In Nepal I learned to meditate at Kopan Monastery. In Africa, I learned to listen with “other ears” from the Bantu. In the Sudan I learned to see beyond my eyes from the Dinka. In Turkey and in Saudi Arabia I learned that spirituality is lived, not adorned.
I have been a Doula for 23 years and a Reader for 14 years. I was certain I would be a midwife until a deep and profound experience at a very special birth showed me a world I had long ignored. After having my own son I discovered a new language. One without words. As I worked postpartum, this communication was strengthened. I discovered I could use these gifts to celebrate and validate maternal and infant communication.