May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I can think of no better place to focus our attention than on our children and families. 1 in 6 children aged 2-8 years has a mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder, according to recent statistics at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and behavioral and mental… Continue reading Your Child’s Mental Health is More Important Than You Think
Want to combat stress? Want to feel happier? Get some sleep!
Sleep may be the secret sauce to address today's biggest heavy hitters in the emotional issues department - depression, anxiety, and stress. In fact, it is something that many mental health professionals ask in the first intake session. How much are you sleeping? What is the quality of your sleep? Yet, we struggle as a… Continue reading Want to combat stress? Want to feel happier? Get some sleep!
It is natural during the winter to spend more time indoors and to gravitate to our computers or the television, to read online and catch up on television series we’ve been wanting to watch - binge watching is a relatively new term to describe this. It is easy to splurge on an hour or so… Continue reading Digital Down-time
Creating Calm: For Ourselves and For Our Children
It is no secret that we live in a time of high anxiety. As adults we navigate the news, weather issues, workplace stress, and family events or emergencies on a daily basis. Being able to manage our strong feelings around all of these things that are beyond our control is difficult. It is only natural… Continue reading Creating Calm: For Ourselves and For Our Children