Sleep, Move, Eat, Touch

Sleep, Move, Eat, Touch

With the start of school this week and next, the “unofficial” start of fall is officially upon us. Normally, this time of year would be filled with the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the noisy chatter of kids getting on the school bus and navigating the hallways to their new classrooms, and parents adjusting to

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Grace and Gratitude In a Pandemic

Grace and Gratitude In a Pandemic

Parents, Teachers, Employers: We are headed into an unprecedented time in the next 6-10 months as we embark on a school year defined by a pandemic. Sure, we had a few months of emergency distance learning in the Spring but the expectations were much more relaxed than they will be in the fall. If you

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Thriving

Thriving

As we are all aware, this current season is difficult in many ways for each of us. Perhaps you or someone in your family has or has had COVID-19; maybe you or a loved one is an essential worker; some of you have lost your jobs; others are working remotely from home. If you have

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Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

It’s that time of year again! The hustle and bustle have increased, our many activities have moved from outdoors to indoors, and all of this happens on top of the everyday stress we carry year-round. With all that is going on, it’s hard not to focus on the stress and frustrations that pop up with

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Two Ingredients for Effective Discipline

Two Ingredients for Effective Discipline

One of the things I have the privilege to do is to meet with parents who are looking for support in connecting with and disciplining their children. Many of these parents have sought out counseling because they or their partner are unhappy with their approach to discipline or with the reactions they are getting from

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What is Emotional Abuse?

What is Emotional Abuse?

“The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal.” Astrid Alauda Are you in an emotionally abusive relationship? Emotional (or psychological) abuse differs from physical abuse in the sense there are no outward signs, thus, making it more difficult to recognize. In this post we will unpack what emotional abuse DOES NOT look like

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My Parenting Bookshelf

My Parenting Bookshelf

When my first child was born and we were being discharged from the hospital, I remember having this overwhelming sense of responsibility and a healthy dose of fear. I remember asking the nurses if they were sure we were ok to go and didn’t they need to check to make sure we at least installed

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Get to Know Your Valentine

Get to Know Your Valentine

There seems to be so much out there talking about how to fall in love, how to find the right person, how to know if you’re with the right person, how to know when you’re ready for love, etc. Truly at the heart of it, we are all wired for connection. But I think, quite

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