This is my AMAZING dad- what an inspiration you have always been and are today, my love for you grows with each day! I am sending a deep bow of respect to all the dads who have attended my Mindful Birthing classes, all those who’ve attended prenatal visits, and Fathers everywhere. In challenge and in connection, our loving presence is a gift.
Locums travel brings me to places where there is a need. In this recent assignment in Danville, Illinois, I made friends, I took care of patients, and was touched by their stories…and I picked the sweetest strawberries I’ve ever tasted.
On the 10th Anniversary of the book, a new curriculum for Childbirth Education is flourishing- Happy Birthday “Daisy!”
I wake up reflecting on the blissful 10th anniversary celebration of Nancy Bardacke’s offering to the world, held on July 10, 2022, and her wish for the world and the world’s children. She informed the worldwide community of MBCP teachers and all those who supported her in the creation of the Mindful Birthing Foundation that she has always held on to a note written by a female physician who worked in Nicaragua during the time of the Sandinista revolutionaries. The physician wrote with this aspiration- that although she is taking off her gloves and washing her hands after a birth, leaving a gift of a new person emerging into the world, she is not washing her hands of the duty to provide our people with a new world. In recent years, the world is suffering from a fever, and greed and hatred and delusion are running wild, causing additional layers of individual and global suffering.
The anticipation of birth provides a unique window for all of us- it is a time when the wish to offer our best for a new beginning harnesses the desire to seek out the best in ourselves. Mindfulness provides the tools- the tools for grounding in our inner resilience even in times of chaos.
Expecting couples, let us join together for the next series of Mindful Birthing, to offer not only the best of ourselves to our new being, but also to each other and the world. Inquire today!
Teen Summer Workshops ‘Let’s Talk about Sex.’ Because of COVID-19, we all have a better understanding of viral infections, and how Every Body is at risk for exposure. What do COVID and HPV have in common? Why are Pap testing guidelines changing? How can we destigmatize infections and learn how to stay healthy and connected? Let’s remove the stigma and replace it with understanding infections, prevalence, and modalities for spread and prevention.
Modern Mind for Teens invites you, Let’s Talk about Sex!