By Heather Del Castillo, a bereaved stillbirth parent who shares 5 hard truths about stillbirth loss, learned from her personal experience.

My first and only pregnancy ended when my son Miles died during an emergency transfer.

But let’s back up. At 37 years old I realized that fertility is not a given. The doctors told me I should have no trouble getting pregnant, but we kept tryin...

October 17, 2019

The birth story of Miles Reuben Del Castillo ... coming soon.

October 17, 2019

Dear family and friends, on Tuesday, April 23, we faced the most difficult challenge and suffered the biggest loss of our lives. Our son Miles passed away during childbirth. Heather labored at home for 37 hours before being transferred by ambulance to the hospital because our midwives determined Miles' heart rate was too low. At the hospital, they were unable to find Miles' heart...

July 13, 2019

Lacatation Cookie recipe for all the mamas and their support system.
Oatmeal Coconut 🥥 Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies 🍪
4 Tbs water
3 Tbs flaxseed meal
1 stick butter (1/2c) - I use Organic Valley pastured butter
1/2 cup coconut sugar - I use Nutiva
1 large egg - I use Handsome Brook Farm
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup oat flour (or do 1/2c oat flour and 1/2c...

December 9, 2017

That's right, I will be returning to ShiftCon for the 4th year in a row and I am excited as usual! 

Every year I learn a bunch about natural products and ideas and how to apply this knowledge in the online space that is social media. 

This year ShiftCon is happening in Irvine, CA Feb. 1-3, 2018. Join me?! 

"ShiftCon is an eco-wellness influencer conference focusing on food, wellness...

November 18, 2017

Thanks to FOX13 Craig Patrick's We the People segment for covering my case!

October 4, 2017

 I would just like to continue to help people get healthier. 

August 7, 2017

This is me with my teaching hat on. I'm an introvert but my passion in life is empowering people to empower themselves to bring more health into their lives and their homes.

I'm able to step out of my comfort zone and teach kombucha-making workshops and get people to handle the weirdness of a scoby with smiles on their faces because I make my classes light, and open, and intriguin...

August 4, 2017

It's true! Eat well to feel well, even emotionally. I often tell the story of a shift in my life. One night I was crying almost hysterically over what?  I wasn't even really sure. 🤷🏼‍♀️ But I reflected on what I ate and it was cake earlier that evening. Soon after, it became a running joke and my husband began asking me "did you eat cake again?" if I'd have a seemingly unwarran...

July 10, 2017

Mindfulness can help with calming and ultimately embracing a happier heart. Mindfulness releases the need for control as well as the tendency toward needing to react.

I like to use my practice in the following way - I Stop. Think. Process. Look at the big picture. Decide. Decide again. Act. (Or "act" by doing nothing and letting it all pass and move forward in peace).

I look back t...

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