About Us

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About Kindred Magazine and Community

Kindred Community serves as a gathering place for families to explore and share their experiences of writing a new story of childhood, motherhood, fatherhood and the ever changing and evolving adventure of being fully human. Kindred means to be ‘of kin’ or ‘of clan’…the recognition that we all belong to this big human family. To treat someone as kin, as kindred, means we treat them with a particular familial warmth and generous responsibility.

Today, Families for Conscious Living, an American 501C3 nonprofit, is carrying forward Kindred’s vision of connecting our human family around the modern version of the ancient campfire, the internet, to share our dreams and fashion our new story of human adventure and family wellness in a complex and evolving world.

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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.