Carla Atherton

Children’s Health ( R )evolutionary

Carla-AthertonParenting children and teens is no easy feat. But it is gooood! We grow as our children grow. We change as they change. We advocate, constantly make decisions, concessions, negotiations, and limitations and try to stay sane and intact and healthy, ourselves, along the way. We parents strive to be stress-free, present, informed, and empowered by researching and critically thinking, while doing the most challenging, important, exhausting, amazing job in existence. And for that, we need to stay inspired, ourselves; we need support and conversation and some juicy tips and direction. It is not only our jobs to keep our children alive, but to help them to thrive, heal from injury and illness, navigate emotions and social situations, nourish their spirits, and grow as functional, whole, inspired human beings. Yep. That’s big. And it takes a vibrant, engaged village!

Carla Atherton, MA, Director of the Lotus Health Project, Writer and Editor, Workshop Instructor, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner, Transformational Nutrition Coach, Yoga Instructor, Health (R)evolutionary, and Children’s Health Advocate. Carla is a trained Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner and Transformational Nutrition Coach, and is a creative and academic writer, lecturer, workshop instructor, acreage-living, unschooling mom of three. She is passionate about health and wellness, which, to her, involves all aspects of health including the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Carla created the Lotus Health Project, the Children’s and Teen Health (R)evolution, and its biannual online Children’s and Teen Health Summit in order to further her mandate – to let people know, both young and old, they are not alone in their health challenges or management and that anything can be overcome if you have the right mind and information.

Carla prizes creativity and self-empowerment and is passionate about working with children, youth, and adults so they can find their own power to make their lives full of hope, happiness, and meaning. She has led many workshops in health and wellness, creative writing, philosophy, media studies, essay writing, and critical thinking for children, youth, and adults since 1998. Carla founded and ran Cahoots Magazine for 8 years. She holds an MA in English Literature with emphasis in Women’s and Gender Studies, Psychology, and Creative Writing,

Radio Shows

4/20/16:   Tech Brain: The Vice Grip of Screens and Lights with Victoria Dunckley, MD
2/24/16:   Teen Boundaries Around Tech Usage with Emily Roberts
11/18/15: SPD — Processing a New Future for Kids with Meghan Brookler
11/11/15: Pediatric Autoimmune & Neuropsych Disorders with Heather Korbmacher
10/21/15: Gentle Parenting is Fearless with Alison Smith
9/9/15:     Childhood Obesity Today with David White
8/12/15:   Raising Sex-Healthy Kids with Jennifer Wiessner, LCSW, AASECT
7/8/15:     Compulsory Education: The Only Option for Our Youth? with Matt Hern