An unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into our evolutionary instinct to rock a baby in our arms. Must-have cutting-edge research, advice, and insight into the art and science of song, dance, and melodies–and their profoundly nurturing, therapeutic, and developmental effects for infants and caregivers. Available on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes. Sample on SoundCloud.
With a Foreword by Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and best-selling author of the Oprah acclaimed The Conscious Parent and her follow-ups Out of Control and The Awakened Family; and with praise from academics, therapists, clinicians, mindfulness teachers, parenting coaches, pre and post-natal dance instructors, and the general public.
The following interview with Amber and Meeshi Anjali, founders of GroovaRoo Dance™ and the magic behind 8 viral videos of babywearing dance, appears in Dancing with Your Baby–The Science of Nurturing Infant and Caregiver through Music and Movement [Available in paperback and ebook through Amazon]Read more →
This is a rather indirect oral history entry–it’s a peek at American writer Jack London’s novel The Valley of the Moon (1913), a semi-autobiographical love drama. His historic glimpse of turn-of-the-20th-century California is compelling. London’s language, especially the slang of the day, is riveting, so too is his strong female character. It’s an important story that speaks to hope and resilience in the face of hardships. My family’s home, way-of-life, and region of land they came to know and explore is depicted in this extraordinary tale, perhaps that’s the true reason I adapted it for the screen. Here’s the logline and synopsis for the screenplay:Read more →
Dr. Joyce Knudsen, in her recently released book: Refusing to Quit—True Stories of Women Over Sixty, shows us the way. Her mission is to exalt the societal worth of elder women. With facts, antidotes, her personal story, and 20 contributing writers we can, with fascination, reevaluate the under-told contributions of seniors. Read more →