The Meanderings of Hurricane Dorian
Raising a Human-Being or a Human-Doing? Self-Care for Your Kids’ School Year.
One of the blessings of doing the kind of work I do is that I’m trusted as a witness to the wide range of human experiences.
People often ask me how I can sit and “listen to people complaining all day.” What I’ve discovered over the years of creating therapeutic space for others is that I don’t experience what they’re sharing with me as complaints. To the contrary, I find their sharing to be offerings of hope.
Beginning Your Mindfulness Practice - Mental Health Awareness Month
Do you feel it? That frenzy of activity as parents flit about “getting ready” for their children’s upcoming school year. Most parents are now full on into the preparations to ensure their offspring’s future success.
But please, parents, take deep care during this month to continue a healthy pace into the new school year. A transition in schedule does not necessitate a more stressful, harried mindset.
KonMari Your Parenting & Spark Joy in Your Kids’ Lives
As you may have heard, mindfulness is the emerging trend in the best teaching facilities and hospitals in the country. Yet those trends don’t become trendy without some science (aka empirical support) backing them up. As such, many highly-respected studies have shown the positive effects of mindfulness practices on anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, attention issues, insomnia, and other mood disorders.
The Balancing Act
If we can mindfully create a schedule for self-care in the same way we create all the other scheduling that takes place for our children, we can help provide a sense of calm and safety in their otherwise chaotic worlds. It provides a release of tension children know they can rely on and allows children to recover and grow, serving a vital purpose in child development.
Why Everyone Should Have A Mindfulness Practice... From a psychologist who doesn’t like the word “should”.
You know the story of the shoemaker with no shoes? Well, I was reminded of that lesson of imbalance and lack of self-care over the past week.
Invest in Yourself!
Although there continues to be a taboo around mental illness – which I believe is perpetuated through the social and professional forces that push us as a community to keep mental illness a “secret“ – I find…
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