The Resilient Family: Natural Cold-Flu Prevention And Treatment – with Dr Jenn Keller

As part of The Resilient Family series Dr Jenn Keller and I sat down for a chat about how to set up your home medicine cabinet. The goal of these interviews is to give parents like you simple strategies to raise healthy kids naturally. Dr Keller shared some of the BEST tips for the foods, herbs, tinctures…

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How To Dissolve Overwhelm (video)

It’s so easy to slip into a feeling of overwhelm. Overwhelm is a “sticky” place and getting out of it requires some conscious effort and energy. It’s well worth it, though, because when we are overwhelmed we get paralyzed and we can’t move forward. Here are 5 strategies for how to dissolve overwhelm and learn…

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What To Feed Your Family

What we feed our kids matters.  Perhaps the most impressive study to date on the influence of early child nutrition on health later in life looked at the diets of 23,000 mother/child pairs from pregnancy through to age five. Among this group, poor diet in early childhood was shown to increase rates of depressive thoughts, anxiety,…

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Why Focus On Resilience

The following is an excerpt from the forward of my book, Raising Resilience. Ready for your copy? Scroll down to the end of this post. We were living in a quiet log cabin in the woods—a safe haven of sorts— but still, too much of my energy was focused on worry. I worried about chemicals in…

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The 4 Secrets To Good Health, Calm and Confidence

Ok… let’s get real. I hate quick fixes. I hate “miracles”,  I hate “cure-all” mentalities. I hate the word “secret”, to be honest. Once I tell you about these 4 “secrets” to good health, calm and confidence, you might think “well duh… ok… that’s simple”. Or you might think “uh… ok… so, um… how?” I’ll…

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What Causes Picky Eating

So you’ve decided that now is the time to take control of your family’s health. You’ve decided to make more time to try new foods and prepare family meals. You’re ready for some change and excited to make it happen. Awesome. You cook a fantastic meal with new foods from the market, excited to share…

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Full Confessions – do you hate me for this?

Full confession.  I’m a whole food evangelist, I’m a health nut, I am a supporter of organic, local food and farmers….  And I shop at Costco. Now I fully expect to get some comments like, “I’m disappointed to hear this from such a health advocate” or, “how can you support such a corporate machine that…

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Fearless Parenting in 2015?

The term Fearless Parenting.  The label has got me thinking.  Am I a Fearless Parent?  Do I want to be? I don’t actually think we can be fearless as we raise our kids.  Fact is, there are a lot of things to be afraid of, for sure.  The very first feeling I remember having when…

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A simple little ninja trick

Last week I was sent a message from our school (our new school, I should add).  It was something to the effect of: “we have arranged for all the students to get freezies at lunchtime on friday.  If you would like your child to be exempt from this activity please let the office know.” So…

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Setting a mindset of possibility (video)

Sometimes its a mindset shift that stands between you and meaningful change. In this post I address a little phrase, or a mindset actually, that can be a real barrier to achieving your goals. Do you fall into this trap?  How do you handle it? Let me know what you think in the comments.

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