Ladies: Lose the Birth Plan. Make a Birth Map instead.

Originally posted on Thirty-something and Soul-Searching in Suburbia:
Photo by Ilzy Sousa on #soulsearchinginsuburbia #midwifery #birthcartography #informedbirth #positivebirth #birthtrauma #informedchoice #informedbirthpreparation #maternitycare #maternitycareinaustralia I attended Catherine’s “Birth Cartography” workshop last week. Yes, birth cartography. Sounds interesting doesn’t it? It is. I am in my third year of working rostered shifts as a midwife across…

What do you Need?

Frozen II is a tale of Power, of Leadership and of Change. There are many layers to Frozen II.  Elsa’s journey of self discovery weaves through a tale of transformation for each of the main characters.  The story throws the spotlight on the destructiveness of the patriarchy, showing us the differences between Authoritative Dictatorship (familiar to … More What do you Need?

After the rain

After the fire, though they did not burn, the trees turned brown. Unable to breath, as the thick smoke held them for weeks. They retreated into themselves waiting out the difficult time holding on to a glimmer of hope, Whilst despair overcame. After the rain, in cautious delight, the trees started to green, Revived, reinvigorated, … More After the rain

seen. not heard.

seen. not heard. obedient. unquestioning. confined. bound. safe? seen. not heard. controlled. authorised. approved. convinced. brainwashed? seen. not heard. afraid. unsure. reliant. compliant. seen. herd.   seen. heard. respected encouraged supported capable compassionate? seen. heard. innovative creative supportive confident critical. seen. heard. brave certain sane humane seen not herd.  

Twas a reprieve A time to rest A time to rebelieve That time is gone Is blown away How can we, this time retrieve? I see the children Laugh and play I see the hope within I see that though things will change The future is not grim.

view from my bubble

It all seems from my bubble, That the world is in a muddle. I recently joined twitter, so I could dance among the birds Sharing important thoughts, through links and limited words, I know I’m in a bubble, which is vulnerable and strong There are many looking in, who think my thinks are wrong, Looking … More view from my bubble