Holistic Moms Connect to Drive Change
Holistic Moms Network (HMN) recently held its 2013 national conference in New Jersey on October 12, 2013 with attendees from the tri-state area and across the nation, including Connecticut chapter members. The non-profit HMN is a support, education and social network for parents interested in green living, alternative health care and gentle, responsive parenting. The HMN Natural Living Conference focused on a variety of holistic living topics, including The Art of Conscious Parenting with Dr. Shefali Tsabary and Creating a Non-GMO Mom Revolution – Starting with Holistic Moms with Jeffrey Smith.
Smith, author of Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette, touched on the key role parents play in raising public awareness about GMOs and their effects on our health and environment in order to bring public outcry to a critical, game changing level.
In her speech to begin the conference Nancy Massotto, HMN Founder and Executive Director, spoke about the true meaning of personal connection, community and holistic living. “We came together in a small group to share our hopes, fears, and challenges and to save our sanity…But when we came together, it was revolutionary…in the very simple act of gathering together. In fact, each and every one of you is engaging in a revolutionary act at this moment. It is in being present with other, in community, in unity, that we not only learn, grow, and change, but that we find our inner power and realize that we, too, can make a difference. It is when we feel connected and understood that we develop the confidence and security to truly start a movement. And it is this moment right now, when you choose to show up, to open your mind, to feel your own power and to experience what it’s like to be in a community that supports your journey…But power isn’t found online. It’s found here – in real life…Apathy and disconnection are the true enemies of the world because it is when we are too busy and just showing up becomes too much of challenge that we are relinquishing our power and giving up our chance to evolve.”
Holistic Moms Network Fairfield County, CT Chapter meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm. Location: Associates in Family Chiropractic & Natural Health Care, 156 East Avenue, Norwalk. For more information on HMN, visit HolisticMoms.org.