Health Begins Before Birth: The Womb As The Cradle of Life–from the Huffington Post, taken from The Conscious Baby website

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/health-begins-before-birth-the-womb-as-the-cradle_us_58067662e4b08ddf9ece112a Health Begins Before Birth: The Womb As The Cradle of Life 10/19/2016 02:55 pm ET | Updated Oct 20, 2016 2.8k Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal is a film and television writer and director. Gabor Matè Gabor Maté M.D. is an international speaker and best-selling author Introduction by Kathleen Man Gyllenhaal: A few […]

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Do We Need A Declaration For The Rights Of The Baby? – Kindred Media–by Darcia Narvaez, taken from The Conscious Baby website

Do We Need A Declaration For The Rights Of The Baby? OCT 17, 2016 Darcia Narvaez, PhD SHARE What Do Babies Have The Right To Expect? A few years ago, a 23-year-old released a video of her judge father beating her at age 16. Such abuse violates the Convention on the Rights of the Child […]

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Healthy Attachment vs Unhealthy Attachment, from The Attachment Place

http://theattachmentplace.com/healthy-unhealthy-attachments The ability to form loving, lasting relationships makes human beings unique. The cycle of a loving relationship begins at one of our most vulnerable times, our birth. Most of us were fortunate enough to have been wanted and welcomed into the world with open arms and hearts. As our mother held us, she calmed […]

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Transformation, by Barbara Findeisen, from the July STAR newsletter

“Transformation” Summer has come to Southern Arizona but not yet the rains we enjoy and look forward to. Transformation is an interesting word. The most common meaning of “to transform” is to have a wonderful and positive almost mystical experience. However, the dictionary definition is simply “to go across, to change the nature or character”. […]

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Stopping, Pausing, and Observing, by John Sims, STAR Facilitator, from the July STAR newsletter

Stopping, Pausing, and Observing This tree ‘starred’ in one of those moments the universe offers me when I am open to them. I was leaving my house — five minutes late for a meeting — when a squirrel sat up on the tree trunk and looked at me. I said hello and he offered an […]

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Holidays and Depression–Candace Rosen Clinical Director, STAR Foundation, from the October newsletter

Holidays and Depression This month’s newsletter is about Depression. With the holidays coming up, many people experience depression. The holidays are not the loving family time for many of us and so we feel our losses more acutely. If you have a tendency to be depressed, the holidays can exacerbate it. I have experienced depression […]

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Why it’s Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound by Bethany Webster from the website Womb of Light

http://www.womboflight.com/why-its-crucial-for-women-to-heal-the-mother-wound/   Why it’s Crucial for Women to Heal the Mother Wound Bethany Webster 76.9K 92 640 61 29 What many people do not realize is that the core issue at the center of women’s empowerment is the mother wound. Difficulty and challenges between mothers and daughters are rampant and widespread but not openly spoken […]

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The Continuum Concept–Wonderful book, wonderful website

http://www.continuum-concept.org/cc_defined.html Understanding The Continuum Concept According to Jean Liedloff, the continuum concept is the idea that in order to achieve optimal physical, mental and emotional development, human beings — especially babies — require the kind of experience to which our species adapted during the long process of our evolution. For an infant, these include such […]

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5 Lies My Depression Told Me, by Kelly Jensen, from themighty.org

https://themighty.com/2016/01/lies-my-depression-told-me/ 5 Lies My Depression Told Me By Kelly Jensen Contributor I write about Depression 01/13/16 I was not depressed. I couldn’t be. I had never self-harmed. I had never ideated on suicide. I had never felt the need to seek professional help for those low days or weeks or months. I wasn’t like the […]

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Depression Symptoms and Warning Signs How to Recognize Depression Symptoms and Get Effective Help

Good article on Depression by Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A. and Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. Last updated: October 2016, from helpguide.org. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/depression-signs-and-symptoms.htm Depression Symptoms and Warning Signs How to Recognize Depression Symptoms and Get Effective Help Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life, but when emotions such as hopelessness and despair take […]

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