Thought

Bringing Conscious Consumption to the Present Moment

I thoroughly enjoyed speaking at the Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival.  This topic of Conscious Consumption encompasses a large topic that we face in our more modern times.  What does "eating healthy" really mean? Living in a time where we can obtain anything with relative ease, we need to become savvy in our choices not only from the [...]

Ways for New Parents to Get Help and Support!

As I work with more families supporting integration in a variety of ways, I keep returning to basics.  Love, Support, Help, Heard, Seen.  No matter how capable, accomplished and/or independent a person is, times of transition and change offer up life opportunities for something bigger than ourselves. Are you a new parent? Do you remember [...]

The Sweet Is on the Inside

As a culture, it seems we have a voracious appetite for purchasing and that many of our holidays and seasonal celebrations have been relegated to marketing to the “don’t haves or wish we could have” soft spots within our human states. Whether it is to our appetites or desire for sugar and other addictive foods [...]

Birth by Special Opening Birth Plan

Birth is amazing, messy, challenging, ecstatic, tear-filled, and more all at the same time.  No matter how it happens.  Whether at home, a birthing center, in water, or at a hospital this can be true. What are your birth stories?  Were your needs met during pregnancy and birth? Did you feel empowered in your choices? [...]

Are You Substituting Sugar for the Real Sweetness of Life?

Photo: michale/Flickr. “The longing for sweets is really a yearning for love or 'sweetness.'” ― Marion Woodman People may think that humans are so wired by evolution to eat sugar whenever they can get it that there's not much hope to avoid unhealthy sweets in today's food economy, when they're available everywhere and [...]

Eat a Red Rainbow and Shine!

Eating a rainbow of colors not only makes eating fun and colorful, but also adds a variety of important vitamins, minerals and nutrients.  We benefit from increasing our fruit and vegetable intake to help offset our depleted soil, higher levels of pollution, pesticides, herbicides, and other environmental toxins. As a concept, this is fun to [...]