Guest Posts and Contributions
Do Kids “Need” Mindfulness?
“Mindfulness” has become a very popular buzzword in pop psychology. Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. in a world where our attention is constantly pulled in multiple directions, it makes…Read More
4 D’s To Stop The Worry Spiral
We often associate stress with adulthood, but our youth face plenty of challenges and changes in their young lives. In fact, the American Psychological Association reports 42% of youth experience stress, but feel they don’t have the tools to manage it effectively. In small amounts, stress can be good. Butterflies before a soccer game, for…Read More
Gift Ideas For Your Highly Stressed Friends
With the developments over the past few years, there can be a lot to be stressed out about on a personal, national, and global scale. Tack on the fact that anxiety and depression tend to spike around the holidays and, well, the struggle is real. It’s more important now than ever to take care of yourself and those around…Read More
Building Resiliency In Our Kids
“Persistence and resiliency only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.”― Gever Tulley There are uncertainties that are part of growing up in the complex world in which we live. While we may reflect upon the yesteryears fondly as adults, the truth is, at times, childhood can be anything but…Read More
Are You Motivating Or Micromanaging Your Kids?
The end of December is a time of the year when I typically do a “year in review.” I consider my successes as well as areas in which I may need more motivation or to recalibrate. Like many parents, this review includes goals not only for myself but for my family as a whole. Some…Read More