The Perfectionist Child


A little perfectionist likes order, rules, and thrives on certainty. Perfectionism can start at an early age and when parents or caregivers give these children the support they need, they will thrive. However, it can be challenging to teach young children how to to deal with the inevitable reality that … Read More

What Does Emotional Intelligence Mean? Part 1


Children experience the same emotions as adults. They can feel everything from happiness to sadness to anger to nervousness to even stress. However unlike adults, many children do not understand how to effectively deal with the range of emotions they experience. Just like other life skills parents pass onto their … Read More

Self-care is Not Selfish!


Self-care is not selfish or self-indulgent. We cannot nurture others from a dry well. We need to take care of our own needs first, then we can give from our surplus, our abundance. ~ Jennifer Louden I’ve found myself having the conversation about self-care with several clients lately. Many of … Read More

How to Make Stress Your Friend – Part 2

In the second part of this blog series, we are going to discover the positive side effects that occur by having confidence in your body’s ability to handle stress. Harvard University conducted a study where participants were told before going through a social stress test about the possible signs that their body … Read More

Conflict Tools You Can Use


While perusing Pinterest and looking for posts regarding conflict, I came across the following quote: 10% of conflict is due to difference of opinion and 90% is due to tone of voice and delivery. I was curious about the origin. While I was not able to find consensus as to … Read More

An Unfiltered Look at Depression


The Internet can be a strange, scary place. It can be a source of information, a place to laugh at ridiculous videos, a way to connect with others, or a way to spiral into a dark hole. It can be a massive time suck, and it is easy to continue … Read More

Compassion – Part 2

Compassion is about being able to get outside of oneself and feel for someone else. There are also some great benefits that are side effects from being able to have compassion for another person. Research has indicated that an individual who is able to practice a more compassionate lifestyle is … Read More

Compassion and Mindfulness

compassion, mindfulness

Mindfulness can bring a high level of self-awareness, but it also brings a level of awareness of what others are experiencing.