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GVK & Kate Braemer – kids in need

 

Kate Braemer is the camp director at the Garrett Williamson Foundation for the under-served children in the Philadelphia area. She and I talked about working with these children by expanding their world experiences. For some of these children their only meal of the day will be at camp. Because of this, Kate has been making big changes in the menu and teaching the children about health and nutrition. She switched from white bread to whole wheat. She has the kitchen making soup and tomato sauces from scratch. She and the campers not only care for the onsite garden, but they eat from it too! Kate is instituting these changes, which will echo into the children’s communities. This raises awareness about health and lower potential instances of obesity. The children are part of a community service program which helps them connect with their environment in a positive way. They participate by picking up garbage they find on the Earth.

Supporting our children is the most important way to institute positive change in our world. And by our, I mean all children. They are the new world leaders and I believe they hold the answers to the issues that trouble us today. Before talking with Kate I was reminiscing about when my son was young and how easy it was for him to march to his own drummer. My experiences with my children showed me that by supporting them with acceptance and love was only the tip of the iceberg. Good nutrition, Earth consciousness, and social awareness play a big role in allowing them to become the leaders they were born to be. When we instituted a recycling program at our elementary school, the children not only picked up the rhythm instantly, but then were instrumental in keeping the teachers up with the program! This year, in parts of the northeast, we experienced the 17 year cicada. The teachers read stories about the cicada and talked at length to the children about their incredible journey. On the playground, there were hundreds of cicadas flying and crawling. Children in grades K-5 would carry these cicadas all over their arms and shoulders, bringing them to the safety of trees. The care and gentleness was inspiring. The children understood the delicate rare cycle of these creatures and honored them. If they can understand and love something so different from themselves, then loving another human who is a different color or religion is an absolute reality. And that is going to be our answer. Co~existence with those we share the Earth with, including our own species.  

The Garrett Williamson Foundation takes donations of every sort for these children in need. Do you have toys that your children have outgrown? Clothing? Furniture? Please reach out to them ~

www.garrettwilliamson.org 

and see where you can lend support.

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GVK with Jane Petrov and her film short What Future

Jane Petrov and I talked at length about her 12 minute short film What Future. There is time travel, recycling, earth consciousness and saving our future Earth! Besides hitting the film circuit in September, Jane’s desire is for the film to enter our schools curriculum to help educate children. What Future is “The Christmas Carol of sustainability,” which means that things are bleak, but, we can turn it around. Jane’s life purpose is to bring together creative talent and tell a story to create change and she does so powerfully with this film.

Living a conscious life is my favorite topic. There are many paths to consciousness and one of them is mindful behavior toward our Earth. Recycling and composting are the easiest ways to help keep our Earth healthy. It is easy to point fingers at our past generations on what was wrong, yet to fully shift the vibration toward awareness in our environment we must instead do things in a different manner. The ways of the past no longer serve our future. The company, Seventh Generation’s viewpoint is how we behave today will effect the next seven generations. That means that we need to be aware of what we put not only into our bodies, but into our sustenance, which is our Mother Earth.
I love that Jane and her production company, SkyTown Entertainment, want to shift the vibration of what could be a desolate hell on Earth, to an abundant healthy Earth for generations to come. So Keep your eyes open, keep checking the films progress on the What Future facebook page ~
and support Jane’s efforts for a healthy Earth by recycling, eating organic, living a more mindful life and spreading Love in your everyday life.

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