Life isn’t about finding yourself.
It’s about creating yourself.
For many of our children who deal with mental health issues, a break from school might mean more than just a break from their routine; it might also mean a break from their medications. While there may not be a need for intense focus outside of the classroom, reducing or discontinuing ADHD medication over the summer can lead to hyperactivitity, irritability, and behavioral issues. For others, children have been known to experience depression as a result of social isolation during the summer while being away from their peers.read more
When we think of the process of letting go, we tend to imagine a slow goodbye. A relationship that wanes before it ends, a long illness resulting in someone’s passing, a lifelong career transitioning into retirement.
In all these scenarios, we have the luxury of time. Time to prepare, time to anticipate, time to say the things we need to say, and time to tie our loose ends neatly into a bow.read more
3 TIPS THAT ARE LIKE SUNSCREEN FOR THE MIND We eat healthfully to maintain our ideal weight. We exercise to achieve good cardiovascular health. We brush and floss to prevent cavities, apply lotion to reduce sun damage, and buckle our seat belts to keep us safe while...read more
Change the story you tell yourself, about yourself Have you ever heard newlyweds tell the story about how they first met? With knowing looks, and sparkling eyes, their excitement almost palpable, they share vivid details about the events that changed their lives...read more
Who Will You Be in 2018? January is such a wonderful month. It’s full of the freshness of a New Year; the excitement of new goals to accomplish and the anticipation of experiences yet to be had. It’s a time to plan for what’s coming next and a time to reflect on what...read more
How to access crisis stabilization in your area The holidays are upon us and along with the joy and cheer of the holiday season comes the added stress, anxiety, and the multitude of social interactions that only come around once a year. It can send even the most...read more
Too Afraid to Say No: Preparing for an Emotional Apocalypse We give a lot of airtime to the importance of self-care, boundary setting, and healthy relationships but what doesn’t get talked about enough is the fallout that occurs after setting or enforcing a boundary...read more
What happens when the stress boils over? This post floated through my Facebook feed last week: This fall has been rough down here in Florida. Hurricane Irma blew through on September 11, 2017, evacuating and shutting down almost the entire state. Most...read more
It’s Halloween! What better day to discuss the various monsters in our lives? As all our little ghosts and goblins dress up to trick or treat tonight, the monster I’m thinking of today is the Emotional Vampire. Instead of sucking your blood, the emotional vampire...read more
It’s report card time down here in Florida. In spite of Hurricane Irma closing schools in our district for 6 days in September (with two weekends included in those days off resulting in a 10 day break in the middle of the first quarter of the new school year) it’s...read more
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