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Teaching Kids about Grooming, Intimacy, and Boundaries

by Rachel Thomas Before we begin, we should define what we mean by the term grooming. When I say grooming, you might think of beautification, fashion and vanity, or about grooming your child for medical school. In fact, the kind of grooming we need for our children is about love, intimacy and good mental health. Grooming as an expression of love Once I went
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How the College Rapist Holds a Mirror Up to Us All

by Louise Kuo Habakus Note:  It is four days later and I am just back from a weekend workshop in Kripalu on healing and being healed. I stayed up until 3:00 am talking about Brock Turner with my husband. Ron expressed concern that Turner will not survive his mistake and I awoke to read this message from his mother. Sometimes an issue becomes a
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Herd Immunity: Owned & Controlled or Free & Equal?

by Elliott Freed The government is a private corporation and you are not the owner. Either you are the stock of the government, part of the herd owned by those who own the government, or you are a free human being. When the government mandates that you must do something, you have two choices. One is to do as you are told, thereby accepting
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Why Trading Rights for “Safety” is a Bad Idea

by Kate Tietje, Modern Alternative Mama It’s a scary world we live in sometimes. Over the last several years, I’ve observed something interesting. There’s been a much greater “fear-panic-appeal to authority” cycle happening than in the past. It’s by no means the first time it has occurred (polio in the 1950s comes to mind), but it’s happening more frequently and more rapidly, thanks to
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Why We Protect Religious Exemptions to Vaccines — Part 3

by Valerie Borek, Esq. Our three-part series reviews the many important reasons that we protect religious exemptions to vaccines. In Part 1, we discuss the myriad ways that their denial offends the Constitution. In Part 2, we draw a powerful analogy to forced sterilization to illustrate a very slippery slope when we permit governments to determine who is and isn’t unfit (and unvaccinated). In
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Feminine Medicine: 5 Unsung Pioneers

by Erika Janik Editor’s note: The divine feminine — shakti to shiva, yin to yang — is a part of us all. Nowhere is this more true than in medicine. As we gear up for the launch of our Medical Director Kelly Brogan’s saber rattling new book, A Mind of Your Own, we are thrilled to recognize that her work is part of a long and great
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Teen Boundaries Around Tech Usage — Episode 96

#96 — Teen Boundaries Around Tech Usage ** February 24, 2016 Guest // Emily Roberts, MA, LPC ** Host //  Carla Atherton Do you have trouble talking to your teens about creating boundaries around their usage of technology? Do you feel like they are sometimes lost to you, immersed in a world of blue lights and virtual relationships? Do you want your teenager to have communication
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Wisdom of Our Ancestors on Drugs & Disease

by Louise Kuo Habakus We discover truth by building on previous discoveries. This deceptively simple statement is profound. When we become mired in hardened squabbles with various personal and professional contemporaries, and despair that we have gone astray, all is not lost. We can return to the wisdom of our ancestors, the great ones who have come before us, whose teachings have stood the test
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Hold Space for Vaccination Choice

by Louise Kuo Habakus Note: This post, shared in its entirety on multiple Facebook pages, was updated on 11/6/16 When it comes to this issue, we are often asked: “What can we do?” So here it is, the most powerful thing can actually be done in the privacy of our own living rooms and our own minds. Hold space for the idea that vaccination choice
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Parents’ Legal Victory Over NYC Flu Shot Mandate: What Does It Mean?

by Robert J. Krakow, Esq. 12/21: Flu shot mandate for all kids just introduced in NYS Legislature Breaking news… 12/21/15 Predictably, on the heels of the judicial invalidation of the City of New York Board of Health’s rule mandating the influenza vaccine for some preschoolers, a State Assemblyman announced the introduction of legislation that would mandate the vaccine for all children in New York State
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