My bunion, my teacher.

After decades of poor footwear, and 16 years in figure skates, my left big toe joint has a new name: hallux rigidus. It is nearly immobile, a classic bunion. Because it has lost its flexibility, it can’t take its share of my body weight during walking. As a consequence, the toe next to it has.. read more →

Amazing infographic about breastfeeding

The 111 Benefits of Breastfeeding – For Babies, Moms & Everyone Else read more →

Baby steps in meditation.

My friend Laurie Curtin gave me a mala made of jade beads about 5 years ago; she selected the beads with me in mind. I was grateful, and liked the muted green colors, and wore it sometimes. I did not know that the mala was also a tool that could be used in meditation, until.. read more →

Stilling monkey mind.

I have known about, and learned to live with (and even enjoy, sometimes)  the relentless churning of my monkey mind, with hundreds of thoughts flitting through every minute, non-stop internal entertainment.  I never thought that I could stop this fast-flowing river of images, hypotheses, laundry lists, and stories that keep my mind constantly busy. Only.. read more →

Busting loose

I eat carefully to feel good and stay healthy; this means no dairy, no wheat, lots of fruits and vegetables (always organic), and no sugar. This is good for me; my blood pressure, my gut and my weight are happy.  I am not tempted to eat such things anymore, and enjoy an increasing commitment to.. read more →

Maybe we’ve missed the boat.

Healthcare workers teach about breastfeeding using the information they know already. Most of this is about the benefits to babies’ and mothers’ health, now and in the future. Maybe that isn’t helpful. Evidence about benefits is a foundation for our work, a reason supporting what we do and justifying our salaries,  but maybe it ignores.. read more →