Just Breathe

Lately it seems that there is so much violence, hatred, and discord in the world: Suicide bombings. Mass shootings. Environmental disasters. Rapes and murders. Political mayhem. Cyber bullying. Schoolyard bullying. Suicides. Drug overdoses. Every day there is another mass shooting or senseless slaying somewhere in the US, another report of a heinous attack somewhere in the world: Orlando. Dallas. Chicago. Turkey. Nice. Belgium. Paris. Baghdad. Medina. ...

MedScape Medical News Troubling Gap in Hospitals’ Obstetric Complication Rates

MedScape Medical News: Troubling Gap in Hospitals' Obstetric Complication Rates This article is about the need for feedback to hospitals about their rates of OB complications compared to other hospitals. What I took away from this article from is absolute horror that US hospitals are doing so poorly. "At low-performing hospitals, 22.55% of patients delivering vaginally experienced major complications such as hemorrhage, infection, lacerations, and thrombotic events, as ...

By |2019-03-05T12:30:12-05:00August 9th, 2014|Health, Other|

The Gift of Quiescence

For my birthday, I gave myself the gift of quiescence. Human existence is always a balance of activity and stillness. Literally from the beginning of our physical being, we must move and rest. From the moment that egg and sperm join, a dance begins, movement balanced with quiet. In that beginning, there is work and rest, activity and stillness. That stillness is quiescence.

By |2019-03-07T10:04:45-05:00July 18th, 2014|Health, Midwifery, Mothering & Me|