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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...

WHAT DOES SPIRITUALITY MEAN TO YOU?

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...

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Meagan Smith
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In my work with women as an eating coach and Somatic Experiencing practitioner, I find that we rarely talk about food or our bodies, but rather trauma and pain. In my experience, the focus on the body is a distraction from dealing with the more substantive and painful issues present in our psyche and in […]

Question that thought
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Can you see that the opposite of what you are thinking might also be true?  As strange as this might sound, this practice of questioning my thoughts has been a game changer. Believing our thoughts is what causes us pain. It’s liberating to understand that my stressful thoughts aren’t even true. In fact, our thoughts […]

Meagan Smith Heart and Soul Eating Coach and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner trauma healing body/mind eating recovery
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Our nervous system is constantly, and subconsciously, scanning our environment for safety.  We are simply designed this way, we are animals, after all. If we hear any sudden, loud noise in our environment, chances are your body will start moving even before your mind registers what is happening. Stephen Porges calls this process neuroception, and […]

Take a moment to SIFT
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In his book Brainstorm, The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, Daniel Siegel talks about a practice he calls SIFT, which can be helpful to bring all of us, teens and parents alike, into greater connection with our internal world.  This means that throughout our day, we take a mental pause to get present […]

I give myself permission to …
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Today, try giving yourself permission for whatever feels alive for you. I give myself permission to…say no, cancel my plans, go to that yoga class, go for a walk, watch a movie. I give myself permission to…. ask for help, feel crappy, not judge myself, eat comfort foods and watch TV. I give myself permission […]

Loving ourselves in the dark moments
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“When you are down, you deserve more love, not less. Where we deprive ourselves of love is where we need it most. When the dark comes, tell it what it wants so deeply to hear, that you are loved, that you are loved in all of your shadow, in all of your light, in all […]

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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 […]

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Have you ever found yourself just having chomped down your entire lunch in 5 minutes?  Or realized that you and hubby have finished off dinner in 10 minutes flat?  You may not be aware of how long you spend eating (next time, go ahead and time yourself, just for the heck of it). Fast eating […]

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Are you listening? Take a moment to slow down, soften, and tune inwards.   You may also enjoy: Food and your body–the elephant in the room is not what you think 5 Ayurvedic Practices for Energy and Well-Being Mindful Eating: 10 Steps to Create Pleasure and Ease Around Eating Loving ourselves in the dark moments […]

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