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HOPE: Holistic Opportunities for Parent Education

Special Event: This month, HOPE will host Shiatsu therapist Karlo Berger on Do-It-Yourself Shiatsu for Childhood and Adult Ailments. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 19, at 10:00 a.m. at the Rochambeau Library at 708 Hope Street in Providence.*

rachaelAs a parent, health and wellness for the good of my family has become a passion. However, I am by no means a role model in this are–yes, I admit to ingesting a French fry from you-know-where in the last thirty days. Like many parents, I believe that balance is key to creating a foundation for health. I often find myself utilizing my infrequent spare moments for health “sound-bytes” anywhere and everywhere I go . . . the playground, a museum, the library, and even in the hallways of my daughter’s preschool. It seemed that Providence parents needed a venue where strategies, experiences, and tips on the topics of natural health alternatives could be explored.

Thus began Holistic Opportunities for Parent Education (HOPE), a network of parents dedicated to self-empowerment through educating and connecting with like-minded individuals in the realm of wellness and natural health alternatives. HOPE hosts monthly educational workshops with local health professionals who share a similar vision and passion for holistic health for the entire family. Past workshops have included Whole Foods for the Whole Family with Hannah Marcotti, and Toxics Q & A with Liberty Goodwin of The Toxics Information Project.

Workshops last about an hour and are geared for an adult audience, although babes in arms and young toddlers are invited. Parents have a precious opportunity to learn from the experts, participate in a question-and-answer session, and network with local parents.lbhlogo

Save the date and join us!

*Space is limited, so please RSVP by contacting Rachael at info@littlebirdherbs.com

Rachael Elmaleh is a mother of two, a founding member of HOPE, and owner of Little Bird Herbs, nested out of Historic Smith Hill in Providence. She can be found blogging on Little Bird Chirps, reading her favorite children’s books to the girls, and handcrafting natural, paraben-free lip balms, salves, and facial products and using her friends and families as test subjects (lucky them!).

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