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What Nomad Lions Can Teach Us About Growing Through Life

Written by on September 15, 2015 in Conscious Living, Conscious Parenting, Thrive with 2 Comments
What Nomad Lions Can Teach Us About Growing Through Life

Nature is a wise teacher. And when it comes to being King and Queen of the jungle, these magnificent creatures may have a lesson or two to teach us.

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3 Generations Answered 1 Simple Question And What The Kids Said Was Heartbreaking

3 Generations Answered 1 Simple Question And What The Kids Said Was Heartbreaking

Nature Valley asked 3 generations the same question: What did you like to do for fun as a kid? The fondest memories for the two adult generations revolved around doing things outdoors. However, the answers by the youngsters were all indoor activities: video games, streaming films, texting, and computer related.

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How One Mom Detected Her Son’s Cancer With a Cell Phone Photo

Posted by on July 20, 2015 in Conscious Living, Conscious Parenting with 1 Comment
How One Mom Detected Her Son’s Cancer With a Cell Phone Photo

“Trust a momma’s gut.” That is the advice that Julie Fitzgerald, a mom of two boys, has for other moms when talking about kids and health. Fitzgerald speaks from experience: She recently used a cellphone photo to diagnose her son’s eye cancer — and in doing so she saved his life.

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Homeless Man in Viral Video Reunites with Son

Homeless Man in Viral Video Reunites with Son

A song and a viral video gave a homeless man a chance to reconnect with the child he was separated from about 15 years ago. “Music took me around the world before I was 21 and somehow, my music now has gotten me back together with my son,” Donald Gould told 24 Hour News 8 via video call on Tuesday. Video of Gould, a 51-year-old homeless former U.S. Marine, playing a beautiful rendition of “Come Sail Away” by Styx on an outdoor piano in Sarasota, Florida went viral, with millions of people seeing it in the last week.

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One Mother’s Touching Story of Dealing With Her Son’s Addictions

Posted by on July 9, 2015 in Conscious Living, Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
One Mother’s Touching Story of Dealing With Her Son’s Addictions

I remember very little of what is said after that. I remember wondering: How? How did I not know? What is wrong with me as a mother that I didn’t see the signs that this is a problem beyond teenage pot experimentation?

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Babywearing Is Good For Mom and Even Better For Baby

Posted by on June 25, 2015 in Conscious Living, Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
Babywearing Is Good For Mom and Even Better For Baby

Babywearing is the act of “wearing” or carrying your baby or small child in a way that keeps them close, supports them, and promotes that important parent-baby bonding while keeping your hands free.

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5 Ways You Can Support Your Dying Parent

Posted by on June 21, 2015 in Conscious Living, Conscious Parenting with 2 Comments
5 Ways You Can Support Your Dying Parent

Recently my Mother passed away and as I look back on the experience of her decline into illness and dementia, I can honestly say that I am grateful to have had the opportunity to care for her and witness her final days on this Earth. Of course there was a lot of emotional pain for both of us – including regrets – and for me the jolting realization of my own mortality seemingly not too far in the distant future.

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Father’s Day Musing: 35 Things I Hope My Kids Will Say About Their Dad

Father’s Day Musing: 35 Things I Hope My Kids Will Say About Their Dad

Children learn more from watching their parents than from listening to them – more is caught than taught. As parents, this puts great weight on how we conduct our lives. It requires us to be intentional about how we live. It requires us to self-reflect and evaluate if our lives match our words. And it requires us to be intentional about identifying the lessons we hope our kids will take from us. Here then, as my two children get older, are the 35 Things I Hope They Will Say About Their Dad. They represent the 35 most important lessons I hope they will learn from my life.

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How To Honor & Heal Your Relationship With Your Mother

How To Honor & Heal Your Relationship With Your Mother

Whether you’re taking time today to honor your mother or yourself as a mother — or both — please consider doing a little inner work. With so much energy being focused on mothering and the collective heart chakra, it’s a great day to create some wholeness around your relationship with your mother, and I’ve created a powerful meditation in the video above.

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Kids Who Grow Up With Pets Are More Emotionally Intelligent and Compassionate

Kids Who Grow Up With Pets Are More Emotionally Intelligent and Compassionate

If you’re a parent, the idea of adding the care and feeding of an animal to your responsibilities might feel like too much work. But having a dog, cat, bunny, hamster or other animal as a part of the family benefits kids in real ways. Studies have shown that kids who have pets do better — especially in the area of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), which has been linked to early academic success, even more so than the traditional measure of intelligence, IQ.

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This Simple ‘Diet’ Will Bring You Closer to the Ones You Love (Including Yourself)

This Simple ‘Diet’ Will Bring You Closer to the Ones You Love (Including Yourself)

Farhana Dhalla tells you how important your presence is as a parent when it comes to ‘being’ with your children.

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Is Hello Barbie the Creepiest Doll of All? (& Does She Violate Your Child’s Privacy?)

Posted by on March 13, 2015 in Conscious Living, Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
Is Hello Barbie the Creepiest Doll of All? (& Does She Violate Your Child’s Privacy?)

New eavesdropping Barbie records your child’s conversations and transmits them to a corporation that analyzes your kid’s likes and dislikes. And then things get weird.

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Why NOT Dating (After Divorce) is Hurting Your Children​

Why NOT Dating (After Divorce) is Hurting Your Children​

Dating has brought great men in my life that gave me a​ piece of profound healing and faith in what lies ahead, melting off my limiting beliefs.

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Elementary School Dumps Homework and Tells Kids to Play Instead

Elementary School Dumps Homework and Tells Kids to Play Instead

A public elementary school is abolishing traditional homework assignments and telling kids to play instead — outraging parents who say they may pull their kids out of the school. Teachers at P.S. 116 on East 33rd Street have stopped assigning take-home math worksheets and essays, and are instead encouraging students to read books and spend time with their family, according to a letter the school’s principal, Jane Hsu, sent to parents last month.

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These 52 Character Builders For Children, Once a Week, Could Change Their Lives

Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Conscious Living, Conscious Parenting with 0 Comments
These 52 Character Builders For Children, Once a Week, Could Change Their Lives

The following quotes may be used in a variety of ways by both teachers and parents . One idea is for a thought to be posted, read, and discussed at the beginning of each week. It could then be read daily with the students. At the end of the week ask them what they learned or how the thought applied to their lives or activities during the week. Have the children give written or oral examples, or have them draw a picture to illustrate their ideas.

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