Meet Big Ocean: Ann Takasaki, Chairwoman of the Board

Elizabeth Ann Inouye Takasaki is a third generation Japanese-American born in Richfield, Utah to Buddhist parents. Ann graduated from Brigham Young University with several degrees, including Dance, Psychology, and English and also studied for a graduate degree at UCLA in music therapy. Education is very important to Ann. She served an LDS mission in Sendai, Japan, where she …

Breastfeeding, Women, and Abundance Theory

Contributing author Lacey Parr. Breastfeeding is one of my passions. My personal experiences through pregnancy, birth and lactation have empowered me and helped me feel real love for my body and for the procreative powers given me. I have increasingly felt connections to ancestors and other women around me through these shared privileges that have …

Honoring Menstruation

I have debated in mind whether or not I should share this post, but when a thought doesn’t leave my heart, that’s when I know it is good and true, and that I should voice my thoughts. Something wonderful happened in our family this past week. Our oldest daughter began menstruation. After school on Wednesday, …

Meet Big Ocean: Dana

Dana’s first focus is her family. She is a homeschooling mom of four who loves to spend time with her family hiking, mountain biking, canyoneering and four wheeling.  Dana received a bachelor’s degree from BYU in English and loves reading and discussing good literature. She and her husband run a landscaping company together. She finds life …