by Barbara Rodriguez
Eating organic food is a boon to the environment and personal health, but it can be a chore to get kids to join in willingly. Don’t succumb to fast food and commercial snacks, just try out these easy, healthy, organic treats for kids...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: What a treat to find great treats for our kids. Whether the kids are hanging on to the last days of summer or packing up that lunch, here's some tasty ideas to fill them up with good and organic.
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: An organic life for a pet seems the natural way to go, not unlike their human companions. Consider these points.
by Dee Galloway
When discussing the poetry created by African Americans just prior to the Civil War, another African tradition comes into play: that of the West African griot. In West African culture, both historically and today, each tribal clan has had its griot, an itinerant clan member who is combination historian-musician-storyteller: "A Griot is an oral historian and musician," explains Foday Musa Suso, one of West Africa 's most respected and well-known contemporary griots...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: In her essay Dee Galloway remarks: "when a griot dies, a library has burned to the ground", Learn more about the African-American oral tradition of poetry and the importance of history as it informs the present.
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by Kristen Morrison
My original purpose for writing this book was to provide information to parents with a new baby born with Down syndrome. While compiling this information, however, I’ve realised that my story is relevant to any parent.
The very nature of Down syndrome is such that the extra chromosome can bring about any number of a collection of ‘symptoms’.
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: An arrival of a special needs child is no reason to ditch an organic lifestyle. In fact, it is the perfect time to step up, dig in, and discover ways to benefit a child with challenges...
Today an alliance of health nonprofits and nurses associations issued a public letter to executives at Procter & Gamble, in an effort to pressure the corporation to reformulate its detergents, which were found to contain actionable levels of 1,4-dioxane under California law. The State of California’s Proposition 65 classifies 1,4-dioxane as a known human carcinogen...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: High levels of toxins exist in so many beauty products on the market. Nail polish is the next in a string of revelations that expose dangers to consumers by not only putting dangerous ingredients into their products, but also misleading consumers about contents.
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: At its roots, organic is a solution. Planting seeds without pollution or pesticides is a solution to a decaying planet. Annie Leonard gets to the root of what ails us all. Plastic bottles, over-consumption. Going organic is a big part of THE solution.
Perhaps the most urgent aspect of the United States’ obesity problem is the early age at which many American children begin to develop weight- and nutrition-related conditions. Developing unhealthy eating habits at a young age not only predisposes children to diabetes and other nutrition-related health disorders, but it can make it all the more difficult to maintain a healthful lifestyle later in life...
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Schools are learning that nutrition is the basis and foundation to learning. Interesting and innovative ideas are cropping up across the country.
by Richard Gold
Writing poetry is a way to grow emotionally and intellectually, as language articulates and frames experience symbolically...
Editor's Note from Susan de Wardt: If you can't think of a reason to write poetry, here is a list that will inspire you to pick up the pen and write!
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