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Meme Bill  Long time world wanderer marrying my Aussie love and growing roots. Birth doula, nature lover, healthy lifestyle committed, writer, photographer.๐ŸŒปโœจ

I went to @tucker.casuarina a few days ago to shoot some photos of some beautiful new mums and this chai was so gorgeous I had to get a shot of it, too. Chris and I moved down to Cabarita last week, and Iโ€™m loving getting to know our new neighborhood. ๐Ÿ˜

Winter mornings working in the sun at @sunhousesurfkiosk with my little lap warmer and my love by my side. ๐Ÿ’›โœจ

A week ago at this time I had just gotten home from supporting my second birth as a doula, holding space for this couple as they became a family and this incredible woman brought a little girl earth-side. I am so in love with birth and supporting birthing women to connect to their power and feel confident in their ability to birth their babies however they want to. I could talk about this subject for days on end, so I'm starting an account to share all things pregnancy, birth and postpartum, as well as sharing my photography on these subjects: @la.luna.doula . Just to let everyone know in advance, I will most definitely be posting videos and photos of birth, so if that's not your thing you've been warned. However, maybe give it a chance? This is something that's so taboo and hidden in our society, when it's the most natural thing in the world. I think everyone would be served well to have a better understanding of the reality of birth - beyond the highly medicalised, dramaticised version you see in movies and on TV. Just about a week ago Instagram re categorized birth content as educational, so it's no longer being censored ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ thanks to the incredible work of @katievigos with the @empoweredbirthproject and the thousands of other people who championed the petition for policy change. So here comes tons of incredible birth content!

Took the tipi for a spin. โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒผ What we forgot about communal sleeping is that there's always someone who snores! (Or in our case it seemed like everyone took turns, and whenever it was quiet one of the dogs would hear something and they'd both start barking.) ๐Ÿ˜‚

It's good to be barefoot and climb trees wearing dresses and take photos just because it's fun and free and there's so much beauty in the world it's a shame not to capture at least a bit of it in whatever way I can. This year so far creativity has been flowing and I'm feeling how for me creativity is connected to my feminine energy, supporting birth , holding space for vulnerability and transformation, and the cycles of the moon ๐ŸŒ™ - it's all wrapped up in one. Same. ๐ŸŒ‘๐ŸŒ˜๐ŸŒ—๐ŸŒ–๐ŸŒ•๐ŸŒ”๐ŸŒ“๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒ‘

How UNREAL is the color of that water?! ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ’งFiji pretty much lived up to all my expectations. Crystal blue water, white sand beaches, the friendliest ever locals who quickly became fast friends, and drinking Kava for hours until you've peed 5 times and your belly can't fit any more but there's guitar and incredible Fijian harmonies filling the air and you want to prove to your Fijian friends that you can hold your own in the Kava circle even if it's making you super super drowsy and you'll be crazy dehydrated tomorrow morning.

Happy 2018! I'm late late late in saying that, I know. I've been feeling just a bit indifferent about sharing on here for a while, and yet I find so much inspiration and kinship and community in the feeds of others. And every time I sit down to write out a post, I feel tapped into my creativity. Writing and reaching out and sharing not because I have to, but because I want to. When I started working professionally in the realm of social media management the last thing I wanted to do at the end of a long day of Facebook, instagram and blogging was to sit down and do more of it. These days, though, I'm feeling refreshed and full of creative energy, with some pretty varied and exciting career moves on the horizon. So, I don't want to make any promises, but I dare say 2018 might see me sharing a bit more than 2017 did. This photo was from a quick trip to Fiji that I was lucky enough to be included in with the Rustic Pathways Australia team at the end of last year, as I'm officially joining the team and stepping into a permanent role at the end of this month!

Such a whirlwind time. Left Sedona almost a week ago after spending some beautiful time with family and friends and the red rocks. Spent time in SF with the lovely @slam_antha for her birthday. Flew to Aus, finished my doula training, raced 15k the next morning, and now I'm flying out to Fiji to kick off my new role with my long time love @rusticpathways . Feeling ungrounded and in need of down time, but so full of love and gratitude for all the opportunities and people and joy in my life.

Home. Home. Home. These colors, these mountains, these people, this house, this music, these smells - it's all home. And it's been far too long, Sedona. โค๏ธ

Last weekend the business Chris and I are starting, @gigl_music held its first live music event. We were lucky with the weather and it was a such a beautiful event with much of the tribe we've built here coming out to support us. Now, Chris and I are about to board a flight to the US for a three week visit, and I am glad to be heading home. Almost two years away - it's time. Photos by @lerako

I woke up this morning to the light shining perfectly on the dream catcher above my bed. There's been a lot happening lately that's making me feel really held - like the universe is looking out for me. You know that feeling like you're on the right path and the universe is giving you all these little gifts and signs? Call it what you will, believe what you will, but I am so grateful for weather that clears at the exact right moment, opportunities that appear out of nowhere, people who seem to be placed directly in your path like "Here, meet this person! You need them in your life!" .
Dreamcatcher created by my lovely friend @salty_magnolia

Our first harvest from our summer garden! ๐Ÿฅ’ The best part about it is Chris is so excited that he's showing EVERYONE (not to mention all the sly jokes about how BIG his cucumber is ๐Ÿ˜‚) and even though he doesn't like Instagram and doesn't have one of his own he keeps asking if I've shared this photo yet, just like a proud papa. If he's like this about a cucumber I wonder what he'll be like when we have babies? ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

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