Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kids Seeing Sparkles

I've heard of kids seeing sparkles—in fact, I've seen them and I'm adult! I intuitively thought that these sparkling lights (sometimes seen as streaks or trails) are elemental beings such as fairies, gnomes, elves, and such. I wrote about them in "Sid's Fairy" as one of the twelve stories in The Sid Series ~ Collection of Holistic Stories for Children. You may purchase the full-color printed book on Amazon for $15.95. Also available for Kindle Reader $6.99. Purchase the electronic for Sony reader, iPad, and other devises on

Melissa Leath is our featured guest blogger today. She has some insight on these sparkles we're talking about.

I get so many great questions, either while lecturing and conducting workshops, or through phone conversations and emails. They are so important to everyone, that I've decided to share some of them that could be of benefit to everyone.

The following is the answer to a question send to me from a woman searching the internet for information about what her young daughter was seeing: Sparkles.

I thought this article would be a great way for many people to gain from one person's question. By presenting the question along with the answer I provided, I have chosen to change names and some circumstances just to keep anonymity. The woman who contacted me, "Karen" has given permission to share this information with you. And I send my heartfelt thanks and best wishes to her and her sweet family.

Karen found me on Google while trying to research "sparkles" that her 7-year-old sees. Her daughter has been seeing "sparkles" since she first told Karen about them when she was only two. She was trying to catch them . . . jumping up, etc with her hand opening and closing.

Karen asked her daughter asked her various questions regarding the sparkles. She sees thousands of them in all different colors, all the time. Day, night, light, dark, etc. All the time.

Her daughter is amazed that no one else can see them. She assumed for a few years that everyone could. Her siblings are teenagers and she doesn't talk about them as freely with them, since they are skeptical about her seeing the sparkles. Her eyes/vision were tested and they were fine. Karen asked her pediatrician and he said she was playing - kind of an imaginary friend.

There are no "bad" ones, except she doesn't seem to like the small black one she sometimes sees. She said they are just round and look like sparkles. They don't talk, they aren't "people".

Karen asked me to explain to me what she could be seeing. Is this good or bad for her? Are they auras? They seem to be in rooms, but not "on" people. Not stronger or lighter on people, just around...everywhere.

Here is my answer to her:

Thank you so much for connecting with me. I certainly hope I can bring some resolve to you.

First of all, I feel you are very blessed to have a daughter who is open and sharing with the things she sees or witnesses. I know she is eight now, but as a two year old, she could not possibly make up something like that. Her natural responses to the phenomena is proof enough to me that it is real.

But besides that, I have known other children who see or hear or feel things other than the normal physical things we are comfortable experiencing. It is important to realize that we are all spirits. We are spirits who are really living in a physical body, experiencing the earth plane, or third dimension. Then you start to open to other possibilities. We actually are limited in many ways by our physical bodies!

Have you ever tried to walk through an open door, only to bump into the side of the frame with your hip or shoulder? That is because the true self (spirit being) saw no limitation. But the physical body really is limited by the physical doorway.

Your daughter is not seeing limitation. She sees things of a spiritual-realm nature. It is natural and normal. It exists, whether we see with our physically limited eyes or not. There is a story about the time when there were only natives living in the Americas...long before it was United States. There were men from Europe who were searching for other lands in their ships. They came to the eastern coast of America. The Indians who lived there did not see the ships because there mind had never witnessed anything that represented such a thing. It was totally foreign to them. The brain could not register the vision of the ships.

Several days passed and the leader started to notice ripples in the water . . . slowly then began to see what had always been there - the ships.

Our children these days are coming into the world totally aware of the spirit realm. They see no limitation. We must be alright with that, because it shows how wonderfully our human race is evolving!

My daughter was born in 1974. She was raised in an openly spiritual environment. We taught her about communication with angels, spirit guides and loved ones who have passed away. When she was about 30 years old she reminded me that she could see things in the dark atmosphere of night. She described it as looking at a television set when the network picture was not on . . . gray fuzzy stuff. Only she saw it anytime at night, not when she was looking at television.

When she focused on it, the fuzz started to move and change, then take form. It would shift into animals and scenes that she recognized. Sometimes it was fearful to see, because she didn't understand some of the things visible to her. They looked scary, like monsters.

It took a long time for me to understand what in the world she was talking about. Even when she explained it in terms I could understand, I still didn't get it. (And I'm a spiritual medium! ) So for your husband and other older children to question the validity of the experiences, I totally understand. They just don't "get it".

But that's okay. It isn't important for them to understand. Your daughter knows you believe it, and that is enough.I believe she is seeing ethereal energy. It is not people's auras per se, but the same stuff that they are made of. It is just an unorganized form of that energy: pure and simple. Quite a blessing.

As she grows, she may begin to see it change and take form too. I hope she is able to continue to describe these sparkles to you, especially as they take form. She may be the one to write the book on these experiences.

I hope I have settled some things in your mind.

Melissa Leath, Life! Visionary, has been a spiritual mentor and teacher for 30 years, and is author of Psychic Integrity, Ethics and Morals of Modern-Day Mystics. She shares topics of self-empowerment such as psychic/mediumship development, meditation, emotional-heart work, and spiritual path.

Rev. Melissa Leath is a Metaphysical and Personal Growth Counselor/Teacher and Lecturer. She is a licensed/ordained minister and has been certified as medium for 30 years. Being a published author, she has also written Meditation, Plain and Simple Workbook andOutrageous Living: Tips & Secrets to Thriving in the 21st Century (with her husband Charles) and is a regular columnist for DreamWeaver Magazine. She is in much demand for her inspirational Guided Meditations, and has recorded a Guided Meditation CD, called Soul of the Universe.

Leath has lectured, given workshops and private reading/consultations internationally for over 30 years. She has become a very much sought after presenter because of her ability to share information with an audience or group. For more information: or You may call her at 937-323-5346 for Private Life! Consultation or to schedule her for a presentation. Article Source:

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Developing Intuition To Succeed

By Sheri McConnell

Since early 2001, I have been living a dream--a vision--that surfaced from using my intuition. By tuning into my inner guidance, I was able to build a national organization for women writers in just over 4 years that currently has over 11,000 newsletter subscribers and over 2,700 members (as of 2005). When I first came up with the idea to start the National Association of Women Writers (NAWW), I was a suburban mother of three small children who had a somewhat bold dream to connect and support other women writers like myself.

Intuition can be defined as a quick and ready insight. This insight can steer you on a correct path, warn you of danger, and/or connect you to your creativity. In Shakti Gawain's book, Developing Intuition, she describes how "the most successful people are often very intuitive. Consciously or unconsciously, they follow their gut feelings. Following intuition puts us in the flow--a very alive, productive, and desirable state."

Developing your intuition allows you the ability to not have to look to others to give you strength or to teach you what they know. Using your intuition allows you the ability to look internally, find the answers and the strength to be bold and act on your inner guidance.

Accessing your intuition is like many other creative activities you might engage. As you string together words or put paint on a canvas, you must listen and pay attention to these mental insights. They allow you to keep moving forward. The more you trust these insights, the more your craft will improve. Of course, you must add liberal amounts of perseverance and some organizational skills as well, but the end results will pay off as you see your dreams and goals come to fruition.

Following are five suggestions for developing and accessing your intuition so that you may find, follow, and fulfill your dream! Continually use these techniques to make decisions and reach goals.


You must reflect to process information. In February 2000, I had just given birth to my third child and finished my MA in Organizational Management. At 30 years old, I was at a crossroad and in a position to finally pursue a career I loved. I just had to figure out what it was. For seven months I read about and researched different subjects that I was interested in, such as women's issues, writing, and business startups. I journaled a great deal during this time, reflecting on the past and looking towards the future. I came to understand through this process that I wanted to use my social work experience, my love of writing, and my organizational management skills. While intuition led me during those months to make these decisions, journaling helped me to document the insights and focus along the way.


Developing your intuition requires the absence of chaos. It is impossible to fully listen to this inner guidance with all the interruptions that occur in our lives. To tune in to your intuition, to succeed, you have to get away from the chaos. For me, I jog or walk outside at least 30 minutes each day. Nature provides me with just the right sounds and scenery for my intuitive senses to come alive. I make this activity a priority in my life because this quiet time calms my soul, supports my creativity, and gives me the mental space I need to tune into my inner yearnings. I have used my "getting back to nature" time for over five years to make crucial business decisions and to figure out many pivotal solutions to roadblocks in my personal and business lives. Nature is the perfect prescription for anything that ails you. Experiencing the solitude that nature provides is a form of meditation that calms the soul and purges the stress from your life.


Understand that most people usually act on impulses and societal cues. Those who slow down and pay attention to their own inner guidance find that they can think clearly and make difficult decisions. When my close friends and family were not supportive of my new dream, they would often say negative things. They honestly weren't trying to be mean spirited, but simply could not visualize how I could possibly succeed at building an organization from scratch with three small children to care for. Past lessons taught me I was on the right path. I had done enough research and my strengthened intuition faithfully guided me through the difficult times. Another benefit of learning to trust yourself is that you will also nurture your self-confidence and build your self-esteem in the process.


Once you begin to trust yourself, you will inevitably have to start blocking out the negativity of others. Some of this negativity will come from loved ones. It is human nature for people to negate things and events they do not understand or have no personal experience with. Change causes stress and many people subconsciously dismiss new ideas because it makes them feel more comfortable to do so. One of the most important steps you will have to take to reach any goal is to be able to block out and/or redirect negativity. You have to trust yourself to be able to do this. The time you spend in nature will help you to purge the toxic feedback from others out of your mind and out of your life. Everyone that was close to me did not understand nor share in my dream in the beginning. Only after they started to see my dream materialize did they begin to support it. That is why it is essential to block out or at least filter the negativity. Understanding the cause of these behaviors and reactions makes it easier to dismiss them and to follow your own (more in tune) thoughts instead.


The last and most important suggestion I can give you for developing intuition is to be bold and to act on the inner cues that are being sent to you as mental/emotional/spiritual signals or urges. Developing intuition is a cyclical process and, like any other innate talent, you must act on it to further develop it. Often we are drawn to people, subjects, and events through our intuition. I was drawn to establish the NAWW because I like to help people as evidenced by my obtaining a bachelor degree in social work. I have always used writing as a tool to heal and express myself. And lastly, I have always been an entrepreneur--even in the first grade when I made my own address books and sold them at school for 10 cents each. When my intuitive side sent the messages of what to do to start the NAWW, I listened. I acted by researching my competition (other writing associations), by asking my customers (my women writer colleagues) what they wanted, and by building a website and starting the official weekly newsletter. I acted quickly. In less than two months from the moment I conceived the idea of the National Association of Women Writers, the website and newsletter were born. My "baby" continues to grow and mature at a healthy rate.

When you continually use these five suggestions to develop your intuition and to test your inner guidance, you will find that it will become easier to make decisions and to live peacefully with those decisions. Your life won't automatically become problem-free, but you will begin trusting in the ultimate outcome of events as working in your favor for the future. By filtering through the physical and subliminal cues inside and all around you, you will learn to develop your intuition and succeed.

Want To Use This Article In Your Ezine or Website? You have my permission, as long as you include this complete blurb with it: Sheri McConnell is the CEO of Sheri McConnell Companies, Inc. and the president and founder of two global organizations, the Smart Women's Institute of Entrepreneurial Learning (formerly the National Assn of Women Writers-2001) and the Global Institute of Associations-GIA. You can visit Sheri, access her free article archive, and grab lots of free stuff at or Sheri lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, their four children, a weenie dog, and three hermit crabs.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Crocheting Crazy!

It’s that time of year when all I want to do is play and create! And, I’ve done plenty of that recently. I’ve had some wonderful opportunities to play with three of my grandsons over Thanksgiving weekend.

Plus, I’ve crocheted more than thirty hats for family members;

and since I had yarn leftover, I made Brobee and Muno dolls (let me know if you love Yo Gabba Gabba and the Dancey Dance Bunch), . . .

a backpack for Liam, my toddler grandsons. I'm working on one for Jonas now.


Checkbook covers, makeup bags, Santa hats, elf hats, I've made so many items, I've opened a store on! Check it out!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Brobee and Muno Hats

I crocheted hats that I thought would fit my 17-month-old grandson, but the hats are too small. Do you know anyone who would want to purchase them for a child six to nine months of age? I can sell them for $10 each plus shipping. Contact me: writer @ yvonneperry dot net.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Playing in the Leaves

Being a grandparent is the most fun! I had my 17-month-old grandson for a sleepover at my house this weekend. He enjoyed exploring nature by playing in the leaves. It's fun to be a kid again.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Brotherly Love

I had the privilege of watching two of my grandsons while their parents went away for a 10th wedding anniversary celebration.

Taking time off from my job was good for me--a great way to recharge my business batteries and I got plenty of exercise chasing after a 16-month-old! Luckily my 9-year-old grandson was very helpful and loves to play with his little brother first thing after getting home from school.

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Rebuilding of an Elementary School

This is the video of the rebuilding of my grandson's elementary school thanks to NBC's School Pride. It is totally amazing how the people of Tennessee came together in this crisis. This is how we are to love one another.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Should All Kids Go to College?

One of the stories in The Sid Series, "You Can Be," is about making decisions regarding one's mission and purpose in life. I believe that kids should be allowed to follow their inner guidance and learn to use their intuition as a tool.

“My child will be going to college. He will not have a choice in the matter.”

“My daughter will attend college if I have to walk her to the door of her classes myself.”

I have heard these statements and many others like them from my friends and other random parents I encounter every day. I would like to offer a different message to my children, and it is as follows: YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO COLLEGE! Read more of Sarah Moore's thoughts on allowing kids to decide their own destiny and career.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Powerful Potion

Has your child ever shown signs of having healing or psychic abilities? "A Powerful Potion ~ The Power of Imagination" is based on a true story of a boy who used his child-like faith and intention to heal his hurt dog. Find out how in the video below.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mini-Tations: Two-Three Minute Meditations for Mothers

Today's article is by guest blogger Melissa Leath. I chose it because she obviously knows how busy life can be when you have young children and she also helps parents find a way to carve out some time for the important practice of meditation. One of the stories in my children's book, The Sid Series, is about teaching children to meditate. The story is available as an e-book for Amazon's Kindle and other electronic devises on

Here's a word from Melissa.

"I don't have time to catch my breath, let alone sit for 15 minutes and meditate." This is a phrase I hear all too often, while lecturing new mothers on beginning meditation.

Some may think I have my work cut out for myself when recognizing that most new mothers are running in so many circles that they become frustrated and possibly a little unreasonable. But reasoning with them is not something I expect to do. All I have to do is present the facts, and add some interesting 2-3 minute 'mini-tations.'

Mini-Tations are quick ways of having a quite moment, lasting only two or three minutes.

As I begin to describe what meditation is, in a no-frills manner, mothers begin to sit up and take notice. The main purpose of meditation is to eliminate outside thoughts or distractions, in order to still the mind. New mothers are prime candidates for needing to eliminate distractions. It is very important that they stay focused and aware every minute.

Not only do they need to be totally immersed in paying attention to baby's every need, but details of the rest of life need attention as well. The dirty clothes must be washed, the carpet must be vacuumed, the groceries must be bought, the phone must be answered, dinner cooked, and on and on and on...(somewhere in there comes the attention for a husband, too).

It would seem that taking care of baby would be a fulltime position. But somewhere along the way, the rest of the chores must be attended to. Even though there is no time to be selfish, taking care of self is of paramount importance.

Many new mothers are also trying to work outside the home at least part time if not back to the full rat race. So when I offer them the chance to take a well deserved two minute respite-- that seems to fit into the scheme of things.

Research has been done by various organizations, such as West Oakland Health Center in California, and the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. It has been found that meditation not only reduces blood pressure and heart rate, but reduces stress and tension. It reduces anxiety, builds self-confidence and allows you to sleep more soundly.

Your mind relaxes to the point that it can deal with problems that arise during the day. A sense of peacefulness comes over you and you are able to make better choices with less up-tight feelings.

New mothers can't afford to not do this!

This is the list of several Mini-Tations they can do at any time during the day:

1. Focus on your toes. Yes! Your toes. Notice if your shoes are too tight. If so, take them off. Wiggle your toes. Pay attention to how free they feel out of the shoes. Take the bottle of baby powder and sprinkle it on your toes. Feel how smooth they are with the powder on them. Promise to free them a little later as you slip your shoes on again.

2. Sit comfortably for two minutes. Make sure the television is off. Listen to the sounds around you: the furnace/air conditioner running, the tick of the clock, a breeze blowing in the window, the birds singing, the traffic sounds down the street.

3. Smell the new baby smells: fresh bedding, baby oil, dirty diaper pail.

4. Softly, slowly sing a lullaby to your baby.

5. Rock your baby to sleep.

Once they started to get the idea that they could take their life experiences, include their baby and just focus on the experience, they were raring to get started with their new, stress reducing Mini-Tations.

Rev. Melissa Leath has been a spiritual mentor and teacher for 30 years, and is author of Meditation, Plain and Simple Workbook. She shares topics of self-empowerment such as meditation, intuition, spiritual path. Please find out more by going her website: , or . Also, for a downloadable meditation e-book, check out: .

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Fairy Houses

I visited with my step-granddaughter this past week and enjoyed playing fairies with her. She made the cutest fairy house from a cardboard box and used her Pet Shop furniture to create a cozy place that any elemental would enjoy. I thought I would share with you the photos we took.

Knowing that fairies tend to trees and flowers and anything that lives, she wanted to put the fairy house in her favorite tree, the willow she loves to climb, but it kept falling and there was no room for her exquisite landscaping! But the back porch steps worked fine. Such imagination and creativity that child has!

She even dressed me with a fairy halo that she made from the branches of a willow tree. She wasn't too keen on my wearing it to the ice cream shop, but that didn't keep her from being seen with me. LOL!

There's nothing quite like being a grandparent! I wish she lived closer so we could spend more time together.

There is a story about fairies and meditation in my book, The Sid Series. I hope you will check it out.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gnomes and Electronic Equipment

My granddaughter was the one who taught me to believe in fairies. I thought they were just a myth. I was a skeptic like most people, but then I read a book that changed everything: A Gnome's Story by Christopher Valentine and Christian von Lahr. I learned that not only fairies live in a higher dimension than what most humans can see or hear, but also do elves, gnomes, leprechauns, and other elemental beings. Like working with angels (most of us can't see or hear them either) I've learned to work with the elemental kingdom and they truly bless my life.

My granddaughter had a good relationship with the elementals in her previous home, but ever since the family moved to a new house, they have had trouble with electronic stuff. Trying to get cable service in the area proved to be an enormous task, but once they secured a provider, they found that the cable to the house wasn't working. They no sooner got that fixed than a storm hit the line and it had to be repaired again. Two weeks ago her brand new computer got a virus and had to have the entire operating system restored. The Internet cable was out for four days last week. I realized by intuition what was going on and gave her the following advice. In case you need to know about this sweet and fun way to keep your electronics operating properly, I'll share it here. Your kids might enjoy doing this practice with you.

First, make friends with the elementals on your property. These light beings stay with their “territory” because they have been commissioned to care for the energy in that place, but like us, they also make travel and visit their friends from time to time.

The elementals at the new house may see you as intruding upon their space since that house was vacant for a while before you moved in. Set a dish of honey, wine, or beer out on your back porch and some cake, cookies, or bread. Then put a few pennies (they love the energy of copper) next to it. Place some flowers and/or sprinkle some herbs from your spice shelf or a tea bag around the dish.

Call the fairies, elves, and gnomes (silently like you would pray or aloud like you would call a puppy) and introduce yourself like you would to any neighbor. Tell them know your name and that you respect their right to be here and that you appreciate them caring for the property. Let them know that you would like to live there with them in peace and harmony.

The gnomes love having something to do and they are very handy at fixing things, so ask them to help in keeping your electronic equipment and cable line operating properly. Whenever you think of it, put a little something nice outside for them.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Who are the Crystal Children?

Toward the end of 1990 we began seeing a different energy emerging. This Crystalline energy, also known as Crystal children, use their telepathic abilities from the moment they appear on this planet. Because of this natural telepathic ability they have delayed speech patterns. Some Crystal children have delayed their speech until the age of three or four years.

If parents identify with their own telepathic abilities, and use this method of communication, their Crystal child will feel comfortable adapting to the world around them and speak. Because of this delay many physicians have diagnosed these children with autism. In these situations we must ask if the child is communicating through a form of sign language and song. Sound is very important to Crystal children and they love to sing. There is no coincidence that as this multitude of Crystal children are born, that the number of diagnoses for autism will rise to record levels.

In the new world that the Indigos are ushering in, we will all be more aware of our intuitive thoughts and feelings. We will no longer rely upon the spoken or written word. Communication will be clear, direct, honest, and mind-to-mind. Already increasing numbers of us are getting in touch with our psychic abilities. Our interest in the paranormal is at an all-time high, accompanied by books, television, and movies on the topic.

So, it is not surprising that the generations following the trailblazers, known as Indigos, are incredibly telepathic. These children are among the most connected, communicative, and caring. Crystal children are the way of the new world, and they bring to us a level of kindness and sensitivity we have never experienced. Both the Indigo and Crystal children/adults are here to assist the world as we evolve to a higher vibration where love and empathy become the norm rather than the exception.


Ines is a person just like you whose goal in life is to discover more happiness, joy and abundance. She is a psychic reader, life coach and a spiritual teacher who believes we are all here to guide each other towards a better life. On her website you will find tons of self help material, her cosmic podcast, a free aura class and of course an awesome free newsletter with loads of tips and advice towards a spiritual living.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sid's Fairy ~ Learning About Inner Guidance

A Book for Kids (and Adults) Who Love Fairies!

Sid’s Fairy ~ Learning About Inner Guidance” is about meditation and interacting with the elemental kingdom.

Many children who see ghosts also see elemental spirits, better known as the Nature Spirit World: Gnomes, Elves, Leprechauns, Faeries, Elfkins, Greenies, Brownies, Sprites, Salamanders, Cloud Spirits, and Bush People.

This story is available for all electronic reading devices on

The author of The Sid Series is Yvonne Perry. Her step-granddaughter, Keilie, has reported seeing fairies since she was very young. The two of them have created several fairy houses and left many gifts for the fairies in Yvonne’s garden  (see photo). Keilie loves finding things the fairies can use to make their whimsical lives easier.

The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children contains12 body-mind-spirit stories focus on life skills such as overcoming fear, helping others, being true to one’s self, following inner guidance, caring for the body, having self-worth, appreciating diversity, dealing with change, accepting death, being environmentally conscious, and using spiritual gifts.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Doodle and Dream Book for Girls

Doodle, dream, sketch and color your way to confidence, girls!

It's here! The Chloe Pink™ Doodle & Dream Coloring Book

Great new item appeals to parents, grandparents, educators and everyone who wants to see a girl succeed...and have creative fun too!

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About The Chloe Pink™ Doodle & Dream Coloring Book:

Chloe Pink™was created by Sharna Fulton, an after school art teacher and former advertising copywriter.

Part sketchbook, coloring book and journal, Doodle & Dream inspires a girl's creative side. Through Chloe Pink, she hopes to encourage girls aged 3-103 to believe in themselves, be curious about everything and get support so they can follow their dreams. The book includes:

• 10 Fill-In-The-Blank self-confidence exercises
• 12 Doodle & Draw pages
• 1 Connect The Dots with Chloe Pink illustration
• A Word Search Puzzle for the curious girl
• 5 Places to create your own fabulous art
• Inspiration and support from Chloe Pink along the way

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Teaching Kids to Meditate

My daughter-in-law loves her quiet moments and has taught her boys to respect her time of retreating to be still and know God. Therefore, meditation has been a familiar practice for my grandson from an early age. Currently, 9-year-old Sidney is taking karate lessons and meditation is part of that discipline as well. I saw Sidney sitting outside in lotus position when he was at my house recently. He was meditating with eyes open while gazing upon a sunflower that was growing along our fence. Obviously, the practice of meditation has become a natural part of his life and serves him well. He is the most easy-going, loving, self-disciplined, and even-tempered child I've ever known! He's the main character in The Sid Series.

One of the stories in The Sid Series book teaches children to develop their ability to sense and trust their intuition through meditation. If you are looking for a book to help your child learn to meditate and focus on his spirit within, I recommend Sid's Fairy ~ Learning About Inner Guidance. It is available (along with all twelve of my holistic stories for children) on formatted for Amazon's Kindle, Sony Reader, the iPhone and iPad.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

How do you help a child deal with the death of a beloved pet?

Puppy Love ~ Dealing with the Death of a Pet
Author: Yvonne Perry
ISBN: 9780982572207
Publisher: Write On! (2006)
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Review by Donna B. Russell

How do you help a child deal with the death of a beloved pet when you, yourself, struggle to understand "why"? Yvonne Perry does so with simplicity, sensitivity, and the understanding that children need to be allowed to express their own thoughts and, in doing so, may impart a wisdom of their own.

When the family dog dies of old age, Ran-Ran, Von-Von and grandson Sid must come to terms with their grief. In an atmosphere of safety and acceptance, Von-Von wonders out loud why dogs don't live as long as humans do. Sid's surprising response, and a stray puppy, help them come to terms with their loss and open their hearts to another dog in need of love. Without euphemisms that are confusing to children, Yvonne Perry's tender story takes you through grief to healing, ending on a positive note.

Perry says, "Some people will tell you that dogs and cats don’t have souls so they can’t go to heaven, but I don’t believe that." Anyone who has lived with an animal companion, and taken the time to really understand them, would agree with her. This is one of the best books I've read on the subject of pet loss.

Puppy Love is one in a series of holistic children's books written by Yvonne (Von-Von in the book) for her grandson Sid, who is the main character. It may be written for children, but adults will enjoy it, too. I recommend it as a sensitive way to help children (and adults) deal with a very painful subject.

Yvonne Perry is a freelance writer, editor, award-winning speaker, and owner of Writers in the Sky Creative Writing Services in Nashville, TN. She also is host of the Writers in the Sky podcast, which include interviews, seminars, and audio workshops available through and other podcast directories.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Robbie the Butterfly Book Review

Today I'm helping holistic author Robert Larson with his book tour. What better way to present a book than with a book review by a child who has read the book? My 8-year-old granddaughter Keilie and her mother provided this video book review for Robbie the Butterfly. The audio volume makes it difficult to hear what she is saying, so I am providing a script of her dialog.

My name is Keilie. I am doing a book review for Robbie the Butterfly by Robert Larson.

“Once upon a time there was a caterpillar named Robbie who grew up in a strange caterpillar world. Even as a tiny caterpillar, Robbie felt different from the other little caterpillars because, deep down, Robbie knew he was destined to transform into something wonderful. However, he didn’t know exactly what and it took him years to find out.”

Robbie the Butterfly is about a strange caterpillar living in a strange caterpillar world. He learns to be truthful in the book. Once he is truthful he turns into a butterfly. I liked everything about the book because it is nice. The main characters are Robbie, his family, and Angelly.

Robert Larson is a starseed/lightworker on the path of ascension. His mission in life is to spread the message to the children of the New Earth that being fully present each moment of your life is the key to spiritual transformation. His message to parents out there is to allow your kids to be empowered so they can transcend the wheel of karma and live a life of peaceful non-judgement. He is sharing this message through his book Robbie the Butterfly, which uses the caterpillar to butterfly transformation as a metaphor for the real transformation you go through when you live these truths.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

An Audio Preview of Mind-Body-Spirit Book for Children

For those who like to know what they are getting before making a purchase, I've put together this audio in which I preview each of the twelve stories and the lessons they contain. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below this post.

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Thanks for being part of my life and for letting others know about this book.

Yvonne Perry
Author & free-lance writer
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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Who Are Our Teachers?

It's time for kids to go back to school and I certainly trust that each one will have a safe and enjoyable learning adventure this year. I was reminiscing today about the years when I taught preschool for a mother's day out program back in the 1990s. I wonder what those students--now adults--are doing, what they look like, what has transpired in their lives. I am reminded of how important it is to realize that we are all teachers in some respect and that we have a lasting impact upon others--even those who are only in our lives briefly. I still remember some of the teachers I had in elementary, middle, high school and college. I carry some part of them with me always.

My reading in A Course in Miracles today was about about teachers. There is not a single person from whom we cannot learn. By the same token, there is no one whom we cannot teach. It's impossible for us to meet or come into contact with every person on the planet; that's why there are so many teachers and so many kinds of teachers--in fact, we are all teachers and students in this world.

So I ask, "Who are our teachers?" Perhaps I should ask, "Who is NOT our teacher?"
As parents, caregivers, and instructors, we all have a responsibility to be aware of the example we set for the young ones in our lives.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Lost Secret of the Green Man: Book 2 (The Crystal Keeper Chronicles)

The Lost Secret of the Green Man: Book 2 (The Crystal Keeper Chronicles)
Author: Tiffany Turner
Trafford Publishing (2009)
ISBN 9781426921575
Reviewed by Evan Weldon (age 8) for Reader Views

The Lost Secret of the Green Man: Book 2” by Tiffany Turner is an AWESOME book! This book is about two girls who go into the fairy world to help save the bees that the fairies are finding dead everywhere. The first chapter is a little bit slow but the rest of the book is page-turning entertainment.

The book starts out on Wanda’s first day of middle school. Wanda is no ordinary kid. She is a Crystal Keeper and has a cat named Brewford who is a sorcerer. As a Crystal Keeper she does missions for the fairies. Once she gets to school, class starts and she meets a girl named Eddie. They become best friends. But unbeknownst to Wanda, Eddie, like her, is a Crystal Keeper and has a mission from the fairies. After school Eddie said that she knew a place that Wanda would like, so they ran to the park. At the park there was a little hill with a tree which was Eddie’s special tree for entering the fairy world. Then Eddie revealed to Wanda that she was a Crystal Keeper and that the fairy queen had a job for the two of them. All the bees were dying and that since the bees helped the fairies before, now it was time for the fairies to help the bees. So the girls headed to a crystal store to do research and found a book about the Green Man. The Green Man balanced the forest life but now that most people thought he was a myth, he went into hiding. Eddie and Wanda go in search of the Green Man in hopes that he will know why the bees are dying and can help them. Will they find the Green Man? Does he know what is happening to the bees? Can they save the bees? Is some evil brewing?

The mission was more dangerous and complicated than they had anticipated. Luckily, they had the help of Chyra, a unicorn, and Brewford’s crystal-ball reading teacher who was a cat. The crystal ball revealed secrets even graver than the bees dying. Will Wanda and Eddie be able to help? Will they survive?

I would recommend this book to all my friends. The Lost Secret of the Green Man: Book 2” book is great. There is something in it for everyone to enjoy. It leaves off on a cliff hanger, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the third book!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Honoring a Child's Intuition

A Review of Yvonne Perry’s book, The Sid Series
by Jim Wawro

Children are born with an innate spiritual sense, with the high creativity that comes with intuition, and with self-love. But, unless they are guided to value these gifts, some combination of upbringing, society, or school often causes children to ignore these important elements of a happy life. It then takes a lifetime of experience for these same children to relearn the gifts they already possessed when they were very young. If you’re an adult—parent, grandparent, teacher—with important influence over a young child, how can you best nurture that child’s innate spiritual sense and holistic growth?

Reading to that child Yvonne Perry’s cleverly illustrated The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children  is an easy way to teach a young child about love, acceptance, self-worth, intuition, caring for the body, facing fears, dealing with change, and understanding the spiritual experiences most young children exhibit. The twelve individual stories in The Sid Series, told through a young boy’s visits with his grandmother, each focus on a different life skill, such as environmental awareness, helping others, being true to one’s self, overcoming fear, healing, and following inner guidance. During each of Sid’s interactions with his grandmother, their dialogue frames the lesson of that story and resolves the issue with Sid’s acknowledgement of the meaning of the experience.

To my mind, the real value of The Sid Series is its recitation of enjoyable stories about everyday events in a child’s life, with the adults honoring the child’s creativity, and thereby encouraging it. How often does that happen in a three-year-old’s life? If you’re an adult with significant influence in the life of a very young child, reading metaphysician Yvonne Perry’s The Sid Series to that child is an easy way to communicate powerful and loving messages about how to enjoy the dignity and worth of the human experience.

Jim Wawro, Author, Ask Your Inner Voice. While trying cases as an international lawyer, he discovered that some people have learned the secret to actively calling on inspiration whenever they need it. His books reveal the proven methods used by history's greats and regular people alive today for actively tapping into the wisdom that lies within you.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We are One in Spirit Podcast

Join LavendarRose on her weekly podcast, We Are One in Spirit, designed to bring understanding, unity, and respect among diverse spiritual communities everywhere.

Airing on each Thursday at 7 PM Central Time, spiritual topics of discussion include healing, metaphysics, energy modalities, Goddess worship, afterlife, near-death, and other spiritually transforming experiences.

We are One in Spirit is the place to learn what all religious practices have in common: Our desire to be one with our Creator.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Is Your Child Intuitive, Psychic, Or Have Medium Abilities?

by Melissa Leath

Do you have children with "different" abilities? If you are new to the idea of sensitive children or indigo children, you may need to know the difference between intuitive, psychic and mediumship abilities.

Many children coming into the world now are coming with an acute sense of awareness. Not only with with physical things, but with meta-physical things. By that, I mean the children are seeing with their spiritual eyes. They feel with their spiritual senses; they even hear with spiritual ears.

I know, for some of you it just doesn't always make sense. But when you realize that humans are not only physical beings but have spirit and mind, you can understand that there are perceptions on those other levels too. The mind and the spirit also have awareness.

Have you ever looked at someone speaking at a convention or at a presentation? Usually you just see the person: the physical body of the person speaking. You see the clothes he is wearing, the way he combs his hair, the movements and gestures he uses while he talks. That's normal. We think nothing about it. We have become so used to only seeing with physical eyes, we have forgotten to see any other way.

But sometimes, if you are really intent on what he is saying and have a special sense of connection with what his message is, you gaze at him. Your focus changes to the message, so your mind kicks in as the main receptor. Your eyes shift into another, softer awareness. You are open to the fullness of who is speaking. Then a halo starts to shine around him. It is seen easier, if there is a solid color drape or curtain behind him. This, of course, is the aura. It's always been there. But only now are you able to be aware of it.

Another example: have you ever gone into a large room of people? You see everyone. But you also have a feeling that something is wrong. You don't really know what it is, but it just doesn't feel right. After you decide to leave, you find out there was some kind of trouble there. Your awareness to this feeling kept you from being in the trouble.

These types of things, our children are seeing, feeling and sensing most of the time. It isn't just once in awhile, like you have gotten it. They are just tuned into the higher frequency all the time.

So just what does it mean to be intuitive? Psychic? Mediumistic, especially as it pertains to children? All these abilities can be grouped into a general category: being psychic. Even though psychic means a specific thing, it is used to describe all the meta-physical abilities. Let me share a few things to look for according to these different abilities.


To know something with no outside knowledge of it is being intuitive. Being intuitive is a subtle way of reaching into energy fields unconsciously to know information and understand things around you. It is so subtle that we usually explain it away. We all have this ability. But our children are totally connected with this ability all the time.

Our children are always flowing through their experiences, connected with a higher intelligence. Their minds do not have to process, they just receive. Sometimes it is difficult to associate what is going on with the child, if you don't acknowledge what intuition is in your own life.


Psychic abilities is the next step of development beyond intuition. It is an awareness of intuitive information and a willingness to work with it in a more profound manner. You have to actually realize you are using it. There are third dimensional vibrations rooted in the earth plane and are easily accessed by psychic means. It can be strengthened over time, if applied.

Psychics access magnetic energy that comes from the human and non-human energy fields, also known as the aura. They connect through sensing or viewing energy patterns in the field, recognizing anything going on in the person's life. The life energies of the past are there as well as potential possibilities being implemented in the higher realms, through intention and goal setting.

All people have a degree of psychic ability, as just explained with intuition. Some are aware of it and some are not.

Do you ever go to answer the telephone and already know who is calling (provided you don't look at your caller ID)? Do your dreams come true, even occasionally?

Have you ever felt like someone is looking at you at the grocery store, and when you turn around, a person down the aisle is staring at you? These are examples of psychic abilities. It is simply knowing or sensing something without having other knowledge of it, or being able to logically explain how you know.

The psychic works with the energy vibrations of a person or place. This is connecting with slower, earthly frequency vibrations. Psychics are in touch with the earthly vibrations of living people, especially those of close friends or relatives. This also includes being aware of spirit entities trapped or staying in the astral dimension, which is closest to us as third dimensional beings.

Our children may be seeing and recognizing lower entities that have had difficulty advancing in their progress into the spirit realm. Some of these entities like to play with us, if the know we can see them. A child needs to know he can refuse to communicate with that entity and tell it to go away.

Also, being psychic, a child will know uncanny information about events in the world and about you. He does not know how invasive that can be to your personal vibration. This is when the child needs to learn personal boundaries, not only for himself but for the dignity of others.


In comparison to being psychic, a medium works with spirit energy, or a lighter frequency than the earth plane, and connects with spirit, usually loved ones that have died, spirit guides and higher entities. Psychics are not always mediums, but mediums can also be psychic.

Mediumship is being aware of the vibrations of spirit beings, and receiving messages from them. It is the communication of a deceased loved one through an intermediary. The information is then given to those who are grieving the loss.

The main purpose is to provide recognition of continuing life after the physical death, and to send love and encouragement.

Connecting with the crown chakra (or seventh energy system) at the top of the head, a bridge is built to the higher levels or planes of existence.

By building this bridge, an association is made with visions, imagination, and spiritual awakening. It enables you to empower your spiritual path. This opens you to integrity in becoming responsible in your communication dealings.

Association with the higher realms also plants a firm foundation for the connection with finer vibratory entities and spirit teachers. Lower level energies will not be attracted to you, since you have established your connection with higher vibrations.

Other reasons spirit beings open communication with the living are to give evidential information only acknowledged by those still in the body. They create outward activities perceived by humans in a physical manner.

These activities are often recognized as paranormal activity. They manifest in physical form to be identified. Just because the child sees and communicates with spirits, does not mean he is a medium. It only means he has mediumistic tendencies. These abilities need to be honed, practiced and mentored, to be understood and used properly.

Many young children who recognize spirits, see them all the time and can be very overwhelmed by it. Many professional mediums, on the other hand access the spirit world at specific times, on purpose. The child can learn to open and shut their abilities as needed.

There are many differences between parents who don't really understand what is going on and their children who don't know how to explain it. The more you can read and study and question your children, the easier it is for all concerned. Always be supportive and let your children know you are there for them.

Melissa Leath, Life! Visionary, has been a spiritual mentor and teacher for 30 years, and is author of Psychic Integrity, Ethics and Morals of Modern-Day Mystics. She shares topics of self-empowerment such as psychic/mediumship development, meditation, emotional-heart work, and spiritual path.

Rev. Melissa Leath is a Metaphysical and Personal Growth Counselor/Teacher and Lecturer. She is a licensed/ordained minister and has been certified as medium for 30 years. Being a published author, she has also written Meditation, Plain and Simple Workbook and Outrageous Living: Tips & Secrets to Thriving in the 21st Century (with her husband Charles) and is a regular columnist for DreamWeaver Magazine. She is in much demand for her inspirational Guided Meditations, and has recorded a Guided Meditation CD, called Soul of the Universe.

Leath has lectured, given workshops and private reading/consultations internationally for over 30 years. She has become a very much sought after presenter because of her ability to share information with an audience or group.

For more information: or You may call her at 937-323-5346 for Private Life! Consultation or to schedule her for a presentation.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

A Whole-child Approach to Parenting

My guest blogger today is Caron B. Goode. Dr. Goode is a licensed psychotherapist, who completed her post-doctoral certifications in Wellness and Women's Spirituality at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology. In addition, she holds the titles of National Certified Counselor and Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association. She is the author of ten books, the most recent Kids Who See Ghosts, Guide Them Through Their Fear. Caron’s article below is excerpted from her book, Nurture Your Child’s Gift: Inspired Parenting.

We have become fragmented in our worldview and developed segmented disciplines in our society: medicine treats the body; psychology deals with the mind; education trains the intellect; and religion cares for the soul. However, in the last fifteen years the field of psychoneuroimmunology has demonstrated that the mind and body are one system and the components cannot be isolated from one another. To do so creates disorder.

The concept of wholeness has combined the various disciplines and presents a menu of options from which parents can choose appropriate techniques to assist their children in the skills required to successfully recognize their gift and live their dream. In the institutions of higher learning, we have

• Constructed new theories of intelligence and emotional development of children
• Mapped the emotions in the body
• Discovered where thoughts are anchored in the brain tissue
• Observed how the stress chemical, cortisol, hosts a trail of symptoms that predict ill health
• Learned how appropriate breathing can assuage the stress symptoms
• Demonstrated how music can soothe emotions and relax the heart
• Proven that when we can express ourselves in a variety of modalities such as movement, art, dancing, or sculpture, we feel better and function more effectively
• Documented the effectiveness of mind-body technologies about which the National Institutes of Health reported in its 1992 Report on Alternative Medicine.

My book, Nurture Your Child’s Gift, assists parents by providing the latest information for a whole-child approach to empowering the dream. It shares mind-body advances from such fields as medicine, sports, psychology, and education and applies them directly to developing our children’s esteem, empowerment, and expression, the building blocks of dream making. The techniques can be as simple as playing the right piece of music to soothe ruffled emotions and as natural as taking a deep breath to ease stress symptoms.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Companion Books for Raising Intuitive Children

My book, The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children [ISBN-10: 0982572204] is a perfect companion for Dr. Caron Goode's books, Raising Intuitive Children [ISBN-10: 1601630514] and Kids Who See Ghosts [ISBN-10: 1578634725]. Caron and I are in collaboration with one another to help parents with the needs of psychic and intuitive children. While her book is to guide and teach the parent, my book demonstrates through stories for children how these gifts play out in the child's life.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stories in The Sid Series Collection of Holistic Stories for Children

Learn more about each story in this adorable book by clicking on the links below for a description and preview:

Making Room for Brother ~ Dealing With Family Changes

Always Be Honest ~Learning to Tell the Truth

Old Things New ~ Learning About Recycling

My Friend's Skin ~ Accepting and Appreciating Diversity

The Pirate's Treasure ~Finding Treasure Within

A Powerful Potion ~ Using Imagination and Intention

A Stormy Adventure ~ Facing the Fear of Storms

A Ghost in My Closet ~ Communicating with Angels

Ask Your Body ~ Understanding the Body's Needs

Puppy Love ~ Dealing with the Death of a Pet

Sid's Fairy ~ Learning About Inner Guidance

You Can Be! ~ Understanding Destiny and Making Choices

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Mommy, There's a Ghost in my Room!

More and more people (especially children) are seeing spirits and angels. One of the stories contained in The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Holistic Stories for Children is "A Ghost in My Closet ~ Communicating with Angels." Three-year-old Sidney sees something in his closet and he is afraid. He calls Von-Von—his psychic grandmother—into the room to help him find peace. This story is one of twelve that teach children as well as parent and caregivers how to support a child who sees in the spirit realm or has other spiritual gifts such as healing ("A Powerful Potion").

How do we deal with this phenomena? Learn how to guide these psychic kids through their fear as Dr. Caron Goode joins LavendarRose (a.k.a. Yvonne Perry) on We Are One in Spirit Podcast where they will be sharing insight about kids who see ghosts.

In our interview, Dr. Goode and I talked about how we become interested in helping children who see in the spirit realm. We answered questions sent in by a mother (Jennifer) who requested help for her son, Cody. He sees ghosts—there are at least four spirits who stay in their home and several others that come and go. Jennifer says one ghost named James can't leave Cody. She thinks James may be Cody's spirit guide. The question I posed to Caron in our interview is “do we always have to cross spirits over? What harm is there in allowing them to stay?”

Kids not only see ghosts, they hear them as my grandson, Sidney, did when he was at my house a week or so ago. Caron and I explored some other ways we might we know that we have a ghost near us. Yes, they give us signs!

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Dr. Goode helps parent and children who come to her for counseling. First, there must be an agreement among the family members. She might ask the mother if she wants the ghost to stay or go. Does the son want the ghosts around him? And, if so, then why?

"With the boy, I do a fill-in-the-blank exercise with a stream of consciousness: The ghosts are here because...I attract the ghosts to me because...I want them to leave because...I don't etc.... My boundaries disappeared because . . ." says Dr. Goode. Then, she might ask the mother and child, "Are you willing to take back your power or be empowered in this situation?"

Archangels Michael and Chamuel assist me with helping disembodied spirits find their place in the afterlife. In our chat, Dr. Goode and I discussed protocol for opening a door of light and asking angels to assist in moving them on. I’ve used this method many times.

In part two we talked about the psychic gift of empathy and how to set energy boundaries. Many people tend to carry the energetic burdens of others—both ghosts and humans—and this is affecting them in a negative way. The ability to feel the energy of others can be draining unless we learn to create healthy boundaries and use our intuition as a tool for spiritual guidance. Learn about heart light, calling on angels/archangels and deceased relatives, checking in, and reading energy.

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Dr. Caron Goode is gifted with compassion in assisting others to effect lasting transformation through spiritual coaching, books, classes and seminars. Caron’s continuous education, experience in psychology and professional writing makes her a great resource for parents wishing to create and maintain a nurturing relationship their children. The common thread of these disciplines is energy of the mind-body-spirit connection and how to access it, bring it into focus and then put it into successful action.

Goode graduated with a doctoral degree from George Washington University in 1983 and is a licensed psychotherapist. She completed post-doctoral certifications in Wellness and Women's Spirituality at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology. In addition, she holds the titles of National Certified Counselor and Diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association. She is the author of ten books, the most recent is Kids Who See Ghosts, Guide Them Through Their Fear.

Caron has shaped all of her professional endeavors into an educational program for training and certifying parents and professionals in supporting families through parent coaching or to receive a first-class, leading-edge parent education. She has positioned the Academy for Coaching Parents International ( at the forefront of the parent coaching movement to disseminate the coaching model of empowerment for parents.

In addition to directing the Academy of Coaching International (ACPI), Caron also manages, which provides strategies for parenting the whole child. This holistic approach supports children's physical health, emotional fluency, mental development, and spiritual enrichment. She also founded Intuitive Parenting & Intuitive Children web site, which offers specialized training for parents and parent coaches. (

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