February 2017

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Doulas Provide Continuous Support for Childbirth

Ask a dozen mothers what their experiences of childbirth were like, and while the answers will vary, they will all be detailed, woven in emotion and punctuated by memories of medical interventions and staff. In fact, women often remember the day they became a mother more vividly than they do their wedding day.

Letting Your Heart Light Your Way

Nearly 20 years ago, Alice McCall felt an internal tug that was as irresistible as it was illogical. Her heart was telling her to leave her career as a corporate executive in Atlanta to pursue a new path in a sleepy beach town in the Florida Panhandle. She followed her heart, trusting that everything would work out OK—and it did. Over the next several years, McCall became well known along the Gulf Coast as a spiritual teacher and healing facilitator. But that heart-led achievement turned out to be just a trial run for a far greater one: conquering breast cancer.

HEALTH HISTORIAN Explains Trends for Expo Attendees

As the senior staff writer and member of Natural Awakenings’ national editorial team, Linda Sechrist considers her 13-year career with the magazine a rare opportunity to exercise her creative talents and pursue her passion for educating readers on health and wellness.

EXPO’S PUSH CHALLENGE

Boot Campaign

It’s impossible for civilians to fully understand what America’s military members experience—to walk around in their boots, so to speak. But six years ago, five women from Texas decided that wearing combat boots could help civilians show solidarity with soldiers and, even better, help improve their physical and mental health, often hidden casualties of war. And so the Boot Campaign began.

Women Invited to Explore and Celebrate Feminine Consciousness

The Gulf Coast Grandmothers will host their annual three-day gathering—where women of all ages and from across the United States come together to share their wisdom, creativity and power—April 3-6 at Camp Beckwith in Fairhope, Alabama. This year’s theme is The Spiritual Journey of the Heart: Guided by the Sacred Feminine.