P.s after you listen see below because I had an AWESOME conversation with her after and some stuff she said just made me love her EVEN more, and I know you will too!
Diane suggests (also in the audio) going grocery shopping without your children, her kids don't watch much television but they tend to get drawn in by the targeted advertising in the stores, and she finds it less stressful to shop without them. Plus there is a little bit of "ignorance is bliss" what they don't know won't hurt them (in this case they don't know about all the sweet treats or the latest toys etc).
Diane has some really great suggestions for treating your kids as individuals, understanding their bio-individuality (a really great word!)It speaks to understanding that our bodies terrain is not going to be the same from one person to the next. Diane uses the Ayurvedic principles to better understand each child's body and what their needs are.
Diane talked to me a little bit about how she manages to keep her own confidence and self worth up while parenting in a world where there is so much choice and so many options its so easy to doubt. I asked her this because I see it all around, while our mothers did what their mothers did and nobody really questioned anything, now there is more research, more technology to share what people in various parts of the world are doing and its hard not to doubt whether what we're choosing is the best for us or the children. Diane is very honest with her children expressing what she needs, explaining she isn't perfect and accepting herself for that but also getting acceptance from her children. She isn't always going to give them what they ask, and they know that, she has created an understanding. Diane is not afraid to take the kids to the farm - which sometimes is not their idea of a "great afternoon" but she says they always leave happy, and in the end what they are craving is connection and that's what they get from being together as a family at the farm. Maybe they didn't go to the arcade (do they still have arcades? hahah I think Im dating myself), but they secretly ended up having a great time. And I would bet quite a bit that in several years from now, the times they will treasure will be the times they spent with their siblings at the farm, playing in the dirt! (That is something I can say from experience).
Diane was diagnosed with Crohns disease at age 14, and attempted to heal herself for 20 years through western medicine modalities. All the while she says she wanted to get off the meds and to get back to "living her life". In 2010 she had 3 kids and was very ill, she decided to do some things differently and become accountable (I really love that word heheh). She has since been able to heal herself through many other modalities and she can share them with you via a very individual phone coaching session, she does offer things from her clinic as well, but if you're not in the area a phone conversation might be best. I asked if she does group coaching sessions, but in general because she does things so specifically for you (back to the bio-individuality again) she is best able to serve through one on one coaching.
I hope you enjoyed the audio and could take some tips and tricks from it.
Remember to Love love and to love your food :D