Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child's First Year: A Conversation with Cassandra Vieten

Cassandra Vieten, PhD, is the President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, a scientist at the Mind-Body Medicine Research Group at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, and a licensed clinical psychologist.                                                                                                                 
Cassandra wrote the book Mindful Motherhood: Practical Tools for Staying Sane During Pregnancy and Your Child’s First Year back in 2006. The online course to support this book can be found at www.mindfulmotherhood.org

Conscious Bedtime Stories, Savoring the Last 20 Minutes of the Day: A Conversation with Andrew Newman

Join Michelle Gale and Andrew Newman as they explore why and how the last twenty minutes of the day between parent and child can be such a special time.

Andrew loves all things creative and spiritual. He has been training and working in healing and community building for many years. His Conscious Bedtime Story books are a culmination of the depth to which he has lived in this lifetime. 

You can find Andrew and the Conscious Bedtime Story Club here. He would love to hear from you!

Mindfulness, Authentic Communication, and Parenting: A Conversation with George Taylor

Join Michelle Gale and George Taylor as they explore the parent child relationship through the lens of mindfulness and authentic communication.

George Taylor has taught the Ten Practices for Love and Joy to thousands of couples in his twenty-five year career as a Marriage and Family Therapist. He has had a long time interest in creating more love and awareness in relationships, including his own.

You can learn more about George and his book A Path for Couples here.

 

Sibling Struggles, Stressors, and Solutions: A Conversation with Cecilia & Jason Hilkey from Happily Family

Join Michelle as she explores the ups and downs of sibling relationships with Cecilia and Jason Hilkey.  

Cecilia Hilkey, MA and Jason Hilkey have worked professionally with children and families for 20 years. They’ve taught parents and educators to use compassionate methods to talk to kids, worked with children with special needs, and even taught together in the same preschool classroom.

They founded Happily Family to respond to the needs of parents and teachers who wanted access to current research about the brain, and more communication tools to use with the kids in their lives. Their popular blog, classes and conferences touch the lives of tens of thousands of people each week.

Bringing Mindfulness Home: A Conversation with Ali Smith from the Holistic Life Foundation

Ali Smith co-founded the Holistic Life Foundation in 2001, where he currently serves as Executive Director.  He has over 15 years of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness to diverse populations. Through his work at the Holistic Life Foundation he has helped develop and pilot yoga and mindfulness programs at public and private schools, drug treatment centers, juvenile detention centers, mental crisis facilities, and retreat centers, nationally and internationally.  Ali has authored a series of children’s books, and co-authored several yoga and mindfulness based curriculum’s, as well as developed numerous workshops and training’s.  His work with the Holistic Life Foundation has been featured on Making a Difference on the NBC Nightly News as well as Mindful MagazineYoga Journal, and many other publications.

You can learn more about Ali and the Holistic Life Foundation here.