An ever-growing collection of what I believe are signs pointing us in the direction of the living the optimal human life. I believe that we can do better. I believe that I can do better. I believe that there is a set of practices that are indicative of just how civilized we are; and that we are individually and collectively responsible for making sure that if we call ourselves civilized, we truly are. It follows that I’m not a fan of “good enough”. Sure, it works in a pinch, or as a temporary fix. But it is certainly not my end goal. I wish with all my heart that it was not anybody else’s either.
This past week, a client of mine asked if I knew about the French universal practice of postpartum vaginal retraining. Perhaps it was that we’d been talking a lot about the pelvis lately, or that we are both moms of toddlers, or maybe it was just on her mind. Whatever the reason, I’m so glad that she mentioned this because it was the tipping point for me creating this category and because I am a whole-hearted believer in the importance of such training. I’ve got a peculiar history with my pelvic floor given my tailbone injury, but that’s a topic for another day. Given that I haven’t personally experienced the -very civil- retraining of my pelvic floor, and there is a very informative article already circulating, I’m going to make a very simple point and leave the rest to you, fair reader. The female body is the reason that we are all here, it should be treated with the utmost care and respect. Were this idea the foundation of each individual’s life here on planet earth, I’m confident that we would be further along the enlightened path than we currently are.