Couple years ago, I was introduced to Susan Stiffelman’s work via her presentation, “Parenting Conscious Children”. Then recently, I came across an article she wrote in the Huffington Post, What Is the Best Approach to Discipline. So when her book Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While Staying Cool, Calm, and Connected, was […]
Once a day, sit quietly and place a hand upon your heart. Send it love, and allow yourself to feel the love your heart has for you. It has been beating for you since before you were born. Your heart is love, and the blood in your veins is joy. Your heart is now lovingly […]
There’s a Thai restaurant we loved going to. This is a re-creation of the flavors of a traditional Thai snack called Mieng Kham. The ginger, lime, roasted peanuts, roasted coconut, onion, shrimp and fish lemongrass sauce – sweet, salty, crunchy, zesty. Yum. Ingredients 1-2 bunches of collard greens or spinach leaves 1/2 lb of cooked […]
How Children Learn by John Holt Children have a style of learning that fits their condition, which they use naturally and well until we train them out of them. We like to say that we send children to school to teach them to think. What we do, all too often, is to teach them to […]
Inspiring your children to put pencil* to paper by Sharon A. Edwards and Robert W. Maloy *or crayon or felt-tip marker or computer Excerpts. Early marks and scribbles evolve into readable symbols as children express their thoughts through drawings, words, and stories. Young children write spontaneously and enthusiastically. When writing is a natural feature of […]
The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte (Link to Sample Chapter) We have the procedures of achievement upside down. Typically we come up with our to-do lists, our bucket lists, and our strategic plans – all the stuff we want to have, get, accomplish, and experience outside of ourselves. All of those aspirations are being driven […]
Hello! I'm Esther. I'm a mama, writer, and photographer. I believe regenerative practices can restore the ecological abundance of our planet. I believe we can reverse global warming and climate change. I believe there is a direct link between the health of soil and the health of people. This website is an exploration into regenerative green living, holistic healing, and the food we eat. Preparing healthy kid-friendly foods is important to me. I'm into ancestral cuisine using whole food, single ingredients without wheat, sugar, or preservatives. My goal when cooking is to dirty as little dishes as possible. Read more...