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Recovering from birth: Eve Syndrome

We have a huge problem in our society. And it is not that women need time and support to ‘recover’ from birth. The problem is we have developed a culture of segregation: where babies and mothers are not immersed in the ‘every day’ where children are sent off to school and adults to work where …

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Two roads. Robert Frost and The Birth Map.

Freewill or determinism? Regret or celebration? When faced with two options, the sliding doors if you like, we may wonder ‘what if’…what if I had chosen the other path? We’d have met different people. Had different experiences.  Found out different things. We would be a different person, potentially. Birthing without a Birth Map is like …

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Protector, saviour or unconscious abuser?

What follows has grown from a dream, or a short visual sequence as I awoke, that stuck with me. The vision:  a woman swims in a luxury, private pool.  She dives deep, enjoying the silence and time with her thoughts, the weightlessness,  the agility.   A man thinks she is drowning, he jumps in, tries to …

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