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Help for Anxious Kids (performing)

Help for Anxious Kids (performing)

Recently, a mom I’ve worked with wrote me to ask how she can get her daughter to do the work needed before performing. Her daughter is a musician and loves music, but she doesn’t learn the songs or practice before performances. I shared my thoughts and a personal story on Periscope. Watch it below: (keep an… Continue Reading

Tripping While Parenting

Tripping While Parenting

My son has always been very clear about what he wants and needs. I respect this. I give him support, healthy and loving boundaries, and guidance when requested. But I’m doomed with the thought that something I do or say will break him. I trip over my ideas and second guess my parenting. So, a few… Continue Reading

Self Compassion 101

Self Compassion 101

The other day I fell flat on my face. Literally. I was rushing across a street in an unfamiliar neighborhood and BAM! As I peeled myself off the pavement, I noticed 2 things: Blood was dripping from my lip. My mind began flooding with negative thoughts. Some of the thoughts shocked me. You’re old. You’re… Continue Reading

Inside Out Feelings

Inside Out movie was one of my favorites this year. Its main message was so very important. We saw an adventure with emotions played by characters, “Joy” and “Sadness” among others. Joy wanted to push away and ignore difficult emotions like Sadness, but this wasn’t helpful at all. Things got worse the more she tried… Continue Reading

There’s Nothing Wrong Here

There’s Nothing Wrong Here

“Just as the tides have their rhythms, so does human behavior have its own predictable rhythms. As the child grows older, “good” ages alternate with “bad”; times of equilibrium alternate with times of disequilibrium; and periods when behavior tend to be expansive and outgoing alternate with periods when everything seems to be pulled in.”  Louise… Continue Reading

My Wish for You

My Wish for You

How was your 2014? My 2014 was frankly a challenge. Early in the year, I had an experience that caused me to make a big change in my life and my work. It was very surprising and upsetting. Traumatic actually. It made me question everything. But, I’m clear that the events that led up to the experience, my reactions, and the outcome were all for my highest… Continue Reading

Are We Asking Ourselves the Right Kinds of Questions?

Are We Asking Ourselves the Right Kinds of Questions?

Have you ever asked yourself a question like this? What did I do to deserve this? Why did [insert name] get [insert thing] one and not me? These are the answers we’ll likely get to questions like these: Answer to first question: I must have really screwed up. Answer to second question: Life isn’t fair.… Continue Reading

Teachers: A Great Idea to Help Lonely Kids

Teachers: A Great Idea to Help Lonely Kids

I love Momastery. Glennon Melton writes about love. Love for all. In this beautiful post and she shared an idea that her son’s teacher told her about. If you haven’t seen it yet, please read! Here’s an excerpt with a link to the full post. “Afterwards, we sat for a few minutes and talked about… Continue Reading

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