What is Nurture?
What is nurture? Nurture is mutual care. Nurture is to give to another (living) being what it needs to thrive. Nurture is creating a holistic set of conditions that enable a (living) being to thrive. Nurture is knowing what kind of development a being needs to thrive and creating the conditions that provide all it…
The Power of Mothers
The world says that mothering, that investing time and energy in the home, is a failure to individualize, a failure to become fully human. A failure to realize one’s unique gifts and talents as a woman and a failure to contribute them to the world. Mothering is seen as a burden that prevents women from…
Birth Without Fear, Birth Without Pain
Dr. Grantly Dick-Read’s Simple Instructions for a Joyful, Pain Free Childbirth A review of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read’s 1942 book Childbirth Without Fear When I was pregnant I read so many books on managing labor! There are a lot of helpful approaches out there these days for women interested in having an empowered birth experience. Recently…