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Q&A with Amy Wright Glenn

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“Holding Space does just that for each of us. In a clear, intimate voice, Amy Wright Glenn shares her own experience and wisdom and by doing so makes a space for her reader to develop the same. For anyone going through loss, this book will feel like a treasure.” —Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness and Real Love…(Read More)

Webinar on EcoPsychology

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What is EcoPsychology?  How does EcoPsychology connect to the study of sacred thresholds like birth, breath, and death?  *** Listen to Amy Wright Glenn interview Dennis Kiley, president of the EcoPsychology Initiative $20* Contact Amy to purchase access to a recording of this inspiring and insightful discussion. Dennis Kiley is the president and founder of the…(Read More)

Do you have an active meditation practice? Or, did you have one before becoming a parent? Even if you are completely new to meditation, are you interested in building upon the proven benefits of this practice and encouraging your children to join you in cultivating mindfulness? Author, mother, and meditation teacher Amy Wright Glenn reflects…(Read More)

In this circle no fear

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In this circle, no fear In this circle, deep peace In this circle, great happiness In this circle, safety  We gathered by the sea. Women who hold space for thresholds. Women who hold the hands of the birthing and the dying.  We gathered to learn, share, inspire, restore. Through yoga, meditation, open discussion, and deep…(Read More)

Dr. Laura Markham

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  “America’s Parenting Coach” That’s what I entitled my most recent feature article for PhillyVoice. “America’s parenting coach: Dr. Laura Markham on peaceful parenting practices.” Over the last two years, I’ve watched Dr. Laura Markham’s influence grow dramatically. I couldn’t be more pleased. All of us interact with children…(Read More)

Homebirth Cesarean

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As mentioned in author and doula Ananda Lowe’s recent NPR piece, the term “homebirth cesarean” didn’t exist before 2011. However, today more and more birth professionals have picked up the lexicon which refers to “a planned out-of-hospital birth that ends in the hospital operating room.” Cesarean surgery is the most commonly…(Read More)

The purple bag is packed. In fact, I’ve had it ready now for two weeks. Lovingly assembled doula items wait patiently. “I’m on call right now,” I tell my religion and philosophy students at a New Jersey preparatory boarding school. I place my cell phone on the large wooden table that is the…(Read More)

It’s a quiet day in the hospital. My footsteps echo down the cold, clean corridor. I pass the gift shop and notice red and green tinsel decorations signifying the season of celebration and light. As a chaplain, I witness people grieve, love, heal, and die. How to wrestle with the reality of the body…(Read More)

In 1916, the wild Cypress Creek wetlands of Coconut Creek, Florida were drained. This morning, I drive to Fern Forest Nature Center to visit the 247 acres of what remains. I want my 22-month-old son and to see our south Florida homeland untouched by housing developments, strip malls, and busy roadways. I park…(Read More)

Reciprocity and Kindness

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During a cross-country road trip, my husband and I stop at Subway for a much needed break. We are both hungry and anxious to get some lunch. Upon entering, we find the place understaffed and overcrowded. Hoping to make a quick stop, we end up waiting in line for 25 minutes. Finally it’s…(Read More)