Lately I like to think about the phrase "pregnant with meaning." It is generally used to describe a word or symbolism that has profound depth of meaning. However I feel we would use it much more appropriately if we used "pregnant" as a metaphor for something that is yet an idea, un-birthed; still gestating. Because … Continue reading My Unassisted Pregnancy
When I was younger, sometimes I used to think about “being more zen.” To me, that meant being in touch with my surroundings, calm, and feeling a sense of peace. I later learned that a lot of people strove for this feeling and that it had a name, mindfulness. Over the past few years, mindfulness … Continue reading A Millennial’s Introduction to Mindfulness
At an ancient and primal level, birth is a rite of passage for women, in the same way that tribal communities orchestrate journeys and feats of great courage for young men. Young women are not exempt from such initiation. Women must show courage and strength in birthing new life, as men must show courage and … Continue reading Birth is a Rite of Passage
I have not felt more called to write on a topic, and yet the words to speak about my experience have not been forthcoming. This is a strange experience for me. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that I never struggle to find words to put down on paper. But there … Continue reading I Choose Freebirth
Two weeks ago I had the privilege of sitting down with Chef Stevie Winsborro of Align Body & Soul to record a 20 minute podcast. You can listen to the podcast here. During my allotted time, I was able to talk about some challenges that have beset the millennial generation. I also mentioned some of … Continue reading Gold Millennial on a Podcast!
Oceans What was and what is Vision and fulfillment Oceans between us Oceans withheld Untold unspoken unsaid Yet Felt Oceans...
Each month after our book club discussion, we will share some highlights from the discussion itself, and also some of our own thoughts that we may not have gotten to share during the livestream. Last month we read Leaders Eat Last, by Simon Sinek. You do not have to have read the book in order … Continue reading What We Learned from Leaders Eat Last
Rupi Kaur is considered by many to be the quintessential Millennial poet. Rising to fame after sharing her poetry and illustrations on Instagram, her first book, Milk and Honey, hit the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Our selected book, The Sun and Her Flowers, is Kaur’s second book. It was released in … Continue reading November 2018 Gold Millennial Book Club: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Video Games. Millennials are arguably the first generation to come of age with consoles and cords cluttering up their living rooms. We love Nintendo nostalgia – Mario, Pokémon, Zelda. Well, many Millennials, not all. Not every family had enough money to purchase consoles or computers and a lot of grown women report that growing up, … Continue reading Discovering Life as a Millennial Woman Gamer
I wrote this poem August 3, 2012, while my husband José was deployed in Afghanistan (his second deployment). At this time, our daughter Mia was 19 months old and her little sister Lizzie was 6 weeks old. I had a big, supportive group of mother friends in community around me, but no family, and I … Continue reading God Bless America