What gives us PASSION, what gives us ENERGY to keep moving forward? What is your WHY??
The kindergartener that knows the right answer, but won't raise his hand. The 7th grader that goes to the nurse for a "bandaid" a little too often. The student with a headache before math class EVERY day. The kid that just keeps making jokes and disturbing class. The 2nd grader that STOPPED and put… Continue reading YOU’RE WRONG!! That’s not it at all….
Growing up as an athlete, weight was not a problem... until my teen years. I stayed fit multiple ways; there was soccer, gymnastics, swimming, roller skating and ice skating, field hockey, tennis, weight training and the list goes on. As an adult, I controlled my weight by eating healthy, walking, weight training, waitressing, bartending, nursing,… Continue reading How the hell did that happen? 50 pounds later…
Hi friends! I'm so excited to share my journey with essential oils with you. I started using doTerra CPTG Essential Oils about a month ago, and I. AM. HOOKED. And calmer. More focused. More grounded. More aware. And, thankfully, less stressed. So, what have we been using so far? The standard trio that everyone has heard of: lavender,… Continue reading Experiment #1: Essential Oils (doTERRA Vetiver)
It changes how we act. It changes how we think. It changes our decision making. It changes how people perceive us.
It was so well received, I knew I should have done it sooner.... Oh, well... We all live and learn. Letting your child's teacher know what to expect when you have a child with challenges like ADHD, Anxiety, learning disabilities, Depression, etc. can make such a difference in your child's school year. Don't hesitate to… Continue reading Write his teacher a letter… A lesson I wish I learned sooner
Keeping kids informed helps them understand what is going on. Kids know when things aren't quite right in the family. So, keeping important information from them can actually be more harmful than protective. So, what do you tell your little one when Grandpa is sick? You tell them the truth, on their level, of course.… Continue reading What to tell the kids when Grandpa is sick… and isn’t going to get better
Death.... it changes everything... Your perspective. Your actions. Your emotions. Your daily thoughts. Your goodbyes. EVERYTHING. High school was when I experienced the death of a friend for the first time. It changes you. Kevin had leukemia. All he wanted to do was graduate from HS, he made it to April. I WAS SO MAD!… Continue reading DEATH
With all of the news coverage of Hurricane Sandy, aka "Frankenstorm" I thought I should write a post about helping children deal with natural disasters. So, how can you help your child go through a stressful event and minimize worry and concern? The most important thing to do is stay calm. Children look to the… Continue reading Helping Children Deal with Disaster
Can children suffer from anxiety? YES, absolutely! Can it interfere with everyday life and their overall well being? Again, YES, absolutely!!! Do they tell us they are anxious?? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Children and teens are not able to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety. Most children are not mature enough to verbalize these unknown, uncontrollable and… Continue reading Anxiety in children and teens….could it be their environment?