What better way to initiate a blog than with a few quotes I find especially inspiring. I'd like to say that they are focused on life in general yet, as many of us realize, "As we live life, so we birth..." (now if I only I can remember where I read that) so I imagine they can be well applied to birth also.
A favorite for the day - one that struck me as particularly powerful: "I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort - and disappointment and perseverance." - Vincent Van Gogh
And one that never loses its beauty: "Rain, after all, is only rain; it is not bad weather. So also, pain is only pain; unless we resist it, then it becomes torment." - the I Ching
And how can we not end a birth worker's blog post on quotes without mentioning a famous one by Ina May Gaskin: "Babies get big. And their mothers get bigger." Love that.
As the Philadelphia birth world blooms bigger and brighter, I think it's time I start putting some of the insightful questions I've received and information I've research into a public journal. I hope you'll find this inspiring, empowering, and totally enjoyable.