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Kerry Shultz
Burke, Virginia
Mother of two, DONA trained Birth Doula and Sacred Pregnancy Instructor
Interests: In addition to helping women in childbirth and being a full time mom to two gorgeous daughters I love to garden, visit wineries, travel, run, kayak, and spend as much time at the beach as possible.
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One year ago today I was nearing the end of a week that has completely changed my path. I was too overcome with emotion, too exhausted from the internal work I had done, to write about it then. But having... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Life's Postcards
Tonights full moon is a lunar eclipse. Eclipses are intense and this one in particular has been pulling me towards greater self-expression and freedom. Freedom for me begins with letting go. Letting go of false ideas and false images of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Life's Postcards
What an intense few weeks, from planning my 20 year high school reunion to yet another blissful west coast visit, life has been an amazing roller coaster ride. I've been noticing recently how much more accepting and appreciative I've become... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Life's Postcards
This is the last installment of my shoe letters, and it seems only fitting to close with my most recent addition yet least enjoyable shoe. To my recently acquired heels, Please know that I am well aware that you are... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Life's Postcards
This is a tribute to the style of shoe that dominates not only my closet, but my wardrobe as well. The object of my affection, second only to complete and utter barefeootedness (is that even a word?). My which... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Life's Postcards
Yes, you read that right...this is a letter to my beautiful, spectacularly made, exquisitely appointed and perfectly fitted Keen hybrids...all three pairs of them (only two pictured here). Darlings, In the ten years since I bought the first pair of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2013 at Life's Postcards
My friends and family have told me over the years that when I go silent, they know that something is up. I'm not always super fantastic about keeping in touch but at times I go through phases where all calls... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at Life's Postcards
I've found a lot of answers to where this phrase may have originated and its meaning, but the explanation I like best is this: "your true home is with the person or in the place that you love most" But... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Life's Postcards
...or not, depending on how you look at it. So around 6pm last night I got the call that it was baby time so I packed up my remaining juices for the day (and some juices for the morning just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Life's Postcards
Last time I did a cleanse, my very first cleanse in fact, I got a lot of questions and sideways glances so this time I thought I'd journal my experience from the moment my juices arrived in the mail...which was,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at Life's Postcards
I am used to spending hours and hours in hospitals, walking the halls with laboring women and chatting with nurses, and holding space for moms and dads as birth ebbs and flows. But this week I've had a totally different... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Life's Postcards
When I look around my house I've noticed something. My previously beloved John Grisham or Ann Rice novels have been replaced by titles like Ina May's Guide to Birth, Mothering the Mother and Sacred Pregnancy. My freezer and cupboards holds... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Life's Postcards
although being woken up at 5:45am this morning after having stayed up till 1am watching The Office blooper reels on YouTube certainly wasn't. I seriously think there is some cosmic message that is sent to my children while they are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Life's Postcards
It's a New Year! Another opportunity to learn, grow, serve and for me...give back. While it might be my 4th year as a professional doula, I'm focused on the number 5 this year. As I approach my 5th anniversary of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Life's Postcards
Last week I got an excited call from my love bug asking me to come to her school for the Thanksgiving luncheon. First I pinched myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. Then I checked my calendar and moved things... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2012 at Life's Postcards
yes, I used a twitter hashtag for my title even though I don't use twitter. But I'm imagining that 20 years from now I'll be looking over posts from back in the day containing memes like a time capsule and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2012 at Life's Postcards
or so they say. Not too sure who they are but it's worth a shot because I don't even know where to begin finding words for this post. I was thinking to myself, what can I say about Hawaii and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2012 at Life's Postcards
If you're a female of any age AND you own a car, this post is for you. Sorry fellas, you're on your own. I must first begin this post with a little admission of my own. When I got the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at Life's Postcards
As they say on the Daily Show..."here it is, your moment of Zen": sisters unite with some good old fashioned Junie B. Jones Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at Life's Postcards
I tried in vain to find a suitable clip from YouTube of Billy Madison singing his "back to school, back to school, to prove to dad that I'm no fool". Sadly the versions are basically recorded from people while watching... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Life's Postcards
I did it. Which yes, even I was slightly surprised by!! My inspiration, Amity Tripp (four time Iron Girl who also just happens to be one of my high school BFF's), reminded me after the race was over that there... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at Life's Postcards
I know you remember that one hit wonder from When In Rome. I heard it for the first time in about a year at the end of Napoleon Dynamite last week. Naturally, because it is SO GOOD, it has been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2012 at Life's Postcards
Emma earned her first ribbon this week for completing a 1 mile fun run in Siesta Key. It was so much fun and she did an amazing job! I'm so proud so I just had to share. Here we are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at Life's Postcards
Whoop whoop! It's finally here, the long awaited long steamy days of summer and you know what that means...Florida Vacation of course! We headed out pre-dawn after the derecho that hit Virginia last Friday night, luckily we never lost power.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at Life's Postcards
it's definitely summer...the weather is hot but the pool is the perfect way to spend a blissful Friday! Next stop, Cici's Pizza :) Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2012 at Life's Postcards