How To Teach Your Child To Regulate Their Emotions Regulating an emotion means that your child is able to acknowledge the feeling they are experiencing know how to regulate it in a healthy way. As a child counselor, I notice that kids at times have a hard time fully understanding and recognizing the emotion that…

If we are feeling stressed, stuck, or confused, we have an innate wisdom inside of us that we can use to guide us back to clarity and direction. The first step in connecting with this inner guidance system is to take in a few slow and deep breaths to ground yourself back into the present…

Why can it feel so difficult, uncomfortable or draining to feel stress, and what is stress and how does it happen? Stress is a byproduct of our Fight or Flight Survival system. This is triggered when our well being is threatened in some way, either a physical threat, or an unhealthy self belief, or maybe…

Ways To Help Your Child Increase Self-Esteem   Parents come together in sharing that one of their main objectives is to raise happy and healthy kids. Part of raising a happy and healthy child is connected to teaching your child how to strengthen self-esteem. Have you ever sat down with your child to talk to…

Positive Affirmations To Raise Happy Kids   Affirmations help kids build healthy levels of self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth. If you are unfamiliar with affirmations, I want you to think about them as words that feed the soul. Affirmations are words that we use to promote healthy thoughts, feelings, and actions. For instance, when a person…

As I looked at a deer carcass I found while I was walking through the forest I was reminded of impermanence, and thought, “I am in my 50s now… how did that happen?” This really made me think of the importance to follow our joys and fulfillments in life.  For me I really feel joy…