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A Few Things Every New Parent Should Know

At birth we have around 100 billion brain cells, largely unconnected.  Synapses are produced at a rate of 1.8 million per second between 2 months and two  years. How we interact with our baby therefore has a huge impact on the way in which their  brain develops and whether they experience […]

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Parenting and The Self

Towards Maturity I would like to pick up on a conversational thread that I began with spiritual philosopher Tim Freke. During our conversation we spoke about the necessity of individuation as part of our journey towards spiritual and emotional maturity. Rather than negating the self we should fully express it […]

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Our Children, Our World

Something I have been contemplating this week is the link between the way we treat our children and our relationship to the natural world. Peter Gray talks about the way in which hunter gatherer communities allow children the freedom to play and explore. Trusting in their natural curiosity and desire to […]

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Wellness, Mothering and Deep Intuition

The Whole Avocado Today I interviewed Sonia Funk, a health and wellness specialist who does a lots of work with employees that translates into community wellness. She runs events for various groups including mums and parents of teenagers.   Sonia feels that caring for and learning to listen more deeply […]

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How your state of calm affects your child

This week I interviewed hypnotherapist Orla Kirby. The main focus of the conversation was how your state of well being affects your child. There is a growing awareness of the importance of self care and I believe that this can go deeper than bathing by candlelight. Noticing subtle cues Orla […]

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New Journey into Parenting Channel on YouTube

Nurturing you into parenthood Introducing my new youtube channel: Journey into Parenting. Every week I will be interviewing a different guest on the subject of preparing for parenthood. This is to complement the books and courses I offer both online and in person to help you prepare for your first […]

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My Top 5 Parenting Books

If you love to read an inspiring book – here are my top five parenting book recommendations. In no particular order: Hold On To Your Kids by Dr. Gordon Neufield and Gabor Mate. This is an amazing book, the core point is that the bond we have with our child […]

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Parenting for a Better World

Your “net worth” is not your worth  When we have children we have to assess what’s important, there are strong cultural messages that our value is measured in financial terms. Even the phrase “net worth” implies a judgement of someone’s personal value. It can take courage to break away from […]

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