Your Extraordinary Family Life

with Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

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Conference Overview

Are you interested in BEing More and DOing Less as a person, parent and partner? Are you looking for ideas, inspiration and tools that will bring more ease, joy, connection and love to your most cherished relationships?

Are you ready to create YOUR Extraordinary Family Life?

Join Carrie Contey PhD and 15 of the brightest minds in the areas of parenting, human development, psychology, neuroscience, holistic nutrition, slow living and personal growth to discuss how you can make family life blissfully your own. No matter what stage of life your little ones are in -- babyhood, toddlerhood, childhood or teenhood -- this heart, mind and soul-quenching event will inspire and provide you with the practical tools to create and live the life of your dreams, together.

The Experts

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Being more Extraordinary

with Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

Carrie Contey, PhD is an internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting and family life. She guides, supports and inspires her clients to live with wide open and courageous hearts so they can approach family life with skill and spaciousness. Carrie received… More


Being more Connected to AdolESSENCE

with Dan Siegel, M.D.

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. is an internationally acclaimed author, award winning educator, and renowned child psychiatrist. He is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine at UCLA, where he serves as Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational cent… More


Being more Nourishing

with Sue Ann Gleason

Sue Ann Gleason is a food lover, food writer, food-based healer and heart-centered marketing strategist. Founder of Conscious Bites Nutrition and the Well Nourished Woman, she inspires women to trust their intuition, unravel their food stories and rewrite their nourishment script. She has been featured in Oprah and Runner’s World Magazines and nu… More


Being more Spacious

with Bernadette Noll

Bernadette Noll is an author, writer, mother, teacher, speaker, camp director, lover of craft, creator of informative content and co-founder of both Slow Family Living and Future Craft Collective. She writes to inspire, inform and enlighten readers in the hopes that they will find something in her words that makes them go, "OH YES! That's just wh… More


Being more Powerful

with Peggy O'Mara

Peggy O’Mara was the Editor and Publisher of Mothering Magazine from 1980 to 2011. In 1995 she founded and was its editor-in-chief until 2012. Peggy’s books include  More


Being more Conscious

with Shefali Tsabary, PhD

Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, New York. As she was exposed to Eastern teachings at an early age, her specialty is in the integration of this Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. It is this blend of East and W… More


Being more Playful

with Larry Cohen, PhD

Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of PLAYFUL PARENTING and THE OPPOSITE OF WORRY, is a licensed psychologist specializing in children's play and play therapy. In addition to his private therapy practice, he is also a speaker and consultant to public and independent schools, and a teacher of parenting classes and classes for daycare teachers. D… More


Being more Soulful

with Annie Burnside

A modern bridge between the mainstream and the mystical, Annie Burnside, M.Ed., is a soul nurturer, author, public speaker and teacher specializing in helping others to embrace a soul to soul approach to life through self-awareness and spiritual development. Burnside’s teachings inspire others to listen to the voice of their own soul, and invite … More


Being more Trusting

with Stephen Cowan, M.D.

Stephen Cowan MD is a board-certified pediatrician with 25 years of clinical experience working with children. He has a subspecialty in Developmental Pediatrics and has developed a unique holistic approach to evaluating and treating children struggling with chronic physical, emotional and cognitive disorders.  Considering the child as a reflectio… More


Be more Nurturing

with Renee Trudeau

Renée Peterson Trudeau is an internationally-recognized life balance teacher/speaker and president of Career Strategists. Raised by spiritual seekers, Renée is the oldest of seven Montessori-inspired children. Growing up in Northern California, she attended a yoga school based on the teachings of Parmahansa Yogananada, rode horses bareback and hi… More


Being more Grounded

with Lisa Byrne

Lisa Grace Byrne is a mother to three fun and feisty children and founder of, an exceptional online community where she equips moms to live vibrant, healthy and fulfilling lives.  Lisa is the author of Replenish: Experience Radiant Calm and True Vitality in Your Everyday Life. She's a… More


Being more Curious

with Marti Glenn, PhD

Marti Glenn, Ph.D., is Co-Director of the STAR Foundation, offering intensive retreats to help adults heal early developmental trauma. She is founding President of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute known for its graduate degrees in prenatal, perinatal and somatic clinical practice. A pioneering psychotherapist and trainer for over 30 years, she is… More


Being more Respectful

with Lu Hanessian

Lu is the author of several books, an award-winning writer and newspaper columnist, educator, speaker, and veteran television host. She is the author of acclaimed book, Let the Baby Drive: Navigating the Road of New Motherhood, former NBC anchor/host (“Real Life”; “Unsolved Mysteries”) and Discovery Health Channel host of “Make Room for Baby.” Fo… More


Being more Connected as a Couple

with John Howard

John Howard, M.A. specializes in couples counseling using the latest research and methods including the new science of relationship known as interpersonal neurobiology. He is known for his fun and irreverent approach to helping couples deepen their friendship and intimacy. John is also a spiritual teacher having studied indigenous and Eastern tra… More

Your Host


Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

Carrie Contey co-founded the Slow Family Living movement. Her scholarly and hands-on research gave birth to, CALMS: A Guide to Soothing Your Baby & What Babies Want: Calming and Communicating With Your Baby.

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