The Holistic Moms Network (HMN) will host its 8th annual Natural Living Conference on October 1 at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, CA, to share information on holistic living and parenting. Keynote speakers are Robyn O’Brien, speaking on what parents can do to clean up our food supply, and actress Mayim Bialik, author of an upcoming book on natural parenting.
The Holistic Moms Network is a national non-profit organization that connects parents interested in holistic health and green living.
“The landscape of childhood has changed,” O’Brien says. “In the face of the surging rates of allergies, autism, ADHD, asthma, diabetes, childhood cancer and obesity, our children are no longer guaranteed a safe and healthy future. And as parents around the country look to exercise precaution based on recommendations from the President’s Cancer Panel in the hopes of preventing the onset of many of these conditions, I am honored to be working with the Holistic Moms Network to help inspire change as health care is about more than managing these diseases in our children. It is about preventing them in the first place.”
The annual event unites members and attendees from across the country who share an interest in living healthier and more sustainably. Community-building and support are at the heart of HMN’s mission.
“Holistic Moms Network,” Bialik says, “represents all that is good in this crazy confusing world of ‘competing’ parenting styles: following our intuition, getting educated, and getting support for our choices. That’s the kind of community I am honored to be a part of — and honored to represent.”
In addition to the event’s speakers, a series of workshop sessions are offered on a variety of holistic living and parenting topics.
“The Natural Living Conference brings parents together to learn about natural wellness options and approaches so that they can make informed, educated decisions for themselves and their families,” said HMN founder and Director Nancy Massotto, Ph.D. “Connecting with hundreds of other parents who are passionate about good health and green living inspires people to make positive change in their lives – for their well-being and for the health of the planet.”
Workshop sessions at this year’s conference include:
- Making an Informed Vaccination Choice with Dr. Lauren Feder, M.D., a holistic pediatrician
- Food & Mood: Nine Steps to Calm Your Anxious Mind with Trudy Scott, a food mood expert, nutritionist and author
- The Smart Mama’s Guide to Non-Toxic Living with Jennifer Taggart, an environmental attorney, eco consultant and author
- Happiness is an Inside Job with Jennifer Waldburger LCSW, parenting expert and psychotherapist