A Summer of Firsts
I recently returned to Maine from a powerful retreat in NYC and I feel so rejuvinated and inspired. I want to welcome all of my new subscribers and wonderful colleagues to The Nourished Home Community! How is summer treating you? For my family, this has been a summer of sweet firsts.
We've been staying at a beautiful rustic camp here in Maine the last couple of weeks and a bunch of magical little things have happened during our stay. After lots of practice and hard work, my five-year-old, Laila, learned to swim all on her own! It was just as exciting for me as the first time she walked. I saw this deeply joyful expression of freedom all over her face as she swam to me with nothing but her own arms and legs for the first time.
My Mom caught a picture of our first "yay for our new swimmer" embrace. Sweet joy. Laila also kayaked on her own with my Mom for the first time on the same day! I watched my daughter and mother paddle away (tethered together by a rope), again with freedom, joy and newfound empowerment.
I also decided, for the first time, to let my littlest girl have free reign with our body art crayons. Sweet Flannery, my two-year-old, proceeded to go for the full-on body art experience, all over her face, arms, legs, feet, etc. It got crazy silly with serious giggles, freedom of expression, and creative growth, although somewhat messy.
Some of these breakthroughs may look small to the outside observer. But imagine experiencing these firsts as a five-year-old and a two-year-old. Pretty exciting indeed.
In my work, I see the birth experience as a dynamic "first" for every woman. It is creative, takes a lot of hard work, preparation, & practice, asks us to get messy, and to work through fear & pain in order to experience the adventure, freedom, empowerment, & joy that comes with birthing a baby.
I am passionate about preparing pregnant women for the grand adventure of giving birth and I want to share with you my big first of the summer. I am offering The Cocoon Time Method for Expectant Parents as a teleseminar series beginning October 2nd so that women from anywhere around the world can have my support as they prepare for what comes in those immediate weeks after baby is born!
The Cocoon Time Method was born out of my research on how women from around the world are cared for during the postpartum period and my experiences as a pregnancy, birthing, and women's wellness coach. This program is also informed by my personal journey as a Woman and Mother who struggled after my first daughter was born and then committed to radical self-care and connection with the people closest to me after my second daughter was born. I am so excited to share this lifechanging approach where you will experience the most nurtured, peaceful, and joyful Cocoon Time imaginable.
With warmth & light,