Sometimes our brains take us into the realm of extremes, the place of all or nothing thinking. This way of thinking is often quite harsh and not compassionate. These are…
I have partnered with youth and families in so many different ways over the years are many-- mentor, tutor, teacher, nanny, household manager. I started my life coaching practice for teens, young adults, and their parents 3 years ago... And since then, my journey has continued to unfold.
If I see another t-shirt tell me to force a smile on my face, it’s on. The only thing worse than having an awful day is spending energy pretending it isn’t one. Today’s trends of relentless positivity not only irritate me, but wickedly twist what a positive outlook on life can actually be.
I’m 33, so grateful for the ways I know myself, AND I still have a hard time being a friend sometimes. Anyone else?!
When (not if) your teen presents an undesirable behavior or seems "shut down", you have an opportunity to ASK about it, rather than telling them about (aka lecturing them).
Slowing down is the most effective way to help yourself refuel. Because you can’t stop daily life, you can’t stop transitions. However, you can get intentional about slowing yourself and your family down. Keep reading for 20 Ways to slow down through life’s transitions.