Supporting the birth of new ideas, I write on childbirth, childhood, education and social change. Much of the blog is about my process of growing and becoming; how cultivating the inner life brings creative change. Browse the blog by category for evolving perspectives on birth, mothering, teaching and learning, and using technology for social good.
I do not know how to write a poem. The words they wait, faithful Like the trees and the tide The sun. If only I had the faith of the sycamore Remembering that the poem comes through the ease and the unease, the joy and the pain, the all. The answers I’ve been seeking are carried not on the intellect. They travel along some secret stream, glide over rocks gurgling to the… Read More
Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart And try to love the questions themselves. Six years ago, when I was pregnant with my daughter, I was naturally living in the fluidity of playing with questions, similar perhaps to how my unborn baby played in the very fluid of life. I wondered: What if my child chose me? What if she has something to teach me? What if this experience… Read More
The other day I got to watch birth happen. I got to watch a woman pull up all the strength inside of her and use it to bring a newborn child into the world. I got to remind this woman of that strength when in her mind, she didn’t think it possible. I got to watch her body do what it knows how to do, and held witness as her body taught… Read More
In the beginning, sleep was all I really yearned for. A good four hour stretch, and I might feel somewhat human the next day. I might perhaps feel like the girl I’d always known myself to be: prepared and in control. I wanted to feel my humanness–not necessarily an easy task for a new mom. Ironically, though, it was the baby- the very one who was stealing my sleep- who woke me… Read More