Kindred World has "Served the Re-Generation" and its grassroots, consciousness-raising movement for over 25 years. Below you will find a consciously curated collection of resources, initiatives, projects, and pointers on the path to help us as a human family move toward a Wisdom-based, Wellness-informed Society.
Kindred World is proud to launch The Evolved Nest’s educational short film, Breaking the Cycle. The moving and inspirational six-minute film illustrates our capacity for breaking our current Cycle of Competitive Detachmentand returning to the pattern of 95% of our human history: a healthy, peaceful Cycle of Cooperative Companionship. Breaking the Cycle is based on the multi-award-winning book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom, by Darcia Narvaez, PhD.
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Join Darcia Narvaez and Lisa Reagan for monthly LIVE discussion of the Evolved Nest Initiatives's short films, Breaking the Cycle and Re-Imagining Humanity. You can watch the films and find resources, including a film guide on the Evolved Nest website.
Check out the film, discussion guide, Spanish version, and other resources on the film's site.
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Kindred Media has chronicled the breakthroughs and insights of the New Story of Our Human Family for over 20 years. Our wisdom archives and oral histories present and preserve this living, consciousness-raising movement's efforts to help families thrive despite America's ranking as the "worst place" to raise a child among all developed nations. Kindred Media is a collaboration of over 200 contributors and organizational partners who are envisioning together a Wisdom-based, Wellness-Informed Society.
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What is our Evolved Nest?
Children are biosocial creatures such that their biology is constructed by their social experience. The evolved nest or evolved developmental niche (EDN) is the ecological system of care provided by families, teachers and communities that aligns with the maturational schedule of the child, satiating the evolved needs of infants and children, allowing them to flourish and develop compassionate spiritualities. The EDN consists of soothing gestation and birth, on-request extensive breastfeeding and positive moving touch (no negative touch), a welcoming social climate, self-directed play with multiple aged mates, warmly responsive nurturing from mother and others, nature immersion and connection, and healing practices to repair miscommunication or hurts. Well-nested children and adults demonstrate social and moral flexibility, adapting to situations and others with emotional and spiritual intelligence.
You will find links to each of the nine components of humanity's Evolved Nest in this learning center that features Darcia Narvaez's award-winning research.
You will also find here the checklists for nested early childhood, childhood, and adulthood. This self-directed, virtual learning center is still growing, so be sure to subscribe to the Evolved Nest's monthly newsletter to keep up with our additions!
Visit the Evolved Nest Learning Center.
Breaking the Cycle illustrates our capacity for breaking our current Cycle of Competitive Detachment and returning to the pattern of 95% of our human history: a healthy, peaceful Cycle of Cooperative Companionship. Breaking the Cycle is based on the multi-award-winning book, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom, by Darcia Narvaez, PhD.
Watch the film and discover resources below.
The goal of this film is to expand human imagination, based in deep history and transdisciplinary science, about human potential. We have not always been so stressed, disconnected and mindlessly destructive. For most of our species existence we have lived in cooperative companionship. The film illustrates what this looks like.
Watch the film and discover resources below.
During America’s slide to the bottom of all international wellness indicators during the past 50 years, a grassroots movement of researchers, scientists, practitioners, parents, caregivers, and activists served the human family, pioneered new fields of science and advocated for nurturing our species as a way to create sustainable humans.
Here are Kindred’s most impactful interviews, podcasts, and features with Wayfinders, Trance-breakers, and New Cycle Makers.
Learn more about America’s last place rankings for international health indicators, and Kindred’s quarter century history of educating and empowering families, on our About Us page.
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"In today’s era of polycrisis, climate disaster and massive change, it is essential that we shift the paradigm, and return to worldviews and practices that form deep connections to each other and Earth Community. Kindred World is emerging as a compassionate and inspiring leader in the exciting movement to embrace ancestral wisdom, and replace colonial structures with peaceful, sustainable earth-emergent societies. The most important goal is to change our “normalized” behaviors of competition to cooperation (from the “me” to the “we”), break the cycles of alienation and trauma, and create healthy, kinship-based individuals, families and communities. To this end, Kindred World promotes and teaches a wide range of transformative practices such as wellness-informed baby care, conscious parenting, collective caregiving, evolved nest living, new ethics, policies for organizations, rites of passage, eco-attachment, bonding to the land, and replacing western thinking with time-tested Indigenous worldviews. The knowledge held by both Darcia Narvaez and Lisa Reagan is astounding, and their dedication to the “New Story” profound. I am absolutely thrilled to have discovered their work, and I look forward to incorporating the Kindred World/Evolved Nest practices into my own life, and sharing far and wide with others. With so much gratitude!"
– Pegi Eyers, author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community
"The work of Darcia Narvaez and the Kindred community has been incredibly inspiring and educational to myself and my organization, Attachment Parenting International. Her recent book, The Evolved Nest, is a beautiful exploration of our world family through the eyes of science and anthropological studies…a blueprint for a compassionate world."
– Barbara Nicholson, Attachment Parenting International, Founder
As an academic and activist, teaching at the college level, I have had the great pleasure of working with Kindred World and Lisa Reagan on multiple occasions. This is a groundbreaking organization focused on making a difference in the world. Kindred Media articles, educational content, and referenced resources are required reading in my undergraduate “Sociology of Family” classes. In addition, I first worked with Kindred in 2011, at the Museum of Motherhood when Lisa organized several high-profile events. Presentations by leading experts in conscious-parenting, family wellness, and holistic-living drew wide audience participation and encouraged a conversation that continues today. Over the course of the last eight years, I have witnessed Kindred’s commitment to an important cultural shift, of which we are proud to be part of. This is such significant work! Thank you, Kindred! Thank you, Lisa!
– Martha Joy Rose, Museum of Motherhood, Founding Director
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"Serving the Re-Generation Since 1996"
The Old Story of Separation that dominates our culture and conditioning today is entering a natural composting stage... it doesn't work anymore. The New Story of Connection, who we've always been, is emerging in our consciousness and marrow. We are all in the space between these stories, exploring the possibilities, deciding what our new narrative will be...