Friday, December 20, 2013

New Review on Amazon :)

"I found Elena's viewpoint and experience of birth to be uplifting and joyous. Her unexpected and quite sudden journey in the direction of birth made all that followed so much more interesting for the reader. Elena's thoughtfulness and humour are regular companions and she presents a viewpoint around pregnancy and birth that many will surely find illuminating." Donal on Amazon.com

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Singing Birth Workshop

I am happy to announce my new project: Singing Birth Workshop!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Is This All We Know About Our Reproductive System?



I bought a book about the human body in the kids' section at the book store (John Farndon, Nicky Lampon, Body, Miles Kelly, 2010). It looked the most serious one. In fact, it was: deadly serious. There is an impressive skull hologram on the cover. Over the skull, the title: BODY. Sorry, I thought it was a skeleton puppet. 

A couple of pages from the start, there is a page 14 about all the systems in our body. There is a special post-it about our reproductive system: 
"The reproductive system is the only system that can be removed without threatening life." 
What kind of information is this? What did I buy, a kids eugenics manual? Is this the most important thing we have to say about our reproductive system? Why would anyone want to remove it's own reproductive system? And by the way, the reproductive system is not "just" penis and testicles, ovaries and uterus. How would you remove a vagina? It's hollow. 

On the same page 14. It says:
"The reproductive system is the smallest of all the systems. It is basically the sexual organs that enable people to have children. It is the only system that is different in men and women."
The reproductive system is reduced to "the smallest" and "basically" enables you to have children. If you remove it, you return to the original cosmic egg.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Elena Skoko on Huffington Post Live

It was such a pleasure to have a conversation about orgasmic birth with Debra Pascali-Bonaro, Laura Shanley, and doctor Barry R. Komisaruk on Huffington Post Live.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Inteview on LiveScience.com

I am so thrilled our story and my book are featured on LiveScience.com article about orgasmic birth. Read the full article here: http://www.livescience.com/37039-orgasmic-birth-real.html.

Interview on ArtSees Diner Blog Talk Radio Show

Memoirs of a Singing Birth interview with Elena Skoko on ArtSees Diner Blog Talk Radio Show stop in and listen to this remarkable journey from conception to childbirth and beyond! Miraculous! http://artseesdiner.com/elenaskoko.html

Listen to internet radio with ArtSeesDiner on BlogTalkRadio

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Promo Prices on Book and Ebook

Memoirs of a Singing Birth EBOOK (in English), NOW for $4,99 (instead of $9,99)! Pass the word ♥
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/27398

If you like to have "the real book" in your hands, Memoirs of a Singing Birth is now available from Lulu for $15 (instead of $18). Also on Amazon!
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/elenaskoko

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Ibu Robin Lim in Italy

Ibu Robin Lim will be in Italy in May to present her new book Il Chakra dimenticato. Il Libro della Placenta. For all the information about the lecture tour and presentations see Madri Sane, Terra Felice blog.


Welcome, Ibu Robin! Your words of love and wisdom are much needed.

Monday, March 25, 2013

They Say About Memoirs: Debra Pascali-Bonaro

"Our deepest learning and connection comes thru stories. Take the journey with Memoirs of a Singing Birth. Your heart will be touched by Elena's family's story of finding pleasure in birth, transforming pain with music, singing her song as she passes through these powerful gates of motherhood. You will share her joy as she welcomes her babe with ecstatic bliss. Feel her passion as she will lead you to find yours and reclaim the deep wisdom within to birth your baby with your creative energy alive and flowing." Debra Pascali-Bonaro

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood


The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood
book by Rachel Power
Red Dog Books, 2011

Since I became mother, I realized my art changed dramatically and I just didn't happen to see any mirrors around me showing me the picture of myself as mom-artist. I would have ideas about every single aspect of my experience and I didn't quite know where to put them. Who was interested in motherhood? Was my art of any value if I centered it around this profound yet everyday topic? I began to notice that my fellow mom-artists had the same concern. So, we somehow started to stick together on social networks exchanging each others mom-art and information. 

One lovely afternoon I was hanging out at my friend's Kate's house in Bali, while our daughters were having a play date. Kate is a single mom, jewelry designer and songwriter. Well, she's a lot more, a very talented artist and a great woman all together. She's Australian and she gave me this book saying, "I think you might like it". I must say I rarely happen to grab a book published in Australia. I don't know why they hardly reach European market. And it's such a shame. So, I gave it a look, and after two months or so of intermittent reading in the bathroom, in the kitchen, in bed, I finished it. 

I finally found a mirror. So much similar to the one my mother put in my sister's room while she completely renovated it and made it look like a memory she had of her childhood. My sister wasn't very pleased about this change that happened without her consent or even a consultation, but instead of getting mad she accepted it and decided to study it. There is this century old oval mirror framed in carved wood rising behind a freshly restored beauty desk. It's beautiful and brings up nostalgia, but the mirror is foggy and cloudy, eroded by moist. My mother preferred to keep it "original" and didn't want to change it with a clear new one. She had her memories impressed in that reflection. There is no use of it if you want to properly put a make up on, not even a rouge. Yet, we accept it as a symbol.

Well, this book is like this mirror for me in sense that I can see myself in it, I can see my mother in it and my grandmother and my great-grandmother and all the women of the past and present. I don't see myself in my mother's example of motherhood, as I can't quite accept the messy self-reflection on her mirror. I want to be a "different" mother, but I AM actually that messy, that foggy and that cloudy as a mother. So are all the artists interviewed in this book. And I am so grateful to the author Rachel Power to have put it up together for the benefit of every mom-artist's soul, and I immensely thank her fellow Melbournian mom-artist and my precious friend Kate Fleming for letting me participate to this fabulous community. I wish there was such a supporting and self-reflecting bunch of great mom-artists in every place I call home (Bali, Rome, Croatia...) as it seems to be in Melbourne.