Parenting, Stress, Trauma

Reconstructing Resiliency: 5 Steps to Supporting Stressed Out Children

Stressful situations, to an extent, are generally unavoidable and dependent upon what the situation is, can be considered traumatic. We're learning more and more about the effects of trauma; how it directs neurological input, shapes behavior, and how all aspects impact physical and mental health. When stressful and traumatic issues arise, we feel incredibly helpless… Continue reading Reconstructing Resiliency: 5 Steps to Supporting Stressed Out Children

Behavior Modification, Meditation, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Stress

Resisting the Right Now: My Own 7 Day Journey of Paying Attention to the Present

"Have you ever tried Meditation?" is a question I get asked A LOT by colleagues, friends, and clients. My answer up until recently was always "no" followed by, "there's no time". I am operating my own practice seeing clients 3 days a week and every other Saturday.  In addition to that, I work 2 days… Continue reading Resisting the Right Now: My Own 7 Day Journey of Paying Attention to the Present

Depression, Holidays, Stress

Hopeless Holidays: 5 Reasons We Might Be Void of Christmas Cheer

Christmas. It's a joyful, happy time for most, but it can also be an incredibly difficult time for many. Sometimes it's hard to wrap our minds around someone NOT sharing in the joy. Many experts will argue that depression seems heightened this time of year. So what is it about the holiday season that makes… Continue reading Hopeless Holidays: 5 Reasons We Might Be Void of Christmas Cheer

Change, Resilience, Self-Care, Stress

Self-Care: Perspectives & Confessions of a Self-Indulger

2016. Another new year, another new beginning. With the end of each year, much of our focus turns to the next's set of resolutions. Merrium-Webster defines resolution as the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict (2015). For some the problem is health. For others the problem might be money, a struggle… Continue reading Self-Care: Perspectives & Confessions of a Self-Indulger

Holidays, Stress

Christmas Chaos: Keeping it Simple

Did you know there's something called The Christmas Effect? A decline in our overall well being can actually take place during the holiday season, despite moments of elevated moods. One very basic but important tip to get thru the havoc the holiday season brings is to keep things simple.  Other strategies and things to remember: 1.… Continue reading Christmas Chaos: Keeping it Simple