The Impact of Family Legacy and The Choice to Divorce It

Posted in: Children and parents topics, Uncategorized- Oct 02, 2017 No Comments

by Satkiana Shaw

A unique genealogy assignment:

When I was in school studying Spiritual Psychotherapy, we were given a very interesting assignment.  We were asked to do a family genealogy study.  This exploration went much deeper than where people came from, what they did for a living, whom they married and the number of children they had.  We traced family “issues.”  I went as far back as my great grandparents, looking at patterns of family addictions, emotional expression or repression, shames and pains, secrets and pride.

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Yummy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

Posted in: ayurveda, Nutrition, Uncategorized- Sep 27, 2017 No Comments

Soft, sweet, and made with just the right amount of pumpkin spice, these Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins are perfect on a chilly fall morning. These muffins are so easy to prepare and use real pumpkin puree to give them the real flavour. Top with cream cheese, butter, or even a drizzle of maple syrup for a treat your whole family will love!

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Keeping a Steady Beat

Posted in: Uncategorized- Sep 03, 2017 No Comments

Yesterday my son asked me, “Mommy, what has a steady beat?”

I think that is a beautiful question to contemplate, as steady beats are soothing, reassuring and the foundational fabric of music.  In the same way, routines are an important foundational fabric for a child’s life that help guide and reassure children as to the rhythm of their life.

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Date Milk

Posted in: Uncategorized- Aug 30, 2017 No Comments

Date milk is a sweet, warming and strengthening drink that soothes the nervous system and boosts iron.  It is excellent for “Fall Type” people, (see thebookoftaste@blogspot.com for a description of the “Vata” constitution).

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“Fall Kid Types:” The Creative Free Spirits

Posted in: Uncategorized- Aug 30, 2017 No Comments

In Canada, September is the month where we trade-in our flip-flops and ice creams for alarm clock mornings and steady routines.  The days are shorter and the bed times are earlier.  Fall has arrived and many of our families are preparing their children to begin a new cycle of learning.  This change of season requests our help to keep them balanced and grounded.

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My Earth Body: A Guided Mindfulness Story for Children

Posted in: Uncategorized- Aug 01, 2017 No Comments

 by Anamda Sly

Sat and Nam who are brother and sister have come to the “New Earth” from a far away planet, the “Rainbow Planet,” to experience what their ancestors lived many years ago. They have heard many stories of these adventures on the early Earth.

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Red Clover – A Herb for Children

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jul 31, 2017 No Comments

By, Satkiana Shaw

Several years ago I spent the summer living on an organic farm apprenticing with a Master Herbalist.  One of the great joys of my summer there were his herb walks.  Walking through fields or forest, our leader would stop and point out a plant to us.  He had a deep love for the herbs and would speak of them like one would of a dear friend.

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5 Types of Nourishment Your Child is Asking For

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jul 04, 2017 No Comments

By Berdhanya Swami Tierra

 Children can be delightful when they eat or they can be fussy; either way it does not have to be a big concern for the parent. Each child has a style of eating food that is in accordance with their Ayurvedic constitution.  What we need to realize is that there are different types of nourishment and that we need to balance them with the correct “diet for the child”. Nourishment happens on different levels.

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A Born Leader: Your Summer Kid-Type

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jul 03, 2017 No Comments

We all are born with a unique design.  We are made-up of the elements, fire, water, earth, air and space.  These elements animate our bodily functions, our mind and emotions.  They are at play in our roles and relationships.  Although we are made-up of all of the elements, there are usually a few that are more prominent in each one of us.

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Ice Pops for Children

Posted in: Uncategorized- Jul 03, 2017 No Comments

Making your own ice pops is a fun activity to do with your children and a simple way to add in some nutrition. Best of all is kicking up your feet after a hot day of sun and enjoying these refreshing treats.

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