Thursday, June 17, 2010

Latham's Blog Post on Crazy Sexy Life- 7 Tips to a Blissful Birth, Part 2

This is part two of my blog from yesterday. As I prepare for a week of intensive doula work I am reminded of why I am called as a birth keeper. Please check out the full pice online at:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Latham's Blog Post on Crazy Sexy Life- Honoring the Pregnant Goddess, Part 1

I am a regular contributor and one of the original members of Kris Carr's Blog Posse on Crazy Sexy Life. I have been carried into the world of moms and babies and I have to say it's the best business to be in. I wake up every day filled with excitement for what the new day holds for possibility and new challenges. I am grateful you all are reading. Please check out the post online- the direct link is-

Haute Mama Organic Skin Care

There is a new haute mama in town and she is hip beyond words. Tatyanna Wright, maternity lifestyle expert and green diva extraordinaire is the founder of Haute Mama a green lifestyle destination for pregnant and new moms. She also recently launched a new product line of all natural skin care for moms and babies. The ingredients are certified organic and the products are unscented. Tatyanna believes in using what's closest to what nature provides and her beautifully crafted and packaged products are eco-conscious too. Packaged in aluminum which is easy to recycle and light to carry. Check out her line and purchase her products at Haute Mama Online
Tender Shoots Wellness pick- Haute Mama's Jojoba oil. Jojoba oil mimics the sebum naturally present on human skin which makes it a supreme moisturizer. It promotes healthy skin and scalp.

Check out Tatyanna's videos and tips on eco-living at Haute Mama Online and check out her blogs at Greenista

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Spotlight on Christy Turlington's Film- No Woman, No Cry

I formally met Christy Turlington-Burns a few weeks ago at a screening of her beautiful and provocative film- No Woman, No Cry. The film really took a serious look at birthing options, outcomes, and the lives of women around the world giving birth, from the Slums of Bangladesh to the foothills of Tanzania, and even here in the United States. Inspired by Christy's own experience the film looks at the harsh reality of what can happen if things "go wrong". Christy is a huge maternal rights advocate and humanitarian. I admire her work, her commitment, and look forward to hosting a screening of No Woman, No Cry in the near future. Congrats to Christy on her directorial debut. To learn more about Christy's work and her film visit her at: Every Mother Counts To take action visit: Mothers Everyday Campaign

Below is a personal statement from Christy Turlington about her must-see documentary.

"Like many women, I was excited to become a mother and enjoyed being pregnant. But just after delivering my first child, I suffered a serious complication. While I had a birth team that worked quickly to manage the situation, I was shocked to learn that more than 500,000 women die each year during childbirth—and that 90 percent of these deaths are preventable. This left me needing to learn more about maternal health.

I have since become the Maternal Health Advocate for the Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE) and enrolled in the Masters of Public Health program at Columbia University's Mailman School. But I still felt helpless, frustrated by the reports that maternal mortality numbers were not dropping. I was inspired to make a documentary film that would share the stories of women at risk of becoming a mortality statistic. I hope that by bringing people together through the universal experience of birth, we can help create a mainstream maternal health movement that ensures the lives and well-being of mothers worldwide, for generations to come."

And now, the trailer for No Woman, No Cry.

Join us at NibMor's 1st Annual "Let's Give Back!"

Come join us for NibMor's First Annual 'Let's Give Back'! Enjoy delicious organic food from Organic Avenue,Regal Vegan, Purely Elizabeth, Stogo, The V-Spot, Organique, Funky Monkey, Nanoosh...some of NY's finest restaurants and food companies. Dare to sample our signature "NibMor-tini" mocktail and NibMor's new EXTREME bar.
The evening’s events include a presentation from HealthCorps, words of wisdom from Victoria Moran(Living a Charmed Life), tender words from Latham Thomas(Tender Shoots Wellness), food demonstrations and an exciting raffle for some amazing prizes.
Go to for advance tickets $35 check out our facebook page for more information!!/photo.php?pid=4212554&id=104314012369

Date: Saturday June 26, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM to 10 PM
Place: Organic Avenue 116 Suffolk Street, NY, NY 10002
Phone: 718-374-5091
Let's Give Back is an opportunity for NibMor and other similar businesses to give back to our local community. 100% of this events proceeds go to HealthCorps to aid their fight against
childhood obesity. HealthCorps®, a proactive health movement founded by heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, is fighting the obesity and mental resilience crises by getting American students and communities across the country to take charge of their health.

Friday, June 11, 2010

My 2nd appearance on the Dr.Oz Show

Hi folks,
So the fabulous 4 members of Absyssian Baptist church were brought back to the Dr.Oz show to show their transformation after the nutrition intervention. The ladies were pleased with their weight loss but are still on the path towards loosing even more weight. Stay tuned in July for the televised results. Here is a pic of Dr.Oz and I post production on set.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Meet Rockstar Graduate Latham Thomas- Webinar with IIN

Mark your calendar! Join me on Thursday, June 10 from 5:00-5:40pm ET for a one-of-a-kind webinar with the world’s largest nutrition school, Integrative Nutrition.

Since 1992 Integrative Nutrition has been the cutting-edge leader in holistic nutrition education and trains students around the world to become health coaches. A health coach works one-on-one with clients to help them reach weight loss goals, create a balanced life and achieve optimum health.

Each year hundreds of students experience the Integrative Nutrition curriculum and join a community of over 10,000 students and graduates who are living and working as health coaches. This growing career is not only becoming more mainstream but is truly the future of health care reform. What if you had the tools to prevent the chronic diseases that are affecting our generation today? Integrative Nutrition trains its students to become health coaches and support clients to find their way back to better health.

On this webinar, you will learn:

· How I work with clients on the yoga mat, in the kitchen and in the world to achieve life and health balance

· My secret to developing an authentic relationship with food so you’re eating to LIVE, not living to eat

· How attending Integrative Nutrition propelled me into a successful health coaching career

I am excited to collaborate with the Integrative Nutrition community and hope you can join me. Please register here to reserve your space on this not-to-be-missed webinar.

To your health,

Latham Thomas

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

FLYING FREE with Laurie Gerber & Latham Thomas

FLYING FREE with Laurie Gerber & Latham Thomas

A transformational workshop that will turn your world upside down!
June 26th, 2010 2-4:15pm
Om factory- 265 W. 37th street, 17th floor near 8th ave.
Join us for an exciting workshop experience combining Anti-gravity yoga technique and life coaching skills! Latham Thomas, certified anti-gravity yoga teacher will guide you through an inspired anti-gravity yoga practice followed by Laurie Gerber of Handel Group for life coaching. Latham & Laurie will explore an interdisciplinary approach to help individuals take powerful and focused action in important areas of life including: career, relationships, and health. Learn to fly through air and through life, and empower yourself to overcome any limit. Take new risks with your body and let your mind and heart follow.

Price: $45, please pre-register online at Om Factory
Handel Group is a corporate, private, & educational coaching company based in NYC.

Shine on Sierra Leone- BirthRight Healthcare Program

I had the honor of helping my good friend Leilani (whom is a fellow doula and birth keeper) with a fundraiser recently for Shine on Sierra Leone- a beautiful non-profit organization helping improve birthing outcomes for women in Sierra Leone. SOSL held a fabulous and intimate fundraiser at Russel Simmons' home to raise money to help further the mission of the BirthRight Healthcare Program and establish a new prenatal wellness center. Just some basics so you know what is going on over there in terms of maternity care:
  • 1 out of 6 infants die before the age of 1
  • 1 out of 8 mothers die at childbirth
  • 1 out of 5 children dies before the age of 5
  • There is only 1 gynecologist and 12 doctors in the entire country
Founder Tiffany Perons partnered with Celebrity Apprentice contestant and supermodel Selita E.Banks and launched the Birthright Healthcare Program for SOSL, which is focuses on reducing these brutal statistics. On this season’s Celebrity Apprentice, Selita won $20,000 and is using the total amount to start a maternal ward that will offer free maternal care and postnatal care.

Join Selita and SOSL in moving forward and completing the rehabilitation of one maternal ward per year. Help Shine on Sierra Leone work to match Selita's contribution of $20,000!

Visit Shine on Sierra Leone