How To Talk About Racism with Your Kids

Racism towards people of color is, unfortunately, something we are all aware of. Children are now growing up constantly connected to news and technology, which means they are aware of  the violence of racism. If you have a child of color, they have likely experienced at least some form of racist act, slur, or microaggression.... Continue Reading →

Steps to Tolerating Distress

Painful emotions are most often experienced as intense, overwhelming, and unmanageable. They can lead us to cope in unhealthy ways because we are so flooded and don’t know what else to do. Listed below are some great techniques to try when you need a moment of relief. 1. REST (relax, evaluate, set an intention, and... Continue Reading →

Anger Tools for Children

Anger can be a challenging emotion to experience, especially as a child. For most of us, it is an “all-or-nothing” feeling that may be difficult to manage at times. If your child has been acting out in their anger, below are some tools you can implement at home. 1. Differentiate between feelings and behaviors. Talk... Continue Reading →

How to Establish Healthy Boundaries

Boundaries in relationships are always present, even if sometimes they are difficult to see. They can be difficult to set and maintain, and we all have different ideas and experiences of what good boundaries are. Generally, all healthy boundaries have the same qualities: they protect all involved, they set the rules for engagement, they tell... Continue Reading →

Positive Psychology

If you’re like me and associate happiness with positivity, then I believe you are going to like the topic of positive psychology. This branch of psychology explores what enables individuals and societies to flourish, reaching unlimited potential. More importantly, it examines how people can pursue happiness, strength, and resilience to lead a well-balanced and fulfilled... Continue Reading →

Motivation

The weather is improving, the birds are chirping, and people want to do everything on their to-do list all at once. But, what’s the feeling when you want to do everything all at one time? Inspiration, commitment, motivation-- perhaps? Motivation is one of the primary forces that drives human behavior. It is the desire to... Continue Reading →

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