Updates on The Family Alchemists

Hi Friends, When I created The Family Alchemists in 2018, I had a really big vision and mission of connecting people to the resources they need to grow. I have so many amazing professionals in the Conscious Parenting space as friends and was determined to help them...

How Recovery Principles Pave the Way to Conscious Parenting

Applying the 12 steps to my parenting helped me practice boundaries, communicate with integrity and ultimately BE loving and tolerant.

Conscious Communication Skills

In times of great social change, we look for the things we can control. We may not be able to predict the future for ourselves or our teens, but we can control how we communicate. The way we communicate reveals what we value and how we value it. I longed to connect...

How to Save a Marriage

So, you’re an empath married to a guy that treats you like a queen – most of the time. But those times he’s angry? You question if you’re more like your mother than you thought. You worry that his behavior is going to hurt your kids and that you’re being irresponsible...


When I have a chance to actually discuss the topic with clients, it is very simple to explain my view of spirituality, understand my clients’ perspective, and come to a common ground semantically (and often philosophically). I notice I regularly attract people who...

Helping Your Kids During Coronavirus Social Distancing

Dear Brave Ones: Of course, we’re scared. That means it’s the time to be gentle and compassionate with ourselves and others. Can you imagine how scared our kids are? Their routines have been disrupted and they miss their teachers and friends. They have less control...

Out of the race

From the moment we are born, we are part of a race we never wanted to be in, we are measured by milestones and compared endlessly with any peers we share our life with. We are numbers in charts and checkmarks in lists of accomplishments, in other words, we are what we...

Mindful Parenting Through the Everyday Stresses

In the fast paced world of parenting where decisions are made in between spilled cereal, constant questioning and smartphone apps, it is no wonder the word mindfulness is becoming as necessary in a parent’s vocabulary as the word nap-time. And yet, for many,...

What our children ask of us

Our children ask so little really. Listen to my discoveries and ideas. Look through my eyes to understand my world. Feel my love, joy, frustration, pain. Hold my hand, my heart and me close. Be careful with me and understand me. I may feel off sometimes, when the...

Elf on the shelf, Magic of well-behaved kids?

I was already familiar with conscious parenting when the Elf on the Shelf became popular a few years ago, I found out about it when my kids were toddlers and I heard stories about him moving every night and being a fun addition during Christmas time. I was excited to...
  • Drink a large glass of warm water with organic lemon juice upon rising.

This helps turn on your digestive system. If you need a little more oomph, you can also try adding a little fresh grated ginger to your lemon water.  Ginger is venerated for its cleansing properties and ability to fire up the digestive system.


  • Eat only when hungry, and strive to eat 3 meals a day with no snacking.

This practice allows your digestive fire, referred to as “agni” in Ayurveda, to fully digest the previous meal, and re-charge before eating again.  For some people who require more frequent meals, this may be modified.  Listen to your body’s needs.


  • Eat an early and light dinner.

Going to bed with a full belly is one of the sure fire ways to wake up feeling tired and sluggish. Our body’s digestive system is aligned with the sun, and it naturally starts to slow down in the evening hours.  Capitalize on your natural bio-circadian rhythms by eating your main meal when the sun is highest in the sky (between 12 to 2 pm), and then a light dinner, ideally by 6 pm.


  • Eat until you are energized.

Learn to recognize that special sweet spot where you are energized, but not stuffed.  You may feel like you could still eat more, but remember that it takes 20 minutes for your body to fully digest a meal. The Ayurvedic tradition recommends eating until we are two-thirds of the way full.   If you cannot stop eating until you are stuffed, then there may be some other underlying emotional issues that need your attention and care.  Be compassionate with yourself as you explore those, and seek out support.


  • Eat organic foods that are in season and preferably local.

There is so much research on the power of organic, locally produced foods free of toxins that this is a no-brainer.   Take steps to make this a reality for your family–increase your food budget, grow your own fruits and vegetables, or search out local sources of high-quality foods.



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