Chantia Smith
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CHANTIA JOY SMITH: Empowering Support for Families & Individuals

Peace on Earth Begins with Birth

I am an apprenticeship-trained nationally certified homebirth midwife (CPM). I graduated from the National Midwifery Institute and my training included a 3 year apprenticeship in a homebirth practice with a CNM in San Francisco, a 3 month internship at the Alaska Family Health and Birth Center, and 3 months working at Bumi Sehat Birth Center in Bali with midwife and author Robin Lim. I support families during the childbearing years by providing midwifery care and holistic services. Since I am traveling quite a bit and working some in the bay area still I am mostly assisting other midwives at this time.

Doula Care
I am a labor and birth doula as well as a postpartum doula.

Lactation Educator
I am a Lactation Specialist and love combining my understanding of birth and craniosacral therapy to support little ones in nursing with ease.

Birth Trauma Resolution and Repatterning
I am a graduate of of the 2-year Castellino Pre and Perinatal Birth Therapy Training and specialize in birth trauma resolution and re-patterning. This work has both supported me in my own personal growth, and in my work as a birth professional. It is my deep commitment to support people in healing these early imprints and understanding the consciousness of babies. This type of birth work stems from biodynamic craniosacral therapy, somatic experiencing, and leading edge research in the field of Perinatal Psychology. With loving presence I support families and individuals in their quest for health, understanding, connection, and wholeness. This work is supportive for individuals who would like to explore early imprints and clarify intentions connected to but not limited to building relationship to self and other, fertility and conception, pregnancy, birth and being new parents, physical health and well-being, and professional development. I offer private sessions, 3 hour womb surrounds, workshops, and trainings for birth professionals.

Prenatal and Acu-Yoga
Embodied movement is one of my passions. I have been a yoga teacher since 2003 and I specialize in Embodied Anatomy Yoga (an exploration of body systems based on the principles of Body Mind Centering) and Acu-Yoga ( yoga postures combined with acupressure points for self-treatment). My movement background also includes contact improvisation, continuum, and chi kung. I love to play and have fun in my yoga classes!

Placenta Capsules
I dry and encapsulate placentas for moms postpartum to support them with recovery and hormone balancing. Check out Sheryl's blog for more details and info about benefits!

Acupressure Study Groups
I facilitate a study group in Acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu twice a month focusing on self-help, the spirit of the points, and the 5 elements.

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I am here to share my midwifery and doula skills, my perinatal psychology and birth trauma resolution skills, my Acu-Yoga and Prenatal Yoga classes, my bodywork skills in the form of an Acupressure Study Group, and my women's health specialty in the form of Wild Feminine women's circles.
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At the moment my favorite books are "Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit, and Joy in the Root of the Female Body," and "Spiritual Liberation," by Michael Beckwith. I will always love "Traditional Acupuncture: The Law of the Five Elements," by Dianne Connelly, and "The Temple of My Familiar," by Alice Walker
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New database reveals plants' secret relationships with fungi |

Leiden researchers have compiled information collected by scientists over the past 120 years into a database of plant-fungal interactions. This important biological data is now freely available for researchers and nature conservationists. Publication in New Phytologist.

Project in Morocco combines hemp and solar to go totally off grid | Hemp Today

A team of organizations has completed construction of a ground-breaking eco-building in Morocco that combines hemp construction with a high-tech solar energy system for total independence from the electrical grid. The SUNIMPLANT project, designed as a single-family dwelling, was created as an entrant in the recent “Solar Decathlon” organized by the United States Department of Energy and Morocco’s Centre de recherche en Energie solaire et Energies nouvelles. The biannual international competition challenges teams of students to design and construct solar-powered buildings. The most recent edition was hosted in Ben Guerir, Morocco, the first time the competition has been held on the African continent.

Arundhati Roy: Our Task is to Disable the Engine | Progressive International

While the human race is momentarily incarcerated, and even as a record-size hole opens in the ozone layer above the Arctic, the earth has given us an indication of her ability to heal. Even in our moments of sickness and loss we cannot help but hold our collective breath in wonder at the show she has put on. But plans are afoot to put an end to all of that. In India, for example, just in these last few days, a large portion of a tiger reserve is about to be turned over to a religious gathering—the Kumbh Mela—which attracts tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims. An elephant reserve in Assam is being marked off for coal mining, and thousands of acres of pristine Himalayan forest in Arunachal Pradesh marked off for submergence by the reservoir of a new hydroelectric dam. Meanwhile, not to be outdone, President Trump has signed an executive order allowing mining on the moon.

What Dam Removals Can Do for a River | Outside Online

Rising from the Ashes, from Trout Unlimited, follows the scientists studying the summer steelhead resurgence in Washington’s Elwha River. Since the removal of the Elwha Dam in 2011 and the Glines Canyon Dam in 2014, these fish are now free to run from the Pacific Ocean up into the Olympic Peninsula.

This New Electric Jet Concept Uses Air Friction to Generate Power | Robb Report

While the most current trend in business aviation is all about creating the next generation of electric and hybrid-powered aircraft, a new kind of space race could emerge if the physics actually support the theory behind Eather One. Designer Michal Bonikowski’s concept is probably four or five generations ahead of the current mode of thinking, but Bonikowski told Robb Report that he was inspired by the recent Maveric concept by Airbus. “That aircraft’s unique design helps reduce drag while providing more cabin space,” he said. “I have been thinking a lot about this lately, and wondered what could happen if a big company would like to create an electric plane.”

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