Written by Beth Johnson of Kids Mind Body Spirit
I have long held the desire to seek opportunities to help create a more equitable, sustainable, and more beautiful world, and since becoming a mother three years ago, this drive has only grown louder and stronger.
Last year I embarked on a project I named Kids’ Mind Body Spirit, initially sparked to fill a need for a central hub in Australia to connect parents to the growing number of businesses offering children's classes and services that support holistic well-being—such as children’s yoga, meditation, nature play, and natural health and healing. I saw that encouraging these concepts from early childhood could have an immensely positive impact on our planet by raising a new generation of compassionate free-thinkers who are also more in tune with the natural world.
Kids’ Mind Body Spirit has grown to encompass my passion and support for various endeavours and initiatives that provide resources for children and parents in the broader categories of nurturing spirituality and creativity, encouraging global awareness and eco-consciousness, valuing diversity and social justice, building emotional intelligence and self esteem, and spreading compassion and gratitude!
Finding something as well aligned to these messages as the Global Guardian Project has been such a blessing and I am thrilled to be supporting the work of founder Rebecca Lane and her team, as the Australian Community Coordinator. In just a few weeks time, we will launch the first of my bonus supplementary content for Australian GGP subscribers! The inaugural Australian mini-capsule aims to deliver a mix of educational insight and fun activities, incorporating STEAM-based learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). My focus has also been on providing details for on-ground, grass-roots opportunities specific to Australians, to encourage and inspire everyday activism.
The first Australian bonus mini-capsule features lessons and activities relating to Australian native plants and animals, with a big focus on the ecology of—and threats to—the Great Barrier Reef. There is a reef colouring sheet by popular illustrator Rachel Urquhart of PonyGold Studio, a free printable affirmations poster, videos, book recommendations, and more. Local eco-conscious businesses have even provided exclusive discount codes in their online stores. Be sure to use the code KIDSMBS when subscribing to identify yourself as Aussie, and receive the bonuses (including 10% discount across the GGP range).
And to celebrate both this, and the upcoming Crowdfunding campaign to support the Project’s non-profit endeavours, I am excited to host a fabulous Giveaway (for Australian residents), featuring a wonderful prize bundle from like-minded, eco-conscious small Australia businesses. The bundle, valued at approximately AUD$350, includes:
6 month subscription to the Global Guardian Project
$100 Island State Co voucher
$30 Eco Toys voucher
2 pairs of children’s Moeloco flip-flops
A copy of Unclebearskin Productions book “The Hidden Kingdom: A Great Barrier Reef Adventure”
A Little Bumble eco food wrap twin pack
To enter, simply head over to: kdismindbodyspirit.com/
And I am always keen to chat with like-minded parents, entrepreneurs, and educators who are interested in collaborating with, and promoting, the Global Guardian Project within Australia, so please feel free to get in touch with me via email or social media.