A gentle transition to motherhood

Posts made in June, 2014

The Rabbit Hole

Posted by on Jun 29, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

I fell further down the Rabbit Hole this week. The love I feel for my kids I’ve always likened to the Rabbit Hole from Alice in Wonderland, for as we fall down it we turn upside down, broaden our perspective beyond the scope of our imagination, and generally feel that incredible sensation of falling into something so much bigger than ourselves. It took me a long time to fall. I can brush that off with a million different excuses: my kids were in the NICU so I was afraid to bond with...

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The Luckiest Decision I’ve Ever Made

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Blog | 2 comments

“Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad.” -Anne Geddes I’d love to tell you that I chose my children’s father carefully.  That I spent years examining his qualities, picturing how he would be with our future, unborn babies.  I’d love to believe that at 23 I had the capacity for such reason. In truth, at 23 I knew that I loved this man, that I’d never find better (this turned out to be so very true) and that I needed a UK visa sooner than...

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3 Words for Daddy

Posted by on Jun 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Last week I got all ready to post a timely little tribute to you, awesome father of our four fantastic, grown up children. I was thinking this was going to be super simple. Even though we were poor blah-blah …  such a great collaborator starting with our first Lamaze class blah-blah … and remember how you sure could swaddle a baby blah-blah … and those hilarious things the kids used to say and oh how we laughed haha-blah-blah … and even though we’re divorced ahem-blah … and WOW what a grreeeat...

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Nervous as a cat about chicken-trances, and other tales from the hypnotherapist’s office

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

In the course of my hypnotherapy practice, the question of chickens comes up a few times a month. Let’s say a client is coming in because her doctor suggests it will help her get a handle on her insomnia. She’s made the appointment, maybe excited about the possibility for change but insecure about what to expect. When I go to the lobby to welcome her I might find this client stiffly perched right inside the door with the expression of someone about to undergo a root canal. Once sitting in my...

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