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Well Being

"The part can never be well unless the whole is well." —Plato

A profound insight that I’ve gained from spending time (both professionally and personally) in the company of children, is the powerful connection between diet and behavior. Over the years I have seen consistent patterns between the food children eat and their performance in school.

This seems like a simple concept, but it has important implications for our children. We need to make sure that the food we feed them and the habits we nurture are in line with our expectations for their behavior. Simply telling children that certain foods and other choices they make pertaining to their health are “good” or “bad” for you is not enough. They need to know the “why” behind these statements. When children are able to develop a good understanding of how their body works and what they need to do to take care of it, they are equipped with the tools they need to make the right decisions for themselves. For in the end, we want them to know how to make their own choices based on sound information.

Eat the Colors of the Rainbow

Description Eating foods of many different (natural) colors is a sure way for your body to get all of the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and stro...MORE

Simple Tools for Cooking with Children

1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9.A profound insight that I’ve gained from spe...MORE

Author Focus: Stefanie Sacks

I am thrilled to be collaborating with Emma Walton Hamilton, Susan Verde, and Stefanie Sacks to offer a Parenting Discussion Series in the studio. I...MORE

3 Wildcrafted Herbs for Summer Days

In our part of the world summer is in full swing.  Despite my best intentions for a stress free summer I find we have a packed schedule of farm work,...MORE

All Natural Fizzy Bath Bombs

It’s mid-February and there is something in the air, something floating like tiny wisps through the heart shaped ether. That’s right, it’s snow...MORE

Power of the Pickle: The Food Mood Connection

We are happily preparing for the start of our Food for Thought family workshop! I thought it’d be fun to share one of my most helpful parenting...MORE

Healthy Snacks for Kids

During a recent girls’ group, my daughter and her friends expressed an interest in learning some healthy snacks that they can make for themselv...MORE

Health + Wellness for Kids: Herbal Foot Baths

Emma from 95 Acres of Sky is with us to share wonderful tips for taking some time and nurturing the little ones in our lives with soothing foot baths...MORE

Skin Care for Pre-Teens: Raising Natural + Confident Girls

Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share some inspiring natural skin care recipes for the growing girls in our lives. As our children g...MORE

Designing Spaces for Children: Aromascape

As a child, I spent countless hours in the backyard of my grandparents’ home where there was plenty of  open space, trees of every size, and small...MORE

Yoga for Kids: Gettin’ Buggy With It

Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share some inspiring spring yoga poses for the little yogis on our lives… Nature is a source...MORE

Children & Nutrition: Understanding Energy Balance

We all want our children to make healthy choices when it comes to taking care of themselves. I have always found that when they understand the...MORE

Yoga For Kids: Animals in Winter

Monique of Green Acorns is with us today with to share a wonderful winter yoga sequence to share with the little yogis in our lives. Here in the nort...MORE

Holiday Yoga: Journey to the Moon

Monique of Green Acorns is with us today to share a lovely yoga routine that is perfectly suited for season… This time of year can be a flurry...MORE

Homemade Apple Pumpkin Fruit Roll-Ups

Heather of Poppy Haus is with us today to share a delicious recipe for autumn inspired fruit roll-ups… We recently started making our own all f...MORE

Educating the Senses: Smelling Bottles

“We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe,’ but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means ar...MORE

‘Dem Bones Skeleton Yoga

Monique of Green Acorns is with us today to share a great yoga sequence for the little ones in our lives who are getting geared up for Halloween. The...MORE

Peaceable Home: Aromatherapy Pillow Spray

After the expansion of summer, with it’s busyness, activity and action, it seems as natural as breathing that Fall should bring us to a state of lo...MORE

Peaceable Home: Herbal Oat Bath

Emma from 95 Acres of Sky is with us today to share a lovely way for families to transition in to a new season—nurturing ourselves and loved ones i...MORE

Healthy Frozen Treats: Probiotic Popsicles

Emma from 95 Acres of Sky is with us today with a delicious recipe for probiotic popsicles—a wonderful way to give your children a special treat tha...MORE

Making Quick Pickles: A Summertime Adventure

We are a family that loves pickles and there is nothing like having them homemade and  fresh from the garden! Heather of Poppy Haus is with us today...MORE

Yoga for Kids: Celebrating Summer with Sun Salutations

Monique is with us today to show us how we can enjoy doing sun salutations with the little yogis in our lives… Happy summer!  I hope it is off...MORE

Yoga for Kids June: Springing to Life

Hasn’t it been lovely to see the trees fully leaf out, colorful flowers in bloom, and little critters busy doing their thing?  My family and I...MORE

Yoga Inspired Booklist

Monique is with is today to complement her Yoga series with her favorite Yoga inspired children’s books… As you have seen from my past Yo...MORE

DIY Tin-Can Stilts

Randi from Swoon is with us today to share a wonderfully nostalgic DIY on how to make stilts for the children in our lives… If your children ar...MORE

Yoga for Kids: Gardening and Guided Imagery

Monique is here today with another inspiring addition to her Yoga for Kids series. This month we move our minds and our bodies to empowering visualiz...MORE

Yoga for Kids: March is Like the Wind

Monique Barker is with us today sharing some great yoga poses that we can do with our children during this windy time of year. I love that Monique...MORE

Yoga for Kids: V-Day Edition

Monique Barker is with us to share a lovely way celebrate Valentine’s Day—partner yoga. Don’t miss her informative printable of poses a...MORE

Educating the Senses: 5 Great Essential Oils for the Family

As the weather turns colder and the days shorter, it is a wonderful time to infuse your home with the sweet and comforting smells of pure essential o...MORE

All the Colors We Are: Self-Portraits

One of our favorite books is All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color by Katie Kissinger. It explains, in very simple terms, h...MORE