I am a doula.
What is a doula?
I have a better question…WHO is a doula?
Who are the women (and men) who are able/willing/longing to do this? How did they know they wanted to? How did they start? What keeps them going?
To find out the answers to these, and many more questions, I have chosen to conduct my own interviews of some of the many doulas who have influenced and inspired me
and some I would like to know better.
To make these interviews interesting (and to get to what matters to me) I am modeling some questions after Brene Brown’s Inspiration Interview Series,
To say that discovering Brene Brown changed my life is an understatement. I continue to be amazed and grateful for the healing I believe she has brought to the world through her work on vulnerability.
Some of the more fun questions are my riffs on
the questions I watched James Lipton ask so many years on The Actor’s Studio.
Some are inspired from reading the works of Pema Chodron and Marshall Rosenberg
and the Haiku was inspired by my friend, Sharon Muza who periodically challenges us all with a Haiku Throwdown.
My hope is that this series will inspire those of us who have long been committed to doing our own “heart’s work”
as well as the many new doulas who are just entering the dance.
Are you curious, too? Who does become a doula? Here are just a few.