We are going to thrive out loud. We are going to take up space in this world. We are not going to apologize for our intersections, our identities, our work, our love or how we lead life. We are going to continue to document so we can stand with others and illuminate the path in letting our youth know that it *actually* does get better.
The third chakra is also the final of the three main chakras which relate to the physical realm of existence (also known as the lower chakras--root, sacral and solar plexus), and it’s home to the ever-insightful and foretelling “gut instinct.”
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Finding the perfect Midwife for your birth sounds like a lot of work, but really…. It just takes advocating for you. Know who you are, and what you want, and how your perfect birth situation needs to be. And know that you deserve it. Once you have that figured out, finding your ideal Midwife will be a piece of cake.
The Sacral Chakra is often talked about in relation to sexuality because of its connection to passion and pleasure. However, the need to feel passion and pleasure extends to family, work, daily life, our past-times, relationships, and (especially) our relationship with ourselves. It's about creation and creativity--how you show up in the world with your magic.
This generation has raised Frida to the verge of idolatry, simultaneously putting ideas of her as a person above her work and blurring what she actually stood for as a woman and feminist by whitewashing and airbrushing her.
We really need to make self-care a part of our daily life, not something special or added in when there's time. It's a line item on the budget, it's doesn't fit into the extra category. Self-care is foundational to health and wellness. It's our bodies strong root system that nourishes the rest of our being.
I don’t use the word deserve lightly. It’ too often attached to a sense of entitlement. But, what I do know to be true is this: you deserve holy wellness, and in the very least, you deserve to be moving towards it all the time. While you can have faith in others to support you, your own root system is what gives you the strongest foundation.
Besides staying home and fully recovering, there are a few things we can reach for that will help support our bodies as we move back toward wellness should we come down with a nasty cold or flu. Here's our 6 most important self-care tools for this gnarly cold/flu season.
Maybe our best tool for activating agency truly is self-care. Not in the expensive commercial products kind of way, but in the actual dedication of time to ourselves--checking in, loving ourselves in the way we want to be treated. If not you, then who? It's up to you, sister, just you, to save yourself.
Before you begin, a trigger warning. This is written with the white birth worker in mind, for those who are earnest, yet perhaps green in their allyship and activism; this is for those who need to muster up the courage and action to utilize their position of privilege. Lastly, as terrible as it feels to acknowledge our complicity in a system of oppression, we, white women, who seek peace on earth by working in the birth world need to step up.