I phoned my mentor because I had just been asked to make Holistic Peer Counseling available to a large population of women experiencing birth trauma. I desperately needed to speak with someone who could provide me with guidance and grounding—and […]
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The role of Father is riddled with pain in my family lineage. It is not surprising to me that the words to express my celebration of Father’s Day did not come until the wee hours of the morning the following […]
Before I was one, my relationship with “Mother” was for the most part evaluative. What would I do the same? What would I do differently? Who did it right? Who did it wrong? What was normal? What was healthy? […]
People who know my work know that I teach a program called Holistic Peer Counseling (HPC). In a recent class, the term “open source” was tossed around as one of the great things about HPC. I think it was a […]
My name is Nekole Shapiro and I am the Creatrix of Embodied BIRTH. Embodied BIRTH brings people into their birthing bodies. For some this helps them have more empowered birthing experiences. For some it helps them recover power they lost […]
I was awoken at 1am a few “nights” ago by my 3 year old wanting a Sippy cup of milk. “Oh darn!” I thought, “I forgot to have one ready so I wouldn’t need to get out of bed.” As […]