When I’m particularly overwhelmed or drowning in negative emotions, I close my eyes, take a deep breath and remind myself that life is like an ocean. Like the ocean, life is a vast, mysterious, unpredictable force much bigger than any one person. Sometimes it’s beautiful and freeing and joyous. Other times, it’s terrifying and rough…

Savor Gratitude– This is a practice of mindful gratitude. Embrace at the moment and take note of the appreciation of something- take a moment to pause and breathe into it. You will experience the expansion of your heart opening, your taking in more oxygen, and the cellular structure of your being will resonate. You will…

Today, February 14, 2021, will mark the three year anniversary of the at the high school in Parkside, Florida.  On that day 17 people were killed and 17 people were injured. The lives of these students, teachers and staff and families were changed forever.  Additionally, the lives of the first responders, paramedics and police, were…

I saw a headline on a news page the other day, “Why Self-care doesn’t mean ‘Day-Spa’”.  I didn’t read the article, but I had a little chuckle. I feel that sometimes in our consumer world, everything has become a commodity, a money-maker, and that includes the very important rituals of self-care.  Of course, there’s nothing…

The pandemic has reached a frightening point and a point where many teenagers feel the Coronavirus will never end. Over 475,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus and daily there are approximately 3,000 Americans dying from the Coronavirus.  In addition we are discovering new stains of the Coronavirus and we race to get everyone vaccinated. …

It’s Valentine’s Weekend and a major issue for many teenagers is if they have a boyfriend or girlfriend.  Having a girlfriend or boyfriend is very important to many teenagers.  Often teenagers feel defective if they do not have a girlfriend or boyfriend.  Many people are familiar with this line, “you complete me,” from the movie,…

February marks a year in quarantine. What initially started as a two-week or one-month shut down slowly crept into all aspects of our lives. The isolation. The household family dynamics. The lack of stimulation. The fear of COVID. The racial tensions. It was a powder keg ready to explode. In other words, a new normal.…

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