Author Jeanne Ohm, DC Articles

A Message from our Editor, Issue #55 - Finding the Balance Within

As kids in the 70s, my friends and I were avid followers of The Moody Blues. We had every one of their albums, and we knew every song. We considered them to be almost like prophets of the time. Their message moved the listener to think about the...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #54 - Simple Choice

What is authenticity and how do we express it? As we grow up, most of us take on many of our parents’ values, attitudes, and beliefs. Perhaps we acquired their religious persuasion or their political opinions, their views on healthcare, parenting, o...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #53 - Something to Cluck About

The Rooster Makes All the Noise, But the Hen Rules the Roost! We got our first chickens when we were in college. Tom and I were paying our own way and chickens seemed to be an easy, economical source of food. We bought 18 young chickens...

Optimal Positioning: Balancing the Pelvis for a Safer, Easier Birth

In preparing for a natural birth, we recognize two things: the mother’s autonomy in childbirth and the supremacy of normal physiology. A mother-tobe has many resources to draw from in preparation for birth, the greatest being her own innate...

Can Chiropractors Turn Breech Babies?

Can chiropractors turn breech babies? If you had any idea how many times chiropractors get asked this question—as if chiropractors were obstetricians—you’d be shocked. The external cephalic version (ECV), a procedure done by obstetricians and some...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #52 - Journey From Fear to Trust

Every weekend in class I show a video clip where anthropologist Robbie Davis Floyd tells us, “From the time of Descartes on, we have been acculturated to believe in mind-body separation. You see it in the separation of mother and child, in a fetal...

The Blessed State: A Conversation with Mila Furstova

Mothering brings us into another level of consciousness in which we share our inner life. How does having children affect our artistic expression when we are dedicated to a talent, a vocation, or a career? For some, it can mean putting aside that...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #51 - The Heart Brain

This issue of Pathways is rich in information introducing readers to Stephen Porges’s newly proposed concept of the social branch of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), the social vagus. Our articles offer a glimpse of understanding for humanity f...

Healing Birth

During our first home birth, I can remember reaching a state I had never been in before. In spite of the many intense experiences I’d had in my life up to that time, this experience brought me to a new edge. I looked over to my husband, Tom, for...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #50 - A Day in the Summer

If there is one pearl of wisdom I could share with young parents it would be John Lennon’s words: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” My husband and I birthed six children at home. We created a successful business. We...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #49 - Liminal Consciousness

In this issue, there are...

Siblings at Birth: A Rite of Passage into the Family

We birthed all six of our children at home. Although the first four were what are now called “unattended” births (meaning no official birth practitioner was present), all but our first were attended by their siblings. For my husband and me, the...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #48 - Letting Go for a Higher Knowing

When my siblings and I were born, it was the status quo for moms to be knocked out under general anesthesia for birth. They labored alone, restricted to criblike beds, and as the stage of transition approached, they were put under, missing the...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #47 - Question Authority

Our Right to Make Informed, Conscious ChoicesI grew up in a family and a generation that believed in America, its Constitution and our Bill of Rights. We had a framed Declaration of Independence in our living room for years. We were taught...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #46 - Letting Music Awaken Our Dreams

Art and music has a way of revealing the core ideals of a time. Sometimes those messages last for decades. Growing up in the ’70s, we celebrated with passionate, meaningful music. The lyrics were about growth, expansion, finding ourselves, q...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #45 - Family Wellness, Conscious Choice and the Mommy Wars

Perhaps you have had the experience of publishing a blog, or sharing an article on social media, one whose content reveals a newly discovered perspective that validates your inherent knowing. You do so earnestly, with the intent to share this...

A Summit for Conscious Choice

A conversation with Gregg Braden, Joe Dispenza and Bruce Lipton.Chiropractors have always been a collaborative force in joining professions related to natural healing. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association embraces this...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #44 - The Conscious Breath

Birth may be one of the most profound experiences we ever encounter. We try to plan and arrange what will happen, but with all birth comes the unknown. All natural processes follow a course that is not necessarily measurable and predictable. At...

Enhancing Our Babies' Innate Expression

When my husband and I became parents, we had a strong recognition that children were intelligent, conscious beings responsive to their surrounding experiences. The world around us was waking up with what was termed the “Human Potential Movement.” Fro...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #43 - Yield: Kids Crossing the Line

Attending college in the ’70s was, well...a bit of a trip. Our professors brought the current events right into the classroom. Our history professor dove right into the Vietnam crisis. Our sociology instructor introduced us to the rising social...