The Nourisher - Editor’s Blog

When we got married the registry wouldn’t let me put Super Hero as my occupation, they put Home Duties on our marriage certificate instead. But I AM a Super Hero and my Super Hero name is…… The Nourisher.

'Parenting' Articles

Bowel Bacteria and Vaginal Birth

By Joanne Hay May 23rd, 2007


The incidence of so called emergency C-Sections and supposed elective cesarean delivery is on the rise. There are many reasons for this. One is the stark terror our women feel when exposed to messages from media, television and movies, family, friends and most criminal of all, ... MORE...

The Mind, Grace and Anandagiriji

By Joanne Hay February 6th, 2007


Recently, Australia was blessed to receive a visit from Anandagiriji, a director of the Oneness University of India. Wes and I attended the Oneness Conference in Adelaide and also met with Anandagiriji here in Byron Bay. We were blown away. This gorgeous man is only 28 years old and has been 'awakened' since he was 17. He is physically beautiful and carries and air of power and compassion you don't often feel. Extraordinarily though, the longer time we spent in his presence the more we realised just how ordinary he was. MORE...

Limted time and budget but Nourished none the less.

By Kris Johnson July 12th, 2006


No one deserves more sympathy than the working parent on a limited budget. Finding the time, energy and means to prepare nutritious meals for oneself and one's children poses a real challenge, especially as the temptation to opt for convenience foods is very great. MORE...

Play with Your Child

By Barbara Dewey September 11th, 2005


In my Parent/Tot classes and my consulting work, I find the most frequently expressed question is: "Why won't my child play by himself? He needs me to amuse him all the time. I am exhausted!" MORE...

The Day of the Giraffe

By July 13th, 2005


Marshall B Rosenberg, psychiatrist, activist and originator of the Nonviolent Communication movement, chose the Giraffe as its ambassador because of all the land based animals, it has the largest heart. MORE...

Organic Expo

By Joanne Hay June 29th, 2005


The Organic Expo is Australia's first major expo, created for both the public and trade, highlighting the excellent certified organic and environmentally friendly products and services (collectively known as eco-ganics) now available. Saturday 30th July 2005 9.00am - 6.00pm Sunday 31st July 2005 9.00am - 4.30pm Bayside Banquet Hall, Sydney Convention ... MORE...

Sweet Sustenance

By Joanne Hay June 24th, 2005


"The difference between sugar addiction and narcotic addiction is largely one of degree." - William Dufty, Sugar Blues. For years I struggled with the sugar habit from hell, so I empathize with the vast majority of the population struggling with one now. Although most will deny their habit, one only needs to check the number of aisles in the local supermarket stacked with sugared foods - at least half - to know we have a problem. MORE...

The Importance of the In-Arms Phase

By Jean Liedloff June 14th, 2005


In the two and a half years during which I lived among Stone Age Indians in the South American jungle (not all at once, but on five separate expeditions with a lot of time between them for reflection), I came to see that our human nature is not what we have been brought up to believe it is. Babies of the Yequana tribe, far from needing peace and quiet to go to sleep, snoozed blissfully whenever they were tired, while the men, women, or children carrying them danced, ran, walked, shouted, or paddled canoes. Toddlers played together without fighting or arguing, and they obeyed their elders instantly and willingly. MORE...

Natural Contraception

By Joanne Hay May 31st, 2005


It just struck me that we have no reference to Family Planning and Natural Contraception on our site. Dr Mercola's blog reminded me this morning with the scary post title How Contraceptives Kill a Women's Libido For the Long Term. This sent me on a search for references on the web for more wholistic alternatives MORE...

Teens Before Their Time

By Sally Fallon May 27th, 2005


A recent feature article in Time Magazine reported on the disturbing increase in early puberty among girls in the US. According to a recent study reported in the journal Pediatrics,1 one percent of all American girls now show signs of puberty, such as breast development or pubic hair, before the age of three; by age eight, 14.7 percent of white girls and almost 50 percent of African-American girls had one or both of these characteristics. The consequences of truncated childhood are tragic. Young girls with mature bodies must cope with feelings and urges that most children are not well-equipped to handle. And early maturation in girls is frequently a harbinger for problems with the reproductive system later in life including failure to menstruate, infertility, breast cancer, headaches and early menopause. MORE...

nour·ish (nûrsh, nr-)
  1. To provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth; feed.
  2. To foster the development of; promote: “Athens was an imperial city, nourished by the tribute of subjects” (V. Gordon Childe).
  3. To keep alive; maintain: nourish a hope.

Originating from Latin Nutrire which means to feed or suckle

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