Issue #28 Articles

Encouraging Words, Unintentional Wounds

There is a current trend in online social networking sites that cater to birthing women of broadcasting empowering quotes about birth. Many of these quotes are wonderful reminders of the power and strength of women’s bodies and minds. Many quotes a...

Turn Turn Turn: Options for Turning and Birthing Breech Babies

A breech presentation refers to the position of the baby in the uterus. It is normal, up to the seventh month of pregnancy, for the baby to be in a head-up, or breech, position. After the seventh month, any position other than vertex (head-down)...

Don’t Judge, Enjoy! Your Present Moments are Precious

I’ve discovered that I have greater success with living life in the present moment when I remove judgment from what I’m experiencing. Rather than making an event a bad or a good experience, I find myself being in the “isness” of the moment; that is,...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #28 - Celebrating the Shift to Conscious Choice

Celebrating the Shift to Conscious ChoiceThis October, Pathways, in conjunction with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Holistic Pediatric Association, held its second Freedom for Family Wellness Summit:...

Positively Grateful: 3 Easy Tips for Maintaining a Loving and Positive State of Being

To consistently express the nurturing and attentive love that attachment parenting is all about is no easy task. It’s far too easy to become out-of-yourmind sleep-deprived, weary of toddler tantrums and stretched to your capacity to care for your...

The Raw Truth: Common Sense about Raw Milk from a Raw Milk Dairy Farmer

Before I talk about how my family and community benefits from raw milk, let me first say that what we do and what you do may be two different things. Ultimately, it is you who must make all the health and dietary choices for you and your...

Also labeled: Author Edwin Shank, Nutrition

The Important First Nine Months of Life

In my novel, The Birth of Hope, I created an idealized version of what a baby preparing for birth may be thinking and feeling. (You can read a quote from it atop the next page.) We have no scientific way of knowing if thoughts are even possible...

Mother Nature’s Child: Simple Herbal Remedies for Pregnancy, Postpartum and Beyond

When I became pregnant two years ago, I was elated. My journey to motherhood had begun. Our daughter arrived exactly one week before her due date, at home, into the waiting arms of her father. Labor had gone quickly, and I gave birth naturally...

Amazing Capacities & Self-Inflicted Limitations: An Interview with Joseph Chilton Pearce

Joseph Chilton Pearce has authored many books, beginning with 1973’s The Crack in the Cosmic Egg and continuing through Magical Child, Evolution’s End, The Biology of Transcendence, and most recently with 2007’s The Death of Religion and Rebirth of...

Breastfeeding & Fatherhood: How a Father’s Support Enriches the Breastfeeding Experience for the Family

Throughout our history, the incidence of mothers breastfeeding their babies has run the spectrum from feast to famine. Very long ago, nearly every mother breastfed; nature obviously had a good plan. More recently, breastfeeding became...

The Benefits of Baby Carrying

Horizontal transport stresses an infant’s body… while the upright position provides a variety of health benefits. Europe seems to host the greatest number of pediatricians who recommend that, in order to avoid pressure on their und...

Celebrating the Shift to Conscious Choice: Highlights of the 2010 Freedom for Family Wellness Summit

The Freedom for Family Wellness Summit: Celebrating the Shift to Conscious Choice delivered an energetically charged journey, guided by more than 40 speakers and leaders, through the global shift in consciousness—from an industrial worldview driven b...

Breathe Easy

The media blames outbreaks of whooping cough on parents who choose not to vaccinate, but evidence says otherwise California health officials declared a whooping cough epidemic on June 24, 2010. Every three to five years, whooping cough...

Greening Our Children’s Lunches

When I was in grade school, we had pretty basic lunches. A piece of fruit, some sliced veggies and a sandwich, wrapped in waxed paper. I was so excited when plastic came into play, since my sandwich would no longer fall apart or be stale by noon....

Yoga For Kids

A 10-year-old boy enters the children’s yoga class I’m teaching. He is large for his age, chunky in the middle, tall, clumsy and loud. He makes up stories about his name and the other boys in the class. He interrupts me incessantly. The lead tea...