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2010

Mom as Healer


Posted Oct 18, 2010 10:20 AM

Sandy Bachman is a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and Certified Advanced Energy Healer living in Elmhurst. She was kind enough to share her passion and knowledge of therapeutic grade essential oils and offer parents new tools to deal with non emergency interventions.
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Do you remember when every moment was new?


Posted Oct 12, 2010 12:23 PM

Do you remember when every moment was new? When every experience wasn’t burdened with, I’ve done this before, I hope this ends quickly, or I hope this doesn’t turn out like the last time…
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Talking to young children about feelings


Posted Oct 3, 2010 4:21 PM

You know it’s important to talk about feelings with your young children, but you need some help getting started. Here are a few simple ideas to get the ball rolling….
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Annie Burnside and Soul to Soul Parenting


Posted Sep 28, 2010 2:49 PM

I started flipping through the pages and I realized quickly that this was a special book. I read a lot of self help and personal growth (my basement is filled with them), but this book was really speaking to me. Not only is it about self care and personal and spiritual awareness, it’s about how to engage the entire family and build a more conscious household.
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Parenting Hopes


Posted Sep 22, 2010 10:31 PM

It’s difficult to realize or summarize everything our parents provided, but acknowledging their gifts is an important step toward self awareness.
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Is Anything Possible?


Posted Sep 14, 2010 12:42 PM

A conversation with my contemplative 5 year old……
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Gratitude, for the sake of gratitude


Posted Sep 8, 2010 2:36 PM

To me, gratitude isn’t about the how, it’s about the why. It’s the intention behind the message, the card, or the wall post. If it’s authentic you can feel the love, and if its obligation you can feel the obligation. Real gratitude is not about reciprocity, but about giving of yourself just because you want to.
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The Dance List


Posted Sep 2, 2010 12:33 PM

It got me thinking about my ideal play list for a night of dancing (like the guy from High Fidelity, even though I know this list would appall him), and I think I narrowed down my top ten. These songs inspire me to move it-move it, but it’s eclectic to say the least, so hold onto your hat….
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Look Ma, No Pins!


Posted Aug 30, 2010 3:23 PM

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of presenting at Just Born and Nearly Born Night, an educational afternoon for new or expecting parents. One of the other presenters spoke about cloth diapers, and I was amazed by what she said. I was also kind of bummed that I didn’t have this information when my girls were really little - my third daughter is on the verge of being fully trained.
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Emotional and Physical


Posted Aug 23, 2010 10:26 PM

In our house we talk a lot about how the mind can affect the body, Jacey has being hearing this her whole life, but I know from experience that when you are in distress, it’s harder to embrace this concept. So instead of lecturing her about the interrelationship between physical and mental health, I just spent time with her so we could talk.
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