Learning from children

I found this very interesting article that I would like to share with you. Dr Stephen Cowan is a pediatrician since 25 years and in this article he writes about “the larger picture” of having children or living with children. http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-10250/11-things-i-wish-every-parent-knew.html It is a very eye-opening read, go check it out.

How safe are your skin care products?

Our bodies absorb 60% of what we put on it (in 26 seconds!). Children’s bodies absorb 40-50% more. This is a scary fact and we need to become more aware about what we actually use for skin care, not least for our children. Toxins are present in most skin care products and even though theContinue reading “How safe are your skin care products?”

Lady Magpie

LADY MAGPIE Lady Magpie was once Miss Magpie; she wore a dress too advanced for her young years, turning the heads of all around her. Though she never understood why, she seemed always to be in trouble with the advanced ladies of her tribe. They called her a harlot, an outsider and a tramp dressedContinue reading “Lady Magpie”

Massage therapy & stress and anxiety in children

Massage therapy and  stress and anxiety in children A study conducted at University of Miami Medical School, Florida, USA, revealed that massage may offer considerable help for children suffering from stress-related disorders. A 30-minute back massage was given daily for a 5-day period to 52 children who were hospitalized as suffering from depression and adjustmentContinue reading “Massage therapy & stress and anxiety in children”

Pediatricians warn about seizures from energy drinks, but not vaccines

Very readable article. Food for thought, especially for all you parents out there. It is good to get informed on stuff before you use it… http://www.naturalnews.com/031330_energy_drinks_seizures.html

Eating Disorders on the Rise in Children

I just read this article that I would like to share with you. In this time of increasing obesity, much work has been done, especially in the USA, to spread awareness of the health-hazards connected with obesity. The message that kids are picking up is; “Fat is ugly, fat is bad” and this has createdContinue reading “Eating Disorders on the Rise in Children”

CHAMOMILE

There are mainly 2 different chamomiles used in aromatherapy: German or “blue” chamomile and Roman chamomile. German chamomile (Matricaria recutita): An annual aromatic plant, up to 60 cm high. It has a branching stem, feathery leaves and simple white flowers with a yellow center. It is native to Europe, but is now naturalized in NorthContinue reading “CHAMOMILE”

GIVING BIRTH WITH ESSENTIAL OILS

This is the (shortened) story of how I gave birth to my last child at home. It was a beautiful September day and I had worked during the day, giving aromatherapy treatments. In the afternoon my body told me “stop and go home”, so I did. I pottered around the house, cooked dinner for myContinue reading “GIVING BIRTH WITH ESSENTIAL OILS”

CHILDREN

Children live and act from their hearts until they are told differently. A child is forever telling their world around them of their love; little physical gestures, a picture, doing a chore unasked… The list is long. If you pay attention to this, and see the child and her efforts, she will stay loving andContinue reading “CHILDREN”

CALL FOR ATTENTION

Please watch this short movie. The goal is over the next 3 days to have as many watchers as possible. It is well worth your time. Pour que ce film soit en salle (film qui dénonce les méfaits de la mauvaise alimentation et des pesticides), il faut qu’un maximum de personnes regarde la bande-annonce dansContinue reading “CALL FOR ATTENTION”