacing with his own inner rhythm

Child development | Mindfulness in motion

As a toddler Gavin has an initial healthy hesitation in allowing me, as a practitioner, to touch him.  With play and slow approach, Gavin gradually settles in to feel safe in the room and with me.  He can play with shape sorting puzzles while I give him gentle, light craniosacral therapy. Then Gavin pauses to track how… Read more »

Mind the gap, part 2


During pregnancy women voraciously read books and blogs.  You’re talking to anyone and everyone in your circle of friends and family who has had a baby.  Probably selectively, since Aunt Agnes just tells horror stories.  The women in your world help you define what is normal, what is possible, and your vision of birth and… Read more »

We’re in Vagus now!

Mindfulness in motion

When we are in a happy place with the vagus nerve, the world is good. But when the vagus is unhappy, we are in tears and tantrums. So what and where is Vagus? Not far away, I assure you. The vagus nerve runs the show on the most basic states of the nervous system. We… Read more »

Who initiates birth

Active baby in birth

  Your baby is the prime instigator of labor in a physiologic birth. He begins the whole process of birth via dynamic fluid communications through his placenta. In utero your baby tracks all of her own internal development.  Researchers seeking the triggers for onset of labor have found that fetal lung maturity is a key… Read more »

On target

Breastfeeding | Child development

Your baby loves to look at target shapes – but those abstract circles to hang over the crib are not what he needs. Look at your own beautiful self.  Here you find will find the juicy target shapes that your baby wants to gaze upon. Nipples, eyes and faces What could be more important to… Read more »

Rotation for mama and baby

Active baby in birth

Baby’s descent during the birth is a big movement project for him.  Your best options for easing labor are to move – or to be moved. You know that the muscles of your uterus are well designed to propel your baby down and out.  The upper two-thirds of the uterine muscles are extraordinarily strong, while… Read more »

Your baby as your birth partner

Active baby in birth

A woman approaching birth is on an intimate journey with her baby, and soon to share the exquisite experience of birth.  You know that you can be active and empowered in your birth with good support.   As a woman you have all the resources within in you to own your birth.  Just so, your baby… Read more »

Small mind, big mind

Mindfulness in motion

Here I am, getting lost in the details of everyday life, having spent hours working to solve computer tech glitches.  Finally I walk away from today’s unresolved problems. I feel how my mind is still caught in crunching details. I remember, hearsay — or heresy of our driven culture — that life is more than… Read more »

The power of push

Child development

      Young children have a mandate to master their world through direct action.  How often you have you seen your toddler try to push the full shopping cart – and be crushed if you don’t let him? Push activities not only creates strength, but also gives your child a clear body map.  When… Read more »