In “Childhood Disrupted”, Donna Jackson Nakazawa explains how your biography becomes your biology…and that you really can heal, By Jane Ellen Stevens, from The Conscious Baby website

In “Childhood Disrupted”, Donna Jackson Nakazawa explains how your biography becomes your biology…and that you really can heal July 5, 2015 By Jane Ellen Stevens in ACE Study, Adverse childhood experiences, Child trauma, Chronic disease, Epigenetics, Neurobiology, Resilience, Solutions 39 Comments childhood-disruptedcovIf you want to know why you’ve been married three – or more — […]

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Being Grateful Has Changed My Life, by Candace Rosen, Clinical Director, STAR Foundation

Being Grateful Has Changed My Life I really believe that being grateful is the key to happiness and contentment. I try to make it a practice to get up every day and start saying, “Thank You” to my Creator for all that I have and all that I am. As soon as my feet hit […]

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Why I No longer Believe Babies Should Cry Themselves to Sleep, by Gabor Mate, from drgabormate.com

Why I No longer Believe Babies Should Cry Themselves to Sleep Why I No longer Believe Babies Should Cry Themselves to Sleep Posted on JULY 27, 2013 at 8:07 AM by CLARE DAY ‘Some of our friends see us as weak parents because we haven’t Ferberized our children,” says my niece Rachel Maté, a 33-year-old […]

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Fear in Love–Attachment, Abuse, and the Developing Brain, by Regina Sullivan Ph.D., and Elizabeth Norton Lasley, from The Dana Foundation

http://dana.org/Cerebrum/2010/Fear_in_Love__Attachment,_Abuse,_and_the_Developing_Brain/# Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Fear in Love Attachment, Abuse, and the Developing Brain By: Regina SullivanPh.D., and Elizabeth Norton Lasley Dr. Regina Sullivan explains how her research with rat pups has led to greater understanding of the infant brain, and how negative early experiences can cause long-term genetic, brain, behavioral, and hormonal changes that […]

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7 Habits Of Grateful People, by Lindsay Holmes, The Huffington Post

THIRD METRIC 7 Habits Of Grateful People 11/27/2013 08:05 am ET | Updated Nov 27, 2013 2.9k Lindsay Holmes Deputy Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/27/gratitude-habits_n_4343934.html RAPHYE ALEXIUS VIA GETTY IMAGES Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that in order to achieve contentment, one should “cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing […]

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Some Thoughts on Feeling Sad, by Katharine Weber, STAR Facilitator

Some Thoughts on Feeling Sad We all feel, at times, in the words of Henry David Thoreau, “mired in moods of quiet desperation.” When we are mired this way—the word mired offers a vivid image of slogging through a muddy swamp, every forward step a struggle-even when we manage to keep up with the requirements […]

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Holidays and Depression, by Candace Rosen, from the Star newsletter and blog

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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Staying in Touch With Real Babies: Correcting the AAP, from The Conscious Baby web site

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/moral-landscapes/201610/staying-in-touch-real-babies-correcting-the-aap Moral Landscapes Staying in Touch With Real Babies: Correcting the AAP AAP’s sleep recommendations don’t take into account needs of real infants. Posted Oct 09, 2016 *Author is Angela Braden, sciencemommy.com The American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) guide to sleep gives professional recommendations on how parents can “help baby develop healthy sleep habits during […]

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In Praise of Gratitude, from Harvard Mental Health Letter

http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/in-praise-of-gratitude   Harvard Mental Health Letter In Praise of Gratitude Expressing thanks may be one of the simplest ways to feel better. The Thanksgiving holiday began, as the name implies, when the colonists gave thanks for their survival and for a good harvest. So perhaps November is a good time to review the mental health […]

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Why African Babies Don’t Cry By J. Claire K. Niala, from the website, The Conscious Baby

Why African Babies Don’t Cry By J. Claire K. Niala Read more from Niala at In Culture Parent I was born and grew up in Kenya and Cote d’Ivoire. From the age of fifteen I lived in the UK. However, I always knew that I wanted to raise my children (whenever I had them) at […]

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