Sunday, January 29, 2012
An interview on Progressive Radio Network on Green Front, January 2012- learn a little history of EcoBirth and get to know me better- why I feel responsible for the bad shape the world is in. I talk about the pre-pollution of our bodies and how we are passing that onto our children and grandchildren. Why is Scandinavia a better place for the health of mothers and babies? Why might my sister have been born with a birth defect? How do we understand and name what is happening to our world that is being inherited by our children and grandchildren?
We can be hopeful when we realize that we are connected, related- all birthed from our mothers, inheriting a speck of life from the very first spark of life on this earth. We know who our relations are and where we belong- that is immutable. We have agency to create a world that is compassionate and loving- just look at the freely given gift of life from our mothers and the rich harvest offered by our Mother Earth. We can protect our children and heal our earth home and by realizing our unique, authentic gifts, consciously use them to make a better world.
It was fun to have my first radio interview, tell me what you think!
Why EcoBirth’s My Personal Environmental Story
EcoBirth’s My Personal Environmental Story will help women tell their life story by considering the two primary environments- place and birth- for themselves, their mothers and their maternal grandmothers. Through this process each participant will come to realize the hazards in their environmental genealogy and realize the healing in telling their own story. And they will be empowered to affect the changes that are necessary for our Mother Earth and our children and grandchildren to thrive.
Imagine looking back to your grandmother's and mother's birth time to figure out what environmental influences you might have inherited? And have passed onto your children and grandchildren? Would you wonder what was in the air, water and food in their lives- and look twice at what diseases, birth defects, addictions there are in your family?
Very useful links recommended by EcoBirth
- Breast Cancer Fund
- Center for Environmental Health
- Childbirth Connection
- Children's Environmental Health Network
- Coalition for Improving Maternity Services
- Collaborative on Health and the Environment
- Endocrine Disruption
- Pesticide Action Network
- Physicians for Social Responsibility
- Safe Cosmetics Campaign
- Science and Environmental Health Network
- Steingraber website
- Toxic Free Future
- Womens Voices for the Earth
Before Childhood links- for a healthy body, pregnancy and baby
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