Detox 101: February 28th

Well, I have finished my 48 hour Master Cleanse. It was a great experience and surprised me in so many ways. Who would think that you could actually enjoy not eating much but some steamed veggies once or twice a day for two straight days and just drink tea or water, lemon, cayenne pepper and maple syrup?  Well I did and it was very therapeutic.  Now that it is over, I am going slow reintroducing foods and eating less than I did before the cleanse. Gradual reentry is good.  The official day to start is tomorrow and some of you have let me know that you will be doing it next week. The ODA trip this weekend has affected some plans. If anyone is doing it this weekend and wants some support, please let me know! Love to hear from you and how you are doing! It is fun to...
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Literary Arts Week begins March 11th!

Did you know that the well-known children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems kicked off his career as a writer and animator for Sesame Street and earned six Emmy Awards? During Brooksfield School's annual Literary Arts Celebration, students in both the Lower and Upper Schools will learn this and much more about Willems, whose books have awarded the prestigious Caldecott Honors. On Wednesday, March 13 th , the students will hear how local children’s author Susan Stockdale approaches the writing process. Be sure to attend the Assembly on Thursday, March 14th to see the children's Willems-based art and presentations. Also, Brooksfield will host a book drive all week . Please help your child choose some gently-used books for the boxes we will have stationed at carpool from the 11 th through the 15 th . We will be donating the books to INOVA Children’s Hospital.

Detox 101: February 28th

Well, I have finished my 48 hour Master Cleanse. It was a great experience and surprised me in so many ways. Who would think that you could actually enjoy not eating much but some steamed veggies once or twice a day for two straight days and just drink tea or water, lemon, cayenne pepper and maple syrup?  Well I did and it was very therapeutic.  Now that it is over, I am going slow reintroducing foods and eating less than I did before the cleanse. Gradual reentry is good.  The official day to start is tomorrow and some of you have let me know that you will be doing it next week. The ODA trip this weekend has affected some plans. If anyone is doing it this weekend and wants some support, please let me know! Love to hear from you and how you are doing! It is fun to...
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Detox 101: Day Two

Hi to tour Group!  I am on day 2 of the modified Master Cleanse. This morning my alarm was not necessary.  I was up and out before it went off! The dry brushing was really helpful and the hot shower felt great. Journaling is good because a lot is coming up that certainly hasn't had the time or space to come up before. My days are busier than I would like but the thermos is filled with the cleanse and my mind feels super sharp! The hunger comes and goes so riding that wave is interesting. No specific food cravings at this time. Hopefully some of you are going to do the cleanse and if you can't this weekend, let me know and I will be happy to coach you through at a later date. For me, it has already had so many benefits, it will become a regular routine...
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Detox 101: February 28th

Hi to tour Group!  I am on day 2 of the modified Master Cleanse. This morning my alarm was not necessary.  I was up and out before it went off! The dry brushing was really helpful and the hot shower felt great. Journaling is good because a lot is coming up that certainly hasn't had the time or space to come up before. My days are busier than I would like but the thermos is filled with the cleanse and my mind feels super sharp! The hunger comes and goes so riding that wave is interesting. No specific food cravings at this time. Hopefully some of you are going to do the cleanse and if you can't this weekend, let me know and I will be happy to coach you through at a later date. For me, it has already had so many benefits, it will become a regular routine...
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Detox 101: Master Cleanse

We are going to start a Detox as a group on Friday.  We have choices to make about which one suits us best. I have chosen The Master Cleanse by Paul Pitchford because I want to try something new that I have done before. So far, so good. In order to lead the group, I wanted to start a little earlier and give you the highlights of what comes up and how to move through it. There are  brief moments of hunger but they have passed quickly. Also a good reminder to drink the cleanse of spring water, lemon, cayenne pepper and Grade B Organic Maple Syrup. I get busy and forget to drink more! It does not help to drive by any food stores or restaurants! That increased the challenge!  When feelings of being cool or empty come up, warm herbal tea has hit the spot!  It is interesting...
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Detox 101: February 26th

We are going to start a Detox as a group on Friday.  We have choices to make about which one suits us best. I have chosen The Master Cleanse by Paul Pitchford because I want to try something new that I have done before. So far, so good. In order to lead the group, I wanted to start a little earlier and give you the highlights of what comes up and how to move through it. There are  brief moments of hunger but they have passed quickly. Also a good reminder to drink the cleanse of spring water, lemon, cayenne pepper and Grade B Organic Maple Syrup. I get busy and forget to drink more! It does not help to drive by any food stores or restaurants! That increased the challenge!  When feelings of being cool or empty come up, warm herbal tea has hit the spot!  It is interesting...
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Detox 101: Mid-February Green Pick-Me-Up

Dear Detox101 Friends! I wanted to touch base with you as we are now getting closer to our date of starting the Detox Program. This morning I made a green smoothie in an effort to get in my antioxidants with Sun is Shining, a green superfood supplement. This smoothie supports your immune system on a snowy grey day. It provides all the nutrients of a green food which is rich in probiotics and it enhances your digestion as well as your nutrient absorption. I will share with you what I put into my VitaMix. Mary Anne's Mid-February Green Pick-me-up Half of a banana A few chunks of pineapple 1 teaspoon of Organic Coconut Oil 1 cup of water mixed with coconut water Dash of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of Camu Powder 1 teaspoon of Lacuma Powder Ice cubes Voila! A gorgeous green refresher and great way to start your day.  To...
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Detox 101: February 11th

Dear Detox101 Friends! I wanted to touch base with you as we are now getting closer to our date of starting the Detox Program. This morning I made a green smoothie in an effort to get in my antioxidants with Sun is Shining, a green superfood supplement. This smoothie supports your immune system on a snowy grey day. It provides all the nutrients of a green food which is rich in probiotics and it enhances your digestion as well as your nutrient absorption. I will share with you what I put into my VitaMix. Mary Anne's Mid-February Green Pick-me-up Half of a banana A few chunks of pineapple 1 teaspoon of Organic Coconut Oil 1 cup of water mixed with coconut water Dash of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of Camu Powder 1 teaspoon of Lacuma Powder Ice cubes Voila! A gorgeous green refresher and great way to start your day.  To...
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Expansion - Leadership Levels

Leadership Giving Levels | Montessori Method
  Leadership Giving Levels Help set the pace for Brooksfield’s Annual Fund by making a tax deductible leadership gift.           $10,00 plus Journey Club $5,000 to $9,999 Naturalist Circle $2,500 to $4,999 Green Gardeners $1,000 to $2,499 Peace Circle $750 to $999 1987 Club $500 to $749 Adventurer's Club $400 to $499 Dragonfly Donors Less than $400 Brooksfield Booster If you would like to make a tax deductible leadership gift, please download and complete the form below.  Please mail form and your check to: Brooksfield School 1830 Kirby Road McLean, Virginia 22101   Brooksfield Annual Fund Form  
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