In my work as an Ayurvedic Postpartum Doula, I support people as they make the transition to becoming parents. This is one of lifeÕs moments when it becomes obvious how frankly bad we all are at receiving. I have noticed in myself and as a culture, we have gotten a lot of practice in giving and in taking, but receiving without needing to reciprocate Ñ that takes grace. I find that practicing the energetics of receiving allows us to soften. It brings us into community, reminding us of our interconnectedness. And it allows us to be truly, deeply nourished. by Liz Montgomery Craig, Spiritual Arts, USA / Beacon, NY, Day 8 / July 10.