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. RecentlyContinue reading “Birth Without Fear, Birth Without Pain”

Health and the built environment – shared problems and shared spaces

Inspired by some of your comments on last week’s post about architecture and anti-depressants, this week I want to pass along another interesting nugget I stumbled across in my research about the role architecture plays in health. Designing Healthy Communities is a project aimed at rethinking the role that the “built environment” has on keyContinue reading “Health and the built environment – shared problems and shared spaces”

Is it all in the brain? Depression and Relationality

If you have read my about page, you’ll know by now that I am currently doing research for my dissertation, which is on the “substance of health.” I want to learn more about the features of living bodies that are relevant to defining health, and how we can allow them to constrain our definitions ofContinue reading “Is it all in the brain? Depression and Relationality”