Thursday, July 15, 2010

A little naptime inspiration

Hey friends!

I'm enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's health coaching certification program. We had a webinar this a few minutes ago (during Baby's naptime) with Dr. Bernie Siegel, a leading doctor who does a lot of research into the link between lifestyle and healing. Something he said really spoke to me and I wanted to share it with you all ...

"Up to the age of 6, your child's brain is like that of someone under hypnosis - what you say to him or her during that time will shape their thoughts and behaviors for the rest of their lives."
His point was that we should show our kids lots of love, because their brains are at a point of development where that love will literally get into the DNA of their brains and stick with them throughout adolescence, adulthood, etc. giving them the ability to become successful, confidant teens and adults.

As I reflected on that statement, I started thinking about how that applies to food. As moms, the food choices we make will stick with our kids as well. We can raise a new generation of healthy, happy people, by feeding our children healthy, wholesome, nutritious meals that allow their brains and bodies to develop to their fullest potential. 

Isn't that EMPOWERING and EXCITING!?!?

Have a wonderful afternoon.

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  1. I discovered your blog from Natural on a Budget and LOVE it! Your web design is so cute and the recipes are super yummy=)