Aging Well, body & health, coaching, mental health, psychology, wellness

Want to Reach Your Goal? Change One Thing!

Reaching your goals can be a simple process, all it takes is changing one thing. Use this simple technique and start seeing positive changes in your life.

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coaching, mental health, psychology

Be Inspired, Plant Seeds

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant- Robert Louis Stevenson

Aging Well, body & health, mental health, psychology, Uncategorized, wellness

Adults Need Movement Breaks Too

There have been a lot of articles recently about the importance of recess or movement breaks for kids. Exercise in all its forms is crucial to healthy development, mental health and wellness. However, this need is not exclusive to childhood. Movement is as important for adults as it is for children. As parents and teachers,… Continue reading Adults Need Movement Breaks Too

mental health, psychology, Uncategorized

Finding Your Meaning

When we're seeking meaning, we often ask ourselves what it is we want out of life but we fail to ask the most important question of all: who am I really? Yet, in order to identify what will bring us meaning, purpose and satisfaction, we must first answer this question. How to Find Meaning: Asking the… Continue reading Finding Your Meaning

mental health, psychology, Uncategorized

Do You Have a Mantra?

A friend once told me that she would start her day with a simple mantra: "Today is going to be an extraordinary day."  For a while thereafter I would text her daily wishing her an extraordinary day. Fast forward to a year ago when I found out that one of our daughters has an auto-immune disease. Western medicine's approach… Continue reading Do You Have a Mantra?

body & health, mental health, psychology, Uncategorized

How to Build a Good Life

I have been pondering about life lately, or should I say aging well? Like a mason building a wall, all of us can build the life we want with the right tools. The secret resides in being aware of our values and gaining an understanding of what truly matters over time. But let's face it,… Continue reading How to Build a Good Life

child development, mental health, parenting, psychology, Uncategorized

Respecting Your Child-Part 2

I often say that my first child was my guinea pig. I was a young mother with only my own childhood experience as a compass. Little by little, I learned the craft of parenting by reading, asking questions and studying child development and occupational therapy. I also learned through trial and error, constantly re-evaluating what… Continue reading Respecting Your Child-Part 2

child development, mental health, parenting, psychology, Uncategorized

Respecting Your Child-Part 1

This is part 1 of 2 on Respecting Your Child, a relationship-based approach. As young parents we heard all the usual warnings about the dreaded teen years. Three of our four kids are now grown, but none of them exhibited the sort of rebellious behavior we'd been led to expect. I recently asked them why… Continue reading Respecting Your Child-Part 1

child development, mental health, parenting, psychology, Uncategorized

How Do You Teach a Child Emotional Regulation?

Many young children seem to go from mild to explosive in seconds. Giving them ways to analyze and understand how their emotions work will go a long way to helping them control their responses. Use your relationship and conversational skills to guide your child towards self-regulation. Talk about your own emotions, reactions and stress management toolkit.… Continue reading How Do You Teach a Child Emotional Regulation?

child development, mental health, parenting, psychology, Uncategorized

Marshmallows, Relationships & Impulsivity

The marshmallow experiment was a study done by Walter Mischel in the 1960s to see if impulse control at a young age correlated with a child's outcome later on. Children who did the best during this experiment were the ones that were able to use their imagination and self-regulation toolkit to detach themselves from the temptation. There… Continue reading Marshmallows, Relationships & Impulsivity