I love many things about my job; one of the biggest things I love is that I get to work with a lot of teenagers and young people. It’s a challenge sometimes because young people often hold huge feelings in small bodies that have not yet fully matured, physically, or emotionally. … [Read more...] about Connecting With Our Kids Through Empathy
In last week’s blog we talked about how the Coronavirus pandemic has collectively and individually thrown our equilibrium off, our nervous systems are probably freaking out, and why it’s important to understand what’s happening in our bodies physically, mentally and emotionally. … [Read more...] about Practical Ways to Regulate in Quarantine
There’s no need to explain to you the extent of chaos going on around us right now. Most of us are painfully aware of the ins and outs of how the coronavirus is impacting us personally and our world collectively. So today, we won’t get into that. Instead, let’s talk … [Read more...] about Why You’re Not Thriving in Quarantine
Depression can be sneaky or loud. Sometimes it goes under the radar for months or years unrecognized, and other times it effects your life so significantly that you can’t ignore it. Without guidelines, it can be difficult to identify whether you may be experiencing depression or … [Read more...] about How Do I Know if I Am Depressed?
There are many differing points of view on psychotropic medication (aka prescriptions for mental health). You could spend hours, probably days, reading all of the different perspectives and case studies on the effectiveness, side effects, alternatives, etc. I myself have … [Read more...] about Medication Considerations: A Time and a Place
This past week my dog became fixated with something on his tail. We noticed that he would constantly try to lick or chew on one spot. After many failed attempts to redirect and try to keep him from doing it, the spot kept getting worse. We figured he got bit or stung by … [Read more...] about Let Your Wounds Heal