What Feels Scary to Me, May Not Feel Scary to You

What Feels Scary to Me, May Not Feel Scary to You

This article has been making the rounds. It articulates fairly simply and clearly the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and its responses to threats that can lead to depression. A friend asked me my thoughts on the article and my response turned into a blog post which...
Tame Your Thought Monster – Free during May 2020

Tame Your Thought Monster – Free during May 2020

For the month of May 2020, I’ve got a FREE gift for you! Like me, you may be spending time with those you love more than ever before — whether you like it or not! Some of you have your kids with you 24/7. Nearly everyone is needing some space and support...
Memories of Childhood – 5 or 6**

Memories of Childhood – 5 or 6**

Fifth Child of Six Spinning, spinning, spinning in a dreamy, solo dance across dewey grass.   Favorite dress, wrinkled and worn, is delightful against my skin.   Blue and red and white plaid** floating, fluttering, skimming across the tippy top of little...
Memories of Childhood – 2**

Memories of Childhood – 2**

TWO tiny feet stand and dig into a pair of anonymous legs. Those male legs sit on an endless bench seat with the babysitter on the other end.   She grasps a huge wheel, steers a boat-like car. Windows down, wind whipping cooling us with random slaps. Her blond...
Freaking Out When Others are Calm

Freaking Out When Others are Calm

Ever wonder why one person stays calm in a particular circumstance while another completely freaks out? Our nervous systems are unique, just like each human is unique. Some nervous systems are more regulated than others, some are highly sensitive, and others are...
Will My Baby be Safe at College?

Will My Baby be Safe at College?

  We recently helped our son move in for his first year in college. He was accepted to his first choice college which happens to be across the country from our home. The lead up to the drop off was a mix of many emotions, thoughts, and concerns. He’ll be so...