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Here I am!

Y’all! I’m here! It’s been quite a journey of self-discovery these past 2+ years.  If you know me, you know I have always been searching for the answers to why our culture is so sick. Why are we always seeking health and only getting sicker? The U.S. spends more per capita on “healthcare” than any other country in the world.  So why are so many folks just soooo far from healthy. In true Katy fashion, I wanted to know HOW CAN I HELP? I learned about how many women were giving birth without proper education, . That they were without READ MORE

Three Things Thursday – Gut edition

Healing, Nourishing, Finding Joy If you know me at all, you know I like talking about guts. Gut health is where most healing journeys will need to start. When we have damage in our guts, nothing else works quite right. So how do we start making sure our guts are working optimally? Healing Bringing in foods that are healing to the lining of the intestines. This can be well cooked veggies, bone broth, raw foods like sauerkraut and kefir, pre- and probiotics. These can help your gut begin to heal which will then make any other food you consume easier to READ MORE

some reasons I think the way I do

Are you in chronic pain or dealing with constant fatigue? Are you tired of conventional medicine letting you down? Or maybe your doctor just isn’t even hearing your concerns at all? I get it, I’ve been there, and what I’ve learned through my journey has been eye opening! I want to share what I’ve learned along the way with as many women as I can, so if you’re looking to get some answers and start feeling AWESOME in your body, hit me up and we can chat to get you on your way there! My journey through sickness into health READ MORE

Three Things Thursday – grounding edition

BREATHE INTO THE GROUND Take 3 deep breathes into the body part touching the ground or your seat. Notice the breathe flowing through your body. FEEL YOUR ROOTSImagine roots growing from your feet into the ground. Notice the feeling of strength and sturdiness that comes from being powerfully rooted. LAY DOWNLay down and notice your body supported by the earth. Notice your muscles melt into that feeling of support. 💜 Katy

Happy New Year!

So long 2021… Last year we had to walk through fire. We learn ed to live in our own power… To trust our ways of knowing and find our truth. To lean into surrender and let go of that which we can’t control. This will serve us in the new year. May you find Peace, Rest, and Ease 💜 Katy

Welcome Annie!

I would like to welcome Annie to the Sacred Roots family! Annie is a Birth and Postpartum Doula, and will be a great asset to our community. When I met Annie, I was impressed with the ease we were able to connect and quickly develop our relationship.  I’ve loved the great questions Annie asks as she delves into this work and know her thoughtful and careful work will make lasting positive impressions on her clients. Annie is finishing up her Masters degree in social work and I know she will be able to bring what she learns as a doula, READ MORE

Feeling Heard and Honored in Medical Appointments

Whether you’re dealing with chronic illness, pregnancy appointments, or your annual checkup – Visits to see you care provider can be intimidating, and often leave you feeling like there could have been a more productive conversation. If you are one of the millions of women who feel like they aren’t heard by their doctors and other care providers, I have made a tool for you to use before, during, and after your appointment. This workbook can help create a safe and informative appointment that leaves you feeling like you got what you needed, OR that you definitely need a new READ MORE

A little of my origin story…

When I started doula work, I thought it was a stepping stone to midwifery. As I attended more births in the hospital as well as at home I realized I was desperately needed to support women in their hospital births. While homebirths are beautiful and often very intervention free, my work as an advocate and empowering source of trust in the process was needed in the hospital. As I continued my work I learned that watching women step into their power in birth, motherhood, AND life would always be a part of my life. Being a Doula has taught me READ MORE

Some things I’ve learned about me!

So it’s been over three years since I decided to start on my “health coach” journey. Since then I have learned many ways that I don’t want to work in this field (more on that at a later date) and so many ways that I DO!! Here are a few.  I DO want to be a touch stone for women who are trying to find balance, and themselves in the childbearing years. I DO want to support women from pre-conception through the first 3-5 postpartum years. I DO want to use my intuitive gifts to help guide women to find READ MORE

Is it ever going to be enough?

Sometimes what you’re doing is enough. Sometimes – and probably likely – what you’re doing is too much! We are asked to do too much. We are expected to be perfect — or least we THINK we’re expected to be perfect. Prefect skin, perfect hair, perfect body, perfect food, perfect house, perfect kids. It all needs to be perfect, but also you can’t think too much about it because you also can’t show that you’re trying to be perfect – perfection with ease – that’s the way to be. Also selfless. Don’t take care of yourself because that’s SELFISH, we’re READ MORE

Welcome Michelle!

I’m so happy to announce that Sacred Roots has added another doula to our team! Michelle will be joining as the newest mentee (for now 😉) in the Sacred Roots Birth Doula Mentorship program. I met Michelle when she was a moderator for a panel through the Health Management and Policy Masters Program at the University of Michigan. She was looking for doulas to speak to students about the roll they play in creating safer birth outcomes, and I was so happy to be able to offer my experience on the panel. After our call, Michelle reached out to learn READ MORE