Posted by Camille Licate |
Posted on June 21, 2014
LodeStar? Is that even a word? YES! The meaning of a LodeStar is one who serves as an inspirational role model or guide.
When I found the word LodeStar and read its meaning, I knew it would be the perfect name for my talk show on GWENNetwork T.V. “LodeStar Kids” showcases amazing teens and tweens who are taking positive action on local, national and global issues impacting their world and future generations. LodeStar Kids motto: Respect for all people, animals and the planet!
I have had the honor of interviewing some extraordinary LodeStar Kids in the past 6 months. Meet a couple LodeStar Kids, today, and read about their causes and learn how YOU can get involved!
9-year-old James donates his time and hard earned allowance to Beagle Freedom Project, an organization that advocates ending Animal Testing on Beagles.
– How can you get involved? Visit http://www.beaglefreedomproject.org
– Against Animal Testing? Check out this link. It will help you choose products that are kind to animals: http://www.leapingbunny.org/shopsearch.php
10-year-old Macie has designed and created dolls from winter gloves. Not only are these dolls one of a kind, but also all proceeds from their sales goes to the organization, Children of Peace Uganda. Children of Peace Uganda helps rehabilitate former child soldiers by offering them a holistic approach to empowerment. Some of these approaches are vocational training, art therapy and organic farming.
– How can you get involved? Visit: http://childrenofpeaceuganda.com/donate/
-Watch the trailer and purchase the Children of War Film: http://childrenofpeaceuganda.com/children-of-war-film/
Until next time…be the voice for those that have no voice. Be a LodeStar!
Creator and Host of LodeStar Kids on GWENNetwork T.V.
More info + contact Camille: www.theshoegal.com
Posted by Judy Julin |
Posted on June 12, 2014
With their schedules jam-packed with extracurricular activities, technology at their fingertips and a whole new breed of school bully, sometimes a child can begin to feel powerless in their own life. It’s more important now than ever to empower children by giving them the tools they need to remember their essential identity and the personal strength to achieve their goals and become their own role models for positive living. A peek behind the scenes at the filming of GWENNetwork’s CosmiKids TV and a visit with our friends across the globe through CosmiKids Connect is all about empowerment, self-care and emotional intelligence (EQ).
The following four tips featuring incredible CosmiKids help us all remember what’s important and to keep EQ Central in our lives.
1. Celebrate their Unique Power
The things that make them different from others are their greatest assets. Encourage them to take pride in their individuality.
(Photos: Isabella and Benjamin take some time on the set of CosmiKids TV to shine in their own unique ways.)
2. Because I’m Happy
Surround yourself with positive people, engaging in activities that give you energy, while avoiding people, activities and foods that drain your energy or negatively upset the balance in your life.
(Photos: Freckle-faced and radiant, Matei shares his smile and good vibes during the shooting of the Water Thoughts segment. Several of our CosmiKids cast mates laugh and share ideas with each other and Dr. Pooch during the Minds on Mother Earth segment.)
(Photos: CosmiKids Connects with lots of smiling & happy faces at AgapeLive.org and their summer Freedom School. They generate a love of reading in Los Angeles youth. )
Reading is freedom! They provide free and healthy meals, family support and increased social awareness. Agape stops the cradle to prison pipeline. Statistics proves reading and creative expression reduces violence and the debilitating effects of poverty. The Agape Freedom School raises self-esteem and creative expression for youth ages 5 and up. Follow them on Twitter: #AgapeCDFFS
Respect your child’s need for down time in between or after a jam-packed day of activities by building it into their daily routine. Encourage activities that allow your child to breathe and relax — whether it’s free play, yoga, meditation or just taking a break from technology.
(Photo: CosmiKids’ Ashlynn takes a breather inside one of the sense tents at the Vibration Station. Energy is everything! Take a breather!)
(Photo: As part of our CosmiKids Connect segment, we tune in to our friends at New Hampshire’s HunterSchool.org and enjoy a glimpse of their down time activities or lack thereof. Simple quiet time and yoga soothes the soul and quiets the energies of the mind, amidst their otherwise busy day at school.)
(Photo: Hunter charts the energies that their students resonate. It becomes a mirror to reflect their positive vibes, supportive actions and peaceful demeanor. They learn how to regain their center by breath work, focus and affirmations. Chilling from time-to-time helps balance one’s energies.)
4. Stellar Performance
Focusing on your child’s positive behaviors and achievements and rewarding them with praise often breeds more positive behaviors and empowers them to make better choices while building their self-esteem. Reprimanding your child for negative behaviors may reduce negative behaviors, however it does not increase positive behaviors and can be damaging to the child’s developing sense of inner confidence and strength. Serving as a mirror to reflect your child’s positive actions, abilities and qualities help them to see themselves as valuable, talented and capable individuals. The way you teach your child to behave positively also sets an example for your child to teach their peers to treat them with respect and kindness.
(Photos: CosmiKids cast member Norman is a talented, capable boy who shares his light, his heart and his ideas with everyone on set.)
CosmiKids Connects with friends Indio and Mio and their positive playtime at La Beltrana Intentional Permaculture Farm and Homeschoool in Buenos Aries, Argentina. They have been chasing butterflies all summer. This day Luis Alberto (their father) made them a net to catch butterflies. The small birdcage that you see on the orange-wheeled cart was to be a home for them. They went outside to search for butterflies yet couldn’t find a single one. The weather was sunny but since its autumn in South America now, its not that warm. They talked with their mom about why they couldn’t find any butterflies. They went inside the house and looked up on Internet about how butterflies live, what they like, when they fly and when they don’t. They learned a lot about something they love – butterflies.
More information on CosmiKids: www.cosmikids.org