4 ideas.. Holding Space for Wabi-Sabi

I'M THE FIRST BORN. First born grand child, first born girl, first born sibling. My job in the family was to be the leader, to be the most outgoing. I was the one who was supposed to have the answers, who knew what to do, and get it right the first time every time. Is it no wonder I grew up believing perfectionism was just something I was born with. It was engrained in my DNA. “Get used to it.” - was my mantra for decades. Fast forward 45 years and I've finally figured out the meaning of life, well – my life anyway: Holding space for wabi-sabi.

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The Big 3 | Organic Living and Why It's Important

ONE THING MANY WOMEN WORRY about is what will happen to their body during pregnancy, birth, and after baby.  It would be easy for me to say, “don’t worry about this, focus on the new baby and don’t make your body image such a priority,” but actually following my own advice would be hard.  

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Using Mindfulness to Overcome Postpartum Challenges

THE BIRTH OF MY DAUGHTER WAS A SHOCK.  Yes, I knew I was pregnant, and went into the experience as prepared as anyone could be, but it was still a surprising and, frankly, unsettling experience. Things didn’t go better or worse than I imagined, just different.

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Understanding Newborn Sleep Patterns

IT IS AN EXCITING AND SCARY TIME to bring home your newborn baby, especially if you don’t have much experience with children. Most parents have idealistic goals to have their child sleeping through the night before long, but they are disappointed to find that the baby’s sleep patterns are irregular and unpredictable.

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Opportunities for Ethical Giving

THIS IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR. The world is quiet for now. Yes, I did just put on my first sweatshirt. Perfection. Part of me loves a good sweatshirt because no one can tell if I’m wearing a bra underneath it or not (tee-hee). But the other part of me realizes that putting on a sweatshirt represents a little bit more. The air is cooling, and season is changing. My thoughts are minimally jumbled as I survey them on my paper.

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Pesticides Dirty Little Secret

LIKE SO MANY OF YOU GRANOLA GIRLS OUT THERE, for years, I have embraced and celebrated organic foods. You are what you eat, right? Well, it wasn’t until my first little one was on the way that I really started tuning into non-food based exposure to chemicals and pesticides. As mamas, protecting our little ones from chemical exposure really boils down to two factors; what goes in them, and what goes on them.

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Boho Baby Boutique

MY NAME IS KRISTEN, With the inspiration in becoming a mother, and my love for for vintage textiles, Boho Baby came to fruition in designing and up cycling for my first born. I have always been a thrifter at heart, and I believe that there is an unfathomable unique ability in the stories told from fabrications that came from the past.

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Homeopathy for the Holidays

HOMEOPATHY IS A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF MEDICINE that uses remedies to trigger the body’s innate ability to heal itself. It is based on the principle of “treat like with like” – if a substance in nature can cause symptoms in a healthy person, then, in homeopathic doses, it can stimulate the healing of similar symptoms in a sick person. Classical homeopathy is the use of a single homeopathic remedy to stimulate the deepest healing.

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Everything Mom and Baby

WELCOME TO EVERYTHING MOM AND BABY. My name is Erica. On my blog we talk about food, green skincare & beauty, the best in appliances, baby gear and places to check out in Toronto; such as events, hotels, restaurants and fabulous shops.

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