Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. Nothing contained in my blogposts should be considered medical advice. Please do your own research about everything you read and consult with the professionals who oversee your health about your concerns or questions.

622634_10151937295511900_2092363348_oMy name is Lani Axman.

I’m a mom of five, book author, lover of mountains and trees, and a Mormon.  I grew up the 6th of 8 children in a variety of places (Arizona, Utah, and Massachusetts), traveling often between divorced parents and visiting grandparents and cousins.

In December of 2007, I turned to Blogger as an outlet for my passionate drive to share what I learned and loved about birth. I also write here about mothering, spirituality, managing mental illness, and whatever else I feel impressed to write about.

Training and Education

  • 2003, BA English, Brigham Young University
  • 2009, DONA Doula Training, Mary Langlois (trainer)
  • 2011, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Karen Strange (trainer)
  • 2015, Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator, Felice Austin (trainer)
  • 2015, 200-hour Kundalini Yoga Instructor training, Yoga Phoenix, Jaap Kaur (trainer)

So you can call me Buscando la luz (or “Busca,” for short), Harsimrit Kaur (my yoga-teacher name), or you can call me by the Hawaiian name my mom gave me over thirty-four years ago:  Lani (heaven, sky, royal, majesty).  Coincidentally, this “light-seeker” now resides in the Valley of the Sun–AZ. If you have a question or just want to connect, please email me at askbusca@gmail.com. You can also post questions, see links to more articles and research, and interact with me and a large group of birth-loving women on my Birth Faith Facebook page. I’m so glad you found your way here!


Thanks for reading!