Monday, October 31, 2011

Park Service


"When a penguin is hungry, a penguin needs to eat!" I smiled when I spotted this pic - as a member of a Park Service family, it made me proud!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

The Great Presenter

I drafted a tribute to Steve Jobs earlier this week and then never hit "publish."  I reflected back to how my first experience/exposure to computers was when I was a student at the University of Michigan in the early 70s and I had a work-study position at the Ecology Center.  We drove around to all the computers on campus and picked up those boxes of cards with the chad marks that they produced as part of their operating system....and now as I type this on my MacBook Air (which I love) it reinforces how far we have come!  And a lot of it is due to Steve Jobs vision. 

But I liked what Nancy Duarte shared about his skill as a presenter:


Jobs Sparkline Resonate Workshop from Duarte Design on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Way to go, Tammy!

I was reading the International Doula and was happy to see that Passion for Birth grad, Tammy Arbeter had been awarded the Penny Simkin Award for Doula Spirit and Mentoring!  Way to go Tammy!  I loved the story that was shared about how she had recently fallen and broke both hands, her nose and her foot.  "...the next week, in casts and with a bandaged nose, there she was teaching a class!" 

Tammy is one of the amazing individuals that has such positive energy and enthusiasm that it is contagious!  I "borrowed" her picture from the Philly Doula Co-op where she is a member. The doulas you mentor and the women and their families you teach/provide labor support are so lucky to have you in their lives.  And why should a couple broken limbs slow you down?  Hats off to you Tammy! 


Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The Truth about Cesarean rates clip

Someone shared this clip on Facebook and thought I would post here for those who missed it:



Monday, October 03, 2011

Too many choices in childbirth class presentations?

Is it time to evaluate the impact of presenting birth as lots and lots of choices?  I loved Schwartz's book, the Paradox of Choice. 

I love TED talks!  They are the perfect length.



How many choices does a woman have about childbirth?

And then I found this one....



Or want to think more about choice, listen to this NPR program with Jonah Lehrer, author of How We Decide.