Connecting * Supporting * Informing Autumn rolls around again, with its vibrant hues, misty mornings with that certain special smell in the English air and then it’s certainly time to set off for the annual European Doula Network conference! This year was hosted by the Polish doula association ‘Doula w Polsce,‘ in Warsaw. The quote … More The European Doula Network
This is a call out to the four winds that blow – hear me and my prayer: I ask for your guidance and your blessing for the next step I am about to take, for this leap from security of what has been into the unknown of what is yet to be. Give me courage … More Calling to the four winds
I call upon the plants of this land to teach me and show me the way to balanced health of mind, body & soul. I ask you to give me the courage to walk among you each day in silence that I may hear your whisper and learn your teaching. I pray to great spirit … More Each day, a new lesson comes
Whether we honour it or not, we are linked to the earth. Through holding circle I do not seek to turn back the clock or recreate rituals from the past, but to forge a new path that weaves a tapestry of threads important and relevant to us today. Sisterhood. Ceremony. Connection. Community. Deepening. And Seeing, … More Circles of abundance
Some days I get it and feel it deep in my bones how amazing it is to be a woman. Here I am with the ability to create life in my womb and now to see this life outside of me; walking, talking and making mistakes of their own while weaving a whole new life … More Women on top? #IWD2017
There is meaning beneath the glitter and glamour of Christmas. To me it feels like a yearning to touch something deeper, be part of something bigger, to feel the spark of divinity and believe that magic is all around. Maybe it comes from the searching for this meaning, hidden as it is beneath layers of … More Resting in midwinter silence
“Let us initiate our daughters into the beauty and mystery of being strong and confident women…” –Barbara Harper It is time to bring our daughters into the circle, to re-learn the amazing power of the sacred space and to come together as women; for growth, support and mother-daughter connection. This circle especially for mothers and … More Sacred circles for mothers & daughters
If I was to ask you right now on a scale of 1-to-10 (with 1 being wide awake and alert and 10 being fast asleep) what number would you choose? Consciousness is generally meant to mean how aware one is of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts and what’s going on around you. But what if … More Brain waves & birth stages
Big news for me here is that after, what feels like, a very long time in the pipeline my new booklet has a publishing day! So you are cordially invited to join me in raising a glass to the divine energy of birth which has been my inspiration and my muse in the creation of: … More Booklet launch Party!
Have you ever had a feeling so deep that you felt it right down in your bones? This is how I feel about holding ceremonial women’s circles to honour the seasons. The way I see it women have been sitting together in circles for longer than living memory, but our bones remember how affirming it … More Women Who Honour the Seasons
Birth is influenced by a variety of aspects, some seen some not, some commonly known & understood, other less so. The extent of influence depends on the individual woman and baby, I believe this is why each birth is different. In this blog I’m going to look at each influence in turn. Physical The … More Exploring Birth
It always strikes me as a funny kind of question. I mean isn’t it obvious… A dad fathered the child. The doula did not. The dad is the life-partner (we hope that’s the case but understand that life is full of mysterious twists and turns). The doula is not. The dad loves the mother of … More dads & doulas: what’s the difference?
Did you know that the collective noun for a group of doulas is a cuddle? Well how about that, it is. And how wonderful to wrap up in a cuddle of love. Welcome to the doula love cuddle quilt, a virtual tapestry of doulas celebrating world doula week this month. You can see the full … More the doula cuddle quilt