Resolved

I think most of us have toyed with the word “resolution” over the years (can I get an “Amen sister.” ?). The trouble is I, for one, have been using the word incorrectly. Or at least not fully appreciate it many intricate meanings. Let’s take a look at it in detail.

* [Note to purists: this is NOT the official definition as the 1821 version of Noah Webster's English Dictionary is not available online that I am aware of. I simply do not have the time to get it off the shelf and type in all of these symbols.]*

re·solve (rE-zolv)
v. re·solved, re·solv·ing, re·solves
1. To make a firm decision about.
2. To cause (a person) to reach a decision. See Synonyms at decide.
3. To decide or express by formal vote.
4. To change or convert.
5. To find a solution to; solve.
6. To remove or dispel (doubts).
7. To bring to a usually successful conclusion:resolve a conflict.
8. Medicine To cause reduction of (an inflammation, for example).
9. Music To cause (a tone or chord) to progress from dissonance to consonance.
10. Chemistry To separate (an optically inactive compound or mixture) into its optically active constituents.
11. To render parts of (an image) visible and distinct.
12. Mathematics To separate (a vector, for example) into coordinate components.
13. To melt or dissolve (something).
14. Archaic To separate (something) into constituent parts.
15. To reach a decision or make a determination:resolve on a course of action.
16. To become separated or reduced to constituents.
17. Music To undergo resolution.
18. Firmness of purpose; resolution.
19. A determination or decision; a fixed purpose.
20. A formal resolution made by a deliberative body.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

So now that we/I understand all of the implications of that word I want to officially place a resolution before us:

I resolve to:
be AUTHENTIC
be WHOLE
be HEALED
move from DISSONANCE to RESONANCE
render the parts of my life SEPERATE and DISTINCT
move from DOUBT to BELIEF

There are so many aspects of my own life that have moved from clarity to chaos this year. It began one year ago in Haiti as I dressed a tiny child who had left this mortal body for an immortal one. We dressed her and wrapped her and placed her challice into a lightbulb box. A lightbulb box. Her tiny beautifully perfect body was placed into a lightbulb box for burial. That image will never ever leave me. It was so senseless to me (at the time) – to see such loss that could have been prevented (I thought). I moved and lived in grief for this child and others like her for many of the following weeks. I felt the *dissonance* in my soul for months.

*dis·so·nance noun \ˈdi-sə-nən(t)s\

1. lack of agreement; especially : inconsistency between the beliefs one holds or between one’s actions and one’s beliefs — compare cognitive dissonance
2. an instance of such inconsistency or disagreement: a mingling of discordant sounds; especially : a clashing or unresolved musical interval or chord*

This past month has been perhaps one of the most difficult and challenging times of my adult life. 2007 was the only other year that came close to this one. And it honestly paled in comparison. As I sit to type this I have 2 babies that I attended at birth in the NICU of my local children’s hospital. They are both perfect and will be home within the week but still. For some perspective: I’ve had 4 transfers in 3 months time – more than the total of the past **4 years combined**. There has been alot of talk about Kelly being burned out. Kelly is over worked. Kelly takes on too much. Kelly is an over achiever. Kelly has lost her love of midwifery. Kelly isn’t as “committed” as she once was. Well let me tell ya’ll something. Let me tell the universe:
**KELLY HAS NEVER BEEN MORE COMMITED TO WOMEN AND FAMILIES AS SHE IS RIGHT NOW IN THIS MOMENT.**

Yes, it has been hard. No, I don’t have any answers. Trust me when I say I have spent hours on my knees in tears begging for the POWER to make it all different. I don’t have that power. Never will. And perhaps that’s a good thing.

Because that little life – you know the one I thought was senselessly lost? She has changed my life. Which will change other lives. And the trickle effect of her 22 weeks of life in the womb will FOREVER be felt in the human collective. How awesome is THAT?! Her life IN THE WOMB is going to have a bigger impact that most of ours will in living years and years and years?!

Now I get that some people reading this are going to be doubters. That’s ok. I get it. But see that last thing on my resolved list? I resolve to move from DOUBT to BELIEF. I don’t live there anymore. Old address, please forward all mail. I believe that her life mattered. That mine matters. That I am here for a divine purpose that was written on my BONES to walk out before the world was even formed.

The notes that make up the music that is my life have moved from a clanking, clashing, harsh and unwelcome dissonant sound to one of **resonance** that the most talented of composers could envy.

What about you?
Join me?

Please comment below if you want to join this resolution with me. Of course you can find me on FaceBook – look for the Village there. http://www.facebook.com/MyHealthyVillage and on Twitter @VillageKelly #villagehealth

Friends,

I have spent many many hours trying to think of a way to share the lessons I have learned from more than 20 years of parenting and a decade of serving families as a traditional naturopath and herbalist. I simply do not have time to effectively answer every single question that I am asked in person, and sadly many who WOULD ask me a question don’t even try because I can be hard to reach by telephone unless you are a midwifery client.

I think I have found a way to solve this that is affordable, convenient and thorough. I’m going to only send you this email/post once – and I won’t be bothering anyone again with the information. Just click “delete” if this doesn’t help you. That’s all I’m after: helping people reach their healthcare goals however I can!

I am publishing a free weekly health newsletter that you can sign up for it here.

And I have a 10 lesson eCourse available now called Family 1st Aid. For more information on that CLICK HERE.

I wish you all the best – and hope to hear form you all soon!

Yours,

Kelly

Fermented Foods Class

Hey all! As much as I wish Nathan and I had our own website titled nateandkatebechtold.com, we do not. However, the market website is http://osagebeachfarmersmarket.com/. Kelly, thanks so much for coming out and teaching the class. It was so much fun, and I can’t wait to start with all my ferments. See you guys at the market May 4th!

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 11:52 AM, Kelly Caldwell <psalms66> wrote:

Hello Friends!

It was lovely to meet you all and I hope you consider your Saturday night well spent! Please add me to your address book so future emails won’t get blocked by Spam filters. I wish it went without saying but it doesnt – PLEASE do not forward, print and share, post on Facebook, etc. the documents I have attached in this email. That would be stealing and it is wrong.

If your friends would like to have a class just send them my way! And yes, we ARE on Facebook. Please "LIKE" us and post on our wall about how much you LOVED the class! We are "Village Health". We do monthly book giveaways and class info there.

If you have questions feel free to email. The last page of this attachment has information for future classes. These are scheduled with a local host in your area. I’d LOVE to come again! I am currently scheduling for MAY in the Camdenton area (NOT JUNE – sorry!)
Kelly

PS – Kate was at the class with you and I’d like to heartily recommend her family Farmer’s Market in your area! For more information check out www.nateandkatebechtold.com .

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Fermented Foods Class

Hello Friends!

It was lovely to meet you all and I hope you consider your Saturday night well spent! Please add me to your address book so future emails won’t get blocked by Spam filters. I wish it went without saying but it doesnt – PLEASE do not forward, print and share, post on Facebook, etc. the documents I have attached in this email. That would be stealing and it is wrong.

If your friends would like to have a class just send them my way! And yes, we ARE on Facebook. Please “LIKE” us and post on our wall about how much you LOVED the class! We are “Village Health”. We do monthly book giveaways and class info there.

If you have questions feel free to email. The last page of this attachment has information for future classes. These are scheduled with a local host in your area. I’d LOVE to come again! I am currently scheduling for MAY in the Camdenton area (NOT JUNE – sorry!)
Kelly

PS – Kate was at the class with you and I’d like to heartily recommend her family Farmer’s Market in your area! For more information check out www.nateandkatebechtold.com .

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So I made it to Haiti…

And Haiti made it into me. I’ll never be the same. Keep a lookout for the ebook I’m publishing, proceeds to support birth work there.

And it bears repeating. I will never be there same.

Thank you to EVERYONE who gave, thought, prayed for me while I was preparing to go and while I was there.

Hait or BUST!!!!

It is now one month and 2 days before I leave for Haiti by way of Kansas City then Florida. Signs say I will be taking a PRIVATE plane from Florida into Haiti itself… more on that later. I have MANY things complete for this journey, and many things still to do. Who knew I’d have to work for 3 months to go somewhere for 2 weeks!? [I'll also admit to being nearly giddy with excitement as my very own PASSPORT showed up in the mail!]

The support I’ve received from our local homeschool group, my church, people I’ve NEVER EVEN MET… well, it’s been nothing less than staggering. Humbled? Why, yes, I am. I have to CONTINUALLY remind myself that they aren’t giving to “me” but to Haiti. It feels so artificial for me (Mrs. Independent) to accept offerings from people I love and care about. Let alone strangers.

In the interim I’m so happy ton ave Robin here (my new apprentice). You can read her biography on the “Our Team” page. Look for more updates to this website soon, as it’s on my list of “MUST COMPLETE BEFORE HAITI”. To come: Placenta encapsulation, independent childbirth classes coming to your town, a better way to pediatric care, and an ONLINE STORE! At last! You don’t have to wait on me to get stuff shipped to you anymore! So excited to have this very very close to completion.

I am still a few hundred dollars short of my needed funds to serve in Haiti – please consider a donation. Every tiny bit helps. Paypal to psalms66@gmail.com as a “GIFT” and I won’t be charged any fees. Blessings to you all – love and hope only the best for you all.

Stay tuned for more!