Today, I am Crafting my Life by living on the edge and writing my blog post on the day it will be published, rather than scheduling it to run before I even wake up. Can you feel that? It’s spontaneity, and I kind of like it. Woohoo!
If you’ve been wondering where my post for today was, I think this will be worth the wait. Today I’m sharing an interview with Gina of Truly Pure Birth and Truly Pure Organics. Gina is a local (to me) mom who is on her own Crafting my Life journey. After her son was born she left her career as an accountant to create a more purposeful life. She decided to become a childbirth educator and a doula, and also to work to help people find safe, non-toxic alternatives to the personal care products they use everyday.
Gina and I had a great conversation. We talked a lot about birth, and especially Hypnobabies, which is the method she teaches as a childbirth educator. I didn’t use hypnosis in either of my births, but I find the idea somewhat intriguing. I’m especially interested in the way that Hypnobabies strives to change the language around birth. For instance, instead of “labour” they use “birthing time”, and instead of “contractions” they say “pressure waves”. The idea is to change the way that we approach birth, by changing the words that we use to discuss it. We touched on that, and discussed whether truly pain-free birth is possible when using hypnosis (I admit to being something of a skeptic).
Truly Pure Organics
We also discussed Gina’s other business, Truly Pure Organics. Her aim through Truly Pure Organics is to help people find safe, sustainable personal care products. She offered some tips on how to tell which products are truly safe, and which ones are being greenwashed, and shared some great resources. You can hear all about that, and a whole lot more, by listening to the podcast:
Now, we get to the really good part: Gina is giving away a tube of Mint Toothpaste and a Jaffa Lip Balm to one lucky person! To qualify, visit Truly Pure Organics and leave a comment here telling me which product is your favourite. I’ll draw one name on Saturday, September 17 at 6:00pm Pacific.
I’m working on some more podcasts for the weeks ahead. You won’t want to miss a thing, so subscribe on iTunes and stay in the loop!