Conscious Parenting Symposium
Sunday, February 12 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Plaza Ballroom
We are redefining what “Mama,” "Papa" and "Conscious Parenting" means in today’s world. For many, this is uncharted territory. Join this panel of actively engaged mothers, fathers and mentors who are on the leading edge of this mystifying and magical path called "Conscious Parenting." It is the unstoppable, connected, compassionate energy that infuses our children with a sense of self-worth, appreciation and all that they need to navigate and contribute to a world or greater love and peace – our worlds at home and the world at large.
Hosted by Wendy Silvers is a soulful Spiritual teacher, helping mothers to parent consciously, live fulfilled lives and impact the world. While a former PR executive who brought high visibility high profile celebrities and projects, Wendy was inspired to create a career to blend her intuitive expertise with marketing skills to maximize others’ greatness with her spiritual training and advocacy for women, children, and the human family. She is an Agape Transformational Life Coach, an author, blogger for Huffington Post, Inspirational speaker and founder of the Million Mamas Movement. Wendy has produced has shared stages with Michael Beckwith, Marianne Williamson, Panache Desai, Dr. Shefali Tsabary and other visionary leaders. She is based in Los Angeles a wife and proud mama.
Judy Julin, is the founder of CosmiKids, publisher of Inspired Parenting magazine and lead developer of WOW Learning Labs. Judy will be speaking on educational reform and new parenting paradigms. A gifted entrepreneur, creative thinker and marketing dynamo who’s been active in child enrichment, educational innovations and children’s wellness programming since 1982, She founded the child edu-tainment center CosmiKids in 2003 at the Chopra Center for Well-Being and was featured alongside Olivia Newton-John in Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Success DVD. Her initiative to improve education will happen in community centers called World of Wonder (WOW) Learning Labs. The flagship WOW opening is slated for 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.
Del Bigtree was an Emmy Award-winning producer on the daytime talk show The Doctors, for six years. With a background both as a filmmaker and an investigative medical journalist, he is best known for combining visually impactful imagery, raw emotional interviews and unbiased investigative research into stories that push the envelope of daytime television. Some of his most thought-provoking episodes include a rare televised debate between Monsanto’s head of toxicology Dr. Donna Farmer and GMO activist Jeffrey Smith and an exposé on a “gold standard” medical test that mistakenly indicts loving parents for child abuse, causing their children to be remanded to Child Protective Services. When Bigtree began investigating the story of the CDC Whistleblower and the fraud perpetrated by the CDC, he soon realized that he had stumbled upon a story of corruption and deception beyond any he had ever seen.
Rev. Arlene Hylton is a Spiritual Teacher who delights in assisting Youth and Adults alike in remembering their Spiritual Potential and Capacity. Through her Workshops, Lectures, and One-on-One council, she assists individuals in realizing their God given attributes. She created “I’m Keeping True,” a multi-dimensional workshop which includes focuses on fasting, prayer and setting intentions: these modalities support individual transformation. Many life changing healings, revelations and clear insights have been experienced by participating in her workshops. http://www.revarlene.com
Beth Clay spent 5 years leading health oversight activities on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform with Chairman Dan Burton. She had previously worked at the NIH in the international, rare disease and alternative medicine activities. Initially focused on alternative medicine, her portfolio would quickly expand to include other issues including dietary supplement regulation, vaccine injury, autism, and mercury in medicine. In mid-2003, Beth resigned her position to return to the private sector where she has stayed involved in these issues. Beth’s first book will be published in 2016. http://www.bethclay.com
Kimberly Durdin is a Los Angeles based IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant), Doula, Childbirth Educator and Student Midwife. Over 23 years ago Kimberly joined the groundbreaking company The Sanctuary Birth & Family Wellness Center, and created The Sanctuary New Moms Group. Kim has been awarded Best Lactation Professional of 2015 by Doulas of Southern California and in 2016 given the Student Future Leader Dr Paul Fleiss Award from The Association for Wholistic Maternal Newborn Health & Human Rights in Childbirth.
Ivy Margulies, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist, death midwife, and funeral director. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Margulies founded Angels Born Still, specifically focused on reproductive and maternal mental health. She specializes in infertility and all types of pregnancy loss. She facilitates several support groups including a miscarriage group, a stillbirth couples group and a pregnancy after loss group. She is the co-facilitator of the global Return to Zero holistic healing retreats for women who have had a stillbirth or infant death. Dr. Margulies has medical hospital staff privileges at Providence Saint John’s Hospital and is on-call for any patient’s or doctor’s needs if there is a premature birth, stillbirth or fetal demise. She holds a monthly support group meeting for the labor and delivery and NICU nurses at the hospital.