Mindfulness and Response Control in Parenting

After recently engaging in a 16-hour road trip with my family, including two children under the age of 10, the topic of parenting has been at the forefront of my mind.  I wanted to take this opportunity to share some thoughts on mindfulness and attitude that can help...

Reaction to the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade. Everyone is saying it everywhere these days. Some people are happy, and a lot of people are angry.  Really, really angry. By simply reading the latest headlines, one can easily form an opinion and dive into heated discussions with friends and family about...

The Mental Health Impact of Racism

Racial Discrimination According to the American Psychological Association (2019), racial discrimination is the unfair or prejudicial treatment of people based on physical characteristics such as skin color and hair texture. Discrimination can occur due to one’s...

Parenting in a Time of Crisis

Summer use to be a time for children to be carefree, or at least for the lucky ones. A lot has changed, in what feels like a blink of an eye. From barely treading water from the effects of the pandemic, children are now trying to make sense of what they hear from...

What is Self-Love and Why it is Important

Self-love is commonly fused or blended with self-care. Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that stems from actions that promote our physical, emotional, and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness....

Improving Sleep

Research shows us that lack of sleep or improper sleep can lead to a negative impact on physical and mental health as well as mood. The effects of improper rest, whether due to keeping irregular waking hours, a medical condition or disorder such as Sleep Apnea or even...

USING SMART GOALS

Goal setting can cause stress for people at times. Often, we set ourselves up for failure because we create large goals that might be unattainable unless broken down. We look at the forest instead of the tree in front of us. So how can we set ourselves up for success?...

Visualization to Wrap Up the Day

Sometimes at night our minds have a hard time shutting down to let us sleep. We may find ourselves revisiting past events, thinking through the day, worrying about tomorrow, or mentally putting together a to-do list. None of these thoughts are conducive to relaxing...