Creamy Vegan Chocolate Pudding

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This raw, completely natural, no-sugar-added banana cacao almond butter pudding will make your heart skip a beat! It won’t give you a sugar crash either. I expect that kids will love this recipe too. If you don’t have raw cacao powder you can try using unsweetened cocoa powder, although you will likely have to adjust [...]

The Relational Teacher

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As an Educational Assistant working in local public schools, I have the opportunity to witness a variety of teachers and their teaching styles. I was recently struck by one teacher’s style. As I observed him interacting with his grade 8 students over several days, it was clear to me that his gift was his ability [...]

Presence…the Ultimate Gift of the Season

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If you’re too busy, don’t read this… There’s a gift for you that is not under your tree tonight, and it’s the best gift one can give! Won’t find it in a store or in Santa’s sleigh either…it’s presence, and it’s waiting for you! Being present means meeting and welcoming Life, silently and without words [...]

Children of Our Times: Robots or Humans

Posted in: Children and parents topics- Dec 19, 2016 No Comments

Education for Children Children’s education is in constant evolution. When parents or educators realize what our times are requesting from our children we need to contemplate a few things.

Transformative Breath for children

Posted in: meditation for children, Types of Breath- Dec 11, 2016 No Comments

This is not a simple pranayama (breath exercise) just to calm the child. This breath, when adopted as a daily routine, impacts the formation of the brain, the immune system and the self-identity of the child. It is the best tool to give to a child to respond with equanimity in front of stress. This [...]

Baby massage: What oils to use

Posted in: ayurveda, Children and parents topics- Dec 11, 2016 No Comments

Baby massage has a long tradition in India. Just after birth, a cleansing massage is done with a soft wheat-dough ball, to which a little almond oil and a dash of turmeric is added. Just before rubbing, the ball is dipped in a bit of almond oil. This practice is continued for the first six [...]