Tag: coping skills

10 Ways To Nourish Your Child’s Identity Exploration and Free Spirit

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Try these tips throughout your week to connect with your family. Let us know how they help you to feel more love, independence and freedom in your relationships.

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3 Ways to Increase Authentic Connection with Your Child

In the therapeutic setting, I help parents connect with their children in a way that fosters positive, peaceful, and present interactions – through the power of play!

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The Ineffable Wonder of Clouds

| April 1, 2015 | 43 Comments

In my personal experience, cloud watching is a lofty and healthy escape from daily, earthly life. Watching clouds offers us a way to reconnect with our childlike wonder. It stimulates my creativity and puts me […]

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The Ups and Downs of Friendship

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Life is a roller coaster ride. There are ups and there are downs. Your friends are with you hands high in the air as you climb higher and higher and hold your hand tight when you are falling straight down. But what happens when your best friend decides to get off that roller coaster just as you are about to fall?

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Friends Fill In the Rough Spots

| February 1, 2015 | 1 Comment

In addition to the desire to invest in my existing relationships, I now had an opportunity to form new relationships, meet new friends, new colleagues, and engage with them in curious mutual interest. I […]

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Nurture Yourself Toward Change

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Love is always unconditional in the sense that it is not stymied or stifled by any of the conditions of existence. Neither changes, endings, altered plans, unfairness, suffering, disloyalty, or lack of love…”

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The Empowered Transition Equation

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Even the most positive transitions involve loss. Yes, every transition involves losing something. Often times the gains in the transition by far out-weigh the losses; however, even in these instances, one […]

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How to Create a Calming Corner For Your Child

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

When you or your child are on the brink of a meltdown —or already there — its important to find that quiet place where life makes more sense. The happy place where your heart and mind can take a collective “aaaaaahhhhhhhh.” This compass will show you how:

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The Importance of a “Good” Bye

| June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

No matter what the circumstances surrounding the ending, I have learned that having a “good” bye is an important part of the process. It can bring peace and closure as well as space for all that needs to be said, but somehow never was […]

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Talking to Your Children About Tragedy

| January 1, 2013 | 1 Comment

It is easy to think that a child does not know what is going on or is too young to care, but in my experience children are observant beings. They might overhear a conversation between you and a friend, or two teachers at school. Older children and teenagers are technologically savvy and have even more ways to learn about tragic events in the media.

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Graduating Peacefully

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Graduation is a time of transition as individuals move from one phase of their lives to another, but it is not just about receiving a certificate to say you completed something. Graduation is about change, about evolving from one state of being into another and by this definition we are all graduating all the time! […]

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New Beginnings

| March 1, 2012 | 1 Comment

Many of the girls in the juvenile justice system have suffered abuse and many of these girls simply need someone to listen to them without trying to make it better.

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