Book Review – PRIDE by Dr. Ronald Holt

Pride Ron HoltPRIDE: You Can’t Heal If You’re Hiding from Yourself

“No matter your sexual orientation or gender identity, you are worthy of unconditional love and acceptance.”

There are so many reasons that this is a book for our times. The quote from the book in the headline is by far the most important reason for this book to have been written and for ALL to read it. I am reminded of the verse Mark 12:31 “The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” The book reads like a suspense novel, yet the stories of struggle is NOT FICTION! The fact Ron tells us REAL stories of REAL people is horrifying and heartwarming at the same time. I could not put the book down. I know I have lived a sheltered life and by God’s Grace I have not been exposed to such indignities that are told in this book. I wish I had this information when I was younger, but it is never too late to learn how to love without question and truly accept the wonderful diversity life has to offer.

There so are many best things about this book and here is another one: It doesn’t matter what your sexual orientation is, if you are trying to live life authentically, the first step is in healing yourself and healing can lonely start after each of us comes out from hiding from ourselves, exemplified beautifully in this book. By the way, I know that I have been living under a rock–Did you know that PRIDE = People Respecting Individuals, Diversity, & Equality? I did not, but now I do. (Crazy, where have I been?—oh yeah, delivering babies) This book can be a movie, this book can be a play, this book can be a seed for a multitude of things, but the one thing I ask is to not let this book be unread collecting nano-dust in your Kindle library.

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 Give Birth A Chance: How to Prepare for an Empowered VBAC

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Ilia Blandina

Book Review: Lifeline by Dr. Denise Morett

book lifeline

Nurses spread the word!

I wish I had this book when I was a Pediatric ICU nurse during the first 4 years of my career; it would have helped me as the nurse as well as the families I cared for. This should be in every Pediatric ICU and Neonatal ICU! The L.I.F.E. breathing technique is perfect, wow…

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Give Birth A Chance: How to Prepare for an Empowered VBAC

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Ilia Blandina

Book Review: Rein in Your Rascal by Janada Clark

book Rein in your rascal

 

The Parent Pocket Guide

Wow, where was this book in 1988!! Forget about “What to Expect in…whatever year” series. This one is more down to earth, easy to use, and in today’s age of e-books awesome to have on your phone for the quick reference of what to do when….pocket parenting guide on the spot!!! Don’t explode, just take a breath and read this book!

Get updates about my upcoming book this December 2016 (click here)

Give Birth A Chance: How to Prepare for an Empowered VBAC

Visit my book store at Awaken Your Life Power Books

Ilia Blandina

Class #16 The Warrior Goddess Pain Management Series

12/23/2015 Module 11 The Birth Jingle Technique

 

The Birth Jingle Technique

The Birth Jingle Technique

 

 

Learn to create your true birth jingle that you can recite everyday and tap on.

Join me on www.ChildbirthWithGrace.TV for a live FREE class every week on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm eastern USA.

To schedule a private Complimentary Chat simply click here and I will personally be contacting you as quickly as possible.

Make sure you look for the confirmation email in your inbox and click the confirmation link and you will receive a free tapping chart! (Your email address will not be sold or shared with a third party)

“Until next time keep tapping and let the loving tree of your celestial family be your guide to Awaken Your Life Power. Stay present in the moment, enjoy life and be well!”

Ilia Blandina

Class #15 The Warrior Goddess Pain Management Series

12/16/2015 Module 10 The Stronger Technique

The Stronger Technique

 

This is when I am really going to ask you to step up to the plate!

  • Learn to do this before accepting any medical interventions.

  • A must have in the repertoire of your birth tool kit! 

Join me on www.ChildbirthWithGrace.TV for a live FREE class every week on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm eastern USA.

To schedule a private Complimentary Chat simply click here and I will personally be contacting you as quickly as possible.

Make sure you look for the confirmation email in your inbox and click the confirmation link and you will receive a free tapping chart! (Your email address will not be sold or shared with a third party)

“Until next time keep tapping and let the loving tree of your celestial family be your guide to Awaken Your Life Power. Stay present in the moment, enjoy life and be well!”

Ilia Blandina

Class #14 The Warrior Goddess Pain Management Series

12/09/2015 Module 9 Touch As Communication Technique

Touch As Communication

Touch As Communication

Some women want to be held and touched during labor and others don’t.  Either way this class will teach you which one you may be and how your partner can avoid the infamous labor smack!

Join me on www.ChildbirthWithGrace.TV for a live FREE class every week on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm eastern USA.

To schedule a private Complimentary Chat simply click here and I will personally be contacting you as quickly as possible.

Make sure you look for the confirmation email in your inbox and click the confirmation link and you will receive a free tapping chart! (Your email address will not be sold or shared with a third party)

“Until next time keep tapping and let the loving tree of your celestial family be your guide to Awaken Your Life Power. Stay present in the moment, enjoy life and be well!”

Ilia Blandina

Class #13 The Warrior Goddess Pain Management Series

12/2/2015 Module 8  Labor Pain Management Series:

The Strength In Your Voice Technique

 

The Strength In Your Voice

The Strength In Your Voice

 

Finding the strength in your voice is so important for labor. Join me to learn why it is important to practice how to “let it all out” before going into labor. So far all the techniques have been on the quiet side, but don’t let that fool you. Now it’s time to let the raucous begin!

Join me on www.ChildbirthWithGrace.TV for a live FREE class every week on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm eastern USA.

To schedule a private Complimentary Chat simply click here and I will personally be contacting you as quickly as possible.

Make sure you look for the confirmation email in your inbox and click the confirmation link and you will receive a free tapping chart! (Your email address will not be sold or shared with a third party)

“Until next time keep tapping and let the loving tree of your celestial family be your guide to Awaken Your Life Power. Stay present in the moment, enjoy life and be well!”

Ilia Blandina

Class #12 The Warrior Goddess Pain Management Series

11/25/2015 Labor Pain Management Series Recap

You can see all the previous classes by Clicking Here!

1 Class   9/9/2015 Why Birth Plans Don’t Work

2 Class  9/16/2015   What is Tapping anyway?

3 Class  9/23/2015 My Personal Tapping Journey

4 Class 9/30/2015 The Warrior Goddess Within: Let’s Practice Being In Labor

5 Class 10/7/2015 Module 1 Breath Awareness Technique: The Warrior Goddess Within Labor Pain Management Series

6 Class 10/14/2015 Module 2 Non-Focused Awareness Technique Part One: The Warrior Goddess Within Labor Pain Management Series

7 Class 10/21/2015  Module 3 Non-Focused Awareness Technique Part Two: The Warrior Goddess Within Labor Pain Management Series

8 Class 10/28/2015 Module 4 The Edge of Pain Technique: The Warrior Goddess Within Labor Pain Management Series

9 Class 11/04/2015 Module 5 The Center of Pain Technique: The Warrior Goddess Within Labor Pain Management Series

10 Class 11/11/2015 Module 6 The Spiral of Pain Technique: The Warrior Goddess Within Labor Pain Management Series

11 Class 11/18/2015 Module 7 Your Baby As Partner Technique: The Warrior Goddess Within Labor Pain Management Series

Join me on www.ChildbirthWithGrace.TV for a live class every week on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm eastern USA.

To schedule a private Complimentary Chat simply click here and I will personally be contacting you as quickly as possible.

Make sure you look for the confirmation email in your inbox and click the confirmation link and you will receive a free tapping chart! (Your email address will not be sold or shared with a third party)

“Until next time keep tapping and let the loving tree of your celestial family be your guide to Awaken Your Life Power. Stay present in the moment, enjoy life and be well!”

Ilia Blandina

Class #11 The Warrior Goddess Pain Management Series

11/18/2015 Module 7 Labor Pain Management Series:

Your Baby As Partner Technique

Your Baby As Partner Technique

Your Baby As Partner Technique

 

  • Learn how to teach your baby to be your partner during birth
  • Bedtime rituals that can lay the foundation for the future
  • Meditation for a deep connection

Join me on www.ChildbirthWithGrace.TV for a live FREE class every week on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm eastern USA.

To schedule a private Complimentary Chat simply click here and I will personally be contacting you as quickly as possible.

Make sure you look for the confirmation email in your inbox and click the confirmation link and you will receive a free tapping chart! (Your email address will not be sold or shared with a third party)

“Until next time keep tapping and let the loving tree of your celestial family be your guide to Awaken Your Life Power. Stay present in the moment, enjoy life and be well!”

Ilia Blandina

Class #10 The Warrior Goddess Pain Management Series

11/11/2015 Module 6 Labor Pain Management Series:

The Spiral of Pain Technique

The Spiral Of Pain Technique

The Spiral Of Pain Technique

  • Learn from the oldest symbols known to humans
  • Find the meaning behind your own spiral symbol
  • Learn how to use your spiral to open and expand your cervix

Join me on www.ChildbirthWithGrace.TV for a live FREE class every week on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm eastern USA.

To schedule a private Complimentary Chat simply click here and I will personally be contacting you as quickly as possible.

Make sure you look for the confirmation email in your inbox and click the confirmation link and you will receive a free tapping chart! (Your email address will not be sold or shared with a third party)

“Until next time keep tapping and let the loving tree of your celestial family be your guide to Awaken Your Life Power. Stay present in the moment, enjoy life and be well!”

Ilia Blandina