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Five Ways To Step Up Against Attacks On Our Families

October 6, 2017
Last week, Congressional Republicans let the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expire and voted in favor of gutting Medicaid which would result in millions more uninsured children. This week, the Trump administration rolled back access to birth control and the House passed a 20 week...
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Kids Deserve Toxic-Free Shoes!

September 22, 2017
Kids shoes shouldn't have toxic lead! Here's one pair to avoid.
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Chlorpyrifos, a Toxic Pesticide, in Our Food Supply and What This Means for You #FoodFri

September 22, 2017
As a parent, I want to give my child every opportunity available to grow into a healthy adult. I read them books before bedtime, keep an eye on the television programs they're watching and make sure they get their fruits and veggies. And then I heard about Chlorpyrifos. " Chlorpyrifos is a toxic...
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Weathering the Storm for Mothers and Babies: Hurricanes, Hispanic Heritage Month and Leading the Way Forward

September 19, 2017
It’s hard enough to watch. The daily barrage of shocking images of flood-ravaged homes, displaced families, chaotic shelters and stories of missing loved ones. It is heart wrenching as a viewer, which is absolutely no comparison to those who are living the experience of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma...
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Indigenous medicine to reawaken your connection to nature

September 8, 2017
True medicine recognizes and brings alignment to our spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical elements, making us whole again. A visualization to tap into your heart and reconnect to the spirit of Mother Earth from Anita Sanchez, author of The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times
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What Mother Earth has to tell us....and how to hear it.

August 31, 2017
The natural world is communicating with us all the time, if we would just listen with the softest part of our ear and an open heart. Here’s a meditation to feel that deep and constant connection.
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How a Group of Indigenous Women Runners Triggered a Global Seismic Shift

August 24, 2017
"Whether you were present at Standing Rock or watched on electronic screens around the world, we all felt that energy— we experienced our oneness”
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This Is How Chlorpyrifos, a Toxic Pesticide, Gets Into Our Bodies and Why It's VERY Dangerous for Kids and Pregnant Women

August 24, 2017
Chlorpyrifos is a toxic pesticide that is commonly used in conventional agriculture and widely found on fruits and vegetables. Pediatricians and children’s health experts worry about exposure to chlorpyrifos (and other chemicals in the pesticide class known as organophosphates) because it is a...
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What is Chlorpyrifos? This Harmful Pesticide Should Have Been Banned From Food Years Ago.

August 11, 2017
Chlorpyrifos (pronounced “klor-PEER-a-foss”) is a commonly used pesticide that damages the developing brains of children. Significant science shows that exposures to low levels of chlorpyrifos early in life can lead to increased risk of learning disabilities including reductions in IQ,...
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Why climate change is a spiritual issue

August 3, 2017
Disconnection from our spirit and from Mother Earth is literally killing us, writes Anita Sanchez, author of The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for the Modern Times.
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