About Us

 

kindred logo HDR Full SizeAbout Kindred Magazine and Community

Kindred readers are thoughtfully exploring the disintegration of the Old Story, the emergence of a New Story and the space we, as Cultural Creatives, now occupy between these stories. Kindred readers trust our belief that the human reach for wholeness as individuals and in community is always happening, even if we can’t find that story shouted from the 24 hour droning of CNN and mainstream media – which is why Kindred and its nonprofit, alternative media mission exists!

cover_from_Kindred_20-text1093Kindred magazine, until its final print issue in March 2009 (download all back issues), had over the seven years of its life become one of the world’s, and certainly Australia’s, best and most informative eco-parenting magazine. Full of groundbreaking research and parent-friendly information, it was an independent voice for reason and intelligence not beholden to corporate PR and spin.  Kindred depends upon nonprofit donations to exist, so please give generously

Today, Families for Conscious Living, an American 501C3 nonprofit, is carrying forward Kindred and its vision of connecting our human family around the modern version of the ancient campfire, the internet, where we can share our dreams and fashion our new story of human family in a complex and evolving world.  To support FCL and Kindred, please visit our Guidestar page for our nonprofit information and Great Nonprofits for some passionate reviews.

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About Families for Conscious Living

FCL is a 501C3 national nonprofit whose mission, since 1996, has been to provide education and support to parents who wish to make compassionate, sustainable and conscious choices for their families.   Our collaborations with multiple nonprofit organizations provide families with trustworthy and credible sources of information, supportive local holistic practitioners, and, using our own field-tested Gathering Guide, the resources to create conscious choice communities.  FCL’s vision is to help parents establish a supportive foundation for wellness and confidence in their innate wisdom.

Mission

FCL envisions a world of empowered families who confidently embrace their innate wisdom, intelligence and abilities to acknowledge the interconnectedness of life that naturally supports our conscious wellness choices.  FCL’s 15 years of experience shows that families who seek wholeness and wellness enter into the process of “shifting” their personal perceptions from a fragmented, unsustainable, industrial worldview to an integrated, sustainable and holistic worldview.  It is FCL’s mission to support families who are taking on the adventure of conscious living with educational outreach, community support and practical resources.

Vision

FCL envisions a world of empowered families who confidently embrace their innate wisdom, intelligence and abilities to acknowledge the wholeness and interconnectedness of life that naturally supports our conscious wellness choices.

FCL believes that is through this life-affirming awareness and whole-systems thinking that a foundation for individual, community and world wellness is possible, and even inevitable.

FCL acknowledges that everything needed to create wellness in ourselves, our families, communities and world, at this time, exists and is possible to bring forward through individual mindfulness, intentional action and group collaborations.

FCL works with like-minded, nonprofit organizations to create educational, outreach projects and conscious living communities who, together, explore and support individual family wellness choices.

Listen to the Story of the Founding of Families for Conscious Living