Be. Here. Now.

Feel like fall is flying? If the hustle and bustle of back to school made it seem like September went by in a nanosecond and launched us at warp speed toward the holidays, here's a way to stop the madness and help your family experience all the season has to offer: mindfulness.  Jon [...]

By |2018-10-04T21:39:14+00:00October 4th, 2018|Stress, Thursday Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Mindful Breathing

Here is an easy, do anywhere, mindful breathing technique that can help you (or your child) quiet the mind, and cue the brain to move from flight-fight frenzy to cool, calm and composed. Mindful breathing floods the brain with oxygen and sends a message that stops the hormone response that causes the flight-fight crazies. [...]

By |2018-09-16T13:05:06+00:00September 16th, 2018|Stress|0 Comments

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & Science of Hope

This documentary delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Click here to access login screen Access to this documentary is restricted and requires a log-in and password. Email for inquiries about how to view this powerful documentary [...]

By |2018-08-16T01:50:34+00:00August 16th, 2018|Stress|0 Comments

It’s All About Your Heart!

The body is an amazing mechanism! So many things happen automatically in our bodies without us ever having to give it a thought. We breathe, our hearts pump, our brain is constantly sorting and processing information…it operates on autopilot! It’s the same when we are stressed. The body responds automatically. Any time you [...]

By |2018-02-13T17:22:33+00:00February 13th, 2018|Stress, Success Tips|0 Comments

How Did You Spend Your Summer Vacation?

It's a first-day-of-school assignment that's probably been happening since the dawn of time. And I can almost guarantee that every kid's essay or show-and-tell will be filled with all peaks, no valleys; all smooth sailing, no rough waters; all . . . well, you get the picture. This year, what if we (kids, parents, [...]

Managing Your Child’s Stress Can be as Easy as A-B-C

Just because kids are little doesn't mean their stress is pint-sized, too. Recent studies show that stress, anxiety and psychosomatic complaints are increasingly common in today's children. In fact, stress accounts for a large percentage of physician visits and school absences.  That's the bad news. The good news is there's a lot we can [...]

3 Reasons Going Barefoot Helps Kids Stay Healthy!

  Growing up, I loved being running around without shoes. The feel of the cool grass made me feel refreshed and the heat of the pavement brought a penetrating warmth felt all the way to my bones. I often heard my mom shouting, “Debra Ann, get your shoes on!” Instinctively, my little self knew it [...]

By |2017-08-09T13:58:34+00:00April 24th, 2017|Stress|0 Comments