Sunday, December 30, 2007

My New Year's Wish for you


The new year brings opportunities to reflect on the past year & to look forward to the new year. I want to wish you all a new year filled with health, wealth, love, happiness, laughter, beauty, friendship, business, joy & peace.

My gift to you:
I found this amazing online exhibit about Dr. Masuro Emoto's work about the wisdom of water. It is a testament to what you learned in HypnoBirthing...that what you think creates the reality in your body. Since we are 70% water, it makes sense that what we think affects the molecules within our bodies. For pregnant mommies, create your own birthing affirmations! For new mommies & daddies, make up your own affirmations about life as a new parent. For everyone else, create your own daily affirmations with positive intentions!

Make those water molecules in your body into beautiful ones!


Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Story of Stuff

This is a really cool informative video about what happens to our "stuff".

From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. Go to to watch the video. Please forward this info to your friends &'s definitely worth watching!

I thought I was pretty educated about things & did my part to recycle & buy organic, but this really showed me that there are so many other things that affect our stuff. I'm going to think again the next time I find that "great deal". I'm also really glad that I've become a Representative for Miessence Certified Organic products. The company has created the world's 1st extensive range of certified organic (to food grade levels) health & beauty products. Don't be fooled into thinking you're buying safe, non-toxic products when the label says "natural" or even "organic" because the cosmetic industry has found a way around label descriptions & there are still carcinogenic chemicals even in "organic" & "derived from coconut oil" ingredients. Miessence limits the amount of packaging, thus decreasing its footprint on the earth. It is also carbon neutral! Visit my website at
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Friday, December 28, 2007


Hi everyone-
Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm so excited to have this venue to share the information that comes across my desk....things about natural birth, HypnoBirthing, holistic living, attachment parenting, organic products, info about parenting a newborn & toddler, etc.

For my 1st blog, I'd like to post some testimonials from some of my HypnoBirthing clients. Here they are:

"I couldn't believe how wonderful my birth was! To give birth to the first child in two and a half hours?! Without pain relief?! In a darkened, calm room, without forced pushing, nobody who takes my baby away? No stitches? I could not have thought about a better birth for myself. It was the best experience in my life and I am looking forward to doing it all over again. To birth with happiness and joy was amazing!"~ Mareike K. 1st time mom, Midwife in Europe & delivered over 200 babies, Oceanside, CA.

"We feel blessed to have been able to successfully VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), and to have accomplished our goal primarily due to relaxation techniques and the confidence I gained in our HypnoBirthing classes with Carol." ~Katrina & Mike V., 2nd time parents, San Marcos, CA.

"HypnoBirthing was really amazing! It was a great experience...I wouldn't have been able to have a 67 hour completely natural birth without HypnoBirthing. I still had some lingering doubts beforehand, but once labor started, I was able to relax & even sleep between surges in the beginning of labor! When labor got more intense, I was able to remember what Carol had taught me & I was able to stay in the moment & not get overwhelmed. The midwives at UCSD were amazed too & said they had never seen anyone like me--smiling & talking while I was pushing. Our baby is a really mellow baby & very alert. I highly recommend taking Carol's classes & using the UCSD Birth Center." ~ Kristin, 1st time mom, San Diego, CA.

"I will be honest, and tell you I was very scared of the birthing process. When I had my son two years ago, I had an epidural. Although, it was a beautiful birth, I felt I needed to research what would be best for my next baby. When I heard about HypnoBirthing, I knew it was for me. The classes taught me that my fears would affect my birthing experience, whether I had an epidural or not. I knew I wanted to have a peaceful birth. I was empowered by what I learned in Carol’s HypnoBirthing classes. I was so committed to having a peaceful birth that I changed my OB & our hospital in the last few weeks of my pregnancy. When I went into labor with my daughter the tools I learned in class helped me to stay calm. I had her in three hours. I did not scream once. After her birth, my doctor and my husband said I made it look so easy. I was humming through the surges. I will always be grateful for the tools I learned in Carol’s HypnoBirthing classes that empowered me to face my fears. I want to thank you for the support you have shown me and all the resources you have given us. We are very grateful. ~Susan & Miguel N., 2nd time parents, San Marcos, CA.

"In between contractions, I was in such a calm state, the most relaxed I'd been in months! I heard the ocean waves (cd) in the background and the smell of the massage oil that they (my husband & doula) were using on my back and I almost felt like I was at the spa. The HypnoBirthing techniques I learned helped me stay focused on keeping all other muscles relaxed, to focus on each contraction & not "freak out about the whole thing" & to trust my body & my instinct. This helped a ton. Overall it went just as planned. Our daughter is healthy and beautiful and such a calm baby. Thank you for all of your help!"~ Corinne H., 1st time mom, San Diego, CA. (Corinne only attended 2 classes because she went into labor!)

"Hypnobirthing was invaluable to my birthing process. I was able to stay calm and relaxed throughout the entire birth ensuring that I delivered my little girl with ease and without intervention or drugs. I got exactly the birth I wanted thanks to all the care, attention and wisdom that Carol provided."~Jane P. 2nd time mom Encinitas, CA. (Jane took an accelerated 2 day course after feeling like the other non-hospital childbirth education class she was taking didn’t remove the fear she had regarding this birth.)

"Watching Jane’s HypnoBirth was like watching nature in full glory…totally relaxed mom & a peaceful, calm birth. It was one of the most beautiful births I have ever seen,"~ Dee Nipper, Doula to over 400 births.

To learn more about HypnoBirthing, visit my website at www.AWellLivedLife.Net or go to the main HypnoBirthing website at