Positive Parenting

All The Health Benefits Of Nature, But In An Urban Setting? Yep, Here’s How

      I’m so excited to tell you about an amazing medical study today that is super relevant to my favorite holistic healing modality of all time — grounding. This fabulous study suggests that adding even a very small greenspace to an urban setting boosts immune function in a measurable and meaningful way. Published in Science Advances in October 2020, researchers found that by adding a small green play area to urban playgrounds, they boosted the immunity of the children using the play area. Researchers in Finland added a very small, low cost green area in the corner of […]

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Affection From Your Mom When You Were A Baby May Buffer Your Stress As An Adult

        In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, I want to share with you one of my all time favorite medical studies. It shows how a little TLC from your mom may actually help protect your health, well into adulthood. Published in 2005 in Dialoges in Clinical Neuroscience, researchers found that the how much affection a mommy rat showed to her babies in their first week of life protected them from future stress later on in life — decreasing their stress response and even lowering stress hormone production. Researchers compared two different types of mom rats, separating

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I Want You To Think Of One Way To Be Playful Today. Here’s Why

  Play is not only a relief and a respite from the seriousness that stress, illness and trauma bring to our lives, it is actually therapy. Play time is therapeutic time, point blank. Child psychologists use this healing tool often, because play is a child’s way to express and release any inner turmoil or fears that the child doesn’t even consciously know they have. But it isn’t only therapeutic for children, it’s therapeutic for adults too. In fact, I would argue that engaging in some form of play daily is one of the best things you can do to safeguard

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Here’s Why I Left Conventional Medicine (I Spill It All In This Interview)

      Today I’m sharing an interview with you that I recently had with Kids Who Explore. started by an amazing mama Adrianna Skori who resides in Alberta, Canada. She created Kids Who Explore as a fabulous resource for parents all over the world who want to incorporate nature into their child’s life. I highly recommend exploring her website! There are lots of upcoming events, both locally and virtually, along with a blog and podcast that are both filled with inspirational ideas and tips to get your kids connecting with nature. The company has the mission of “allowing nature

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The Healing Role Of Play, Right Now It’s More Important Than Ever

    I truly believe that even with the stress of everything we are facing right now, we can still feel healthier than ever if we intentionally set up supportive, comforting and deeply healing health routines. So all winter long, I’m going to be giving you a weekly blog post full of uplifting ways to improve your health, and every single idea is something you can do right in the comfort of your own home. Social distancing approved. It’s a new mini-series I’m releasing for you to help boost your health over these next three winter months. Forward this newsletter

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How To Protect Your Teens From EMF Exposures

Today I made a video for you to answer one of my most frequently asked questions: How can I protect my teenager from all the radiation they are exposed to?   These tips aren’t just applicable to teens, but would work well with anyone that seems a little resistant to (or even openly defiant about, lol!) considering that EMFs are harmful to our body’s health. With plans for 5G being implemented throughout our nation (and the globe) and our loved one’s exposures increasing dramatically, any little thing you can do to get them to understand that these exposures come with

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A Sincere Thank You To Mothers & Caretakers Everywhere

  It was Mother’s Day weekend and mine, like all mom’s everywhere, was totally hectic and full of activity and slightly organized chaos. And I loved it.     My firstborn child, my daughter, love of my life, is headed off to college at the end of this summer… so you better believe I am just soaking in every second. Today, in honor of mothers, parents, grandparents, stepparents, guardians and caretakers everywhere, I want to share with you 9 things you can do to boost the health of your children… protecting their wellness for a lifetime.     9 Ways

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