How to Rest

Rest: How to do it and strategies to achieve it! The key to each of these activities is to find the balance within yourself to enjoy, relaxing into the activity without striving or performing.

Gratitude is Good for Your Health

This always makes me think about how gratitude shows up in my everyday life. When I am really serious about being grateful the things that come up are my family, my health, and the connections I have. So, why do I spend so much of my time focused on other things?

Trust: Unsafe People

Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, authors of Safe People, address relational trust from three perspectives: unsafe people, attracting unsafe people, and safe people.

Managing Fears – Part 2

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A good way to manage fear responses is to maintain regular, consistent self-care practices when we are not in fearful situations.

Kids and Anxiety: How Parents Can Help

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While it may be difficult for an adult to understand the fears of young children, those anxieties can seem very real and scary particularly to a child between the ages of three and six. As a parent, the best approach you can take in helping to soothe your child’s fears is to first model calmness and reassurance.

Coping Skills vs Defense Mechanisms

Defense mechanisms are unconscious responses to overwhelming stress in our lives. Although they serve an important purpose, if left unchecked, protective instincts from defense mechanisms can inhibit the development of healthier coping skills. We are going to dive into two common defense mechanisms: denial and regression. Denial One of our … Read More

Defense Mechanisms and Coping Skills

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Coping skills can take many forms. They help us make sense of our experiences, mitigate stress, and sustain our sense of self-worth. Sometimes life can feel pretty overwhelming. Without these strategies for managing life’s stressors and sustaining a sense of emotional well-being, it would be difficult to navigate even the … Read More

Practicing Self-Compassion

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Next time you notice your inner critic, try to practice self-compassion and then take time to reflect on how it makes you feel!

Stress, Self-Care, & Your Kids

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Practicing self care as a family supports the relational bond and is a constructive way to model healthy and effective skills to manage future stressors.