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January 30, 2020

When I was younger, something my Dad always told me was to “expect the worst, and hope for the best,” in effort to tame my expectations. Despite this sentiment, I have lived most of my life very attached to my high expectations of situations, others, and myself. “This...

November 22, 2019

Many parents fear that by setting firm and clear boundaries with their children that they will disrupt the positive, loving relationship they have. In fact, boundaries actually allow children a greater sense of freedom and safety. Children will naturally test boundarie...

“Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.” - Debbie Hampton

What is this mind-body connection, anyway?  This new buzz phrase has been passed around enough to gain notable att...

September 5, 2019

Last month, I spent some time with family, my niece in particular. Her mom was concerned about some new “friends” that have made a recent appearance. Meet: Mouse and Maggie. My niece, Abbie, has created and was fully engaged with Mouse and Maggie. She would sit under t...

Most of us, to some degree, have put ourselves in the position where we are completing a deadline at the last minute. If you are a parent, it may feel challenging to know how to handle your child’s procrastination. It could be a paper or presentation, an important phon...

June 4, 2019

Transitions; ugh! It already sounds like so much work. I’m already noticing how my story about being in transition feels painful. 

As soon as something in some aspect in my life shifts & I really prove to myself that I can roll with it, that I can handle it and that I c...

April 30, 2019

Imagination is a bright and wonderful aspect of childhood. It feels like a quality that comes so naturally to children. Watching a child so completely immersed in an imaginative world and storyline often, for me, is accompanied by a sense of awe. To me, what would be a...