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Community Well

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A welcoming center in San Francisco's Excelsior District for individuals & growing families of all backgrounds to connect with holistic services supporting overall wellness, early parenthood & a better quality of life. Please visit our website for more infomation and to sign up for classes or services:

Postpartum Support

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Take this class at Community Well to prepare for baby!!

Learn about infant massage!!

Find a postpartum or a night doula:,


Posted on December 3, 2013 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes you may need more clarity, peace, balance and stamina in your life, especially when pregnant or with a new baby. Maybe you'd like to manifest more in your life. Tapping into your higher self, or spirit, is always helpful. Here are ways that I can highly recommend, simply because they have worked so well for me. If you already practice these things, more power to you! If not, give it a try. You just might find that it suits you.

PRAYER:  No matter the religion, make and hold a good prayer, or intention, for yourself with God, the Universe or whatever you call higher power. I grew up Catholic. Though I don't agree with all its conventions, I know that praying my whole life helps me very much and is advantageous. Connect or reconnect with the church of your choice. Praying in community is powerful. Here is a link to a Native American Church that I pray with:

MEDITATION:  Even taking 10 minutes a day to sit quietly and focus on your breath will make a difference. Light a candle, sit comfortably on a cushion on the floor or on a chair. Try with eyes open or eyes closed. If you need instruction, here is a link to the only meditation book that has ever called to me, "Calm and Clear."  Also, I am always forever grateful for my one and only meditation teacher who taught me to strengthen the chakra system. Developing a strong 2nd chakra or center (just below the belly button), enables an open heart and clear mind. Here is a link:  

YOGA:  Be in your body. Be in your whole body. Feel everything connected. If you already practice yoga, keep going while pregnant until it no longer feels good to you. If you've never tried, consider going to a yoga studio near you and read the bios of the teachers. See who seems to resonate with you, then try their class. A good teacher will make yoga interesting and relevant to you. Your body~mind~spirit will thank you! Here is a link to "a small studio with a big heart" that has a great prenatal class. Heather is a wonderful yoga teacher!: ; And I also love the following two places: and

FOR ANYONE LOOKING TO CLEAR THEIR OWN BIRTH BEFORE THE BIRTH OF THEIR BABY...I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS:  Matthew Cavanna is an excellent guide and facilitator of healing. If you feel the call, don't hesitate. Reach out to Matthew right away. You'll be relieved and happy you did.

Inspiring Quote

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

"If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite,

something that makes one feel aware of God,

one need not go far to find it.

I think that I see something deeper,

more infinite, more eternal than the ocean

in the expression of the eyes of a little baby

when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs

because it sees the sun shining on its cradle."

Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)