We’d like to introduce you to the new book Lessons of Labor: One Woman’s Self-Discovery Through Birth & Motherhood by Julia Aziz, LCSW, Director of Student and Career Services at AOMA. Julia has worked at AOMA since 2012, supporting students through and after their time in school. Before AOMA, she worked as a counselor and hospice chaplain, and she has continued to lead private workshops and classes on rediscovering purpose and the self. Her new book is about the emotional and spiritual challenges of birthing and parenting, looking at the transition into motherhood as an opportunity for personal growth. You are all invited to her book release party at BookPeople on Thursday, February 26 at 7pm!
About the book:
What if instead of trying to avoid the pain and uncertainty of labor, we asked what we could learn from it? In telling the intimate birth stories of her three children and miscarriage, Julia shows us how giving birth can be one of motherhood's (and life's) greatest teachers. Rather than giving advice on how to labor or how to parent, this book consistently offers the message that a woman can grow through the challenges that life presents her and learn to trust herself. For women who share a tendency for "getting it right," this honest and unguarded memoir is a reminder that the pretense of control is no match for the freedom of letting go.
Congratulations, Julia! AOMA is very proud of you.