The power of storytelling, Mindful Family, Mindful Everyday

The Power of Storytelling To Children

Storytelling is an ancient oral tradition. Cultures around the world used stories to preserve history and facts. Ursula K. LeGuin, a children’s book author, has said, “There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.” The tradition…

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Altar Your Life with Family Meals

Are you sharing meals with your family on a regular basis? You should! Studies now show that mealtime with family can benefit the health of your children and Altar Your Life®. Eating with your family is one of the most powerful human rituals we can practice. Research shows that children…

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The Season of Rituals

Welcome to the season of rituals. November begins the season of the most profound rituals in our lives. A ritual is a bridge connecting your past, present, and future. Rituals glue you together inside and out. Your daily spiritual practices, your daily meals, and your play rituals with your family…

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What’s Your Animal Totem?

We can learn a lot from nature, not to mention animals. There are many communities around the world that celebrate our relationship with these creatures. This belief system is known as animal totemism. People who practice animal totemism believe that humans “have kinship or a mythical relationship with a spirit-being,…

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Make Christmas More Fun and Less Stressful

Christmas time is a time for doing special things with family, but holiday events can fill up the calendar very quickly. We often find ourselves running from one event to the next without so much as a breath in between. The holidays then become about pleasing others and not ourselves…

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