Carista Luminare, Ph.D., was founder and director of The Center for Creative Parenting for two decades. She is the author of a comprehensive book, Parenting Begins Before Conception: A Guide to Preparing Body, Mind and Spirit - For You and Your Future Child, which shows future parents how they can lay the foundations for a healthy and happy life before a child is conceived and born. She presented the foundation of her research at the first APPPAH Conference in 1982. She is currently counseling and educating adults how their early childhood attachment styles affect their adult intimacy dynamics, featured in her forthcoming book, "Confused about Love? Start with the Basics". Her life's work is focused on empowering the True Self of the child or adult, at any age of life that one can be inspired and supported.