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"Compassionate Souls is an enriching and encouraging guide to the art of conscious parenting. The more people who read this book and take it to heart, the better equipped the next generation will be, and the better prepared we will be, to assist them along their life's purpose."
John Robbins, Author, Diet For A New America

Cover picture of Compassionate SoulsHow can parents raise a healthy, wholesome, think-for-yourself child in today's consumptive, polluted and inhumane world? Multinationals are growing in power. Advertising is pervasive and free speech is being legislated away. How can we inspire our children to swim against the tide and make healthy compassionate choices? This book is a wake-up call. That nagging dissonance we all feel is begging us to consider an alternative lifestyle. From homebirth to homeschooling, what to eat and how to minimize seduction of your children by the popular culture, Compassionate Souls will empower you to make your own choices. For the first time one book finally brings it all together for parents, starting with things to consider even before conception. Now more then ever, there is hope for the future. One Child at a time, parents can change the world.

Welcome to "Compassionate Souls: Raising the Next Generation to Change the World". This Web site is a natural extension of my new book Compassionate Souls - and is here to help you inspire your children to make healthy compassionate choices and to become good citizens. Pregnancy, conscious birth, homebirth, Breastfeeding, alternative forms of education such as Montessori, Waldorf, or homeschooling, facts about vaccination, dealing with the extended family, and learning to think for oneself (which is really fundamental to being a good citizen), and vegetarianism are some of the issues we explore. Compassionate Souls will also empower you with information that may help you to protect your children from chronic diseases, like asthma, ear infections, and other immune system disorders which seem to be increasing in prevalence. Compassionate Souls will also give you ideas for strengthening your family and helping you to be a bigger influence in your children's lives than peers, advertisers and others who may not have their best interest at heart.

I guarantee your visit here will be thought provoking and raise important issues for you to consider. Much of what we take for granted as "normal" in our culture, doesn't look so "normal" when viewed from a large cross-cultural perspective of human history or when you take into account what is known about the biological needs of primates. Could this explain why so many of us have a nagging sense that things aren't quite right? Could this explain the growing detachment and alienation becoming common in many young people? Look around, read the overview of the book, the table of contents, a couple of sample chapters, FAQ's about the book, as well as additional articles I have written on some related subjects. Then buy the book. And while you are waiting for your copy to arrive, explore our resource list and links. Lets give our children their birthright -- vibrant health and membership in a wholesome compassionate community.

Disclaimer: Nothing on this site should be construed as personal medical advice. The purpose of this site is to raise issues which you can and should do your own research on before making any changes in your lifestyle. If you have a medical condition or problem please consult the appropriate health-care provider. We are each personally responsible for our own health and well-being. While I believe everything I have shared on this site to be sensible, I assume no responsibility for anyone else's choices. Everything on this site is merely the OPINION of a very passionate mother. I encourage you to become an informed consumer so that you can feel empowered to make your own choices.

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