by David Starlight,
ATH Co-Editor of Sacred Living
What makes us human - Is it our intelligence, our physical bodies, our hearts?
No doubt, it is a combination of them all.
United, we share some common denominators – male or female (or something in between) – we all inhabit human bodies with similar functions and needs. Yet, we are way beyond whatever we imagine ourselves to be...
Editor's Note from David Starlight: What's holding you back from giving and receiving love from an open HEART? I've always believed that all healing ultimately comes from God, and it is a process of cleansing away layers of fear and doubt to uncover the perfect soul inside. The soul is already perfect and whole as it is. The fountain of love is within our hearts - listen to the wisdom of the heart, and one gains access to infinite realms of possibility. Then, discover the river of love baby meditation - a magical and alchemical silent open-eyed meditation.
by Lyssa Armenta
Many parents-to-be are blissfully unaware of the challenges that come with getting your baby to sleep. Naturally, the majority are not even thinking about how they will approach this and probably have a dreamy image of laying their baby in their crib to fall asleep peacefully. Experienced parents know that is not the typical situation and were quite surprised by how overwhelming sleep time can be...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: We really love Lyssa's point here that there are alternatives to getting your baby to sleep. Old thinking, old ways we feel need to be laid to rest. Letting your baby cry themselves to sleep in their crib is not the most healthy alternative as Lyssa so eloquently points out. There are many alternatives to choose from. Please new parents seek out these new ways.
Family & Parenting
by David B. Chamberlain, PHD
Through many windows of observation, we can now see--for the first time in human history--what is actually happening in the womb. There is good news and bad news...
Editor´s Note from Sophia Hansen: David Chamberlain's article about the importance of establishing a relationship with the baby in the womb is relevant to our time. As our world undergoes rapid changes in evolution, the views of pregnancy and fetal development have to evolve as well. Dr. Chamberlain points out how forming a relationship with the baby in the womb is significant and remarkable. This article gives new credence to how life begins at conception and how the developing fetus interacts with its environment - even in the womb. This is such an exciting article!
Intuition & Symbols
by Kristen Morrison
My original purpose for writing this book was to provide information to parents with a new baby born with Down syndrome. While compiling this information, however, I’ve realised that my story is relevant to any parent.
The very nature of Down syndrome is such that the extra chromosome can bring about any number of a collection of ‘symptoms’.
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: An arrival of a special needs child is no reason to ditch an organic lifestyle. In fact, it is the perfect time to step up, dig in, and discover ways to benefit a child with challenges...
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: It's never too early to begin nourishing your child. Ayurveda recommends abhyanga oil massage to protect against Vata early on, even for babies! This detailed video reviews how to massage an infant with specific attention to the stroke types, start times and environment (warm and comfortable). Abhyanga allows the nourishing oil to lubricate the skin, muscles and joints, calms the nervous system and encourages restful sleep. *Note that they are using organic coconut oil, which is fine during summertime, but luke warm sesame oil is best thoroughout the rest of the year when it is cold, to encourage ciruclation. Enjoy this wonderful practice with your baby and the beautiful bond it creates. Namaste.
by Helene Byrne
If you’re like most new parents, you’re probably reading this post blurry-eyed and foggy-brained. In other words: totally desperate for a good night’s sleep...
Editor's Note from Meagan Hughes: This article introduces an innovative and musical approach to improving sleep for babies and toddlers.
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Dr Baljot Bharaj
Along with the joys of motherhood comes the responsibility of nurturing the newborn. For good health of newborn, proper nourishment is utmost important. This nourishment is provided by Stanya or Breast milk , which is a complete food during initial period...
Editor´s Note from Sonica Krishan: Ayurveda has long back conceptualized the benefits of breast feeding which is a wonderful natural nourishment being provided in the form of Stanya or Breast milk to the new born baby, and this is believed to be a complete food during initial period. Dr. Baljot Bharaj's article details us more on the topic. Please have a read. Namaste!
Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: Pregnant women often have difficulty finding a sleeping position that is comfortable for both herself and her baby. Dr. Gillian Sawyer shows how to use a pregnancy pillow in different ways to get comfy and sleep well.
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