I am nearing the end of my June client load. I had the honor of witnessing two families welcome a new baby into their lives on Father’s Day - one in St. Paul and one in Minneapolis - and I got to be on the welcoming committee for yet another baby the next day! What a whirlwind. Here are a few links that resonated with me this week while I spent some time online in between photographing births, spending time with loved ones, and editing birth sessions.
Why apologies matter
I’ve had this recipe pulled up for weeks but I still haven’t made it. It’s time!
A new natural deodorant with refills
What is this thing we call meaning, and why might we need it so badly?
I’ve been a fan of David Sedaris since middle school and I just added his new book to my wishlist
One of the most influential public health officials in the world said last week that he will no longer speak on scientific panels if they don't include women
Ways to help out a new mom
The scary future has already arrived. Here’s why people don’t care.
I’m digging this new home accessories line
“I hear, see, and smell things in the world where others also hear, see, and smell me. And it takes a break to remember that: a break to do nothing to just listen, to remember in the deepest sense what, when, and where we are.” Also on my wishlist.
Being present requires singular focus
“…the placenta might hold the key to one of the most enduring mysteries in human medicine: Why do women suffer much higher rates of autoimmune disease than men do?“
101 simple ways to fight climate change
Here’s why Juneteenth should be a national holiday
What is the most common language in your state (other than English or Spanish)?
If you’re in the Twin Cities, check out these fantastic businesses:
Hairy Poppins: a Dog Trainer Professional who geeks out on dog behavior and training. She uses evidence-based positive training techniques, and understands the importance of effective communication and consistency while working with and walking dogs. Serving South Minneapolis for walks and training.
Hola Postpartum: a fantastic postpartum meal delivery service
Northern Natural Gardens: a sustainable landscape company specializing in native plants, pollinator gardens, and invasive plant removal and I am so stoked about their mission
On a personal note, I spent some time with a different kind of client this week doing a Website Review. If you are a doula, birth photographer, or other kind of birth worker in Minneapolis, St. Paul, or the surrounding areas and you’d like to grow your business, get in touch! Also, I’m offering a special on my intimate Real Postpartum sessions in celebration of the upcoming World Breastfeeding Week. I’d love it if you’d spread the word! Have a great weekend!