Month: March 2014

Superfood Truffles

Superfood Truffles

  These superfood truffles are loaded with antioxidants and heart-healthy fats. Cacao is a rock star antioxidant and is off the charts in magnesium. Maca is a Peruvian darling most noted as an energy food, while South American mesquite is high in protein and soluble […]

Mindful Parenting

Studies confirm that parents who respond with warm attunement, set appropriate limits and coach emotions, raise terrific kids. Simple, right? Not so fast! The hard part is pulling this off when every button you have is being pushed. That’s the real work of parenting. As […]

Pure, White and Deadly

I was raised on sugar. As a child, I equated it with love. Morning, noon and night it made its way into my life. Cap’n Crunch with Crunchberries got chased down with a doughnut, lunch by a candy bar and dinner with a bowl of […]

Doors of Perception

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it, infinite. ~ William Blake, 1790 Wise people, studies show, are especially discerning because they are able to see holistically and integrate seemingly contradictory perspectives to achieve balance and well-being in everyday […]

Modern Parenting

Ever notice that parenting is a job we are expected to master without training? Because so many of us don’t start with the tools we need, it can often feel like all work and no play. When that is the case, it doesn’t take long […]

Culture of Shame

My family recently had dinner at a casual place where you order and grab a seat. While waiting in line, our son started playing with the kid in front. They bonded immediately in a superhero battle and while finding a table, he insisted we sit […]

“Floor Time”

Back in grad school I was surprised to learn that a component of “good-enough” parenting involved spending 20 minutes of floor time a day with kids. It sounded like such a small amount. Now, as a working mom, I’m grateful for it. “Floor time” is […]

Celebration Visit

Life would be meaningless where it not for our connection to others. It is the measure by which we are truly blessed. Because the power of love is in the resonance, connection requires intention and one of the best ways to hone it is by […]