Life seems to move pretty quickly these days, and grounding practices are an antidote to anxiety and overwhelm. Keep reading for 20 grounding practices to help yourself create more calm.
Creating silent, mindful time with your children and teens IS quality time. Moments of quiet and calm support your family in developing openness and trust. Keep reading for 20 ways to enjoy quiet connection.
What does gratitude mean to you? What does appreciation mean to you? Keep reading for 12 Ways to Practice Gratitude and Appreciation.
Celebrating yourself is all about slowing down, noticing your experiences, and acknowledging your journey. Keep reading for 3 tips for how (and why) to celebrate yourself!
Have you ever tried a walk and talk with your teen? This could be a walk for exercise, sure, and it can also be entirely leisurely. In either case, walk and talk is communication strategy, a tool to remember when you have a pressing idea to process with your teen or when you can tell they are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or frustrated. Being next to your teen, or "sideways talking," as opposed to face-to-face, can open the space for conversation-- literally and metaphorically. This orientation often feels less confrontational and more spacious for young people. For some teens, it can be safer to be next to adults when it comes to tough conversations and topics, or even asking for help.
Some of my most stressful moments, as a mom of three, are around what my children are consuming in the form of food and media. I cannot always control what my children see and hear. I can’t control how much my children eat or what they eat. I CAN control my reaction and I CAN control what I say and do in regards to MY food and body. Keep reading for 5 tips for promoting a positive relationship between teens, food, and their bodies.