My Peaceful Labor and Delivery Story

Two months ago, my husband, Michael, and I had our first baby: a beautiful girl named Claire. I have so much I want to share about my delivery experience and life with Claire. I figured I would start where it all began: with her entry into the world.

Towards the end of my pregnancy, I became obsessed with how I would manage to get Claire in There, out here. Most of what I learned about labor and delivery came from my poll of friends who have given birth, You Tube, and one birthing class.

I pretty much had a dream labor and delivery. I could not have anticipated that it would go so well. Immediately after Claire was born our doctor was telling us we should share our story because the good stories aren’t always shared. I am happy to share and also wanted to record the details while they are still fresh in my mind. continue…

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Too Good to Miss Chocolate Mousse

I want everyone I know to know about this yummy recipe! My first exposure to avocado chocolate mousse was back in January at a restaurant called Duo on Maui for my 35th birthday dinner (we were also there for our babymoon – I am 32 weeks pregnant today!). I picked Duo because it was right next to the resort we stayed at and had a health-conscious menu. continue…

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What If This Is Heaven by Anita Moorjani

I recently finished reading What If This Is Heaven? by Anita Moorjani. I learned a few things that I would like to share.

Loving Yourself is the Most Important Thing

We aren’t taught a whole lot about self-love. We are taught how to survive in the “real world” and to be a good person and be good to other people. The importance of being good to ourselves or even how to be good to ourselves isn’t stressed as an essential part of being human in our society. Even though it is the most important thing. continue…

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Meditation Mondays: A Guided Meditation To Help You Sleep

Sometimes sleep happens naturally, other times our minds don’t want to turn off. Whether we are worried or excited about the upcoming day or still worrying about the past, if our mind isn’t shutting down, it makes it hard to drift off to sleep.

I don’t always meditate before bed, but sometimes I need a reminder that it’s okay to let my mind turn off for the night. When I do, I turn to this bedtime meditation: continue…

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Be a Leader

We are all leaders. This is a message I have probably been hearing my entire life, but haven’t taken to heart until recently.

In a recent Facebook live stream, Deepak Chopra provided us with this call to action:

“We can be leaders in our own lives. In our families, in our communities, in our country, in our world.”

I am SO glad we still have Deepak Chopra with us as a spiritual leader. We need his intelligence and wisdom now more than ever.

Dr. Chopra calls us to do what I’m sure many of us have already been feeling over the past few days: to be leaders in our own lives. continue…

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