You have 20,000 chances a day to improve your health dramatically

    On average, a person takes between 17,000-30,000 breaths a day. The Environmental Working Group did a study 10 years ago that discovered that babies are born with an average of 200 toxic chemicals in their systems. Over 180 of them are known carcinogens. It was believed the placenta acted as a barrier to protect the fetus from such …

Erika ElmutsYou have 20,000 chances a day to improve your health dramatically

When you were a kid, what did you do for fun?

My brother and I would go out and build forts in the field behind our house.  We’d outline the walls of the fort, with various pieces of nature we found, from sticks, to rocks, to (if we were lucky) a bush that was already in the ground.  That made the best kind of wall. We’d each take a “corner” and …

Erika ElmutsWhen you were a kid, what did you do for fun?

If you are concerned about measles, you need to know this

I’m concerned that in this frenzy around measles, that those people who are afraid of the unvaccinated, are urging everyone TO get vaccinated without understanding an important factor. (See “Can I have visitors” section in the photo above.) Recently vaccinated people can shed the virus for weeks, and even months, after receiving a live vaccine (the MMR is considered a …

Erika ElmutsIf you are concerned about measles, you need to know this

Why Deflate-Gate should matter to every parent

As this whole “Deflate-Gate” frenzy continues, I can’t help but finally speak up about it – yet it’s not in the way that you’d think. No, I’m not succumbing to the need to defend one side or the other, or to tell everyone what I think about it. Over the last two weeks, I’ve seen friends and colleagues engage in battle …

Erika ElmutsWhy Deflate-Gate should matter to every parent

A parenting “win”

We all have those moments.  Where amongst all the doubt, the uncertainty, and the journey, we get a sign. We get a sign, that even though we make mistakes, and we aren’t perfect as parents, that perhaps we are doing something right. Maybe we aren’t as “together” as we thought we’d be as a parent.  Maybe we find ourselves under …

Erika ElmutsA parenting “win”

A moment in time

I had one of those moments today……you know, those moments that touch your heart, and you wish you could bottle it.   Freeze time in some way.  Capture it on instant replay in your mind and relive it when you feel down. But you can’t. This Monday morning, I was dropping my 9 year old off at school, a beautiful, hot, …

Erika ElmutsA moment in time

Parents, have you thought about your child’s digital privacy?

    As today’s digital world gets more and more complex and convoluted, it’s even more important for parents to become conscious parents, meaning, to look at the potential long-term repercussions of our parenting decisions. What may seem like something innocent and something everyone is doing, so it’s got to be OK….may very well not be. I was contacted by …

Erika ElmutsParents, have you thought about your child’s digital privacy?

A Conscious Parent’s Guide to Summer

It’s summer! Kids are out of school! Beautiful weather, longer days, family vacations, more playdates, the list goes on and on! Aaaannnnd then, reality hits. (Yes, it’s OK to sort of dread this time of year. ) It is during the summer months, or school vacations in general, that I get the most frantic “We need an emergency session!” calls …

Erika ElmutsA Conscious Parent’s Guide to Summer

Every human on the planet needs to watch this

If you had the ability to heal your body, would you take less than an hour to learn about it?  To genuinely listen, and learn? I have been studying Dr. Bruce Lipton’s work for years, and his pioneering work in Epigenetics (the science of consciousness) is at the crux of my conscious parenting and health work.   Those of you …

Erika ElmutsEvery human on the planet needs to watch this

My passion for conscious parenting summed up by Jim Carey

There are many times throughout my day, where I hear something that fully resonates with me. This short one minute clip, however, sums up for me why I do what I do.  Why I have built this community and web site around helping parents be present in their hearts, while they raise our next generation of inspiring adults. In my …

Erika ElmutsMy passion for conscious parenting summed up by Jim Carey