Wellness for kids

A Children’s Story for Winter Solstice

My dear fans and rebels,[caption id="attachment_31830" align="alignright" width="303"] Starhawk, an eco-legend of our time.[/caption]I am delighted to share a story from a beloved author, Starhawk, on the winter solstice. When I invited Starhawk into the Evolve Project, she offered a piece from her book. I chose her story for the children, A Visit to Mother Winter.This is her telling of A Visit to Mother Winter.Circle round, and I'll tell you a story for a long winter's night…Once there were two sisters – we'll call them Johanna and Zelda, although the...

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Baby Boomers: Part of the Problem

Have you read this: Baby Boomers are the worst for the climate. BY SARAH LASKOW     for   www.grist.org ?Here are the details: At what age does a person do the most damage to the climate? According to a new study, between about 45 and 80.Starting at birth, a person’s carbon dioxide emissions sprint up and up and up, until they hit their peak at age 65. But by 80, a person's emissions are down to 13.1 metric tons. That's about the same amount of emissions they were creating at age 45.Another way of looking at...

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Kids Cleanse too!

Let's get real about what the consequences of not having our kids cleanse:mucus - which leads to colds and nose picking. Gross. poor eye sight (better eye sight comes from omega 3 precursors in leafy greens) allergies (from clogged up lymph systems due to excessive processed foods (like homogenized milk) and grains (like wheat) bad attitude (from acidic ash in the blood). Our natural state as humans is inspired. acne, weight gain, and other social unpleasantries.In the past, many of us have cleansed as individuals. And for many, this created a distancing between the...

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Raising kids with Doshic Awareness

I had a great conversation with Melanie Sachs, author of Ayurvedic Spa and Ayurvedic Beauty Care about raising families with holistic wisdom. Here is a quick audio: sachs_doshasThe beauty of raising children with Ayurvedic awareness, as opposed to general holistic knowledge is primarily language. Sanskrithappens to have evolved in an intentional naming of the manifest world from subtle to gross, so it can more aptly describe energies that develop into patterns in mind and body.This actually sets a young adult up for a deeper inquiry into the source of those...

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Evolutionary Childbearing

The two main systems of understanding the 18 month process of growing a baby and nourishing a newborn could be simplified to allopathic and holistic. As these two systems arose out of different paradigms, cultures and eras, the language both use to describe a healthy pregnancy, birth and postpartum experience differ tremendously depending on what lens your seeing through. Most western empowered women today would be surprised that they are even looking through an allopathic lens. They may attend yoga class, eat organic fruits and vegetables at every meal, have cut...

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