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Mia was born in Calgary, Canada, and studied at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 1998. From there she practiced both chiropractic and craniosacral therapy until committing solely to cranial work and prebirth and birth healing in 2003. After opening Emerging Families, a centre dedicated to therapy, research, and education for the prebirth and birth period, she published her first book, The Secret Life of Babies: How Our Prebirth and Birth Experiences Shape Our World, 2014. Her second book, out this year, is a practical guide to healing prebirth and birth at any age. She follows in the tradition of R.D. Laing through her mentor, Andrew Feldmar—whose only approach is to suspend any protocol and labels, and to respectfully follow the patient who is entrusted to guide his or her own life. Her techniques are also influenced by Osteopathy, Body-Mind Centering, and her time serving the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, as well as by her years in The Orphan Wisdom School in Ontario, Canada.
Six months ago I was asked to come up with three phrases that would define what I stand for. The list of “important things” had no end...
There is a behaviour mode in modern human society that is based, consciously or unconsciously, on a system in which one person's success is predicated on the losses of another...
Many people don’t realize their bodies have an underlying energetic structure around which their tissues organize. These patterns have been there since before you even grew your body, as early as the first few days and weeks in the womb...
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I met Malidoma Some eight years ago. A patient of mine recommended I go and see him. Because I knew my patient had discerning taste, I decided to just go ahead and book what is called a divination. Knocking on this stranger’s hotel room door after racing downtown on my bike for the appointed time Read more about Divining Our Lives Into The Future[…]
Moonlight shines over the dry Mongolian steppes. The expanse is no longer lush with the great green organ that used to feed life. Many decades ago, while the regime claimed control of these areas, the grasslands dried up. First it was the wolves who weren’t welcome. The commanders didn’t like the helplessness they felt when they couldn’t protect their Read more about What Is Sahius[…]
Ralph’s wife died suddenly last year. She was his soul-mate, his partner in work, and life held little meaning for him now. Community rituals were held to grieve her death, and more still to support the living. She left two children behind too, both from a different father and who were adopted by Ralph. Read more about Man’s Tears For His Unborn[…]
“Scientists began with the assumption that they were learning about the physical processes at work ‘out there’ in stars, hurricanes, dinosaurs, and so forth. Then one day, it began to dawn on us that we were actually studying the processes that gave birth to ourselves.” Brian Swimme I’ve recently wondered about the similarities between human Read more about Hurricanes, Dinosaurs, and Birth[…]
In this article I wrote for Currents magazine, a once a year journal dedicated to the work of Body-Mind Centering, I write about a very personal experience. Two and a half years ago, I underwent abdominal surgery to remove a growth, and thanks to the story I tell in this article, I recovered very well. I Read more about Indwelling[…]
In most places in the world it’s illegal to forge a person’s signature. Forgery is punishable by law. When we put our stamp on things, it means we have read the entirety of the document and agree with it’s contents. These days we tend to breeze through terms and conditions on iTunes, online movie theatre Read more about Forging Forgiveness[…]
Bruce and I saw this great movie last night: Dr. Strange. Don’t worry, I won’t give the film away—it’s definitely worth seeing. In it, Dr. Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, goes on a spiritual pilgrimage. The film plays with all sorts of permutations and combinations about time, that support, refute, and re-configure our understanding of it. Since entering Read more about When To Break A Natural Law[…]
My last living grandmother died three weeks ago. She was the closest of my grandparents. In the Jewish custom, we sit with our deceased from the time they die until they’re buried the next day. Some cultures, I know, sit with their dead for days and even weeks. I wish it was true for us too, as Read more about For As Long As We’re Here[…]
You’ve seen them, and maybe even have been gifted them: Philanopsis, otherwise known as orchids. They are stunningly gorgeous for a few weeks and if you’re lucky, for a few months. If you’re anything like me, not all that gifted with plants, you marvel that such rare and exotic beings live alongside you, effortlessly esteeming your aesthetic, and ultimately mourn that Read more about Do We Need Each Other?[…]
Tracy brought two and a half year old Tory who since birth had been tilting her head to one side. At birth, Tory had been induced three weeks early with a condition called placenta accreta which means the placenta has grown so deeply into the uterine wall that it has a hard time letting go Read more about The Birth She Was Never Told About[…]