In (and for) a Kinder Culture Please scroll down for offering info: Next Groups Lucky Duck House Calls Gifting New Moms & Dads Also below: Links


In (and for) a Kinder Culture

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Please scroll down for offering info:
Next Groups
Lucky Duck House Calls
Gifting New Moms & Dads

Also below: Links to Help Nepal

In a kinder culture, new moms and dads wouldn't be as isolated as many are in our modern, Western world. They wouldn't be expected to negotiate all the demands and stresses of daily life as they begin the most all-consuming, rewarding, confusing, enlightening, important work of their lives.

They would be nurtured and better able to focus on nurturing their young; they would have a functional village... a kinder culture. They'd have ample real life, real time, easy access support (so groups & meetups & virtual links could just be icing on the cake). Community and understanding would be par for the course.

Thinking so much of Tibetan extended-family/friends in recent days (many of whom still live in a thankfully-safe Tibetan Camp in Kathmandu), that "kinder culture" resonates even more strongly. (See links below for Nepal quake aid.)

Having "grown up" in the family-founded International House of Rhode Island with a cultural anthropologist mom, a cook-and-care-for-everyone dad, an Indian/Himalayan art-historian sister, and treasured months of my own in that corner of the world; I was blessed with a kinder, gentler model of parenthood.

The most beautiful thing anyone ever said to us as baby parents? "He's like a Tibetan baby!" (This from my Tibetan "brother", Jampa, whose baby relations I've seen so blissfully held and hugged and sung to and laughed with and passed from loving arms to loving arms.) May we all have such opportunities to pay it forward in a kinder culture for everyone's kids. – Gabrielle


Suggestions for Effective Aid in Wake of Nepal Quake

Excellent list, including local organizations and collaborations on the ground: Rubin Museum Quake Relief Page (Karuna-Shechen & other direct aid choices)
Village rebuilding effort from a group of recent Peace Corps volunteers:
Nepal Village Earthquake Recovery Fund by RPCV

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In creating a new family, we create our own little world.
May yours be full of great joy and growing peace.
- Gabrielle


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Notes from the Nest • Towards a Kinder Culture • May 2015

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