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Oprah discusses Conscious Parenting

I am so encouraged to see my life’s work/my passion, Conscious Parenting, beginning to not only gain momentum, but even more attention in the media. Today, Oprah Winfrey featured the topic on her Soul Sunday show, and said about the conscious parenting approach “it is going to change the way we look at parenting.” I […]

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Medical doctors discuss using essential oils

As many physicians are exploring more natural options for their patients, it’s exciting to listen to this panel of doctors discussing combining Western medicine and naturopathic medicine. Having worked at a homeopathic pharmacy partnered with the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, I experienced first hand how patients and physicians were integrating both approaches in their patient care. […]

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Anti-viral properties of essential oils

Here are just a few of the research studies and information about the anti-viral properties of essential oils: Pub Med: Comparative study on the antiviral activity of selected monoterpenes derived from essential oils PubMed: Virucidal effect of peppermint oil on the enveloped viruses herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2 in vitro Virucidal effect of peppermint oil […]

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More Facebook problems for parents

This morning, I was interviewed by San Diego 6 News anchor Heather Meyers about the concern many parents have over Facebook photos, from privacy and safety, to ethics to long term consequences.     This is the fourth media segment I’ve done on this topic alone in the last month, and I’m glad that people […]

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Authoritative parenting style linked to obesity

I was fortunate to be interviewed yesterday for an article on NBC’s about a recent study linking authoritative parenting with obesity. This really fascinating topic is only briefly discussed in this article, but I am not in the least surprised. For several reasons. First of all, my initial question is “well, how do you […]

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