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Easy Last Minute Gift for Kids to Make

Native American Medicine Pouch (With Instructions for Filling Too) Note: If you like this idea consider checking out our E-book “Natural Crafts that Kids Can Make”  A friend of mine gave one of these to my daughter when she was little and I was so touched I have been making them for friends ever since. This year I didn’t make any, though. It took a stroll in the neighborhood to remind me about them! I wandered into the local healing and gem shop and saw some little leather Native American Medicine Pouches and I remembered! What a great...
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The Healing Power of Giving

Does the holiday season find you giving gifts, hosting meals and donating to  charity. Do you feel worn out from giving so much? Are people telling you that you need to take care of yourself more? You can actually turn all this “giving energy” into healing energy for yourself with five simple tricks. 1. It is the way you give and not how much you give that is the difference between vibrant and poor health. For someone who has been giving many years some habits can be hard to break and can often be traumatic to break so channelling the habits...
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A Winter Nature Story for Everyone

This is a wonderful secular seasonal story because it teaches the values of giving and kindness without talking about any particular holiday. Additonally, it can be told in countries where there are not fir trees because other kinds of trees are mentioned in the story as well and all children would be familiar with those trees. You can even change the story to include trees that are around your home! One day, a long, long time ago, it was very cold; winter was coming. And all the birds flew away to the warm south, to wait for the...
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Need Help Digesting the Holidays?

The holiday season is probably one of the biggest enemies of the digestive system I have ever experienced. However, no matter what mistakes you make during holiday event  there are remedies to help your digestive system survive the season! There are so many websites that tell you about how “this or that herb” will heal you or this new miracle natural cure will help you but often it is the very basics of life that we need to recall and remember. That is what I like to focus on in this blog  – how we can all heal and...
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A Poem for Gift Giving

I wrote this poem when I was knitting some gifts for friends one year. You can modify it for the craft or gift you are giving but please do not copy it to other lists or BLOGS without mentioning Kristie Burns and www.BEarthBlog.com. Thank you! Something Made Just For You by Kristie Burns It’s a wonderful magic when someone Makes something especially for you For a thought of how much you’re loved Goes into each stitch they do. And each time a person asks Who are you making that for? Your name is said with love and care And...
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Be a Citizen Scientist

There are so many ways to be a citizen scientist in our area. As an adult I love participating as a way to be outdoors, give back to the community, further my education in the sciences, and meet other people who are interested in nature. When my children were younger they loved helping with many of these activities. If you are interested in getting your kids involved we share many “citizen scientist” activities in the Earthschooling curriculum – so you don’t need a local connection to participate in some of these “real-life” experiences and make real contributions to science!...
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Holiday Visitors? Try “Healing Housework”

Are you expecting visitors for the holidays? Or perhaps you are just feeling ill from a cold or flu and want to clean the house but you feel awful? Or perhaps the guests just left and you are really too tired to clean up but you need to anyway. Try some of the tips below to create a “healing session” while you clean! You may never look at cleaning the same way again… Having a clean house enhances the positive Feng Shui in your space and can increase your ability to heal. So leave what is not urgent...
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Advent Ribbon Craft

This year Pagan Advent (the four Sundays before Winter Solstice on December 21st) and Christian Advent (the four Sundays before Christmas) coincide with both beginning on November 30. So, starting November 30, there are 4 Sundays until the winter solstice, or the end of advent, this makes 22 days until Yule. We created a special calendar with 25 markings so our calendar goes until Christmas Eve. The picture above is a collage that shows some different angles and close-ups. 6 stones for each season and each element mark the angel’s journey to the top of the star. The...
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Stretching as a Remedy

For me, stretching usually brings up images of “what we did before track practice” or “my least favorite part of gym class”. These images and thoughts about stretching are common to a lot of people. Often when I mention stretching to my clients they say, “you mean like athletes do?” or “Do I have to go to the gym to do that?” What a lot of people don’t realize is that stretching comes in many shapes and forms and that there are appropriate routines for people in every walk of life from the life of an active toddler...
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Easy Holiday Cookies

These are great cookies to bring to any holiday party – starting at Thanksgiving and ending with New Year’s Eve! We often use this recipe to make different cookies for each day or each few days of Advent by creating different shapes or adding different flavors or toppings. These are so simple – a child could make them – and they are great when you are low on groceries! In fact, that is why we made them last week. We were in a snowstorm and I wanted something sweet and warm to eat but I didn’t have ingredients to...
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