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Part 4: Intensity as a pathway to personal change


Making sense of environmental toxics The denaturalization our environments has serious consequences to our entire body, mind and spirituality which originally formed out of our communion with nature. Adding sensorial settings to the realm of influence, it becomes evident that environments can be very toxic to humans.  Why wouldn’t our young be influenced by changes in … Continue reading

Part 3:Attention diet: space, technology and people as sensory overload


Attention diet: space, technology and people as sensory overload In The Globe and Mail article ” Why is walking in the woods so good for you?”, Alex Hutchinson explores the results from a study, which will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders, found that volunteers suffering from depression who took … Continue reading

Part 2: Toxic Environments


Environmental pollution as an assault on the senses It has been know for along time that our environments influence us. Leanne Rivlin theorized that the environmental cognition involved in human cognition plays a crucial role in environmental perception.  As early as 1947, Roger Barker who created the field of ecological psychology demonstrated that social settings … Continue reading

Part 1: Multi Sensory Intelligence


These sensory abilities are not disabilities Current research is starting to understand that many “disabilities” are special abilities or different ways of perceiving the world, not defects. Finally, an approach that helps to reduce the labeling of children which is often damaging to their self-esteem, and instead work on developing their gifts. It is clear that … Continue reading

Making Sense of a Toxic Life


As the first part of our experiment in Nicaragua is coming to an end, I am noticing many changes in us. The boys are much calmer these days. We have come very far the three of us. This experience is by far the hardest we are going through together but also the most rewarding, we … Continue reading

Positive Parents


Reblogged from Positive Parents | Psychology Today. Positive Parents Do you “talk trash” in front of your kids? Published on October 28, 2009 by Maureen Healy in Creative Development Earlier today over a fried green tomato sandwich (yes, I live in the South), my close colleague brought up a topic. She’s been observing other parents … Continue reading

The Heart of Gratitude | Psychology Today


The Heart of Gratitude Are you raising great-full kids? Published on November 13, 2009 by Maureen Healy in Creative Development Getting to the heart of gratitude is worthy work. So many of us can think thankful thoughts and say simple appreciative sayings but how many of us genuinely feel a deep well of gratitude daily? … Continue reading

Spirituality & Children | Psychology Today


Spirituality & Children (Reblogged) Spirituality Links to Happiness (in children!) Published on April 5, 2010 by Maureen Healy in Creative Development Ever wonder what goes on in a child’s mind? Or what they believe to be true about God, angels or the divine? Chatting with children often takes you down that mysterious rabbit hole full … Continue reading

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