Guest Posts and Contributions

Do Kids “Need” Mindfulness?

What is mindfulness and does your child need it?

“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…

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4 D’s To Stop The Worry Spiral

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…

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Gift Ideas For Your Highly Stressed Friends

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…

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Building Resiliency In Our Kids

fostering resilience 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…

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Are You Motivating Or Micromanaging Your Kids?

Motivating 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…

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