Monday, April 21, 2014

Celebrating Mother Earth on Earth Day and All Year Long.


Earth Day is upon us once again. What a wonderful day to celebrate and acknowledge our Earth planet. We should all have gratitude in leaps and bounds for without our earth we could not exist. Because of our precious planet we THRIVE.

Go outside and run barefoot, plant a tree, dig in your garden, get some new plants for your home.
Go hiking, sit on a mountain and just be!

So many choices we have to enjoy Earth Day.

In honor of mother Earth on Earth Day 2014 we would like to thank her for...
  • Nourishing my soul with endless landscapes; from the mountains to the seas.
  • Providing me a playground to grow, learn, expand and express myself.
  • For plenty of fresh air to fill my lungs.
  • Abundance of fertile ground to grow my food.
  • A special thank you for all your magnificent creatures great and small.
  • For the oceans, lakes and streams that provide us with a bounty of choices.
  • Most of all for shaking things up a bit when we become stagnant or disconnected.
Helpful Ways To Teach Children How To Connect With Nature.

  1. Take your child for a walk around your local park or out in the woods, stroll along a creek side, stream or river.
  2. Collect rocks or other earthly items and encourage learning about the mineral, animal and plant kingdoms.
  3. Every region has different kinds of animals. Pick up a book from your local library to explore the animals that live in your state. Learn what their tracks and scat look like.
  4. Talk about the importance of insects, bees and pollination.
  5. Collect wildflowers when they are in bloom. Make a wildflower book by collecting and drying flowers. Glue flowers on a blank piece of paper. Identify each flower and write notes about where you found them, possibly add a personal picture of your child picking the flower. Laminate and  place each laminated page into a plastic sleeve and them gather together in a binder for many years of use.
  6. Visit a natural museum.
Earth Day Every Day Tips:
  • Write congress - support clean energy and clean air initiatives. Your voice matters.
  • Reduce what you buy. Think about your purchases before you shop. Is your purchase going to increase or reduce your planetary impact. Questions to ask yourself.
  1. Do I really need this item? Am going to use it, pass it on or is it destined to collect dust or end up in the landfill?
  2. Am I adding to the landfill or can I recycle the packaging?
  • Reuse: Buy in bulk when you can to reduce the amount of packaging tossed into the trash over time ending up at the landfill. It is not out of sight out of mind. All trash must go somewhere and be disposed of. Landfills are piling up. Toxins are being washed into our creeks, streams and rivers and eventually into our water supply. 
  • Recycle: We all know the traditional ways of recycling our glass, plastic, aluminum cans, tin cans and newspaper, but what about household items? One of my favorite things to recycle is empty glass candle holders. After I've used my candle up. I warm up the left over wax by placing the glass candle holder on top of the stove while I'm baking. I pour out the left over wax and then wash my empty jar a few times until the candle smell is gone. Fill up your jar with a little soapy water and vinegar and let soak a few days if need be. Once your jar is clean and dry use it to store, nuts, popcorn, barley or another kitchen item. 
  • Donate your used or unused bicycle to your local free cycle group.
  • Purge your closets every six months and donate to your local thrift store or Good Will. Herberger's has a yearly clothing exchange sale. You bring in a used piece of clothing in exchange for a percentage off a new purchase.
  • Take your used unwanted blankets to your local homeless shelter, half way house or Humane Society.
  • Use cloth napkins instead of paper. They take up very little space in the washer with your other laundry.
  • Run your dishwasher with a full load to save on energy, soap and water.
  • Use nontoxic cleaning products. What goes down the drain ends up in our soil and in our water supplies.
  • Have you heard of Genetically Modified Organisms? The effects of GMO's can have negative effects on your families health and our environment. 
Final Tip: Spread joy around. Focus on what makes you happy. Happiness spreads like a baby's laugh permeating and dispersing negativity. When people are happy they are more connected to themselves, healthier and and in the end they become more connected to the planet.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Fun Color Breathing Activity To Do With Your Children To Charge, Clear and Balance Their Energy Fields.

(An example of handy colored items found around the house.)

Color Breathing With Your Children.

Here is a fun simple color breathing activity to do with your child to clear, charge and balance their energy field. 

You are going to need a container to hold your colored objects. A plastic bowl, bucket or basket will work just fine. Next, gather 7-10 colored objects. Choose any color you would like such as blue, green, yellow, Indigo, purple, rose, gold or white. The colored objects can simply be colored paper, pieces of cloth, toys or handy items found around the house. Together with your children choose the colors you will be using and send everyone on a scavenger hunt to find items of these colors.

Place all the objects in your container. The goal of the activity is to not think about the color but to feel it and become the color.

Together choose your first color. As an example we'll choose Red. Hold the red item in your hand. Take some deep breaths, breathing in and out. Feel the color. Look at the color. Breath in the color. Breath out the color. Fill your whole body with the color red. Pass the red object to your child. Speak out loud and have your child repeat after you until they learn the words on their own.

I am breathing in the color red. I feel the color red moving through-out my body. I am becoming the color red. Breathe in and out a few more times. Next, pick another color. Repeat the action steps.

After everyone participating in the activity has energetically absorbed each color be sure to have a discussion about their experience.

Did they notice certain colors made them feel a certain way? Was one color more relaxing or enjoyable than another color? Did blue feel more tingly than red or vice versa? Let them explore and share their feelings about breathing with color.

This energetic activity not only clears, charges and balances their energy fields but it teaches them about self-awareness.





Carol and Stacy are practitioners of the spirit, they deal with the soul, the real you. They interview authors, write book reviews and together intuitively Carol and Stacy are fulfilling a calling and a passion to write children's picture books. They are assistant editors for the family and parenting community at All Things Healing. They provide nurturing tips and encouragement for parents walking an intentional spiritual conscious parenting path by supplying an inviting platform for their established parenting community. 


Monday, March 31, 2014

Simple Energetic Tools For Promoting Physical And Energetic Health.




"Whenever anything is out of balance In your energy bodies or in your physical body, it automatically seeks to regain balance. Most of this system runs beneath the level of your conscious awareness. The wisdom held in this area of your being is probably much greater than you realize. We are just beginning to learn how to utilize it consciously." ~ Barbara Brennan 

Chakras

Chakras look like funnels of energy. They exist on the seven levels of your energetic field. They extend out in the front and back of your body.

Chakras take in and absorb energy (Chi) from the universal life energy field. If a Chakra stops functioning properly or becomes clogged the intake of energy will be disturbed. The body organs served by that Chakra will not get their needed supply. If dysfunction continues, normal functioning of the organs and body parts in that particular area can become weakened, as will immune defenses. Over time disease can set in, in that part of the body. (Source - Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing)

We feel Chakra health is so important we have a page dedicated to it. 

My hope is you'll keep an open mind and explore how to take care of yourself not only physically but energetically as well. As you learn more about your energy body and Chakra's pass on these tools to your children.

Simple Energetic Tools For Promoting Physical And Energetic Health. 

1. Become more self-aware. Listen to the inner messages your body may be telling you. For example: A backache may be from sitting to long, strain from exercising or it may mean there is an underlying fear of failure and success. Perhaps it's fear of criticism. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

Fun Ways To Celebrate Spring Break Without Breaking The Bank!


  • Get outside. Turn off the TV! If weather permits take advantage of the nice weather and take the kids on a hike, visit a zoo, go to the park, go camping, even camping in the backyard can be a lot of fun.
  • Look for free or inexpensive activities taking place in your area.
  • Host a potluck and invite friends, family and neighbors.
  • Family fun game nights are a blast. Both our families have held game nights since our kids where little. Even as grown adults they love participating in playing games.
  • Cook dinners or bake together. Make a home video to capture the memories.
  • Spend quality time together. Participate and engage with your children. Listen to them. Ask them questions. These are the kinds of memories your children will remember.
  • Do you have budding entrepreneurs? Encourage their entrepreneurial skills by brainstorming some ideas on how they can make a little extra money. Such as setting up a lemonade stand, helping out with chores. Two young ladies came to our houses the other day selling homemade marbles made out of play dough for .10 cents. Of course we supported their entrepreneurial spirit. Make sure your ideas are safe and appropriate for your children’s ages and neighborhood.
  • Plant a garden or begin by growing herbs in the house.
  • Draw on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Colors can be used for supporting a purpose, treating disease, balancing dysfunctional Chakras and enhancing your home and life.


As I grab a cup of coffee and sit down to write today I'm drawn to the topic of color and healing. We've touched on the subject of color before but it's prevalent in my mind today so I'm listening to my intuition and exploring it even deeper. Maybe it's because I have an arm sprain that's been needing some attention this past week. Maybe, it's because I'm energetically shifting from Winter to Spring with mother earth. I'm craving to be surrounded by strong brilliant bold colors. Today i'm surrounded by purple. I'm wearing purple and drinking out of a purple coffee cup. Soon very soon I'll be able to fill my flower pots and revel in the visits from the bubble bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Every day the snow is melting more and the birds are returning here to Montana.

The funny thing is when I began to write this post for you today I was drawn to a favorite book of mine that I haven't opened in years. Light Emerging-The Journey Of Personal Healing by Barbara Ann Brennan. I randomly opened it to page 114 and was nearly brought to tears as words and colors popped out at me. Words and colors not just for me but for others in my life. Maybe you'll benefit from them as well. :)

Sound and color are created by vibrational waves, they both have structure and a frequency of vibration. Color is essential for health. We need all the colors in the auric fields, when we are clear, we are automatically attracted to the colors we need.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Intentional Conscious Parenting Tip For The Day!




"It feels good to know that I am safe and I am loved." ~ Louise Hay

Just a friendly reminder children feel safe when you do. If you are nervous and anxious they are going to feel this. Whatever you put out they receive vibrationally, energetically and physically.


Friday, February 28, 2014

Record Breaking Snow! Winter 2014.

This is Carol's swing and fire pit in her back yard.


Here in Missoula, Montana we are having record breaking snow levels. We haven't had this much snow in February since the 30's. It just keeps coming. We'll get it cleared out, have a little break and then another storm will roll in. As I type this blog post we are under a severe blizzard warning. 50 mile an hour winds are supposed to be blowing in this evening. Time will tell. Here is several pictures of the snow just in our little neck of the woods. To see more Missoula 2014 snow pictures go here! Just to give you a heads up, there is a lot of pictures. We wanted to make it easy for family and friends to see the pictures in one convenient space instead of emailing each and everyone of them.

The front of Carol's house. We had to dig our way out this morning.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Does Your Child's School Lunch Leave You Feeling Helpless?

Nutrition and health is vitally important for our children. Nutrition supports healthy bodies, the ability to process, learn and retain information. School lunches are in the midst of change across the country. We support finding ways to provide all children with healthy food. 

We invite you to read a recent article we submitted to the All Things Healing Family & Parenting community written by Eden Kozlowski. This article is receiving such wonderful attention we wanted to make sure you didn't miss out!




Do You Really Know What is in Your Childs School Lunch? 3 Ways You Can Make a Change.