When I look back, babies and families are the strongest thread weaving through my life. I grew up the oldest of 5 children and a helper; at home, the church nursery, and at well baby clinics (where my mom was the nurse). In 1977 when it was my time to become a mother, I had my daughter at home with a midwife. It was an amazing experience, and the start of my continuing passion for the process of birth, supporting new families, and helping babies, and their parents, get off to a good start.
Soon after my daughter was born, I began teaching childbirth classes and working with a homebirth midwife. It was truly a joy to provide services to empower and help other women and their families to find their way to happier healthier lives and births. My commitment and belief in the power and impact of good births, and conscious beginnings with babies, has only increased with the arrival of my grandchildren.
I truly believe what we do as parents and grandparents, is the most important work on the planet. It is my passion as a doula, clinical hypnotherapist, life coach, and certified counselor to support and empower my clients to create lives they love through the changes and births in their lives.
Because whether or not you ever have a baby, you give birth! We give birth to; ideas, relationships, love, dreams, careers, hope, creative works, homes, as well as children.
Over the years my life path has taken me down many roads. Through a couple of marriages, the joys and challenges of owning businesses, and my own experience of beating cancer. Along the way I have studied; science, psychology, hypnotherapy, NLP, EMDR, counseling, midwifery, childbirth education, HypnoBirthing The Mongan Method, nutrition, herbology, and energy psychology. I have also attended over 400 births. It is the accumulation of all these experiences that has helped make me who I am today, and is the source of the knowledge (and hopefully wisdom) that I bring to my work.
I have come to trust the power of the mind-body connection, and the human spirit, for healing and living more effectively in this complex world. What I believe my work ultimately is about is nurturing. Nurturing women, and families, through the amazing process of pregnancy and birth, while helping them uncover and expand on their strengths, talents, and skills.