When we move into a new year, we often pause to take stock. Where have we been? Where are we headed? How do we feel when we think about our life and the role we’re playing during our brief time on this planet?
This week’s Solo Pro Radio guest is an expert when it comes to helping people work through these vital issues—and she’s been making a good living doing it for over three decades. Meet Leslie Stager of Touch for Birth, providing pregnancy, birth, and postpartum massage and acupressure resources.
Leslie is a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Massage Therapist, and she has attended over 500 births. She has worked as a labor and delivery nurse, doula, and childbirth educator. She developed and directs the 60-hour Maternity Massage Certification Program at Oregon School of Massage, has taught all over the world, is the author of numerous books and articles, and the instructor on three DVDs. Talk about establishing your expertise!
Her journey to Touch for Birth involved a lot of soul-searching–and a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit. In 1986, she spent seven days walking and fasting across the desert alone and received a strong dose of clarity: Earth, Birth, Death was the message, and she has spent her life since then cultivating the skills to guide others through important life passages and transitions. In addition to her pregnancy, birth, and postpartum work, she has spent time leading wilderness rites of passage journeys for youth and women and working as a hospice nurse. Today she is in the process of integrating all of her the Earth, Birth, and Death work: “I feel I have the skills and understanding as a baby ‘crone’ to help others through various challenges we face in our daily lives,” she writes.
This is going to be such a fascinating episode of Solo Pro Radio, especially as we gear up for this brand new year. Please join us in taking stock and asking the big questions on Wednesday, January 22nd, at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST (or any time after that!