• 02:01

    Death Midwifery w/Angie Buchanan & Through the Eyes of Biblical Women w/Paula Fa

    in Spirituality

    Angie Buchanan, speaker, workshop presenter, Family Tradition Pagan, animist and Foundress of Gaia's Womb returns to VSF discussing our reclaiming our most important rite of passage - Death Midwifery.  She'll tell listeners the six essential documents you must to have control in your time of passing over, explain green burials and get into some death and dying rituals, including how to keep loved ones at home during the death process.

    Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, Dr. Paula Trimble-Familetti will discuss Through the Eyes of Biblical Women, delving into telling the stories of biblical women from a woman's perspective without patriarchal gloss.  We'll also find out why Barnes & Noble declined carrying her book, which finally gives women of the Bible a voice.

  • 00:31

    Holly Bellebuono - auther of Women Healers of the World

    in Women


    Holly Bellebuono directs the award-winning apothecary Vineyard Herbs Teas & Apothecary on Martha’s Vineyard and also The Bellebuono School of Herbal Medicine, where she trains and certifies community herbalists. She lectures around the country to audiences about natural health, herbal medicine, and women’s empowerment. This is Bellebuono’s third book. Her first, The Essential Herbal for Natural Health, was published by Shambhala Publishers/Roost Books in 2012. Her second, The Authentic Herbal Healer, was published by Balboa Press in 2012. Women Healers of the World is listed as a Main Selection of the national One Spirit Book Club, and can be purchased at www.VineyardHerbs.com.

    Intimate and inspiring, Women Healers of the World celebrates 16 different healing traditions: conventional medicine, pharmacology, ethnobotany, herbalism, homeopathy, flower essence practitioners, shamanism, nursing, midwifery, conservation, and more. The book culminates with a chapter on Handcrafting Traditions, offering hands-on recipes for remedies inspired by the women in the book.


  • 00:31

    Common Sense and Co-Sleeping

    in Religion

    This week, our guest is Tiffany Miller.  Tiffany has been a labor doula since 2007, a childbirth educator since 2011, and has started her training as a student midwife earlier this year with her company - Birth in Joy (birthinjoy@gmail.com, 719-632-9712).  Tiffany and her husband, Levi, have 4 children (none of which were born in a hospital).  Tiffany has served over 40 women as a doula, and she has attended over 30 births as a midwife assistant, and she has recently started her midwifery training.  Co-sleeping can be a controversial topic of conversation.  Is it safe?  What does the evidence say about it?

    Listen LIVE as Dr Pauline and Catherine talk with Tiffany and get to the bottom of some important questions about co-sleeping.  As always, we welcome your comments and questions through Facebook (Dunamas Center Ministries), Twitter (@YourDunamasLife), or call in during the show at 646-564-9618.

    ***Check www.dunamascenter.com and listen LIVE for information about UPCOMING EVENTS***

    ANNOUNCEMENTS (www.dunamascenter.com):

    Our website is currently being updated. Watch for our new website soon!
    Dr Pauline's Proverbs Study, "Choices and Consequences" workbook will be available December 1, 2014.  Pre-order for Christmas NOW. 


  • 00:51

    Women can conceive without a male Partner! A discussion on the Virgin Birth

    in Women

    On this episode Kerri Ryan, well known for her blog and Facebook Page called Goddess of Sacred Sex, and Aurora Rae Kozinn discuss Parthenogenesis. Othewise known as the Virgin Birth. Women's ability to self-conceive!

    YES! THE VIRGIN BIRTH IS POSSIBLE. And a woman's ability to conceive without a man's aid IS documented.

    We also discuss the Priestess Arts, Ancient Egyptian Parthenogenesis Practices, The Virgin Mary's background and much more!


    Contact Aurora at ourredtent@gmail.com

  • 00:32

    Sharon Weil w/ John Weeks: Integrating Alternative/Mainstream Medicine

    in Lifestyle

    Sharon Weil and John Weeks, talk about how to integrate conventional medicine. John Weeks is a writer, organizer, and the executive director of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health (ACCHC) His mission and that of his organization is to integrate disciplines of complementary and alternative medicine into mainstream medical training, policy and practice.  An uphill battle, but one they are incrementally impacting in large ways.  www.accahc.org

  • 01:30

    The Midwifery Panel: Afrykan Moon, Janet Evans, Nicole Deggins, & Sakina U'huru

    in Spirituality

    Sakina U'huru

    Sakina O’Uhuru, CM MS, has been practicing the art of midwifery for sixteen years. She has been providing maternal child health care in underserved areas for twenty-nine years. Ms. O’Uhuru serves as a licensed midwife in the states of New York and New Jersey. She held the position of Site Director/Director of Midwifery Services from 1999 to 2004 for one of the first clinics to offer out-of-hospital prenatal care in an underserved community in New York City. Ms O’Uhuru is a clinical preceptor for SUNY Downstate Midwifery Program, Stony Brook, Columbia Midwifery Program and NYU Midwifery Program. She has also provided instructional classes and workshops for a variety of educational institutions. Ms. O’Uhuru has appeared as a guest speaker at the Art of Birthing, the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership, the National Association of Childbearing Centers, Bronx Talk, Oxygen with Gayle King, Ethiopian Midwifery Conference 2000 and for Ethiopian television. In addition, Ms. O’Uhuru has been featured in several articles and in two independent film documentaries entitled Home Delivery by Christine Tournadre (2006)and Bringin’ in da Spirit by Rhonda L. Haynes (2003). She was also featured on TV’s Discovery Channel in Amazing Birth Stories. Ms. O’Uhuru is a master’s graduate of SUNY Downstate Midwifery Program and a graduate of the City College Sophie Davis Biomedical Physician Assistant Program at Harlem Hospital. In 2002, she founded her private practice, Gentle Spirit Midwifery Women’s Health Service, which offers comprehensive women’s health-care services. Gentle Spirit is a private practice independently owned and operated, with two office locations in New York and in New Jersey. Ms. O’Uhuru has attended well over five hundred out-of-hospital births for women in the NY/NJ metropolitan area. 

  • 00:30

    Get to know CAPPA Faculty - Julie Brill on Childbirth Education

    in Women

    Let's get to know Julie Brill, she is one of our wonderful CAPPA Faculty members.  She trains Childbirth Educators and shares her insight and wisdom on this subject (and more) with our listeners. 

    Julie Brill, CCCE, CLD owns and manages WellPregnancy in Bedford, Massachusetts. She has been teaching childbirth classes and attending births since 1992, and mentoring new birth professionals throughout New England as a member of the CAPPA Faculty since 2003. Julie is honored to have taught thousands of childbirth education students in a variety of settings and hundreds of CAPPA birth professionals. She feels she has the best job in the world, and is lucky to have found her profession and her calling.

    Julie graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies and completed the Massachusetts Midwifery Alliance Apprenticeship Course. She is certified to present Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for Cesarean Birth, Heal Faster workshops. She is also a La Leche League Leader and the mother of two homeschooled teenage daughters.

    Julie finds that the women who are drawn to doula and childbirth educator work are an amazing group and she feels blessed to be able to mentor, learn from, and work with them. Doulas’ desire to support women during the childbearing year and their choice to work unknown hours at unscheduled times is the inspiration for Round the Circle: A Doula Anthology, her first book, which is available for pre-order at ibreastfeeding.com. More information is available at www.wellpregnancy.com.

  • 00:31

    Not All Midwives Are Created Equal

    in Religion

    Carla Hartley is back on the show this week and Dr Pauline & Catherine are very excited to have her!  Carla is the founder of Trust Birth & Ancient Art Midwifery Institute.  Is it better to be a licensed midwife?  Why?  Why not?  What license(s) should you pursue as a midwife?  What difference does it make?  Listen LIVE while Carla talks with us about the licensing aspect of midwifery.

    UPCOMING EVENTS (www.dunamascenter.com):

    November 8, 2014 - Choices for a Discerning Childbirth Seminar
    8-week Preparation for a Discerning Childbirth Classes start September 15, 2014
    October 13, 2014 (Kansas City, MO): "Life is Trauma" Counselor Training where Dr Pauline will be trainnig Christian couselors to take a body, mind, spirit approach to healing trauma.
    Dr Pauline will be speaking to ICAN groups about Birth Traumatomology Syndrome (BTS) after cesearans and ideas for healing in the following locations:
    Little Rock, AR (October, 16, 2014)
    Jackson, MS (October, 23, 2014)
    Springfield, MO (October 28, 2014)

    ANNOUNCEMENTS (www.dunamascenter.com):

    Our website is currently being updated. Watch for our new website soon!
    Dr Pauline's Proverbs Study, "Choices and Consequences" workbook will be available September 1, 2014.

  • 01:00

    Living With Hope Tracey & Mary Bowman

    in Health

    Authors of Hope I Don't Die Before I Get Old

    Tracey and Mary Bowman were inspired to write their book,
      while caring for their aging parents through chronic illness, fractured hips, surgery and death. As each other’s support network, they shared secrets and discoveries, tips and advice--amassing a wealth of wisdom on the topic.

    Mary Boone Wellington, artist, inventor and businesswoman lives in The Great North Woods of NH. Discovering a world of frustration as she began to help her mother through her passage to old age, Mary Boone notes “The most surprising thing to me was how ineffective I was at making a real difference in my mother’s life. I had felt certain this “caregiving stint” was going to be a pleasant interlude of quality time spent with my beloved mom. Instead, it turned out to be incredibly stressful for us all.”

    Tracey Bowman’s first exposure to caretaking was as an aide in a nursing home when she was 17. She later became a midwife completing her nursing degree at Rhode
    Island College and her Master’s of Nurse-Midwifery at the Univ of Penn. She has spent 30 years taking care of mothers and babies. Currently she is a clinical teacher in the Nurse-Midwifery program at Yale Univ and maintains a private practice in southern New Hampshire. She says, “Even with all my knowledge as a nurse, I found
    myself feeling overwhelmed and confused at times while helping my mother and father.

  • 01:00

    Silenced No More

    in Education

    Sherry L. Payne has a bachelors of nursing and a masters in nursing education. She is pursing midwifery education and works parttime as a seminar presenter and nurse educator. She is a lactation consultant and a certified nurse educator. Upon completion of her midwifery studies, she plans to open an urban prenatal clinic and birth center. Ms. Payne founded Uzazi Village, a nonprofit dedicated to decreasing health disparites in the urban core. She owns Perinatal ReSource an education, training and consulting firm. She is an editor for Clinical Lactation Journal, and sits on the board of CIMS, Coalition to Improve Maternity Services. She also sits on her local FIMR Board (fetal infant mortality review). She presents nationally on perinatal and nursing education issues. Her career goals include increasing the number of midwives of color and improving lactation rates in the African American community through published investigative research and application of evidence based clinical practice and innovation in healthcare delivery models.

  • 00:57

    Exploring the Significance of Birth, Breath & Death with Amy Wright Glenn

    in Spirituality

    We are all born and we will all die, making both of these transitions as gracefully as possible. But what will we do with each breath in between?

    At the age of 14, Amy Wright Glenn began to question the Mormon faith of her family. She embarked on a lifelong personal and scholarly quest for truth. While teaching comparative religion and philosophy, Amy was drawn to the work of supporting women through labor and holding compassionate space for the dying. In Birth, Breath & Death, Amy shares moving tales of each life transition while drawing on her work as a birth doula, hospital chaplain and her own experience of motherhood.

    In addition to her doula and chaplaincy work, Amy is a scholar of comparative religion and philosophy with over 20 years of Yoga and Meditation teaching experience. She earned her Masters of Arts in Religion and Education at Columbia University. Amy taught for 11 years in The Religion and Philosophy Department at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and was the recipient of the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence. A Yoga, Prenatal Yoga Teacher and (CD)DONA, she is the voice for “Motherhood, Spirituality, and Religion” for Philly.com, blogs for Attachment Parenting International, Doula Trainings International and The Birthing Site, and is a regular columnist for Holistic Parenting Magazine. Birth, Breath & Death is her first book.

    Amy teaches Yoga and Pre-natal Yoga in South Florida.

    Please consider purchasing a copy of this book and donating it to a local hospice or birth center.

    Visit her website at www.birthbreathanddeath.com and connect with @amywrightglenn on Facebook and Twitter.

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