Today I've got a guest! Allow me to introduce Bethany Learn, the CEO and Founder of Fit2B.us - an online, family-friendly fitness studio that specializes in diastasis awareness. A diastasis (say di-ass-teh-sees) in other words, the proper healing of the "mummy tummy" that too many women suffer from after pregnancy. There's nothing superficial or unrealistic here--Bethany's just passionate about integrating a healthy level of fitness into the lives of busy mamas, and about raising awareness about the harm--yes, harm!--that crunches can do to a post-baby belly!
This is the intriguing narrative of the midwife-attended, natural birth of my fourth child, Nikolas. This is reposted from my Aiming Toward Joy blog.
His birth will be forever connected with my mama, because she fell and hurt her hip the night before he was born. True to her nature, she didn’t tell anyone about the fall, but simply said that she “wasn’t feeling up to coming over” to see my new baby, even though we lived a mere 10 minutes apart. That seemingly minor event was the start of a sharp downward spiral for her. Two weeks later, she fell again and broke her hip. The surgery that was supposed to replace her hip sent her body into multiple strokes instead, and we never got to hear her voice again...
The Bach Flower Essences, or Remedies, is a collection of 38 tinctures that are useful in correcting emotional imbalances. They are similar to homeopathic medicine in that they are very safe and effective, but also unique.
They have been made the same way since the 1930s, according to the methodology of Dr. Edward Bach, who developed each of the remedies. Through his work as a physician, Dr. Bach came to believe that illness is the end result of disharmony between body and mind. He sought to treat people holistically, by turning to nature to balance their emotions...