Down, but not out.

I moved to Calgary in August 2012.  Since moving I took on a few births, a handful of placenta clients, and provided birth pool rentals to people who heard of me through the grapevine.  There were great plans of continuing my Doula work while working towards a Midwifery degree.  Well, as it turns out, a 3.85 GPA [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 June 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make that a double

Introducing the "green smoothie".  If you are not acquainted with the green smoothie, there is no better time than now.  For reals.  Initially when I started drinking green smoothies it was because I did not particularly like spinach, yet wanted to reap all the benefits of the leafy green.  Now I drink green smoothies because [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 July 19th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Last night my rollerderby team played an Edmonton team in Calgary.  It was fun, although several players left being hurt physically and drained emotionally.  While the bout may have physically ended on the track, after every derby bout is an afterparty, and in true derby spirit, we showed up to win the afterparty.  Out of [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 July 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Staying fit and having fun

I don't know about you, but when the weather starts getting nicer and summer approaches, I begin to have a desire to be fit and healthier.  I think during the winter months I am usually on hibernation mode, but come summer I am ready to "wake up".  I realize that this does not apply to everyone, [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 June 8th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Look out goals…. Here I come.

Some very exciting things are brewing in my world right now, and to be honest... they are a little too exciting to keep to myself. As you may or may not know, I moved to Lethbridge almost seven years ago to attend University.  My goal was to finish with a B.Ed. and teach Religous Studies.  [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 May 7th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roller Derby Doula

If you have read any of my past blog posts, you are probably aware that I think Doula's are needed in every area of life.  This includes every situation from during a tattoo session, while making bread, during a miscarriage or stillbirth, and all the way to during the death process.  Well, I now have another area of life where [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:50+00:00 April 16th, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The “Un-doula” Doula

What is an "un-doula doula" you ask?  Well, it's a Doula that is unable to act as a doula for various reasons, be it work, school, single-motherhood, you name it.  Yet at the same time, while not able to physically attend births, she is still available for the myriad of other birth/postpartum related needs.  Take [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:51+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Birth, Death and Doulas

Over the past few months I have had a couple experiences that prompted this blog post.  Initially I wanted to write about it in August, but life happened.  And we all know, when life happens, there's not much we can do but grab the bull by the horns and hold on for dear life.  And [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:51+00:00 January 5th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Placenta Encapsulation

Placenta WHAT?!  Yep, you read it right.  Placenta Encapsulation. In September 2007 I attended the Gentle Birth World Congress in Portland, Oregon where I was awed and inspired by hundreds of passionate people and amazing speakers from all over the world.  I can honestly say I think that conference changed my life.  While I was [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:51+00:00 August 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Making Bread

You're going to have to bear with me through this post, there's going to be a lot of metaphors and possibly a whole lot of side tracking. :)  Tonight I made bread.  It took me approximately 5 minutes to put it all together and then another 3 hours to cook.  It came out smelling and [...]

By | 2017-10-25T16:16:51+00:00 June 8th, 2010|Uncategorized|2 Comments