Kindred World Initiatives

We Are Kindred.

For more than 20 years, Kindred World, (formerly Families for Conscious Living) has worked passionately to support parents, professionals, communities and organizations who are exploring “The New Story of Childhood, Parenthood and the Human Family.” Kindred’s vision is to bring coherence, visibility and empowerment to this emerging, consciousness-raising movement. As social science research shows, Cultural Creatives are often unaware of each other and their vital role in transforming culture through the practical wisdom of sustainable, holistic and compassionate living. Take a look at our 20 years of nonprofit work to discover a glimpse into the possibilities of a New Story…

Why do we need a New Story? Because the roots of human wellness and planetary sustainability do not exist in our Old Story. And as Einstein famously said, we cannot solve a problem at the same level it was created… therefore… the quest is now: What’s the New Story?

What if everything we thought we knew or believed to be true turned out to be a story, a tale passed down from parent to child through daily informal habits to ceremonial traditions designed to help us understand our world?

What if the chaos we are witnessing in the world today is a symptom, evidence even, of our collective Old Story – the belief in our separateness – breaking down?

 Would our fears be lessened and our curiosity piqued if we made a conscious choice to turn our attention toward an emerging New Story? Could an expanding sense of wonder allow room for questions like: 

What if babies are conscious? What if sustainability begins with conception? What if Womb Ecology Becomes World Ecology?  What if Worldviews Create Worlds?

When we consider the way we make sense of our lives has always been through stories, other questions arise, like:

 Who wrote these stories? Can they be changed? What steps can we take toward shifting our current, industrial story of humanity to a life-affirming and empowering narrative, authored by, well, US (humans, not corporations).    

Our daily choices and habits are informed by the context, the Big Picture, whether we are aware we even hold a worldview, a personal mythology or a story of our own being and becoming. 

For over 20 years, Kindred and its initiatives have been exploring this New Story from the ground up, in grassroot’s communities, and from the top down, with frontier science researchers and social changemakers.  Kindred’s nonprofit work has been led by diverse and brave humans who have sought out insight and solutions to shifting their own awareness from the limits of the Old Story to the practical wisdom for conscious living emerging from a New Story.  

This New Story comes with its own language, phrases like Cultural Creatives, Grounded Expansion, Mindful Parenting, and the Ecology of the Child. You can see our collection of New Story language at Kindred here.

What is needed at this time is a gathering place, a sanctuary, created with great compassion and willingness to call upon our imaginations, to engage in open dialogue, to create community and to identify resources that support an adventurous exploration of holistic, peaceful and sustainable living.  

Below are the educational and outreach initiatives Kindred World has created to meet these needs for ourselves and our children. Please support our work with your tax-deductible donations. And thank you for believing…

The Evolved Nest is a breakthrough concept that integrates findings across fields that bear on child development, child raising and adult behavior.  The Evolved Nest promotes optimal health and wellbeing, cooperation, and receptive and sociomoral intelligences. Societal moves away from providing the Evolved Nest have contributed to the ill being and dysregulation we see in one another and society. Learn how to nest your children and re-nest yourself.

An educational project spear-headed by the award-winning neuroscience research and books of Darcia Narvaez, PhD

How do we begin to author a new story?

Calling on Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey insight, this virtual retreat series featuring pioneering thought leaders of the conscious parenting movement explores just how we created the story we live by to begin with, how to discard narratives that do not serve us, and how to become the authors/authority of our New Story.

The Parenting as a Hero’s Journey Work/Play Book and Journal is a compilation of essays, exercises and keep-sake journaling created by thought-leaders of the conscious parenting movement. Visit the Parenting as a Hero’s Journey website.

The Book Fairy Pantry Project is a grassroots family literacy movement. This project will be implemented by the people, for the people. Volunteer book fairy helpers will collect new and gently used, quality children’s books from donation boxes and book drives and deliver them to participating food pantries and WIC offices to be given out to parents.

The Parent Liberation Alliance is the American nonprofit initiative that partners with international NGOs and organizations to facilitate the Parent Liberation Project, founded by Teresa Graham Brett, JD, author of Parenting for Social Change.

The Parent Liberation Project and Alliance has partnered with international parent nonprofits and NGO’s to bring the Parent Liberation Project and facilitator training to their communities. Find out more about this global outreach and how your international organization can participate.

Conscious Parenting News is an e-newspaper designed to help parents, professionals and the public recognize the monthly headlines, studies and insights streaming from the organic and ongoing Conscious Parenting Movement worldwide. This movement is an organic evolution of our collective consciousness and needs its own public relations team. So here ya go.

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