Episode 38: Down Regulation and Real Talk

podcast Aug 05, 2020

Hello fellow birth workers!

Today's episode is a little different.

Here's some background before I explain.

Life has been a lot, for all of us. Personally, I'm quite sensitive to being overwhelmed and overstimulated. I've cut way back on my own podcast consumption and really being very mindful of what I read, watch and listen too. 
This mindfulness as helped support my mental and emotional health over the last few months. 

I've had to reassess how I serve in my business with all...

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Episode 37: Thriving in Midwifery & Business with Hearth & Home Midwifery

podcast Jul 29, 2020

Hello friends! I’m so excited to share this interview with you today! I had the chance to talk to Sarah and Charli from Hearth and Home Midwifery who serve here in the Willamette Valley here in the PNW in Oregon, making them a couple of my local colleagues!

Today they offered so much wisdom to all us birth workers as they share their process of entering into the birth world and how they navigate the on call life, serving clients, working together as a team and so much more. They drop...

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Episode 36: Mentor Session with The Doula Darcy

podcast Jul 22, 2020

Hello fellow birth workers! I’m really excited for today’s conversation! This is going to be our second mentor session on the podcast. What is a mentor session? Well, I’m so glad you asked. It’s basically, if you could sit down with someone who has been in the birth working field for years and listen to their wisdom, experience and knowledge and soak it up. Many of us want a mentor, but after our trainings it can seem like we’re on our own. Yet, we’re...

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Episode 35: How Movement Healed Me

podcast Jul 15, 2020

Hello fellow birth workers. Today I’m excited to get pretty vulnerable with you all about my own story with functional movement. How I started out as an athlete, became a couch potato for the sake of motherhood and transitioned into finding my balance and rhythm. When I share that I’m a functional Movement Specialist, I get a lot of questions, it’s not your average title. I get that if I said I was a personal training most people would get it. But also most people would...

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Episode 34: Why Self Care is Hard for Birth Workers?

podcast Jul 08, 2020

Hello fellow birth workers! We’re a week into July fo 2020. Everything has been crazy this whole year! Do you remember the Australia fires that started this year? That seems like 5 years ago instead of 5-6 months ago when that kicked off our year. It’s gotten more intense ever since. 2020 has impacted our families, our communities, our ability to BE with our clients, our ability to provide for our families. It’s challenged our own personal beliefs, challenged us to really...

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Episode 33: The Website Doula - Sarah Juliusson

podcast Jul 01, 2020

Hello friends! We officially made it into July of 2020!
This month is especially exciting for me and my business, I can’t let too much out of the bag, but let’s just say, I’ve been working ridiculously hard behind the scenes and you won’t want to miss next weeks episode! Wink wink

I’m so glad you’re here today, because today’s episode is GOLD! Now it’s about a topic many of us might find overwhelming or unapproachable or we have told...

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Episode 32: How to Doula Yourself

podcast Jun 24, 2020

Hello! Welcome to todays podcast! I’m excited to connect with you today! I’ve been processing today’s podcast for a while now, and getting lots of personal opportunities to experience this topic in my own life, and I’m excited to share what I’ve been learning and practicing and to offer an perspective that is in my opinion needed now more than ever! The art of doula-ing yourself!

Evidence Based Birth Article on the Effectiveness of Doulas: 

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Episode 31: Occupational Therapist Lisa Westhorpe

podcast Jun 17, 2020

Occupational Therapists are quite literally the best. Today I get the chance to chat with the amazing Lisa Westhrope. She's the fabulous woman behind Nurture Occupational Therapy and I basically fell in love with her over the brief time I’ve known her and over the course of this interview! If you’re not positive you know exactly what an occupational therapist is, no worries, she explains it to us!

A bit about Lisa! She is a masters-level qualified occupational therapist and mama...

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Episode 30: Rebecca Bakker, Business Strategist from The Doula Toolbox

podcast Jun 10, 2020

Many of us are doing some powerful and deep inner work. Reflecting on our beliefs, values, and if our actions truly line up with what we say we believe. I’m a firm believer in the fact that we are whole beings, spiritual, emotional, mental and physical all wrapped up into you. We often try to separate one part out to work on that area, which I understand, but I also have found that much of my internal work is strongly reflected in my physical work. It’s very hard to do internal...

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Episode 29: Sitting in Discomfort & Shoes

podcast Jun 03, 2020

Hello friends! 2020 has been and continues to be quite the ride. I want to acknowledge how the world is right now so I’m going to read a social media post I wrote up today. I want to share about how physical movement can lead into all other types of change and why it matters.

I don’t normally do super straight talk on my social media. I’m all about encouraging you and supporting you and not being another voice that adds pressure or shame or feeling less than.

Today I...

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