Welcome to my blog!

I'm an acupuncturist, teacher, fertility specialist, patient centered advocate, mom, activist and more! This blog is a place for me to write down the things on my mind, the things I discuss over and over, and the things I find helpful, interesting, and inspiring all in the hope that someone else out there, maybe YOU, will find some of these things to be helpful, interesting and inspiring too. I love learning, I love sharing, and I am passionate about helping others lead more balanced, fertile, and healthy lives - while trying to do the same myself. So here goes... The Blogging Life...


Websites I Like - Holistic, fertility, pregnancy, and more!

Inspiration/Holistic Living:
Crazy Sexy Life blogs, videos, and more on becoming a wellness warrior, taking charge of your health and living a crazy sexy abundant life.  Founded by a young woman with cancer who took things into her own hands after Western medicine said there was nothing to be done!
The New Medicine Great tools and a great documentary about the "new medicine" that treats both the body and the mind.  Lots of impressive research on why the mind matters!
Steps to Learn Mindfulness 20 easy suggestions for daily meditation practice
Cultivating Mindfulness general tips to be more in the moment

Making Babies Book Okay, so it's not a site, but (in my humble opinion) this is currently the best book on holistic fertility on the market (written by a Western Doctor (RE) and an acupuncturist)... really nicely done, I highly recommend it!
SoulCysters.com The largest online community of women with PCOS (and the name sort of makes me laugh).
Maybe if You Just Relax Maybe it's not your type of humor, but if it is... I find it to be a hilarious blog by a woman who's been through fertility struggles, a subsequent pregnancy, parenting, a frozen transfer, and now pregnancy with twins... who knows where else this journey will take her, but if you think no one else can relate... give this a read!

Amma Maternity Twin Cities amazing maternity and new parent resource center.  With classes for each trimester of pregnancy, birthing preparation, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, infant cpr, transitioning from 2 to 3 as well as classes for big siblings to be, new baby/mom play groups, a boutique with helpful stuff and more
Blooma Twin Cities Yoga studio and wellness center for new and expecting moms, also boasts a wonderful group of body workers with lots of great pregnancy care experience!
MN Childbirth Collective A great resource to find doulas, birthing resources and more
Earth Mama Angel Baby Great products that are all natural for pregnancy and beyond
Business of Being Born A fabulous documentary with info on the benefits of trying for a natural birth and believing it can be done!
Orgasmic Birth Don't let the name scare you!  This is another great documentary that will boost your confidence if you think you'd like a natural birth!

Earth Mama Angel Baby Some more natural products for healing after childbirth

Glow In The Woods "parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged, understood."
Matt Logelin's Blog This MN man's story will inspire!  After the death of his wife Liz just hours after the birth of their daughter Madeline, this suddenly solo parent found the strength to carry on and live an amazing life that has touched many others!
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep This site is incredibly powerful, moving photographic tributes to some of the babies who leave this world too soon.
Missing Grace Foundation  MN local foundation that supports pregnancy and infant loss.  A wonderful local group with a great mission.
Earth Mama Angel Baby Special products for postpartum mommies who are also grieving a loss.

Mom's Rising dot org A great grassroots organization creating a movement for balance and support for families, moms and kids.  Includes links to a great documentary: The motherhood Manifesto
Holistic Moms Network General information on holistic parenting as well as links to local chapters
Say Yes to No Why setting boundaries helps your child understand the world, feel more secure, and enjoy life more fully!
Doctor Sear's Site Attachment Parenting Guru and author of The Baby Book, Dr. Sear's site with loads of helpful information

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