Lessons of Labor: One Woman’s Self-Discovery Through Birth & Motherhood

From the Introduction:

“This book is not a manual for having a ‘successful’ natural birth or for becoming the ultimate Zen mother. Though you may have been searching for such a guide, I do not think you need one. I offer you the stories of my birth and early motherhood experiences to share the learning I received through this incredible rite of passage. Instead of teaching you how to labor or how to live your life, my reflections are meant to ignite your curiosity about your own challenges as opportunities for self-discovery. More than anything, I hope this book inspires you to trust deeply that your life experience is your greatest teacher.”

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“Julia Aziz learned much beyond what labor and birth can be like; she guides us through her musings on the lessons gained from her labors–about life as a woman, life partner, mother, and human being.”
Penny Simkin, author of The Birth Partner, co-founder of DONA International

“Aziz’s lessons touch the lives of every woman, no matter their walk in life.”
US Review of Books

“What sets this book apart from other parenting titles is that it’s not about giving advice or focused on imparting how-to knowledge. The delicate beauty of her prose connects with the deepest kind of female strength.”
Portland Book Review

“In Lessons of Labor, Julia Aziz offers a vulnerable perspective of personal growth, wisdom of the body, and a lesson in surrender.”
Latham Thomas, Mama Glow

Mini Self-Healing Practice Book (released June 2020):

When You’re Having A Hard Time: The Little Book That Listens

It’s not easy to know what to do with yourself when you’re having a lot of feelings come up or struggling with a harsh self-critic. This book offers a simple practice for releasing and relieving negative emotions, so you can find a more centered way of being with whatever is happening. The Little Book That Listens can be used like an Oracle deck whenever you’re having a hard time, offering messages of heart-centered wisdom to the vulnerable self within. The power of self-healing is here for you.