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Teagan Bentley on “Doing Fishtail Braiding Right”

Welcome to Day 5 of the 2013 Doing Life Right Teleconference!

Today we welcome back author, dancer, and fashion designer Teagan Bentley as she tells us about "Doing Fishtail Braiding Right".


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Novel Concept


What’s TOGETHER WE SLEEP all about?

Our first picture book by Laura Koniver, MD, is a super sweet tale for co-sleepers around the world! It's so popular, even Mayim Bialik says, "Thank you for adding a lovely, nurturing, normalizing, and gentle look at bedsharing in all of its cozy glory. The bedsharing community at large celebrates you!"

Here is Laura talking about this book and how much it means to her!



Doing Unschooling Right; VIDEO 25 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Sandra Dodd as she tells us about Doing Unschooling Right!

Sandra Dodd has been involved in attachment parenting since 1986, and unschooling since her oldest child, Kirby, didn't go to school, in 1990. She lives in Albuquerque with her husband Keith, son Marty and daughter Holly, who are young adults attending community college and and living rich lives. Kirby works for Blizzard Entertainment, in Austin. Those three were unschooled throughout, and are all past school age, but not past learning! Neither are their parents.

Sandra is a former English teacher whose other jobs have all involved words and ideas and learning too, and whose avocation and hobby has become helping other parents find ways to live more richly and peacefully with their children. Sandra's website has her growing collection of writings, notes, and examples collected from more than a hundred unschooling families over nearly two decades of online discussions.

In "Doing Unschooling Right," Sandra gives us suggestions on ways to create and maintain an environment in which natural learning can thrive.


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Doing Grocery Shopping Right; VIDEO 17 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Mel Mason as she tells us about "Doing Grocery Shopping Right"!

Mel Mason is a delightfully blissed out wife, mom, massage therapist, holistic health coach, yogi, hiker, outdoor enthusiast, volunteer deejay, music/charity event coordinator, writer, happily average athlete, and is owned by five cats and one insanely adorable rescued pit bull, Mandy. The only two phrases not allowed to be uttered in her presence are “I'm bored” and “I can't.”

Mel completed her undergraduate degree in psychology with a biological emphasis at the University of Arizona in 1998. She was employed at Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine from 1997 until 2007 where she designed and developed interactive web content for physicians who wanted to incorporate alternative modalities into their medical practice. In 2008, Mel graduated from The Providence Institute as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She is the founder and CEO of From Knotty To Nice. Captivated by nutritional science and the enormous role lifestyle plays in food choice, she enrolled at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in February of 2010. As of January 2011, she is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, as well as the founder and CEO of From Here To Whole. She works with individuals and groups, offering practical ways to infuse whole foods into every meal, and tapping the inner spark that helps her clients reach their true potential in the areas of career, relationships, creative pursuits, and spiritual practice. She's seen all kinds of ridiculously positive changes in peoples' lives, and it feeds her spirit like nothing else.

In describing Doing Grocery Shopping Right, Mel tells us this:

For the first time in human history, there is a surplus of food. There's also a surplus of information and marketing regarding how and what to eat, and it can get confusing in a hurry. Evidence suggests that food choice plays a key role in staying healthy. And just what is “health?” It's a big question to explore, there's no doubt. The foundation of all health begins with the body's ability to protect itself from that which causes disease. What causes disease? Again, a big topic. There has been no invention in the pharmaceutical industry that can mimic the power and precise chemistry of the human immune system. It's by far the most powerful tool we have to avoid and/or fight disease. What strengthens and maintains this most powerful force in the fight for your health? FOOD. What you put in your shopping cart matters, big time. I'll provide practical, easy tips for buying the kinds of food that boost immunity and promote vitality. When viewed as an opportunity to increase quality of life, a trip to the grocery store can become an absolute joy, rather than another item on the to-do list.

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The 1/2 Way Point of the 1st Annual Doing Life Right Teleconference

Have you seen the videos for the 1st Annual Doing Life Right Teleconference yet? Be sure to "like" the teleconference on Facebook!

Here's a quick recap of all the videos so far:



Doing Risk Right; VIDEO 13 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Teresa Graham Brett as she tells us about Doing Risk Right!



Teresa Graham Brett is a coach, consultant, and author who founded Parenting for Social Change in 2009. Bringing together her experiences in higher education as a social justice educator, trainer, and administrator with her experiences coaching parents, she provides parents with transformative learning programs that help them to parent with trust and respect.

She is the author of Parenting for Social Change: Transform Childhood, Transform the World and the Guide to Liberation Parenting.



In "Doing Risk Right," Teresa talks about taking risks to follow the path that is right and unique for you. Using her own decisions that moved her to live a life consistent with her values, she encourage you to go deep within to know what is right for your path.

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Doing Investing Right; VIDEO 11 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Rob Endres as he tells us about Doing Investing Right!


Robert L. Endres recently joined Stonebrook Capital Management as an Investment Advisor. Formerly a Partner at Ferguson Financial Group, Inc., Rob spent the past ten years as a Certified Insurance Counselor, Independent Agent, and Sales Manager, specializing in commercial and personal lines insurance, life & health insurance, and annuities. Rob has a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.



In "Doing Investing Right," Rob gives us an overview of what investment advisors do.


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Doing Parties Right; VIDEO 10 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Zoe Bentley as she tells us about Doing Parties Right!


Zoe Bentley is a 16 year old unschooler from Arizona. In her unschooling adventures, she's created a NASA award-winning website, co-authored two novels, and traveled to over 40 states and 7 countries. She plans to work for Jeopardy! on their Clue Crew, and practices by creating her own Zoe's Geo Party! trivia game.

Zoe is currently excited about the following things in her life: audiobooks and learning how to be a voice talent, editing more of her interviews with exciting planetary scientists for her website, planning an upcoming trip, and writing both speeches and fiction.




In "Doing Parties Right," Zoe describes the six elements of a great party so that your parties will be out of this world and certain to never disappoint.

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Doing Public Speaking for Shy Writers Right; VIDEO 9 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Michael and Elaine Charton as they tell us about

Doing Public Speaking for Shy Writers Right!


Elaine and Michael Charton have been married for over 25 years. They met on a blind date and fell in love indulging their shared passions for books, Chinese food and baseball. Michael, a member of Toastmasters for 19 years has used all the things he learned about public speaking to help Elaine and other writers overcome their fear of speaking. He has given his Public Speaking for Shy Writers workshop to both the Sahuaro Romance Writers and the Georgia Romance Writers.

Michael writes historical fiction and his books, An Affair of the Heart and Moriarty the Life and Times of a Criminal Genius, are available now. Elaine writes romance and mystery. Her romances are published under her own name and her mysteries are published under the pen name Elaine Joyce. Elaine's books include: The Pink Lady, Murder on Dark Fort Isle, Easy Lovin', Mac's Man, The Man in the Mirror, and Pandora's Justice.

In describing "Doing Public Speaking for Shy Writers Right," Michael and Elaine tell us this:

Why is this camera on? Why are we being filmed on this video? Isn’t that how many of us feel when we have to speak in public?

This is true for most but probably most true for writers. How many writers are happy just interacting with their keyboard and a cup of coffee?

Many of us now are Indie writers and need to be able to market ourselves as well as write. Yes, you would rather write, but don’t you want people other than your loved ones to read your work?

This is where Public Speaking for Shy Writers comes in. Our mission statement is not to make you a great orator, but to be able to do things such as being filmed as we are on this video. We certainly weren’t born this way, (though maybe filming babies would’ve been more interesting).

We want you to be able to do well in a book talk, be interviewed on radio and TV, and have the courage to promote your work. Would you like to take this ride with us? Please do! We are looking forward to it and would be honored to be your guides.


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Doing Passions Right: VIDEO 8 (2012 Teleconference)

Meet Michelle Barone as she tells us about Doing Passions Right!


Michelle Barone is a family therapist, and parent educator/natural learning consultant. She is also a Certified Neuro Emotional Technique practitioner and a Diplomate in Comprehensive Energy Psychology. She weaves her knowledge and experience together to support and facilitate change and growth in mind, body and spirit. Her passion is helping people live in joy and harmony.

Michelle feels so honored to be a guide for people on their life's journey. She loves homeschooling/unschooling, watching children blossom, and seeing families living lives worth living. She works with adults as they heal and/or transform their life wounds to create the lives they want.

Michelle is the founder of “The Unschooling Summit” and the “Finding Your Way: Unlimited Possibilities In A Natural Learning Lifestyle” support community. She is also the author of the book, Finding Your Way: Exploring Your Families Educational Journey.

In "Doing Passions Right," Michelle tells us about her passion of helping people connect to their joy and the use of energy psychology/medical tools (specifically pondering and playing) to do just that.

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