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I quite like that we’ve chosen February to be the month we outwardly exalt love. In February we celebrate Imbolc, a cross quarter day between the winter solstice and spring equinox that lets us know we’ve made it through the dark, cold winter and the new life and light of spring is indeed on the horizon. It makes sense to put the emphasis on love to fuel this transition from dark to light....

I recently taught a workshop called Deep Core Consciousness. In preparation, I immersed myself into the study of the second brain, aka the gut, in order to understand this region of the body better. I read a lot of science filled articles, some barely understandable, and what I came away with was a renewed reverence for the center of our being. I'll drop some science, then I'll muse...

Kegels. The magical exercise to cure all pelvic floor dysfunction and have better sex. Ha- if only it were that simple. Kegels, an exercise popularized by gynecologist Dr. Arnold Kegel, (hence the name) are a non-surgical way to strengthen the pelvic floor. ...

Self-care is a major buzzword heard over the last few years. It has good intentions, and I agree with the concept of caring for yourself, but has this term become a blanket statement for conformity disguised as care? Has the beauty industrial complex co-opted the term to sell more things to more women under the pretense of self-care? ...

Sex after baby is a hot topic that comes up with almost every new mom I work with. And I can see why. Isn’t it ironic that the very thing (sex) that made you a mother, is the very quality unassociated with motherhood in mainstream culture? So first just know that mainstream culture and advertising are working against you here. But isn’t it always?...