Are we the product of one big marketing campaign?

Via Aminda R. Courtwright
on Apr 8, 2011
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WATCH THIS:   Consuming Kids and then consider the following….

What do you buy? Why do you buy? Do you have children, what do you “feed” them. This thought provoking and somewhat frightening documentary is real FOOD for thought. 

As a child raised in the era of GI Joe, Transformers and Care Bears (shiver) I know my life and thoughts are intertwined with advertising…I know I even raised my children with Star Wars bedding and Star Trek lunch boxes…have you thought about it?

I have become (many thanks to yoga and meditation) almost the anti consumer…but I still feel the pull…I still want that new iPad2,  I love my kindle and wonder if I should upgrade my phone again.   I still look at the slick organic packages and wonder if I’m buying what’s inside or the label.    When are you a consumer? When do you resist?  How does marketing effect your efforts to live eco responsibly and to simplify your life?

How do you protect your children from brain washing?  How do you unlearn your own programing? 

Number one on my list: EDUCATION


About Aminda R. Courtwright

Aminda is a wellness facilitator and founder of ARCreated Wellness, LLC. A yoga teacher, transpersonal hypnotherapist, and Reiki Master, she shares her own healing journey with others in hopes of inspiring and uplifting those she meets. Her yoga classes are gentle and workshop style to invoke a real sense of learning and designed to be truly accessible for all levels. Her biggest hope is to help others take their yoga practice off the mat and into everyday life where it is truly meant to be experienced. (and can be most useful) Refusing to settle into the middle path just yet she prefers to dally on both edges and can be seen swinging right and leaning left. A devoted animal lover and activist and a humanist she is prone to rants and believes strongly that life is to be savored and that “we are all in this together, shouldn’t we enjoy it that way? “ When she isn’t teaching yoga, hypnotizing people, adoring her husband or doting on her grandson she is out riding her motorcycle—promoting the image that yogis are rebels and are a force to be reckoned with! You can also find her on Facebook. To join her for free classes online follow her here.


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