Shout out to Yuna

Yuna has given me life with this captivating beauty of a video. I honestly have never seen anything like it before…it’s the epitome of sensual, even though it is a break up song. Only an artist with an eye for art would be able to compose something so eloquent. Watching the mesmerizing dances, the henna painted hands twirling magic into the air and listening to the lyrics made me feel so ethereal. I invite you to check this video out and allow it to permeate your being like it did with me. Music is such a lost art, I mean feel good, soul music that makes you ponder life…so we should do our best to support those who create beautiful music for us.

Salute!!

Happy Birthday Sade Adu

I’ve been listening to Sade for as long as I can remember! I played her music throughout my first pregnancy so much that my baby was almost always soothed by her voice if she was crying. Sade is timeless, classy, mysterious and oh so beautiful. She has never wavered from her love of music and she’s only gotten better with time. Her sultry voice and melodic sound flows with any vibe…so I am wishing this shining star a very Happy Birthday.

The goddess herself
Sade Adu

Coming into this world gently…

This book is one that I have had for some years now…it’s obvious that it has been well loved. Even though it was published in the early 90s, the information within this book is timeless. See, I believe how we come into this world, plays a huge part in our interaction with it. Every person should know their birth story and how their mother was treated as she gave birth. It is like a piece to a puzzle and the healing which can come from this inquisition is priceless. We all have a beginning and we all deserve to be treated “gently” as we come into the world. Newborns don’t need bright lights and loud sounds. They need peace, warm hands and precious time to become acquainted with their parents. This book is like a birth bible in a way…it has so much wisdom that is needed in this time of technological interference with something as sacred as birth. There are of course situations where we may need “medical assistance ” during birth, but not always. For the most part, a keen eye, a calm spirit and trust is most helpful during birth. I recommend this book to anyone looking to dive deeper into what “gentle birth” means. Let’s move forward with the wisdom that has always been there for our future generation. Let’s return to more gentle ways of embracing birth. 💖

Painting on Saturday

So there is a very cute little calendar that my daughter received from her grandmother. And it has all these lovely little prints complete with a paint set to create your own works of art. I brought my laptop out; intending to do some work on my WordPress site, and also work on a new birth website, doula website and midwifery site all in one. Taking time to paint has really helped with the flow of the day, keeping me chill and calm. I am enjoying mingling colors together to form tiny paintings. They are almost like little fairy posters or something. But it’s my little bit of heaven right now. I didn’t realize how much I enjoy painting, and drawing. It has been years since I’ve sat down and done this, but it’s so worth it. I have a feeling I’m going to want to paint some more throughout the evening, and possibly into the weekend. If it is bringing me this much joy, it is definitely something I need to keep up. One doesn’t really realize the things that they miss doing, until they actually sit down and do them with no abandon.

Happy Saturday!