The Journal

I disappointed her. Then this happened…

As we move into September and the end of the summer, my body remembers last Fall, and a hard decision I had to make regarding The Practice. Probably one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. I had 60 women lined up ready to start their next 10-week program with me. These included women who had never done The...

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Do you give and give until there is nothing left?

We martyr ourselves when we give and give until there is nothing left. My son started junior high school today, and as I left him at the curb and watched him disappear into a sea of kids he didn’t know, I couldn’t help but cry a little bit. I thought of my own mother, and how she’s not here to see...

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On Betrayal and Trust of Other Women

In the past years I have felt betrayed by women in ways that hurt my heart deeper than any man has ever hurt me. As women we’ve been taught to compete, to fight, to judge, to compare, and to pit women against each other. We’ve been taught that there isn’t enough, that we aren’t enough, and that she must be against...

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Let’s get reacquainted. This is who I am…

There have been a lot of transitions in the past few months. We closed the doors of Bloom Retreat, and reopened as The Practice for Women. I am still here, but I wanted to take a moment to get reacquainted and reintroduce myself to you. Any change is an opportunity to grow and evolve, so I want to again share with you...

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A Birth Story. An Ode to the Power of Women.

There’s a round blow up hot tub in the middle of our tiny kitchen. A thick blue plastic lines the inside and a small motor roars to keep the water warm on the outside. I’ve been immersed for over 5 hours now. The midwife says that the warm water can keep you relaxed during contractions, so here I am on my...

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For all the moms out there… a special invitation.

It’s almost Mothers Day, a day that is bittersweet for me. I lost my own mom 10 years ago to breast cancer. She died when my first baby was only 8 months old, and only a few days after I found out I was pregnant with my second. Motherhood has been a journey I have had to walk without her...

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