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NETWORKER速 your guide to wellness

A New Perspective A New Calendar

My First Love Story Where Should My Baby Sleep?


Wellness Expo in Addison

October 13-14


Your Autumn Astrology


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Contents A New Perspective......................................3 A New Calendar .........................................3 Holistic Forum ............................................4 My First Love Story.....................................6 Where Should My Baby Sleep?.................13 Wellness Expo Program Guide..................15 Your Autumn Stars ...................................21 Events/Classifieds .....................................30 Advertising Rates ......................................31

Directory Alternative Healing.......12 Naturopathic Doctors.........................20 Bodywork.....................12 Naturopathic Bookstores/Gifts ...........12 Medicine ......................20 Colonics........................12 Osteopathy ..................27 Holistic Dentistry..........20 Products .......................27 Holistic Veterinary ........20 Reiki/Energy Homeopathy................20 Healing.........................27 Hypnotherapy..............20 Spiritual Iridology.......................20 Organizations...............27 Tai Chi / Qigong...........27 Metaphysical Arts & Sciences.............20 Vedic Astrology ............27 Movement ...................20 Weight Loss..................27

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he sky is falling. Unemployment. Assassinations. West Nile. Tsunami. Katrina. The Great Recession. We are in the middle of a Great Storm. Entire industries, cities, and even nations are swept up in its wake. This storm is so violent, so inclusive that we have not even dared to name her. The Mystics and the Maya saw her coming. She was called the Kali Yuga, the final Baktun, the End Times, the end of a 25,000year cycle. She sweeps clean everything. Laying waste to all in her path. When you’re inside a storm what do you see? Wind, hail, lightning, and tidal waves. Imagine that you could hitchhike into space, and stowaway on the International Space Station. From the vantage point outside the atmosphere—outside the storm—you see a vaster beauty, you see a blue-green marble with wispy cloud patterns, vast oceans, and glowing Aurora Borealis.1 In the background, you see and feel the magnificent sun radiating energy to this part of the cosmos. Our sun, a glowing electric ball, orchestrates a celestial harmony that resonates in your mind. You see our heavenly companion, the Moon. Her powerful tug on the oceans makes all life possible, for without the tidal forces, all our seas would be stagnant lifeless ponds. As the Moon cycles through her faces, you feel her companionship as she massages the earth with her gravitational energy. Beyond the moon, a vast tapestry of stars glimmer. You feel the magnificence of the 25,000 year cycle that is now completing. The cycles of change require that the old be swept away before the new can be planted. Any farmer will tell you that you must till a field before you plant seeds. The seeds of our future are being planted today, and while it feels scary and out of control from the inside, a shift in your perspective will reveal that all is in order, an unfolding is taking place. Our galaxy will soon celebrate a new day.

Best wishes, Tony Cecala 1 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, was so moved by his samadhi experience in space on Apollo 14 that he came back from his mission and founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences, an organization devoted to understanding consciousness and our place in the cosmos. If you have a MacBook or an iMac, turn the screensaver to “Cosmos” for an experiential backdrop to this essay.


n September 10, 2001 I happened to read Cynthia Novak’s Daily Astrological Message. She wrote that if ever there was a week for a terrorist or some other type of cowardly attack, then astrologically, this was the week. I was rather astonished by these words. I remember it was a peaceful and beautiful September day, my children were back in school and the thought of someone committing some type of deliberately destructive act was about the furthest thought from my mind. Still, I had known Cynthia for almost 10 years at that time and have always had the utmost respect for her professionalism and skill. Therefore, I took what she said very seriously. I can remember going to the grocery store that day and stocking up on food and water. On 9/11, when the first twin tower was struck by a commercial airplane, I was extremely surprised. However, I knew immediately that it was some type of terrorist attack and I felt just a tiny bit of relief that we had plenty of food and water in our home. I alerted my husband to what was going on and told him what I had read in Cynthia’s daily astrological message the day before. We watched in horror as a second plane struck the second twin tower and marveled at the power of astrology to predict the propensity for acts of violence. Of course, it also can suggest the likelihood of more positive actions as well. For the past 20 years, I have found Cynthia’s sessions and daily astrological message to be invaluable to my life. For 2013 Cynthia has written her Daily Astrological Planner, in advance, for the entire year. Now her readers can better plan and be more informed as to how the planets and stars might affect their life. With so many people being concerned about December 21, 2012 and the end of the Mayan calendar, I think it is more important than ever before that people understand that the world will continue. In fact, it is for this reason that Cynthia has chosen to begin her 2013 Daily Astrological Planner with this momentous date. I hope you will also find Cynthia’s work to be as invaluable as I have and that you will appreciate having information today that can be utilized to better navigate tomorrow. I also hope that 2013 will be a wonderful year for you. Love & Light, Felicia Weiss


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Holistic Forum What is Iridology and how can it help me? It has been said that the eye is the mirror of the soul, and that it discloses the different mental and physical conditions of the body; we generally speak of the ‘vivid clear eye’ of the well person, of the ‘anguishing, glaring eye’ of the consumptive; of the ‘broken eye’ of the dead-sick. Various nervous diseases are disclosed by the decreased mobility of the pupil; frequent disturbances of the sight point to diseases of the kidneys (diabetes), as does also the falling out of the eye-lashes. By analyzing the iris of the eye, it is possible to determine the condition of your body by re�ex markings found in the corresponding �bers of the iris. Iridology analyzes the iris of the eye to determine the cause of your ill health, in what state it is in, how it arrived there, how to free your body of it, and most of all, when you have freed it. Dr. Edna Craven, DC, CTN, BCI, director of The People’s Chiropractic Clinic has over 30 years experience as a Nutritional Consultant and as an Iridologist. She has been instrumental in helping many regain higher levels of health. She can be reached at 972/256-0004; Could you use gentle, costeffective relief from your health challenges? Want to feel healthy, vibrant and alive?

Get vacation-quality relaxation while resolving even old and deep body issues, acute or chronic. Bring your biggest issues, from TMJ, carpal tunnel, whiplash and migraines, to thyroid, female problems, injuries, etc. This technique restores �ow and balance, promotes healing, resets the nervous system, enhances �ow of CSF, relieves cranial compressions implicated in many disorders, even releases emotional tissue memory from old traumas. Selected teaching assistant to founder Dr. John Upledger, Sandy needs only this versatile work to achieve favorable outcomes for most people. Lives transform in her office; let yours be one of them. Sandy Hanne, R.M.T, has helped thousands of clients change their lives using CranioSacral Therapy. An advanced practitioner, she has studied extensively with Dr. John Upledger, founder of the technique. 469-438-8634. Why is it important to receive Thai Massage from a certi�ed master level practitioner? Finding a practitioner who has studied extensively the art of Thai Massage assures that you will receive the most optimum experience during a session. As a master level practitioner with over 8 years experience, I have chosen to specialize in Thai Massage. Each session is unique and matched with how your body is doing/feeling/being that day. I have trained in the US, Thailand, and England where I learned techniques being created worldwide and utilized by master level Thai Massage therapists. I would be honored to share with you my joy and passion for this amazing bodywork. Suzanne Miller is a LMT and Kripalu Yoga Teacher. She can be reached at 972-319-3661.

What is a naturopathic doctor? Doctors of naturopathic medicine (NMDs) are trained as primary care physicians and have attended a four-year naturopathic medical school. Their training is based on the same basic science and clinical biomedical instruction as allopathic medicine (MD); however, natural medicines are emphasized. This rigorous medical training differentiates NMDs from other self-taught alternative practitioners. Naturopathic doctors assist patients by using integrative and holistic modalities such as nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and counseling. This approach has proven successful in helping both chronic and acute conditions. To determine if a doctor is trained as an NMD, verify that they have an active medical license and have graduated from an accredited AANMC medical school ( Dr. Kimberly Wilson, NMD, Innovations Wellness Center, 6545 Preston Road, Suite 200, Plano, TX, (972) 608-0100

What are the bene�ts of Acupuncture? Acupuncture is used to balance your body’s energy and remove any blockages that are causing illness. It also helps to stabilize your immune system and restore your body’s self-healing abilities. It can be used to treat a variety of health problems including pain, hormone imbalances, chronic digestive disorders, and much more.

Dr. Dashima Dovchin, DOM, LAc, PhD, holds an MD degree from Mongolia. She is also a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist. She focuses on integrating Western and Oriental Medicine based on the functional connection of the body. She uses pulse diagnosis, which is the basic diagnostic tool of acupuncture and oriental medicine to determine your body’s condition. She may be reached at: 972-404-4442. Why would you want to Raise Your Vibration? Everything in our world is energy, including YOU. Your vibratory levels (based on your emotions and beliefs) determine the outcomes you have in your life. By raising your vibration (overcoming low vibratory emotions and beliefs), your life and your happiness level will improve. No matter where you are in life, this process eliminates any and all lower vibrations, leaving only the higher vibrations that create ultimate joy. You don’t even have to take time out of your busy schedule to bene�t from the “process”. It is done while you go about your normal daily activities. “Empathic Shielding” also available.

Kellye is a psychic, energy healer, and psychic fair host. She was gifted this unique energy process by her “Ascension Guides”. or 214-505-5540.

What is Fascial Integrative Therapy? This therapy recognizes the importance of the integration of the fascial and CranioSacral systems and works to gently release restrictions that may be causing pain, or problems in the immune, nervous, digestive, endocrine or other body systems. Using a very light touch the therapist works to correct the origin of the pain. It has been used to successfully correct infertility, scoliosis, plantar fasciitis, ADD/ADHD, carpal tunnel, �bromyalgia, sports injuries, arthritis, and pain in any area of the body, including migraines. Frankie Burget is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Fellow with the American College of Wellness who has practiced in the DFW area for over 20 years. She has extensive training including Barnes Myofascial Release Centers and Upledger Institute. You may view her curriculum vitae on the About Us page of her website, Please contact her at 817571-8135 or Please see bodywork section for more information. How to Heal an Achy Breaky Heart? “Time heals all wounds”- Right? Do you really have to wait for time? Absolutely not. A misalignment between your heart and mind is a common occurrence after a break up. Your mind says, “I deserve more”– Your heart says, “Stay, it will work out”. This is an example of what happens when your heart and mind disagree. Aligning logic with emotional process assists you in understanding why you have been attracting dysfunctional relationships, hence providing a deeper insight to the basic foundation in which the relationship was operating. Okay, so where should you start? Several factors determine the type of a broken heart, your relationship history, the type of relationship and the reasons for the break-up, amongst others. Once you know where your heart stands, you can embark on your healing journey. JoAnne C. Helmer, a Teacher–Healer-Psychic, is known for her accurate psychic and love readings. She specializes in energy and relationship healings. Ph-214.477.7292 - Email:

How can the Language of Light be of bene�t to me? The Language of Light is a vibrational healing technique. During her expression of the Language of Light, Nancy is able to “catch” the sound current to “tune into” the frequency of your soul like a radio. This provides a sound-carrier wave for your intention to manifest. After experiencing the Language of Light, many report feeling more empowered, having a sense of remembering the essence of who they really are, and experiencing a sense of physical well-being. In addition, some clients have reported a lessening of their depression, an easing of back pain, a decrease in neuropathy pain (for about 3 weeks following one session), and a release of physical & emotional trauma. Over the last 20 years Nancy has developed an ability to express this language. Come experience Nancy’s “Healing with Sound” at the Wellness Expo. Nancy can be reached at: 972-424-1217. To hear a sample go to:

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Doctor of Chiropractic (certified by the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners since 1996) Certified Traditional Naturopath (by the American Naturopathic Certification Board) Board Certified Iridologist (30 yrs by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditation Board, Inc.) Nutritional Consultant (30 yrs)

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my first love story I

love a good love story. I mean, I LOVE a good love story. This past weekend I was eating dinner with a girlfriend. Topics bounced from this to that, as they often do, but I knew I was in the presence of a kindred spirit when we started to discuss one of my favorite love stories: the Twilight series. Upon first mention, her eyes lit up; she became very animated. As she told me of her experience while reading the books, I thought, Yes! She was as much (if not more) of a freak than I was while reading them!

See, there are many who have read the series, many others who have seen the movies, but I had never actually discussed the love that tied the two main characters together with anyone else. (BTW, if you’ve only watched the movies and haven’t read the books, my guess is you might not get what I’m talking about, at least not to the degree that was portrayed in the books.) Let me begin by saying that I surprised myself with how much I liked this series. Correction: loved this series. At first I considered a series about vampires and

it for a combination of those reasons, and loved it for the unfolding love story: the way Bella loved Edward so completely and the way Edward loved Bella so completely. That wasn’t captured in the movies like it was in the books — not by a long shot. The kind of love I’m talking about was the epitome of the most romantic and all encompassing adult fairy tale I’d ever witnessed. It was beautiful, really. As a teenager I didn’t read for pleasure. There were no romance books in my locker at school, luring me to thoughts of my knight in shining armor. I just took each boyfriend for who they were, not comparing them to anyone, learning from each experience, and moving on when it was over. Years later, as a grown woman with two children, surely I was immune to such romantic yearning, comparing. I was definitely passed the age of dreaming of my knight. Right?! I think that’s what was so attractive about the books. It allowed women of ALL ages to dream about their perfect “other.”

For five days straight I read almost literally around the clock. It was the first time ever (before or after) that I completely neglected my family. Five days of utter joy and fantasy.

werewolves ‘beneath my literary taste’ – not to sound snobbish. My favorite authors are ones who write beautiful prose. I mean, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Paulo Coelho, Wally Lamb – you don’t get more beautiful than that. Yet here I was, bordering on obsession from a first time author who yes, wrote about vampires and werewolves. Now, for the Twilight book lovers out there, I suspect you can relate to my love. You may have loved the series for lots of different reasons. Maybe it was the action and excitement, the twists and turns, the multi-layered plot, the intriguing characters, or, like me, perhaps you liked

However, the after effects lasted much longer than five days. During this period of time, I was not embracing What Was, but rather, pining after What Might Be, if only… As much pleasure as I got from reading the books, I also received an equal, if not greater, amount of Want. And then a few questions crept in my mind: How good was this love story for my marriage? How good was this dreaming for my marriage? Over the years I’ve thought about this Twilight phenomenon and the effect it has had on so many women of all ages. This gripping story of wholly existing for another.

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By Leslie Green And ultimately, I came to this conclusion: what brilliantly written fiction. At this point in the post, if you’ve read my blog, Trust Life Today, for any length of time, you’re familiar with my writing style and are probably anticipating me to say something like,“Love starts within us, just as Trust does, and the degree to which we love ourselves first is what matters most.” True…, but… …but this article is about love stories — the romantic kind. As far as love stories go, as far as looking, searching for your perfect ‘other,‘ I believe Rumi says it best:

“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” Re-read that please. It’s beautiful, no? I find it very comforting. The search is over. There is no search. And you know what? There never was. For those looking and searching for Your Love, looking for them is futile. Lovers don’t meet anywhere. They’re inside one another from the very beginning, regardless of time, distance, or any other so-called boundary one can dream up. My name is Leslie Green. I understand that for many, Trusting Life is easier said than done. For that reason, I write true stories that illustrate how I, as well as others, have learned to Let Go and Trust Life Today. I am someone who seeks Truth, yet also someone who realizes there is actually no seeking involved – it all lies within. Read more from my blog at Hear Leslie speak at the Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 13 at 3:00pm on “How I Lost My Last 14 Pounds.


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Experience Cé Änn Sunday, Oct. 14, 5p-7p at the Wellness Expo in Addison Workshop/PlayShop

“Being the Messenger: Letting Spirit Speak”

Power of the Rainbow

metro phone 1730 W Randol Mill Road, Suite 125 817.261.6300 Arlington, TX 76012

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Come Explore Yourself, Awaken your Mind, and Expand your Heart with an enlightening reflection and experiencing the Channel you are every moment in a supportive environment at the Mini-Channeler’s Symposium. With exercises, group discovery, and a conscious commitment, you can re-discover your inner Mystic by recognizing the bottom line: ‘the truth is...’ Offering Intuitive and Trance sessions extensively since 1986, Ce Ann (say on) hails from a heritage of psychics, travels through the States and Internationally, offering Visionary Guidance. Affectionately called ‘the Channel’s Channel’, CeAnn inspires Loving Allowance, Self Motivation, Intuitive Growth and the awakening of unlimited human potential. or Call Miracles of Joy for workshop pricing and details.


Energy Dynamics From “Impossible!” to “I’m Possible!” ~ Be Your Dream! ~

Cynthia R. Shaw,

BA, LMT, LMTI, CE Provider

• Transformational Body Therapy • Spiritual Response Therapy • Reiki Master/Teacher • Remote Healing Available

972-991-2097 office 972-639-8483 cell

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Why Join the Nation’s Leading WordPress Meetup? MONTHLY WORDPRESS MEETUP AT THE RICHARDSON CIVIC CENTER WordPress Meetup 2012 Schedule Join the most active WordPress Meetup in the world. Learn to run your own website and blog with WordPress. When 1-2pm: food/soda/networking 2-4pm: presentation Sat, Sep 22, 2012

The Great WordPress Hosting Debate: Which Hosting Is Best For You?

What people are saying about the WordPress Meetup Excellent meeting. It doesn’t matter how advanced you are, you’ll always learn something at these meetings. —John Peterson Great presentation, thanks Tony. I learned a lot and also met a lot of good people. —Shane Walker As usual, well run, interesting topic. My only complaint is that I leave wishing for more... —Sharon Smith

Sat, Oct 27, 2012

Turbocharge Your Business with WordPress Where Richardson Civic Center

Great information for anyone running a WordPress blog. Lots of great resources on Tony’s blog. —Mitch

Cost $10. at the door

Very good - enjoyed the training and networking —Al Martine

What a great opportunity to LEARN. And..learn from the Best. —Scot Duke Great meetup as usual. If you need help with WP this is the place to be. Thanks Tony. —Nixon So informative as usual. I always learn so much! —Kathy Libey Very helpful information. meeting was well-organized and information was great. —Ginny Dudek This Meet Up is always one to look forward to. Great fun, lots of useful information, great networking. Not to be missed...ever! —Bonnie Bolin Peterson

Organized by Tony Cecala, WordPress consultant and web developer.



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Do you feel

BLOCKED ~ RELATIONSHIP PAIN ANXIOUS ~ FEARFUL ~ ISOLATED WOUNDED ~ LOW SELF-ESTEEM UNHAPPY ~ SICK ~ DISCONNECTED STUCK? Do you sense something is missing or wrong in your life, but are not sure what the core issue really is?

Rev. Carolyn Johnson Spiritualist Minister

With heart centered clairvoyance, you will be guided into the deepest parts of your inner being, and together we will discover the history and origins of your feelings and patterns of behavior. We will then bring these energies into a profoundly pure focused state of awareness and transform them using the power of your own consciousness and Divine Light. Spiritual Energy Healing works at the deepest levels of your reality and can change your life!

Medium • Psychic • Clairvoyant & Tarot Readings Private Phone Sessions • Parties Reiki Master Teacher Certified Healer Completed Level 3 Joe Dispenza Workshop Regular on 990TEXASTALKRADIO.COM


“In my many readings with Carolyn, I’ve found her to be very accurate as well as understanding and compassionate.” - Cheryl Hickerson

Healing with Sound I invite you to call me for answers to any of your questions and to discuss Spiritual Energy Healing from your own unique perspective!

(817) 925 6824

Three blocks from Interstate 30 2529 East Lancaster Ave Ft Worth TX 76103

Phone sessions also available. Modalities Include:

Awareness Release Technique Voice Dialog Process Magnetic Healing Technique Inner Child Healing Sound Fracturing Initiation

Andrew M. Williams

Certified Advanced Energy Healer Personal Healing on All Levels

A Language of Light cellular healing session begins with Nancy Byers helping you to determine your heart’s desire for your life at this time. The goal is to align your heart’s desire with your soul purpose. During her expression of the Language of Light, Nancy is able to “catch” the sound current and to “tune into” the frequency of your soul, like a radio. This provides a sound-carrier wave for your intention to manifest. Nancy records her private sessions in order to provide you with a custom audio tape to aid you in manifesting your heart’s desire. Nancy’s sessions have helped people to overcome their fears, to alleviate depression, to relieve or diminish physical pain and to realize their dreams. The Language of Light is an invitation for us to access that deep heart space of knowing who we already are - multi-faceted, spiritual beings. Nancy is available for individual, group or couples sessions.

Call today and begin living your dreams!



Alternative Healing Advanced CranioSacral Therapy Sandy Hanne, RMT, Reiki Master Arapaho Gardens 1131 Rockingham, Suite 126 Richardson, TX 75080  469-438-8634 

Get vacation-quality relaxation while healing even old and deep body issues, acute or chronic. Bring your biggest challenges, from TMJ, carpal tunnel, whiplash and migraines, to thyroid, female problems and fibromyalgia, injuries, etc. This gentle, warm, fully-clothed technique restores flow and balance, promotes healing, resets the nervous system, enhances flow of CSF, relieves cranial compressions implicated in many disorders, even releases emotional tissue memory from old traumas. Trained directly by Dr. John Upledger, Sandy needs only this versatile work to achieve favorable outcomes for most people. Lives transform in her office; let yours be one of them. Infra-red Suana for clients. Luxurious, relaxing & rapid detox.

Chair Massage at Central Market

Coit & George Bush Turnpike (190) Plano, TX 

7 days/week. 11am until 8pm. Come relax with us in the upstairs loft (by the Cooking School).

Chair Massage at Natural Grocers

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RELEASING OLD WOUNDS & HEALING HEARTS! Pam Jackson, CHT CPC  214-457-3434  

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Bodywork Frankie Burget, OTR, RMT, CNDT Dallas / Fort Worth Area  817-571-8135

Myofascial Release Mastery Level Therapist and Licensed Occupational Therapist. Also skilled in craniosacral, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point, therapeutic massage, QiGong, neuro-developmental treatment, and functional spine stabilization. Providing care for myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, TMJ, carpal tunnel, headaches, cumulative trauma disorder, pregnancy, and stress. Compassionate care for children with ADD, birth defects, failure to thrive, and special needs.

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Nancy's Language of Light cellular healing sessions have helped people to overcome their fears, to alleviate depression, to relieve or diminish physical pain and to realize their dreams. While expressing the Language of Light, Nancy is able to "catch" the sound current and to "tune into" the frequency of your soul, like a radio. This provides a sound carrier wave for your intention to manifest. Nancy is also available for ceremonies and groups. Call today and begin living your dreams!

Massage Therapy

Linda Weisiger, RMT, MTI, Reiki Master  214-460-8112 Offering therapeutic massage specializing in Deep Tissue, Reiki, Healing Touch, Sound Wave Therapy, Psycho/Physical Re-education, Neurovascular Balancing, Ion Cleasing Hand/Feet Foot Bath. Corporate Chair Massage Coordination available.

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Colonics GENESIS

Karen Fahey, Certified Colon Therapist 3626 North Hall St @ Welborn Oakwood Tower #818 Dallas, TX 75219  214-821-5703  

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Lila Meyers, CNHP, RMT, CCT Certified Colon Hydro-Therapist Registered Massage Therapist, Certified Natural Health Professional 5510 Abrams Rd Suite 125 Dallas, TX 75214  214-288-(HEAL) 4325 

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Where Should My Baby Sleep? I set out on a journey of discovery that led to a magical place… a natural pregnancy; a beautiful home birth with a midwife and doulas in attendance; a 40-day postpartum recovery and bonding period (called a Sitting Moon in Traditional Chinese Medicine) with a postpartum doula; and 18 months—and counting—of nursing and co-sleeping with my baby. I read dozens of books, conducted anthropological studies, watched every DVD I could find, interviewed OB-GYNs, midwives, doulas, and sat for great lengths of time asking myself, what feels right?

Postpartum Elation: Where Should My Baby Sleep? The Road (to Sleep) Less Traveled Since my early 20s, I knew I wanted New parents have a lot of questions. Some of the most basic are the most controversial: • For how many months (or years) should I nurse my baby? • When should I wean my baby and how? • Where should my baby sleep? With so many commercial interests in our society telling us what kind of parents we should be, whether it comes to conceiving, birthing, feeding, or sleeping with our children, even people who want a natural approach to parenting and feel an instinctive pull toward what they believe are healthier, more intuitive ways, will have to dig to find information that resonates with their desires and supports them in living their dreams of parenthood.

to have a natural childbirth, nurse my baby approximately two years, and stay home to care for and raise her—which I am now doing, twenty years later at 43! However, I empathize with those who opt for the templates created for us (meaning a more mechanized and medical approach to pregnancy and motherhood), because before I was pregnant, I didn’t know how to answer those three questions above—and others so important to the experience of parenthood. Not all parents want to do things differently from the norm—but I believe that with more information and support, thousands, if not millions of them, would indeed choose a different approach. I have found some excellent resources that I will discuss and share with you. Here, we’ll consider the topics of co-sleeping, nursing, and weaning.

The question, “Where should my baby sleep?” led to highly contradictory sources of information. By the time my baby was born, I’d purchased a crib, a bassinette, a breast pump, baby bottles, a pacifier, and a small device with bumpers used for newborns to sleep in bed with the parents (that was recalled for safety issues by the manufacturer before she was even born). Which of these did I use? Not one. All the contraptions gathered dust. I used nature’s bumpers: for the first month of her life, my baby slept nestled between my breasts. Thereafter, at my side, tucked between my ribcage and my arm, and from time to time with her foot upside my head! If you’d asked me ahead of time, I would have said that even if I wanted to sleep with my baby like that, I would have been too afraid to do so. And that’s not to imply I was completely without fear while doing so, in the beginning. Too afraid? Fear? How have we become afraid of what is our most natural response as parents—to guard, protect, and cuddle with our offspring, day and night? We even have a label now— ”attachment parenting”—for simply “the way things used to be.”

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Clear Fork Healthy Dental Care 4812 Bryant Irvin Ct Fort Worth, TX 76107  817-731-9291 

My practice combines a passion for dentistry with my desire for the healthiest possible dental methods. Metal-free dentistry since 1981. IAOMT standards for patient safety. Superior Cosmetic Dentistry. Credentials and memberships with AACP, IAOMT, AAPM, (pain management), Biological Dentistry, Naturopathic Medical Association, DOCS, AGD fellow, and the Cranial Academy.

Holistic Veterinary Paws & Claws Animal Hospital Holistic Animal Healthcare Center Dr. Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M. 2145 W. Park Blvd. Plano, TX 75075  972-867-8800 

Natural, Gentle Care for Your Pet. Cancer is a leading cause of death in dogs and cats. When treated with chemotherapy the average pet will live 6-12 months. By using natural remedies, our average cancer patients live 12-24 months or longer. For pets with chronic diseases such as allergies, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, epilepsy, and bladder disorders, using natural therapies can improve their health and reduce or eliminate their need for long term drug therapies. Member, Oncology (Cancer) Association of Naturopathic Physicians, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

Homeopathy Advanced Homeopathy

Glenda Stroup Malone, dht 2060 North Collins Suite 109 Richardson, TX 75080  972-889-1010 Glenda has been in practice for 27 years. Specializing in chronic disease, adults and children. She teaches you how to stay healthy using homeopathy. Call for appointment.

Holistic Center of Dallas

Regina Edwards, BA, LMT 4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 515 Dallas, TX 75204  214-824-4949 Regina Edwards provides Classical Homeopathy consultations. Homeopathy is a form of complimentary medicine using highly diluted natural products to gently enhance healing. The selection of the single remedy is based on unique symptoms, physical sensations and emotional reactions of each individual. Additionally available: Cranio-sacral Therapy, Esoteric Healing and Therapeutic Touch.

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Nadine Romain, Ph.D., Certified Hypnotherapist, HypnoBirthing® Practitioner Office in Dallas Lakewood Area  214-796-5327 

Looking for the Life you were meant to live? Let me help you help yourself and regain control for life-long changes! Releasing habit patterns - Stress, Fear, Anxiety release Metaphysical Counseling - Abundance - and much more... Available for corporate group. Call for an appointment today!

Dallas Psychic Fair

 469-767-2727  

Over 90 professional psychic readers, vendors and wellness practitioners. Held the 1st Sunday of every month. Hours of operation are: 11:30am - 6pm at the DoubleTree Hotel, 4099 Valley View Ln, Dallas. Admission $7.00, all readings - $15.00 ea.

Intuitive Astrologer and Tarot Reader Cynthia Novak  metro 817-261-2984

Journey Between Lives

Intuitive astrologer and Tarot reader, Cynthia Novak provides detailed, informative, taperecorded sessions. All are heart-centered and process oriented.

SPIRITUAL REGRESSIONS. Past Life AND Life Between Lives Therapy. Stop guessing and visit the Spirit World for definitive answers regarding your current life as well as your Soul Life! Discover your Guides, Soul Group, Life Purpose and more!


Carole Layman, LMSW, CHt Two locations: North Dallas & Arlington  817-455-6642 

Iridology The People’s Chiropractic Clinic

Edna Craven, DC (cert. by the TX Board of Chiropractic Examiners), CTN, BCI (Cert. by the American Naturopathic Medical Certification and Accreditation Board) 3200 N MacArthur Blvd Ste 105 Irving, TX 75062  972-256-0004 Over 30 years experience. Jensonian and Holistic Iridology. Accurate iris reading. Complete written Report Of Finding with pictures. Nutritional Consultation. See ad for additional services.

Metaphysical Arts & Sciences Blue Moon Expo Psychic Fair

DoubleTree Hotel Dallas (N. Dallas) (LBJ West bound exit Midway Turn Left on Valley View Lane)  214-734-5844 cell  

Expanded to our new location over 7700 sq. ft. Live Entertainment, over 60 psychic readers, vendors and wellness practitioners. Offering Free classes all day. Fourth Sunday of every month. Open 12-6pm. Adm $7 cash and accepting all major credit cards. Most readings are $20 for 20 minutes.

Movement 17062 Preston Rd. Suite 108, at Campbell Dallas, TX 75248  972-732-0206   Move and be moved at MoveStudio! Since 2000 we've been offering yoga, dance, Pilates, Nia, more. Group classes, sauna, workshops, private training, boutique, community, a studio like no other.

Naturopathic Doctors Natural Optimum Wellness

Dr. Sorai Susanne S. Stuart, Ph.D. ND 2825 N. State Hwy 360 Grand Prairie, TX 76050  817-642-3014 

46,358,968,720 different body types require individualized approaches towards personal healing and wellness. Services include, consultations, therapies, lab testing, remedies, supplements, and divine intuitive guidance towards overcoming health maladies while improving your overall well-being. Holistic Health includes focus on nearly all health or weight issues. At NOW we aim to uncover the root causes of your poor health and guide you towards optimum wellness. American Naturopathic Medical Assoc. Licensed, tested and certified.

Naturopathic Medicine Dr. Kimberly Wilson, NMD

6545 Preston Road, Suite 200 Plano, TX 75024  972-608-0100 

Dr. Wilson is a licensed, board certified naturopathic doctor providing naturopathic alternatives to conventional medicine for the ENTIRE family, including anti-aging and preventative care, as well as options for chronic conditions such as cancer, endocrine and hormone imbalances, autoimmune conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, fatigue, and obesity.

Your Autumn Stars

by Cynthia Novak


e have the gift of a wise Saturn for two more years. Saturn is simple and practical and he always asks: “Is it true?” “Can you be absolutely certain that it is?” “What in us wants to believe the worst of them?” Saturn values simplicity, veracity, experience and age. Keep that in mind if you are looking for a job or contemplating an opportunity.

October: The election is one month away. There is so much buzz and so many alarming “facts” flying around. It is the best time to learn to meditate, breathe deeply and, yes, question the veracity of your thoughts and beliefs. What looks like a quote may be a distortion. That’s true in the political ad and in our own thoughts. It’s a tall order, but if you can reach out and be respectful of the folks on the other side, then you’ll learn great tolerance, compassion and respect. This carries over to all areas of life and this is a great time to do your work. Remember, in a democracy there are smart and studied people on both sides. Venus, the planet of love and money, faces Neptune during the first week of October. Neptune can toss a mist of fog on facts. I do expect the fog to lift and we will see it, eventually, but for now, we have on our rose-colored glasses. The first week is also a stressful time. Pluto, the planet of power and wealth, and Uranus, the planet of change, are locked in a stressful aspect. This week they are poked by the Sun. Something is prodding the potential for change. I hope it’s just political ads, but I anticipate Syria, Iran and Afghanistan are part of it. Whatever “it” is, it doesn’t end quickly. This is an emotional month. The Market is emotional, too. There may be hidden financial news that comes to light, but I do not think it will be a crash or even a major adjustment. The planets are scattered around the heavens: There may

be good news and bad news, but not a whole lot of either for any period of time. To my mind this is a welcome relief when we come to October any year…smiles.

November: Mercury goes retrograde on Election Day! Are we looking at a recount… again? On November 6, 2012, “We the People” elect the next President of the USA. That day Mercury is virtually standing still and will turn retrograde at 5:04PM CST. On November 7, 2000, Mercury was also stationed and appeared to turn direct at 8:28PM CST: Holy Hanging Chads!

Be At Peace with the process: Mercury will be retrograde for three full weeks. It’s a time of rest and recovery from the political vitriol that has found us anywhere there were folks with an opinion or an internet connection. Retrograde periods are great for mental rest and I hope the election is decided quickly. It may be difficult for folks to slow down. The fierce polarity is hard to stop on a day, but that is the wise thing to do. After the election is decided, after we cast our votes, the rest is reality and what is, is. I take my vote very seriously. I watch both conventions and I am grateful for the Democratic process. I am at peace with the election no matter who wins because to do otherwise is toxic on a personal and a national level. It starts with each of us.

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Solar Eclipse on November 13th: This eclipse is visible throughout the Pacific Ocean and throughout Australia. This part of the world is in the news. The ocean is a part of President Obama’s focus and I expect the current legislative branch to push through legislation on the ocean or at least to bring some to light in November and December. Speaking of reality: Venus is the lover and indulgent shopper. She joins Saturn, the realist, in the constellation Libra on the 16th. She’ll stay with him until December 11th. You may not realize this, but they are great friends in the Vedic system. It’s about lasting love and practical indulgence on a budget. That may not sound like fun, but immediate gratification meets a wise shopper and the holiday season continues after the bills arrive. This combination is good for simple things like gratitude for family, friends and a job. Perhaps they are on everyone’s mind because of the end-ofworld predictions, but this combination helps us appreciate them more and we need to reach for excess less. There are great deals on Black Friday, but people and simple, useful gifts, are strong now. The last few days of the month are potentially volatile. Mars sits on Pluto and Uranus comes to that party. The aspect is exact on November 27th and there is an emotional lunar eclipse on the 28th. Thanksgiving is on the 22nd this year. Be wise when you travel. Be aware. If you see someone who is overreacting, give him plenty of space. continued on next page >


< continued from previous page This may be a time when emotions overwhelm reason and for someone who is unstable, it could be a tipping point. Be a gentle traveler, but be aware. Yes, I do expect travel delays and while I hope I am wrong, allow the screeners plenty of space to do their job and be patient. The holiday weekend will be joyful for many. Aspects like this are ripe for fierce football competitions and overly emotional fans. Yes, this is a volatile time throughout the world. The last days of November and early December may leave a mark in history.

December: Every day is a gift, but this season December is a particularly exciting time. Most of us would forget about the doomsday prediction, but it’s in the news and on location. On December 21st the world does not come to an end, but it does herald a big shopping time. Venus pulled away from Saturn on the 11th, which gets shoppers moving. Many folks are just a little tentative. On the 21st celebration is in the air and money is moving, too! The end of the month is more like a celebration than ever. There is a caveat: Expect unusual solar flares. Perhaps your phone will take a nap, but it should not have an impact on travel…or spending.

Presidential Election November 6th: I believe that Romney will win, but we may not know the winner on Election Day. I am willing to be wrong. I picked the winner correctly for the past 20 years. If you are interested in how I do this, I look at the candidates’ charts and I look at the election, as well as Inauguration Day charts. I expect to see fortunate transits to indicate destiny.What is interesting this year: Governor Romney and President Obama have several similar and positive aspects on these days. This is the toughest one I have ever called. It is as if they are both winners. I anticipate President Obama leaving the White House and moving into a private time. Of course, he and Michelle will

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write fabulous books. Of course, they will be sought after speakers in many sectors. Those who are against him now will come to appreciate his work and see his future accomplishments as part of a plan greater than anyone can anticipate now.

but thus far, Market growth is holding this year even though unemployment is holding, too. Saturn pulled back into Virgo May 16th this year and returned to Libra August 3rd. The Market seemed to move with it.

In our Political system: The President

No matter who gets elected, the Uranus Square Pluto transit suggests that change is upon us and we might as well get busy at this end of it rather than the end in March 2015. The last time these two squared was April 1932 until January 17th 1934. I hope we’ve learned a lot since then. If you aren’t a student of history, the US economy was struggling with the Great Depression at that time. The first year to significantly pull out was 1934. Many banks failed as people pulled their money out. There were runs on the banks. This resulted in the FDIC, which would secure deposits. Public works projects helped, but there were still many people, who were ill fed and poor. “Gross Domestic Product was back by 1936…..” Please read more at: history_of_the_United_States#Spending

gains wealth after his presidency…not during. So losing can be a form of liberation and opportunity that is not afforded to any others: His health is good and this next chapter of his life will be long. Think of him stepping into a role much as President Clinton has. I see Governor Romney move into office to help us deal with the National Debt. I also see Paul Ryan coming to a more public position in January. And if I am wrong, I am content knowing that President Obama is in office because that is as it should be and, still, change is coming. Change is the nature of life and deep transformational change is what the planets are all about for the next 2-3 years. And that is ultimately a good thing. Whew!

Speaking of the Clintons: I believe that Hillary Clinton will step down as Secretary of State as she said she will. She is strong, but is also weary. I can’t wait for her book…when she has time to write it. Looking at Bill’s chart it looks as if they might divorce. That does not make sense because they already live apart so perhaps it is more symbolic: Perhaps he will experience a sense of liberation from something or someone. The stressful Pluto and Uranus transits are hitting his house of physical body. I know he has changed his diet and lifestyle so perhaps it will move through him. I wish him well.

The Economy is in the News: I looked back in time and found that since the beginning of our nation, July 4th 1776, when the planet Saturn came to linger in the constellation Libra, we had significant economic growth. However, when he left Libra, the bubble burst for a while. I cannot say that it will happen on cue;

So why am I rambling on and sending you off to do homework? The Nation has gone through these cycles since its birth. In September, 1776 Saturn entered the constellation Libra where he is now. Uranus squared Pluto for the first time in 1819. However, it was 1934, like now that Saturn fell in Libra and Pluto was squared by Uranus. We will find a way out of this. We will develop more jobs and, yes, some institutions will fail and many will be bailed out. And, yes, our legislative and executive branches will help them and many of us will struggle. However, we will move through this and many of us will prosper and we will thrive while some will not. Overall, we each have a vote and we each have a responsibility to be wise stewards of our own thoughts and fears. We must remain clear so we know when to stand down or when to fight. However, overall, we need to find a way to relax and restore our minds and bodies so we can thrive

under any administration. The last time a US president was elected with Saturn in Libra was 1984. That was Reagan’s 2nd term. I have written an entire year of Monthly Planners and daily messages and published it as a Daily Planner. The book begins with December 21st 2012. I spent the entire summer looking at chart after chart for each day of 2013. I am excited about 2013. Some days are difficult, some are exciting, but I found each month has a unique tone. I was able to listen to what the planets have to offer and share that with you. Each month is like a journey in personal growth that you can do alone and know that you are never alone because we are working on ourselves together and checking for the tone of each day in the process. I hope you will try it. My 2013 Daily Astrological Planner is available through Amazon as an eBook and a paperback. If you have enjoyed these articles and the Monthly Planners over the past 15 years, I hope you will let it be known there, too.

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Table of Contents

The HCG Guidebook was written for the HCG dieter who wants the simple details of how to do the HCG diet right. Based on the work of Dr. Simeons, this easy-to-read guidebook lays out the basics of the diet in modern terms and makes it easy to understand what to do and when to do it. Written by two psychologists with over 1,000 HCG clients. Based entirely on real-life experience and best practices, the HCG Guidebook will answer just about every question you have about the diet. The HCG Guidebook features a selection of favorite recipes that make the diet enjoyable and fun. The book includes links to the web site where the recipes can be found and easily printed. Paperback edition available! Also available as an eBook from Read it on your iPhone, iPad, or laptop/computer. No Kindle necessary. Learn more at 972-378-1211

Chapter 1 How it All Began The Remarkable Work of Dr. A.T.W. Simeons · Abstract · Pounds and Inches · Three Types of Fat · Three Paths to Becoming Overweight · HCG: The Key to Weight Loss · Complicating Disorders · Dr. Simeons’ HCG Clinic in Italy · HCG and “Loading Days” · The Transition Phase of the HCG Diet · Two Types of HCG Chapter 2 What is Homeopathy? Chapter 3 Details of the HCG Diet · Days 1 and 2: The Loading Days · The 500-calorie Diet · The Transition Phase · The Maintenance Phase

Chapter 4 Shopping and Planning · The Loading Days · The HCG Low-Calorie Phase · The Transition Phase · The Maintenance Phase Chapter 5 Tips, Tricks and Strategies · The Daily Weigh-In · Eating Out · Your New Wardrobe · Your Eating Identities · Better with a Buddy · Pre-existing Health Conditions · Self-Talk · Homeopathic Instructions Chapter 6 Loading Days (Phase 1) Recipes · Apple Pie Overload · Nut Butter Gorge · Extra Heavy Frappe · Ice Cream Madness · No Holds Barred Dessert · Pizza for One

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Pamela Mauras, Reiki Master-Teacher, Divinity Graduate of Accelerated Creative Force-Quan Yin Creation Center, Hawaii Fort Worth, TX  817-721-0901  During this miraculous time, humanity is undergoing a divine process of Ascension. A time of deep healing, releasing, change & transformation. It is my deepest honor & purest intention to support your personal process with energy work grounded in 5th-12th Dimensional Ascension energy structures & the blessed support of Quan Yin & her powerful Creative Force energies. These energies deeply heal, release all disruption & align us in higher frequencies of love, enjoyment & creation. Among other services (see ad) I provide Reiki Sessions, Aura Clearing, Shaman Drum Healing Sessions, Sacred Healing Meditations & offer Medicine Wheel Ceremonies, Full Moon/Goddess Rituals, Handfasting ceremonies, Motherpeace Readings & more. I teach all levels of Usui Reiki, offer classes on the Ascension Process & Quan Yin & Creative Force: working with Creation

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Spiritual Organizations Earth Rhythms

Amy Martin 381 Casa Linda Plaza #137 Dallas, TX 75218  

Presenting experiential events, preserving natural places, and providing help to those in need in North Texas. Events include Winter SolstiCelebrations, Moonlady Nights, and talks and concerts by national spiritual leaders. A green cemetery is being planned. Monthly e-newletter with seasonal/lunar dates, features, more.

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Rev. Carol Record, Senior Minister Mary Salerno, Administrator 1650 Hughes Road Grapevine, TX 76051  817-488-1008 

Unity Church in Grapevine is a different kind of church experience. We are a spiritual center for inspiration and transformation, teaching and living principles that are life-enhancing, affirmative and practical. We offer Metaphysical Bible Classes and more.

Universal Light of Christ Church

Rev. Pat Raimondo 6117 Graham St. Lake Worth, TX 76135  817-881-3889   Sunday Service: 11:00am • Classes: The Teachings of Light • Two locations: Florida / Texas • Intuitive Consultations Available

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continued from p13 There are some powerful economic forces working non-stop to create that fear and to sell their related products and services. Before becoming a mother myself, I thought babies waking every two hours to nurse for the first several months of life, and every 4-5 five hours until 18 months (at least in the case of my baby and the way we chose to nurse), was a joke Mother Nature had played on women—along the lines of bleeding a week a month for 40 years as a function of our reproductive system. (The menstrual cycle: I’m still not sure why it has to work the way it does, but I know Mother Nature has wisdom and purpose even if I don’t understand it—but there are commercial interests offering products to make even that stop if women so desire!) As for the non-stop nursing schedule, I couldn’t believe nature would set up a scenario where we need 3x the energy we normally would, but actually have 50% of the energy we usually do! After living it firsthand, I realized… we’re supposed to slow down, and nature helps out by forcing us to do so. We’re not intended to rush back to “life as usual” the week after our baby is born. Our life has changed—and nature in her infinite wisdom assures we won’t ever have our “old life” back… if we work in accordance with her dictates.

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began to wonder… is this what I’m supposed to be doing? Maybe I should consider the commercial baby stuff again: crib, pacifier, sleep training methods, etc. I jumped online. My search led to books, DVDs, and people who offered “training services” to get my baby to sleep—alone—and through the night. (This is where that word “controversial” is going to kick in.) Most striking was a conversation I had with a sleep “coach.” She told me that there was absolutely no way I could wean my baby while sleeping in the same room with her, because she could “smell me” and wouldn’t ever go to sleep without nursing. …we’re supposed to slow down, and nature helps out by forcing us to do so! (I knew immediately that we were speaking a different language. What she said simply wasn’t the case, as I’d seen babies sleeping with their parents in almost 50 countries around the world: some in the same room, and many in the same bed. Somehow those babies and parents had figured it out. They must know something we don’t. That was the information I was looking for!)

Well, that’s fine and good when you’re reading about it, but when you’re living it… it’s another story.

As testimony for the efficacy of her technique, she told me, “My 20-month-old is very sick right now and has a fever. But she knows that’s no excuse to cry or to get to sleep in my arms. I put her in her crib upstairs in her room an hour ago, said good night, and she’s fast asleep.”

Somewhere around my baby’s 6th or 7th month birthday, I thought I couldn’t continue with my plan. I hadn’t slept a night through since my second trimester, and with teething coming on strong, my baby was waking—in some cases—every few hours for several nights in a row. I was a zombie. I

For me, the ideas she proposed and those I read in the books and other sources were an affront to parenthood, with all its joys and challenges. Without going into detail on many of the sleep training methods and how babies and their parents respond to them, let it suffice to say that nothing about any of

it felt natural to me, and nothing felt loving. Yes, those parents achieved the goal of their child sleeping alone and quietly (sometimes), allowing them to do the same (but often feeling wretched)… yet, at what price, for what gain? However, that realization didn’t help my situation. I was still in desperate need of sleep. Then—and I remember the exact moment, sitting in my bed and searching online—I found Good Nights: The Happy Parents’ Guide to the Family Bed (and a Peaceful Night’s Sleep), and ordered it immediately, overnight shipping, early A.M. delivery!

Good Nights, Indeed In Good Nights, I found information, opinions, and guidance on cosleeping, nursing on demand, and eventually (meaning when baby is 12 months or older) weaning from nursing multiple times during the night—even while continuing to co-sleep. With every idea and suggestion I read, I could feel a solid foundation of what I knew was most important for me in making decisions on this subject: congruence with nature and the knowledge that our babies are intelligent beings who can help us make the best decisions—if we’re paying attention. The authors address the subjects of how co-sleeping is beneficial for baby and parents; how to make sure it is safe for baby; how parents can keep their love-life intact with a little one in the bed; ideas for coping with the naysayers (if that’s a concern); and numerous stories of babies, toddlers, and even grown children naturally and happily making it to their own beds. The lessons in Good Nights are what we should have learned by watching our grandmas, aunties, and every woman in our village as

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they had their children and passed on their knowledge verbally and by example. But we don’t live in villages anymore (even if we live in dense communities) and nuclear families are on their own in learning how to be parents.

co-sleep. Some children will require fewer than ten nights, and many will require more, but essentially it’s a gradual weaning of nursing and support (holding, rocking, soothing) to fall asleep—while continuing to co-sleep.

For those who wish to treasure the moments and willing to work through the challenges with a more natural approach, Good Nights will feel like a best friend, holding your hand and telling you: you’re doing great… keep going!

When I pay my knitting teacher for a lesson, I joke with her (but mean it) that I’m paying her to be the grandmother I should have had. In the case of Good Nights, I paid Jay Gordon and Maria Goodavage to be the tribe of women I should have had… and it’s the best $10.98 I spent on “baby stuff.” In fact, for me it’s worth the $1,000 I wasted on a crib!

What resonated most for me with this technique was that it assumed intelligence on our babies’ part. The premise is that while, yes, babies may indeed have acute olfactory senses and a great desire to nurse, especially if mama is right there, they are perfectly capable of learning a new routine, if taught in a gentle and gradual way and one that doesn’t involve fear.

The lessons in Good Nights are what we should have learned by watching our grandmas, aunties, and every woman in our village…

In this book I found all the science, but most importantly, the common sense approach and techniques that I needed to confirm that cosleeping and nursing on demand were congruent with my desires and what I believe to be nature’s intention.

We rarely expect adults, much less infants, to change their behavior overnight. When we do, the process is often frustrating and the results marginal. If the expectation and process of implementing instant change also involved fear to the point of hysterical screaming for hours, vomiting, and head-banging, it’s likely that most adults would opt for a different approach—if they knew one.

There are stories of parents who started with their babies sleeping in a crib, then switched to co-sleeping, and then they and their babies got more sleep. As I was already co-sleeping, the information in Good Nights didn’t necessarily help me get more sleep, on the first read. But what it did do was to confirm my belief that what I was doing was best for my baby and me, and to help me feel better about not getting more sleep. That made all the difference and gave me the energy and courage to stay the course. Then, when we were ready for the next step, I re-read Chapter 7 of Good Nights.

Dr. Jay’s “Ten Nights” Technique One year later—last month—I decided it was time to use Dr. Jay’s “prescription” for the “Ten Nights” technique. This is a ten-night plan for reclaiming seven hours per night for nursefree sleeping while continuing to

Before I embarked on the TenNights routine, I made sure that I was ready to commit to the plan, I had a discussion with my daughter and explained the benefit of the new routine we were implementing, and told her that I expected her to cooperate, for both of our benefit. As it turned out, she was on-board after three nights and we’ve had our longest stretches of sleep since she was born… nearly tear-free. I was ready, she was ready, it was time… and so it was easy. Naturally! As with childbirth itself, there may be moments in raising our infants where it feels overwhelming and we’ll want to look for shortcuts, painkillers, or ways out. But those moments, just as our babies’ infancy, are over in a flash. Ask any parent with a teenager—they’ll tell you their child was born just last year.

As I look back on the 500+ nights so far, sleeping with and nursing my daughter, I’m full of JOY—even if I wouldn’t have said that each and every blessed night. When I write about home birth or natural birth, it’s not to persuade those who feel safer in a hospital to change their minds. It’s to support the women who, as I did, know they want a natural experience and are looking for ideas and inspiration. Here, with co-sleeping, breastfeeding, and weaning, the same principle applies.

Allie Chee is a certified Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Nutritionist and author of New Mother: Using a Doula, Midwife, Postpartum Doula, Maid, Cook, or Nanny to Support Healing, Bonding, and Growth

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