Wise Woman Circle :: May 8th :: Dear Mother

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Gather with us for a seasonal Wise Woman Circle to celebrate & contemplate mothering in all its expressions. This Circle is open to all women ~ we all carry within us the creative nurturing ability to mother. Join in for this grassroots evening of holding sacred space, simple conversation, and gently listening in to the truths and questions of each woman's heart, mind, and spirit. Circle is facilitated by Jenni Derryberry Mann, mother, yoga teacher, life coach, and women's circle devotee. If you've been craving community, feeling isolated, or considering connecting through some of … [Read more...]

The Day You Were Born

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Happy birthday to me! It’s the anniversary of the day my mother birthed me. I hope you'll indulge me this little shout-out for me—and for my mom, especially! I’m sharing this not for the sake of more birthday wishes (although I’ll gladly accept them!), but because I want to ask you this: Do you know the story of your own birth? At a recent Blooma Prenatal Yoga teacher training I attended, we began our session by sharing the stories of our births. The stories were amazing: We spoke of mothers in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s who were courageous in advocating for their birth choices. … [Read more...]

Dancing with my Daughters

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Three years ago, more or less to the day, I was just a few days shy of 40 weeks pregnant with my second baby. We lived in Minneapolis at the time, and the amazing Krishna Das was in town. With my belly full, I ventured out to the kirtan, surrounded by yoga mamas, music lovers, and KD devotees. The call-and-response music moved through my body, the deep rhythms vibrating with bliss and lifting my heart. I danced with my little one nestled in my pelvis, and about a week later, we danced again as she made her way into the world. I’d hoped that the powerful intonations and the sound of voices … [Read more...]

31 Posts of May

31 posts of may

This blog got off to a slow start in March, launching with the Belly Button Bliss book signing at Blooma in my old hometown of Minneapolis. (love you, Minne!) I posted just a handful of times in March and April. This blog needed some love. OK, a lot of love! So when one of my freelance writing colleagues --Michelle Rafter, accomplished techno journo and digital media blogger-- announced she was hosting her annual Blogathon in May, I signed up. The only thing that ever cured my procrastination was a deadline, and Michelle's mandate was that we blog 31 times in May, ideally once each … [Read more...]