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Techniques to Manage Adverse Effects of Social Media

Techniques to Manage Adverse Effects of Social Media

This is the photo I shared with my family and friends on Monday, Oct 19 (on what would have been Myles' 14th birthday). Pretty beautiful, eh?  I shared it with them to let them know that I was okay.  What this picture doesn’t tell is how I was struggling with my...

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How to remove judgment when we listen to children

How to remove judgment when we listen to children

The interesting thing about listening is that, when we don’t separate our own internal dialogue from what we hear, we may unwittingly end up judging the person who is sharing with us.  Conversely, when we share with someone, it is incredibly disheartening to not be...

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Simple Strategies to Create Microcosms of Positivity

Simple Strategies to Create Microcosms of Positivity

The stress and anxiety that we are continuously exposed to can be contagious and impact our relationships and our own feelings of safety, internal peace, and positive outlook.  On a philosophical level, I can’t help but hope that the level of disruption we are...

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A few tips to help focus on the positive

A few tips to help focus on the positive

Negative thoughts have a way of taking over, especially when we are having a tough time with one or more aspects of our lives, and it can be really difficult to stop them.  Changing our thought patterns to be more positive can be easier said than done, however, with...

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How did it go? (Back to school in times of COVID)

How did it go? (Back to school in times of COVID)

For those of us who had to deal with back-to-school, this week has been unusual to say the least.  Many schools scrambled to communicate their back-to-school strategies with parents, and parents scrambled to make sure their kids were prepared for the first day back. ...

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How to Teach Our Kids to Let it Be, Let it Go…

How to Teach Our Kids to Let it Be, Let it Go…

Let it be, let it go!  Whether The Beatles or Idina Mendel’s theme song from Frozen come to mind, it is sound advice to learn to let things be or let them go when those things make us feel anxious, stress, sad, or generally bad.  To know what we can control and learn...

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A Few Tips to Help Kids Prepare for Transitions

A Few Tips to Help Kids Prepare for Transitions

Dealing with transitions sometimes looks and feels a lot like grief for those of us who struggle to let go of things that are familiar and secure.   While not everyone will feel this way, for many, taking time to prepare for transitions can help us move towards...

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