Author: Laura Wood


by Laura Wood, Therapist, Blissborn Educator 2022, buh-bye. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. I hope you had a better year than that, but I’m betting between the daily challenges of life, and illnesses and worry and stress,...

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

by Laura Wood, LMSW, PMH-C, Dar a Luz On-Staff Therapist October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Trigger warning: this is a hard subject for many — miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss are discussed in this article. Each...

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by Laura Ross Wood, LMSW Self-Soothing A very useful psychological concept is the idea of “flooding.” Flooding basically means that the body and mind are overwhelmed. This state of “fight-flight-freeze” causes blood pressure to rise at the...

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Effective Apologies

Relationship Skills, Part 2 (See Part 1, “Two Ears, One Mouth” HERE)By Laura Wood, LMSW, CHt, BHE Don’t allow your ego to be in charge of the defining moments in your life. As promised, this one is about apologies. What is an apology?...

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Two Ears, One Mouth

Relationship Skills, Part 1(Read Part 2, Effective Apologies, HERE) by Laura Ross Wood, LMSW, CHt, BHE Have you heard the saying about how we have two ears and one mouth for a reason? It’s all about one of the most poorly understood relationship...

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Rethinking Resolutions

by Claire Merritt, RN, Birth Assistant Hello Dar a Luz families, and Happy New Year! As we all know, 2020 was an incredibly tough year (understatement of the year), and the simple act of persevering through 2020 is a huge accomplishment in itself....

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For Partners! (and the Moms who love them)

by Laura Wood, CHt, BHE Hello to all the Partners/Dads/Other Moms/Other Parents out there! I wanted to send you some love, because you are amazing and so important, and sometimes kind of overlooked in this whole process. At Dar a Luz, we do focus...

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