There are so many clichés about how becoming a parent changes you - all the things we can learn from our children and how wonderful it is to see the world through fresh eyes. And yet as cheesy as it may sound, most of them hold pretty true. Of course it comes in good company with sleep deprivation, exhaustion, lack of any ‘me’ time and whole new world of worries - but yes, it is indeed all worth it. As my son’s about to turn two, it seems only appropriate to reflect on some of the things I’ve observed and learned from him already.
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The new science of human relationships and brain development -- affective neuroscience -- has revealed that children actually download their parents' ways of socially and emotionally relating. It's truly a copy/paste situation! Attuned interactions with you are as important as calories in building a healthy brain. Together with tending to this attachment-based brain development, here are 5 ways to download wellbeing to your kids:
Fall is here! The days are getting shorter, the kids are going back to school, the leaves are falling, and we’re pulling out sweaters and boots. But it’s not just an important transition for our wardrobe – in Chinese medicine, the changing of the seasons is an important time to honor our bodies. Because fall is such a good time to reset your health we’re giving away Cleanse Kits and health coaching to help you get there! You’ll find all of the details at the end of this post, but first here are six steps everyone can take to feel great this fall:
As we age, many of us have a fatal flaw that can lead to a fatal fall -- we lose our balance, stability and coordination. Stephen Jepson says he can change that for everyone. And as a bonus, he believes it can help you build brain cells, develop neural pathways and prevent or delay Alzheimer's and dementia. What is his prescription? Play!